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May 8, 2018
by Cam Carpenter

With spring finally arriving in Toronto, and after a quick pint at The Tiki Bar above The Bovine, I headed over to The Phoenix for the opening night party. It was gratifying to see a glowstick drum solo, a keytar and confetti cannons before 8 PM, compliments of local indie rockers Goodnight, Sunrise.

May 7, 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.

Boy George salutes the cast in Season 1.
May 7, 2018
by External Source

Hot on the heels of a breakthrough inaugural season that delivered a series of consecutive #1 hit songs, amassing more than 12 million streams internationally – and triggering one certified platinum single – CTV has announced that casting for Season 2 of its original hit series is open today.

Rose Cousins accepting one of several ECMA awards in Halifax this past weekend.
May 7, 2018
by Ken Kelley

Going into last week’s festivities, Rose Cousins had the most award nominations. When it was all said and done, she managed to bat an impressive 500 with a win for Folk Recording of the Year last night. Her critically acclaimed release Natural Conclusion nabbed Album of the Year and Song of the Year (“Grace”) honours at Thursday’s ceremony.

May 4, 2018
by External Source

Effective the chart week beginning June 29, greater emphasis is to be given to paid subscription streams in Canada and the US. We have the details you need to know about these important changes.

Sloan on Instagram
May 4, 2018
by Ken Kelley

Sloan was definitive proof to those within and outside of the region that there was more to Atlantic Canada than just fiddle music.

Photo by Akshay Chauhan on Unsplash
May 3, 2018
by Ryan Kerr

The 11th annual worldwide party celebrating the culture of the indie record store was a Stormin' Norman success. A new partnership with MusiCounts and the news that Toronto will officially celebrate RSD each year were among the highlights here.

May 3, 2018
by FYI Staff

The original song is included on the Deadpool 2 OST, set for release on May 18.

May 3, 2018
by External Source

A new $3M three-year program announced Wednesday partners Music Canada with the Government of Ontario to help increase the inventory of musical instruments in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.

May 3, 2018
by Kim Hughes

On March 23, the Halifax-based dance/rock artist began a 15-date U.S. tour that has him bicycling alone from city to city — covering some 5,500 kilometres and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Mental Health America.

Stingray CEO Eric Boyko. Pic: Philippe-Olivier Constant / Agency QMI
May 3, 2018
by FYI Staff

The surprise move includes all of Newcap’s 101 broadcast licenses that include 72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals.

Pic: Mikhail Krylov, Pinterest
May 2, 2018
by David Farrell

It's a long story involving gremlins, Google and the new world order, but rest assured we have resolved the problem that confounded readers trying to link to stories in Friday and Monday editions of the newsletter. We grovel before you and beg your forgiveness.