News Story

News Story

Madonna
September 11, 2015
by FYI Staff

Predictably there was plenty of skin and maybe a titch left to shock, but the 57 year-old Material Girl mostly pulled off a solid theatrical show with her Rebel Heart concert tour-kick off at Montreal's Bell Centre on Wednesday and Thursday night.

September 11, 2015
by Jason Schneider

“... I grew up in the South and lived there until I was 50,” Earle stated in a press release, “and I know that I’m not the only Southerner who never believed for one second that the Confederate battle flag is symbolic of anything but racism in anything like a modern context... "

Keith Richards, Patti Hansen
September 11, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Old and grizzled and media savvy—Keith Richards knows how to get what he wants when it comes to publicity. All he needs to do is open his mouth...

Corb Lund
September 11, 2015
by Kerry Doole

Corb Lund showcased songs this week from Things That Can’t Be Undone—another ambitious, stylistically diverse, frequently surprising, and highly-anticipated new studio album.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, CIPO
September 11, 2015
by FYI Staff

Licensing repertoire can be complicated. What follows is an outline of what you need to know about licensing content and services beyond Canada's borders.

September 11, 2015
by Raymond Gill

Plagiarism suits have become common place in song law. Some seem a stretch, others less so. Sometimes these actions are settled out of court, other times — as with the Marvin Gaye estate legal claim on "Blurred Lines" — the defendants can get testy and even litigious themselves.

Jeff Nedza, MapleCore, Fan Experience
September 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

Jeff Nedza has been named GM of MapleCore's firm's affiliated Fan Experience division that provides VIP packages to fans wanting special access to touring stars.

Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV
September 10, 2015
by David Farrell

The music industry may be struggling to make money in the streaming age, but one part of the business has been consistently increasing payments to songwriters.

HOT 89.9 Ottawa, Newcap
September 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Newcap's Ottawa's New HOT 89.9 FM is offering $40,000 toward gender reassignment surgery. Contest entrants have until month end to write 100 words or less about how they would use the money, and how it would impact their life.

Whitehorse
September 10, 2015
by Jason Schneider

The initial Canadian leg, dubbed 'The Sweet Disaster Tour', kicks off tonight in the duo’s hometown of Hamilton, ON and focuses on the east coast before a run of US dates with highly-touted Seattle-based singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen.

Billie Holiday, Apollo, Lady Day
September 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

Billie Holiday is returning to the refurbished Apollo Theatre in Harlem, posthumously immortalized as a hologram 56 years after her final concert and death in NYC on July 17, 1959.

Pharis & Jason Romero
September 10, 2015
by Jason Schneider

BC duo Pharis & Jason Romero, known for their harmonies and homemade banjos, lead this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards with four nominations spinning out from their latest trad album release, A Wanderer I’ll Stay.