News Story

News Story

Digital entertainment
August 6, 2015
by David Farrell

Consumer spending in the US on digital content accounted for more than half of all home entertainment spending in the April-June period.

Early edition of Grateful Dead
August 6, 2015
by David Farrell

The taste of green has revived the remaining members of the Grateful Dead to do a reprise to the recent five-concert Fare Thee Well reunion tour.

Meryl Streep, Ricki & the Flash
August 6, 2015
by David Farrell

More news than you can shake a stick at...about Apple Music, Tarzan Dan, Meryl Streep, Tarzan Dan, Bob Weir and Evan Solomon.

The Weeknd
August 5, 2015
by David Farrell

The Weeknd will make his MTV Video Music Awards debut on August 30th, two days following the release of his third album.

David Marsden
August 5, 2015
by FYI Staff

What happened in the late 1970s that made Toronto's CFNY-FM, Canada's most influential alternative rock station? Karim Mosna, a 21 year old self-professed radio junkie posed the question to the personalities behind the station.

Rush
August 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Rush wrapped its farewell R40 concert in California this past weekend. By all reports the total box-office take was the highest the band has seen, and the reviews were singularly praiseworthy.

Jill Barber, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF), CBC Music, SOCAN
August 5, 2015
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) recently commissioned chanteuse Jill Barber to perform two popular Quebecois' song titles as part of an ongoing series that inducts "songwriting treasures" into the virtual Canadiana legacy collection.

August 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Record collectors for the most part are an average lot, but purists can be a peculiar crowd.

August 5, 2015
by David Farrell

RIP: Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the CBC-TV afternoon lifestyle show Steven and Chris; Ringo is launching a photographic memoir; Ritchie Yorke returns to Toronto; and a heavy metal museum pops up in Quebec.

Billy Sherrill
August 5, 2015
by FYI Staff

Billy (Norris) Sherrill, one of Nashville's most influential record producers and songwriters of the '60s and '70s, was responsible for shaping the lush 'countrypolitan' sound that changed Music Row forever.

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.