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SongStudio cast: Pic: Facebook
July 29, 2019
by Sharon Taylor

SongStudio, Canada’s annual songwriting workshop, was held this past week at the Royal Conservatory of Music on Bloor in Toronto.  The week-long event founded by Blair Packham and Rik Emmett in 2005, annually hosts 40 songwriters, domestic and international, who converge together to geek out on the art and craft of songwriting.

July 29, 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 recent Canadian videos, including this self-directed one from a young Juno-nominated rapper/producer from Toronto. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

Canadian singer/songwriter Madison Kozak in blue, next to Songs & Daughters president Nicolle Galyon
July 26, 2019
by External Source

Music Row’s Big Loud Music has announced a new, female-focused label partnership with ACM award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon that’s dubbed Son

July 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The second edition of this multi-venue Ontario festival sports an impressive lineup including Matt Andersen, Cowboy Junkies, and Bedouin Soundclash. We learned more from co-producer Ryan Andersen.

Teenage Head 1983 lineup
July 26, 2019
by FYI Staff

A 1983 mini-album by the proto-punk Hamilton rockers is given the deluxe reissue treatment by Universal Music Canada.

July 24, 2019
by External Source

Bell Media today announced it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Groupe V Média to acquire conventional network V along with re

Credit: CR Brandon Wallis
July 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

After years of backroom haggling, a deal has been struck. Music Canada sponsors, CBC will televise and the National Music Centre is where the inductions are to take place.

Calgary flautist Jiajia Li is among the selected participants in the Stingray Classical Music Program. Photo credit: Sebastian Buzzalino.
July 24, 2019
by External Source

The National Music Centre will receive a $525,000 contribution from Stingray over the next seven years to support classical music residencies at St

July 23, 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.

July 22, 2019
by External Source

Record labels often worry about streaming services disintermediating them, but they should be more concerned about artists disintermediating them t

Corb Lund, Instagram
July 22, 2019
by External Source

Embracing his Western heritage through his music, Lund has been known to touch on a range of cowboy themes past and present - from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch. 

Facebook Photo
July 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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 prominent recent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed Montreal pianist/composer. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.