News Story

News Story

Music industry revellers at Steam Whistle pre-party  Photo: Bruce Bradley
July 27, 2018
by FYI Staff

The hometown team may have lost Tuesday night's game, but Unison Benevolent Fund and MusiCounts were big winners at this third annual music industry fundraiser. Over $11K was raised and 720 attendees had a great time.

July 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.

Golf players at the Toronto tournament, photo by Barry Roden
July 24, 2018
by External Source

Organized by Brian Huston, Golf Tournament General Manager, and the Golf4Good Committee, the three tournaments brought 350 players to the golf courses in support of Unison.

Jacob Hoggard police mugshot
July 24, 2018
by David Farrell

Hedley's frontman faces three sexual offence charges and is to appear in a Toronto court Thursday.

July 23, 2018
by David Farrell

Dave recently launched a new venture - coaching Podcasters, and so we thought it time to catch up on his latest adventure.

Inductee Andy Kim
July 23, 2018
by External Source

The 20th-anniversary edition of Canada's Walk of Fame includes a telecast that will explore the backgrounds to this year's slate of inductees that include a posthumous honour for Leonard Cohen, and recognition of the achievements of seven others including Andy Kim, Andrea Martin, Jimmy Pattison, and astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.

Rocco Gagliese. Photo: Tara Noelle
July 23, 2018
by External Source

Like many tax matters, it is best to consult a specialist but a recent win by Canadian composer Rocco Gagliese in a dispute with Canada Revenue means other composers can claim a lower tax rate on income flowing into an active corporation.

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez as pictured on his Twitter account
July 20, 2018
by External Source

Music Canada has welcomed the newly named Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez (pictured), and recommends four steps that can be quickly implemented that would help creators and harmonize Canadian policy with international standards.

July 20, 2018
by David Farrell

Veteran participants of Canada’s cultural industries are a resolute lot known for smiling knowingly whenever an incoming minister of culture steps into the spotlight promising change. Most are turfed, demoted or re-allocated before the promise is fullfilled.

Ron Kitchener with Jason McCoy
July 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

The 15-year anniversary milestone is notably marked with an impressive archive of more than 100 Top 10 hits over the years.

Audience Insights' Jeff Vidler
July 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

The menu of options vying for consumer leisure time activities is ever increasing, and online one of the fastest growing areas that is capturing consumer attention is the podcast. New data shows the medium is trending strongly here in Canada.

July 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.