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Photo Credit: Jag Gundu / Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall
January 31, 2020
by External Source

The Board of Governors of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall have named Jesse Kumagai to the position of President and Chief Execu

January 31, 2020
by David Farrell

At a press conference in Ottawa Tuesday, a long-awaited federal Broadcasting & Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel released its recomme

January 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings has announced it is backing Keychange, the international

Digawolf with Juno Award replica
January 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Getting nominated for Canada’s most prestigious music awards show remains a big deal. At the media scrum in Toronto yesterday, we corralled many of the contenders for comment, including Digawolf (pictured). 

January 28, 2020
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

Juno Awards host and leading nominee Alessia Cara
January 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

Alessia Cara's six nominations are followed by five reaped by  Tory Lanez and three each for Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow, Loud Luxury, NAV, and Shawn Mendes.

January 27, 2020
by David Farrell

Since 2007, Vancouver-based B2B digital music distributor Play MPE has quietly built a global business securely delivering advance tracks to media

Colin Linden with Keb' Mo' the morning of the Grammys. Pic: Instagram
January 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

The roots music veteran (pictured here with Keb Mo) was the only Canadian to collect a coveted award last night, although Sam Feldman had reason to be enjoying a bottle of bubbly with his winning client -- Elvis Costello.

Photo: Kelly Jacob
January 27, 2020
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a fast-rising Montreal indie rock trio.

NAV at Toronto Ultra Brand Launch at Rebel Nightclub, October 2019
January 24, 2020
by External Source

UMC teams up with the global esports and entertainment company for a multi-year strategic partnership that spotlights the Toronto Defiant and Toronto Ultra teams. Artists involved include NAV (pictured) and The Beaches.

Entrepreneur and New FYE owner Doug Putman (photo: Twitter)
January 23, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Although Doug Putman is expanding his Sunrise empire by other 200-plus stores with the purchase of the US For Your Entertainment (FYE) chain for US$10M, he will continue to operate those stores under the FYE banner.

Brett Kissel and the Warner & Invictus families celebrate #1 for "Drink Of Me" - photo: Ben Dartnell
January 23, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Brett Kissel, Warner Music and Invictus Entertainment celebrated the album release of the Alberta country superstar's fourth album Now Or Never; the chart-topping success of Drink Of Me on country radio and the fact that both those accomplishments left everyone a little J.P. Wiser.