News Story

News Story

May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

YouTube user Garren Lazar has edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to hit songs by Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but says that parodying Rush’s classic 1976 album became a real challenge.

May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

In 1976, the Brit musician moved abroad and toured The Roy Young Band across North America. He also teamed up with the legendary British blues artist Long John Baldry and for three years managed John's career from Vancouver.

May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

A Who's Who of the Canadian independent music scene gathers June 11 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre for the 4th annual Canadian Independent Music Association Awards shindig.

May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

The cities surveyed are Saint John, Windsor, Saskatoon, Red Deer, Kamloops, Lethbridge, Kelowna, and Prince George.

May 24, 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.

May 23, 2018
by FYI Staff

The 178-page doc is an essential tool for everyone with skin in the game of music both here and abroad.

Mike Denney
May 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The independent Canadian country music label marks a significant milestone this year. Company founder Mike Denney reflects upon a fascinating decade-long ride in this extensive interview.

Bernies Fiedler, Solomon, Finkelstein at the contract signing of (seated) Dan Hill.
May 22, 2018
by David Farrell

Flamboyant former music industry lawyer to the stars, Bernard Huntley Solomon died Thursday in Toronto after an extended illness at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 80.

May 21, 2018
by David Farrell

We return with a full complement of news and columns on Wednesday and updates to the website will be added at various times tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22).

ole Chairman/CEO Robert Ott; Ron Mock, President/CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund and ole VP, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Godard
May 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Robert Ott, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based music rights company ole, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) for an undisclosed sum and will continue his leadership role with the IP firm.

May 18, 2018
by External Source

The Winnipeg-born singer said he suffered a concussion, cuts and bruises to both his arms and other injuries to his back and left leg, after a collision with a vehicle transporting five people, including a baby, on Mother's Day.

Jared Smith, president, Ticketmaster North America
May 16, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America, and his company is fighting back.