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August 18, 2020
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.

Image provided by Gary Slaight.
August 17, 2020
by David Farrell

From the grand old days when radio stations had a full complement of name-brand talent and the boss was ...well, the boss.

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August 17, 2020
by External Source

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring a large ensemble whose sound mixes Afrobeat and indie rock.

Side Door co-founders, Laura Simpson and Dan Mangan. Photo: Lindsay Duncan
August 16, 2020
by David Farrell

The commercial live music video-streaming performance space is starting to mature, as evidenced by the announcement that The Feldman Agency has licensed Sessions, a platform that evolved from the gaming industry and has been re-tooled for music. Pictured are Side Door principals, Laura Simpson and Dan Mangan.

August 12, 2020
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.

Kathleen Edwards expresses Total Freedom photo: Remi Theriault
August 12, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Eight years after she released her Voyageur album, Ottawa singer and songwriter Kathleen Edwards is back.

August 10, 2020
by External Source

Today, Mayor John Tory announced a $2 million partnership between the City of Toronto, the Slaight Family Foundation, and Advance, Canada’s Black M

August 10, 2020
by David Farrell
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August 10, 2020
by External Source

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring two acclaimed stars of the Toronto hip-hop scene.

Salome Bey. Pic credit: 100 accomplished black Canadian Women
August 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Salome Bey, a Toronto-based singer, songwriter and actress regarded as Canada’s first lady of blues, died on August 8, at age 86, after a long illn

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August 6, 2020
by FYI Staff

The famed Canadian sitcom star was also a notable composer. Three hit TV theme songs he co-wrote are now headed to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and son Robin Thicke will help mark the occasion.

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August 5, 2020
by David Farrell

A media release announced high-speed Internet and LTE wireless had become available in all 25 Nunavut communities last September.