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Pic: SoundFly flypaper
August 9, 2019
by External Source

FACTOR has added a new funding component called Songwriter Support for Music Publishers.

Pictured (l-r) Jimmy Yeary, Bob DiPiero, Robin & Robert Ott, Jessica Mitchell and Tim Nichols.
August 9, 2019
by Martin Melhuish

The first annual 97 South Song Sessions, held over two nights in the idyllic setting of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley wine region at Bench 177

August 7, 2019
by External Source

The music industry wants CanCon regulations

August 7, 2019
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this powerful offering from an Indigenous singer/songwriter rapidly gaining international attention.

August 6, 2019
by External Source

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

Pic: Depanneur
August 2, 2019
by David Farrell

Yup, it's the long weekend and we're off to cottage country, traffic and mossies be damned. There's a stack of corn, punts loaded with local fruits, and dogs and burgers too. So its splish splash, flip flops and summer swims.

August 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

The boutique artist management company adds the Juno-winning roots trio to an elite roster that includes Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy, The Sadies, Oh Susanna, and Skydiggers.

Shari. Pic: Ross denOtter, Pink Monkey Studios
July 31, 2019
by David Farrell

She’s an original "California girl" of the ‘60s who found her slipstream outside the mainstream and made her way with an enviable company of musicians to float her boat and create a treasure trove of songs recorded and performed the old-fashioned way. Next Tuesday (Aug. 6) she performs a mix of old and new songs at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live as part of a concert series supporting the release of Back to Shore (Borealis  Records) - her ninth and unquestionably best solo album to date.

TIFF handout
July 31, 2019
by FYI Staff

Randy Lennox is making it happen in music these days!

July 30, 2019
by External Source

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

The late Walter Homburger
July 30, 2019
by Nick Krewen

At the age of 95, classical music impresario and one-time manager of eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, Walter Homburger, has passed. For 25 years he also served as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's managing director, attracting high profile classical musicians to Canadian stages.

American singer-songwriter Elle Varner (rose dress) with the 2019 Honey Jam artists — photo credit: Sally Warburton.
July 29, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Honey Jam, the all-female multi-genre Canadian artist showcase at which Nelly Furtado was discovered in 1997, just announced the 20 choices from th