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News Story

Serena Ryder, Pan Am Games
August 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Despite national exposure — including a live performance ahead of Kanye West — Serena Ryder's experience singing "Together We Are One" - the theme for the recent international athletics event - hasn't been the career boost she might have hoped for.

Lucian Grainge
August 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

Lucian Grainge will continue to run the world’s biggest music rights company until at least 2020, according to Universal Music owner Vivendi.

Kim Mitchell, Q107
August 4, 2015
by David Farrell

Kim Mitchell signed off from his Q107 afternoon drive show for good last Friday. He's on the road later this week to rekindle the fire in those "Patio Lanterns" and re-affirm that he's "Never Walking Away."

BBC World News, BBC
August 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

New figures unveiled Monday show that the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people.

August 4, 2015
by David Farrell

Congrats to Mary Ellen Beninger and Alan Cross on their Silver Anniversary, John Fogerty joins The Voice, Carly Rae releases a single from her new album, and WikiLeaks publishes a doc suggesting the CBC is being sold down the river.

Cilla Black, The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
August 4, 2015
by David Farrell

Championed by The Beatles, managed by Brian Epstein, and signed to Parlophone Records by George Martin, Cilla Black died August 1st. She was 72.

August 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

The task of identifying song owners, serving them a notice, and paying them a nominal fee seems like it should be simple. But it is at scale a byzantine research project.

Budi Voogt
August 4, 2015
by Budi Voogt

Record deals have developed a reputation of being notoriously strict on artists, which in many cases can be true. It all depends on who you’re dealing with, your bargaining position, negotiating skills and relationship with the label.

Garcia v google
July 31, 2015
by FYI Staff

Copyright ownership is never simple, and often times is fraught with wrinkles.

Prince
July 31, 2015
by David Farrell

Prince launched his latest single as an exclusive on Spotify yesterday, but within an hour of doing so the track was available to stream on YouTube.

RBC Blues Festival
July 31, 2015
by David Farrell

The annual capital city RBC Bluesfest has become much bigger than most people in the industry realize, and this year took in a box-office gross estimated at about $8-million.

July 31, 2015
by David Farrell

YouTube benefits from one of the single largest archival uploads ever, an operatic singer finds himself cued for success on YouTube, and YTV lands Omi for its summer beach bash on Saturday.