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June 10, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

In December, I wrote in these pages of the paucity of payments coming to musicians from the streaming sites.  Little did I know, that just four mon

June 10, 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.

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June 10, 2020
by David Farrell

Gold's Management Trust reunites with the band after a 17-year hiatus to manage the Hip's IP assets and protect its valuable brand and image.

June 10, 2020
by External Source

Canada’s leading artist development program is now accepting applications for the 2020/21 star-making class. Three artists will be selected to join 2020 CBC Music Searchlight winner, Shawnee.

June 8, 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 Saskatchewan band whose lineup features rising star Andy Shauf.

June 7, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

New production protocols for the ‘Drive-In Concert”, have just been announced. The musicians will all be separated by plexiglass screens.

Toronto City Hall
June 7, 2020
by FYI Staff

City Council recently passed a proposal enabling property owners to claim a 50 percent property tax reduction on sites offering live music. Local venue owners are welcoming the move, the first of its kind in Canada.

June 4, 2020
by External Source

In a world overrun by Covid-19, not to mention racial disputes and protesting in the streets, this doesn’t seem to hold the same significance that

June 3, 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.

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June 3, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

I was shocked to learn the Quebec government does not consider conga playing an essential service, so I am on lockdown in Montreal.

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June 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

After 10 weeks in lockup hammering out 3 newsletters weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the FYI team is taking a step back for a breather w

Lorna Rees screenshot from her award-winning song video.
June 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

In May when the announcement came that the annual global Eurovision contest would not go ahead due to pandemic, East London artist