News Story

News Story

Allister MacGillivray - Credit Ronald Caplan
April 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

"Song for the Mira" by Allister MacGillivray is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of a unique partnership with the East Coast Music Association.

April 23, 2018
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

Nora 'the piano cat'
April 20, 2018
by David Farrell

God knows, it's hard earning a living as a musician these days–but who could have guessed an uneducated feline, who can't tell the difference between a bass clef and a crochet, now threatens to toss a fleet of pianists in the doghouse.

April 20, 2018
by David Farrell

The independent ethics arbitrator has weighed in on another listener complaint, about a 1958 country hit by Hank Thompson which it deems to be too politically incorrect for today's audiences.

Country Thunder marketing director Gerry Krockak announces the lineup for the Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert. Pic: Keenan Sorokan-650 CKOM.
April 19, 2018
by David Farrell

A festival of Canadian country superstars has volunteered to appear at Country Thunder that takes place at SaskTel Centre on April 27.

April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Included are first-time charting and nominated artists New City, Felix Cartal, Romes, River Town Saints, and The Reklaws.

Roundhouse Radio CEO Don Shafer in happier times | Rob Kruyt, BIV
April 18, 2018
by David Farrell

Is Don Shafer's dream of a community FM for the people and about the people of Vancouver just a pipe dream–or will new investors come to the table and spin a grand vision into an urban moneymaker? 

Ontario's Culture minister Daiene Vernile - Gov't pic
April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

No new money is on the table, but a roadmap for greater cooperation between relevant provincial government departments and presenters is now realized.

April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Notables include two of Canada's fastest-rising stars, R&B artist Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez, Iskwe and Pierre Kwenders.

April 17, 2018
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

The 1966 summit. L-R Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, James Madison, Mabel Hillary, James Cotton.
April 17, 2018
by Martin Melhuish

One of the projects resulting from the deal is a three CD/DV disc-set capturing a CBC special that  featured performances by some of the blues greatest names.

April 16, 2018
by External Source

Stuart Jolliffe, GM at Marriott Hotels, who helped nurture a strong music industry inside Nova Scotia, as well as aiding many musicians on the road, died in Toronto on April 11.