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News Story

A rose by any other name: Kinley Dowling. Pic: Faliforvee aka Vanessa-Lyn Mercier
May 2, 2018
by Ken Kelley

For P.E.I.’s Kinley Dowling, a former member of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! who performs under her given name, an impressive four East Coast Music Award nominations have helped her step out from the shadow of her former group.

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault on the stump. Pic: Sudbury Star
May 2, 2018
by David Farrell

Incumbent Liberal MPP Glenn Thibeault made the announcement in his home riding of Sudbury–one of many northern Ontario cities where the Grits are vulnerable in the upcoming election that favours a new government led by either Tory Doug Ford or the NDP’s Andrea Horvath. 

May 1, 2018
by External Source

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

Johnny with The Soul Providers at the Oshawa Tributes Community Centre.
April 30, 2018
by David Farrell

He is an incredible success story. Self-contained, self-managed, he owns his master recordings, his song publishing and, over the past decade, has gracefully glided from pop crooner to country star to a soul man with more than a wee bit of a brogue.

The tuning fork-shaped Prism Prize trophy
April 30, 2018
by External Source

On May 13th at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, the Prism Prize winning entry will be announced. FYI is spotlighting a selection of this year’s entries that include A Tribe Called Red, featured here.

Among this year's nominees are son Joel and dad Bill Plaskett. Pic:Lindsay Duncan
April 30, 2018
by Ken Kelley

This year’s event boasts more than 60 showcasing artists featuring a mixture of established acts like David Myles and Joel Plaskett with comparatively newer voices from the Atlantic region, such as Fortunate Ones, Port Cities, and Hello Delaware.

April 27, 2018
by External Source

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has released its annual statistical analysis of the recorded music market worldwide, bullishly noting that 2017 marked the third consecutive year of growth for the pre-recorded music market following 15 years of revenue decline.

Allister MacGillivray - Credit Ronald Caplan
April 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

"Song for the Mira" by Allister MacGillivray is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of a unique partnership with the East Coast Music Association.

April 23, 2018
by External Source

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

Nora 'the piano cat'
April 20, 2018
by David Farrell

God knows, it's hard earning a living as a musician these days–but who could have guessed an uneducated feline, who can't tell the difference between a bass clef and a crochet, now threatens to toss a fleet of pianists in the doghouse.

April 20, 2018
by David Farrell

The independent ethics arbitrator has weighed in on another listener complaint, about a 1958 country hit by Hank Thompson which it deems to be too politically incorrect for today's audiences.

Country Thunder marketing director Gerry Krockak announces the lineup for the Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert. Pic: Keenan Sorokan-650 CKOM.
April 19, 2018
by David Farrell

A festival of Canadian country superstars has volunteered to appear at Country Thunder that takes place at SaskTel Centre on April 27.