News Story

News Story

August 7, 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.

August 3, 2018
by David Farrell

It is the August long weekend and we are off to cottage country to see if there are any peach pies to be purchased, dangle our toes from the dock a

August 2, 2018
by External Source

The Australian content quota of 25% for commercial radio is “not only achievable but internationally reasonable.”

 Marc Ouellette now heads the board. Pic: Jamie Quaile
August 2, 2018
by External Source

Heading the Board, and the Executive Governance Committee, as President and Chair is Marc Ouellette, who was a board member of the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC) from 2000 to 2006, and was its President in 2006.

Group pic - Front row - Marghie Evans Do Write Music, Bill McKetrick Songstudio Operations Director, Blair Packham Songstudio Program Director, Ron Sexsmith, Dayna Manning, Allister Bradley Songstudio Technical Director
August 2, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

Comparing SongStudio songwriting camp to a Tony Robbins or Oprah Winfrey workshop is of course, ridiculous, yet SongStudio participants call the experience “absolute bliss,” “life-changing," “the one week I look forward to all year.”

August 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

No one wants to say so but there is a turf war over the collection of music rights payments in Canada. SOCAN has traditionally been known as a performing rights agency but it is expanding its reach to include mechanical rights that until this week had been the almost exclusive domain of the CMRRA.

Shawn Mendes tops the nominees list this year
August 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

The young pop phenom (pictured) heads Drizzy, Alessia Cara, and the rest of the pack contending for the awards to be announced Aug. 26 in Toronto.

July 31, 2018
by FYI Staff

The merger offers an integrated approach to the management of both performing rights and reproduction rights of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and provides a one-stop to license, track and distribute performing and mechanical royalties.

July 30, 2018
by External Source

Spotify's director of Economics has done some number crunching, and his finding is that the transactional value of international copyrights is exploding.

Scooter with client Ariana Grande
July 30, 2018
by External Source

He helped Justin Bieber find God and Ariana Grande respond to the Manchester Arena attack, while having to keep tabs on Kanye West. Scooter Braun explains why managing pop stars is perfect training for politics.

Fish head at Fringe Festival
July 30, 2018
by FYI Staff

The highly successful vocal festival launched in Toronto seven years ago is expanding with SING! Edinburgh in Scotland.

July 27, 2018
by Pat Holiday

We touched on a plethora (love that word) of items in Part I of Smart Speakers. How they work, what they do, problems and positives for radio. Now let’s go down a path that, to me, just seems where it all has to end up like it or not – because of these speakers.