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Chris Taylor — photo credit: Michelle Quance
October 25, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Chris Taylor used to be an omnipresence on the Toronto music circuit, out at showcases and music events, passing on the word about the next big thing or about his own artists he had signed or shopped. In the past four years, his life has changed dramatically and a part of this includes moving to L.A. last year, which is where Karen Bliss caught up with him.

Facebook photo
October 25, 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 that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from a Juno-winning roots singer/songwriter.

October 20, 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.

Backxwash after her big Polaris Music Prize win. Shreenshot pic
October 20, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Eclectic metal-infused hip-hop artist Backxwash won the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Monday evening for her album, God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It.

Murray McLauchlan website photo
October 19, 2020
by David Farrell

Earlier today I suggested that the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter had perhaps been coasting these past few years, but the release of a new s

Randy Lennox, Instagram
October 19, 2020
by FYI Staff

Randy Lennox is stepping down from his role as president of Bell Media and Wade Oosterman, Bell group president and vice-chair, will assume operational leadership of the BCE division and Deborah Lithwick will become chief brand officer in January, replacing Oosterman who currently holds the title.

October 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Bandzoogle, Canada’s uber-successful all-in-one platform for musicians, reports having paid out $5-million in

Don Hahn. Pic provided.
October 18, 2020
by External Source

The Canadian-born recording engineer worked with just about everyone, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, and The Band, on their genre-breaking debut album, Music from Big Pink. He died October 10 at age 81.

Beatchild  Facebook photo
October 18, 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 an eclectic Toronto producer/songwriter and a popular folk/soul artist.

October 15, 2020
by David Farrell

The great disruptor is back with another brainstorm to make a bundle in print with the Nov. 26 launch of Nextmag – a gloss four-colour monthly targeting audiences in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

October 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports $12-million in its third-quarter distribution numbers.

Darryl Hurs. Pic provided
October 14, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Under normal circumstances, Darryl Hurs would be gearing up for Indie Week, live in Toronto, booking fligh