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News Story

September 22, 2015
by Max Willens

A growing trend of marketers working with artists is inserting a four- or five-note melody found in a brand’s commercials. The term for this is an audio logo and the almost subliminal device can be catchy.

Liner Notes
September 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Jim Cressman and Robert Ott win big; Rick Arnish announces his retirement from Pattison Broadcasting Group; My Broadcasting Group makes PROFIT; and Cory Marquardt is ready to kick up a storm with Brantley Gilbert using more than a 'Smartphone'.

The Weeknd
September 21, 2015
by FYI Staff

The Weeknd continues to break records in the US. Holding down the numbers 1 and 2 positions on the Hot 100, his album remains firmly at #1 for the third consecutive week. And you should see Hot 100 record keepers he is now in the company of.

Radio everyone
September 21, 2015
by David Farrell

A 7-day popup radio station — with unique content curated by influencers from around the world and distributed by the world’s largest broadcasters including the CBC — hopes to influence positive change in a global population of 7 billion people in 7 days, starting this Saturday, Sept. 26th and running through Oct. 2nd.

National Music Publishes Association, NMPA
September 21, 2015
by FYI Staff

Today, Pandora pays songwriters about 4% of revenues in the US, while paying record labels and performing artists around 50%, and keeping around 46% for itself. The rates in Canada are even worse.

Breakout West
September 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Over 50 western Canada performers and as many as 500 music industry speakers and delegates descended on BC's capital city for the BreakOut West conference and awards, Thursday Sept. 17th through Sunday night. Link here to find out the complete list of Music and Industry winners....

Justin Bieber, President Obama
September 21, 2015
by FYI Staff

Canadian celebrities living abroad have weighed in about domestic issuess. Justin Bieber on the other hand has his own vision about what he would do if elected to the Oval Office.

September 18, 2015
by David Farrell

Viet Cong is finding out that ignorance ain't bliss. The Calgary quartet is earning enmity after selecting a name because it sounded cool. Now in the firing line, they have made a grand statement with a new video single called "Bunker Buster." They are destined to join a long list of bands that have played with fire and ended up earning the public's ire. 

Viet cong
September 18, 2015
by FYI Staff

The controversy over Calgary band Viet Cong has flared up again as the calendar days tick closer to the Polaris Music Prize gala and the chance the newbie quartet's debut album stands to win the quartet a $50,000 purse and turn infamy into acclaim.

Arnaud de Puyfontaine
September 18, 2015
by FYI Staff

UMG's parent company has a war chest of more than $7-billion and has announced it is in the market to acquire new properties and content.

Arcade Fire
September 18, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Kahlil Joseph documentary, The Reflektor Tapes, has its world premiere this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The doc closes in on Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne talking about their humble beginnings as a band playing DIY punk venues and how they feel most at home playing to on a floor rather than a stage.

 

September 18, 2015
by FYI Staff

With a billion same-day users, Facebook has YouTube in the cross-hairs as it sees in moving pictures, not in words.