News Story

News Story

Rush
August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

Rush fan or not, there's a must-read story about the band in the current Australian edition of Rolling Stone magazine, penned by Brian Hiatt.

Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj
August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

RIP: UK manager Jazz Summers. Robin Thicke gets it on with Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart flaunts his Scottish roots and announces a return to Vegas, Stephen Harper gets a very public slagging, and Dennis Snowdon is off the air after 50 years on air AM740.

Canadian Albums by Genre
August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

Canadian Music Blog has tracked 363 albums released by Canadian artists this year and broken them down by genre. Their analysis makes for an interesting discussion...

August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

It's the question that keeps appearing. A few facts about who is paying and who's not raise the question whether short-term the music business should consider dropping the standard monthly price for premium.

Courtyard Cafe, Windsor Arms
August 17, 2015
by David Farrell

Those were the days my friend: Today's blast from the past takes us to the Courtyard Cafe in the Windsor Arms, circa 1976 with Supertramp's manager Dave Margereson and a small circle of friends.

Bob Dylan, Bob Johnston
August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

Donald William 'Bob' Johnston, the legendary American record producer, best known for his seminal, genre-changing recordings with Bob Dylan — and his work with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, and Simon and Garfunkel — died on Friday, Aug. 14th. He was 83.

Rich Terfy, Buck 65
August 17, 2015
by FYI Staff

CBC-radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in a rollicking new memoir about growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad, and girl-smitten on the East Coast.

Rudy Blair, 680 News
August 14, 2015
by David Farrell

Without explanation, longtime 680 News Toronto radio voice Rudy Blair announced on Facebook that he had left the Rogers AM yesterday.

Indian music lover, Larry LeBlanc
August 14, 2015
by FYI Staff

With a youthful population exceeding 1 billion and 800 million cell-phone subscribers, India is the last big frontier for the music industry to expand in...

Jessi Cruickshank
August 14, 2015
by FYI Staff

Nickelback cancels the balance of its 2015 tour, Toronto-based LyricFind opens in China, Carrie Underwood is crowned a digital queen, Columbia House follows Blockbuster to the grave, more shuffling of the deck at CKNW, and Jessi Cruickshank gets to say 'hee haw' as host of this year's CCMA jamboree in Halifax ...

Next Big Sound
August 14, 2015
by FYI Staff

Streaming is fast becoming the primary way we listen to music and data cruncher Next Big Sound has released its summer book analyzing the trends. The numbers are staggering...

Unison Benevolent Fund
August 14, 2015
by FYI Staff

The Unison Benevolent Fund is truly the heart of Canada's music industry. Yesterday the non-profit announced its new board line-up.