News Story

News Story

Mark Mulligan
August 11, 2015
by FYI Staff

Apple’s announcement that it hit 11 million trialists to Apple Music just 5 weeks after launching has divided opinion as to whether the milestone constitutes success or failure. It is probably a bit of both, music analyst Mark Mulligan speculates.

Chris Hadfield
August 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Has Chris Hadfield taken one giant step too far in announcing the release of a new album? Listen to a demo from his upcoming Songs From A Tin Can release.

Oh Canada What A Feeling!
August 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Oh Canada What a Feeling!, which premieres in Toronto on Tuesday at the Princess of Wales Theatre, celebrates the legacy of Canadian singers, songwriters, rockers and recording artists in a multimedia musical showcase. 

Shawn Hook, MuchFact
August 10, 2015
by David Farrell

The non-proft MuchFact Foundation has announced new grants worth almost $500-million have been awarded to 18 Canadian artists, including Shawn Hook.

CBC, Free the CBC
August 10, 2015
by David Farrell

It's still early days in the hustings, but the CBC is starting to become a plank in the election frame, specifically the slow withdrawal of federal funding for the pubcaster.

Bill Henderson, Chilliwack
August 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

"Take Back This Land" is part anthem and part love song, a rallying cry Chilliwack frontman Bill Henderson hopes will inspire Canadians to vote in the Oct. 19th federal election.

Prince
August 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

Prince is grandstanding, again. Two days after announcing that he would release his new album HitNRun exclusively using Jay Z's Tidal music streaming service, the singer is racheting up the rhetoric, suggesting label contracts enslave artists.

Trans Pacifici Trade Agreement, TPP
August 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Canada would have to massively overhaul its Copyright Act just a few years after the last round of painstaking amendments if a secret trade and investment deal the government is negotiating is adopted.

Tim Des Islets; MapleMusic; Noisemaker
August 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Former Bumstead manager Tim Des Islets has launched his own management firm and struck a working relationship with MapleMusic.

Maureen Holloway
August 7, 2015
by David Farrell

After 14 years of hamming it up on the air in Toronto, Q107's successful duo of John Derringer and Maureen Holloway have separated...

Cliff Hunt, Yangaroo
August 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Canadian digital distribution platform Yangaroo has announced a new multi-year agreement with Ireland's music writers association to securely deliver content to media outlets in the island nation.

Elvis Presley, Michael Buble
August 7, 2015
by FYI Staff

A new Elvis album has the The King wrapped in strings at Abbey Road Studios and working up a sweat with Michael Bublé, Il Volo, and 77 year-old "Movin 'n' Groovin'" guitarist Duane Eddy.