News Story

News Story

Rick Fenton, CMW
September 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

MusicOntario Executive Director Rick Fenton joins Canadian Music Week as the Vice President of Business Development, effective Oct. 1st.

Stephen Harper
September 9, 2015
by David Farrell

Feist, Dan Mangan and others rally to support strategic voting and oust the Harper government, and in Vancouver, D.O.A.'s Joe "Shithead" Keithley is officially running as a Green in a BC by-election.

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber
September 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

It is not often that Canadians have US No. 1 records. This week, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber debut with No. 1 hits on the Albums and Singles charts respectively in North America.

Bryan Adams
September 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

Bryan Adams' calculated return to the limelight — with producer Jeff Lynne and former co-writing partner, Jim Vallance — made itself heard early Tuesday morning when Universal Music Enterprises released the lead single "Brand New Day" to radio stations across North America.

September 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

Music man Deane Cameron is the new President and CEO for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, effective September 25th.

Taylor Knox
September 9, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Hot on the heels of his warmly received debut six-song EP, Lines, Toronto power pop wunderkind Taylor Knox will be taking his band across Canada this fall.

Jason Hoggard
September 9, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Just shy of selling one-million albums in Canada, Hedley will release their sixth studio album, Hello, on November 6th through Universal Music Canada; meantime, Abbotsford, BC's favourite pop-band is teasing the fact with a new track exclusively available to be heard on Spotify.

BBC Playlister
September 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

The BBC has unveiled plans for a new music streaming service, but it poses no threat to existing services such as Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music or even YouTube.

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez
September 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

From Mojo's YouTube channel, several Canadians make the cut in the 'Annoyingly Catchy' and 'Most Hated' Top 10 lists.

Young Thug
September 9, 2015
by John Caramanica

... While we still have some old-fashioned superstars — Taylor Swift, Drake, and a smattering of others — we’re seeing the rise of a class of titans who are taking new paths to fame, and redefining what music business success might come to look like in the future.

Hal Willis, Hal & Ginger
September 8, 2015
by Larry Delaney

Canadian country music legend Hal Willis passed away September 4th, in hospital in Nashville, TN. He was 82.

The Weeknd
September 8, 2015
by FYI Staff

The Weeknd's third album is No. 1 in the US, following the No. 1 success of "Can't Feel My Face" on the Billboard Hot 100.