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News Story

April 24, 2019
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.

Merck Mercuriadis
April 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

Quebec-born music industry executive and entrepreneur Merck Mercuriadis, former manager of globally successful recording artists such as Elton John

April 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

If you want to talk Canadian culture, Jann Arden has it nailed down.

April 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

The 19th Annual Independent Music Awards honour the best Canadian indie artists. The event takes place during CMW, on May 11, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. Voting is now open.

L-R: AN’s Andrew Sunnucks; AN’s Robb Smith; eOne’s Chris Taylor; eOne’s Darren Throop
April 22, 2019
by FYI Staff

The big ticket deal will undoubtedly enhance eOne's bottom line in an era of declining mechanical royalties. The UK-based Audio Network has ownership of 150K+ copyrights and a global presence in the lucrative media synchronizations sectors. 

Karena Evans
April 22, 2019
by External Source

On May 13, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the nominees before that, including this mega-hit clip, directed by trailblazing female video maker Karena Evans (pictured).

Sandy Pandya. Pic by Heather Pollock
April 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF) has announced the recipients of the 2019 Honour Roll Awards.

April 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

Today’s newsletter is shorter than normal because of the holiday, but we promise to return Monday with a full complement of news and columns.

Dan Mangan
April 19, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dan Mangan (pictured) scores on Jimmy Kimmel Live, a tribute to Justin Haynes, and the return of Nile Rodgers' Chic. Also in headlines: Chip Taylor, Tafelmusik, Beyonce, Stevie Nicks, The Pixies, Creation Records, Bob Dylan, and Fyre Fest.

Virginia Hanlon Grohl with son David
April 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

Canadian Music Week has announced its full lineup of music and keynote speakers for this year's edition, May 6-12. The latter list includes mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl and her son Dave (pictured).

April 17, 2019
by David Farrell

The Ontario Government released its annual Budget last week, and it has profound impacts on the Ontario Music Fund (OMF).

April 17, 2019
by External Source

A former CRTC chair and Astral Media president, his policy influence and business acumen in Canada's media world has left a lasting legacy. Even in retirement, he was considered an eminence grise whose wisdom was often sought.