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Jay Douglas, Drake
August 31, 2015
by Kerry Doole

Vocalist/bandleader Jay Douglas, drummer Everton 'Pablo' Paul, and keyboardist/producer Bernie Pitters were inducted in a ceremony at the CNE this past weekend.

Justin Bieber What Do You Mean
August 31, 2015
by David Farrell

The 21 year-old Canadian sensation released a new single Friday, the tropical-tinged "What Do You Mean?", and by Sunday it had topped the charts in 82 countries...

August 31, 2015
by FYI Staff

Music Business Worldwide has a new venture with Business Insider, which boasts a bigger online readership than The Washington Post, Bloomberg, or The Wall Street Journal.

Jeffrey Remedios
August 26, 2015
by FYI Staff

Following Tuesday's announcement that Jeff Remedios is incoming President and CEO of Universal Music Canada, as Randy Lennox takes on a key executive role with Bell Media effective Sept. 21, the Arts & Crafts topper issued a statement about his replacement at the boutique Canadian imprint he co-founded.

August 25, 2015
by FYI Staff

Randy Lennox takes on a key executive role with Bell Media, and effective September 21st, Jeffrey Remedios is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Canada.

August 21, 2015
by David Farrell
READERS PLEASE NOTE that the FYI Newsletter and this website will NOT be updated between August 24th and the 30th as team FYI is taking a well deserved break. We promise to be back with a roar on Monday, August 31st.
Cast of OH CANADA What A Feeling!
August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Earning multiple standing ovations in Toronto, OH CANADA What A Feeling! opens the first of a 19-city theatrical run at the Oshawa GM Centre on October 19th.

Bob Johnston, Leonard Cohen, and Ron Cornelius in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1973
August 21, 2015
by Bill King

"Johnston truly saw himself as a man of change. Someone there to shake up the establishment. Willie and Waylon and Johnny Cash were outlaws and that’s the way he saw the whole process and his place in that club. It’s us against them..."

August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

US-based United Talent Agency (UTA) has closed a deal to acquire The Agency Group (TAG), the world’s largest independent music agency. Neil Warnock, the Agency Group’s president, will now lead United Talent’s music group.

The Weeknd
August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

The Weeknd has announced "The Madness" fall tour in support of his upcoming album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The 22-city North American tour includes six Canadian shows, including its kick-off concert at Toronto's ACC on November 3rd.

August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

A potpourri of relevant and irreverent news and views about music, broadcasters, and the music business today.

Metric, Pagans In Vegas
August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Metric is stirring up interest in next month's release of Pagans In Vegas, the Canadian band's seventh studio album and first since 2012's Synthetica, which included the smash-hit, "Breathing Under Water."