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April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Included are first-time charting and nominated artists New City, Felix Cartal, Romes, River Town Saints, and The Reklaws.

Roundhouse Radio CEO Don Shafer in happier times | Rob Kruyt, BIV
April 18, 2018
by David Farrell

Is Don Shafer's dream of a community FM for the people and about the people of Vancouver just a pipe dream–or will new investors come to the table and spin a grand vision into an urban moneymaker? 

Ontario's Culture minister Daiene Vernile - Gov't pic
April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

No new money is on the table, but a roadmap for greater cooperation between relevant provincial government departments and presenters is now realized.

April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Notables include two of Canada's fastest-rising stars, R&B artist Daniel Caesar and Jessie Reyez, Iskwe and Pierre Kwenders.

April 17, 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.

The 1966 summit. L-R Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, James Madison, Mabel Hillary, James Cotton.
April 17, 2018
by Martin Melhuish

One of the projects resulting from the deal is a three CD/DV disc-set capturing a CBC special that  featured performances by some of the blues greatest names.

April 16, 2018
by External Source

Stuart Jolliffe, GM at Marriott Hotels, who helped nurture a strong music industry inside Nova Scotia, as well as aiding many musicians on the road, died in Toronto on April 11.

April 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

Those being added to the honour roll of the Music Managers Forum Canada next month are Susan de Cartier of Starfish Entertainment, Live Nation's Riley O'Connor, and Daniel Caesar and his management team of Matthew Burnett and Jordan Evans.

April 13, 2018
by Jennifer Mitchell

Canadian music publishing advocate Jennifer Mitchell heads Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media Publishing that collectively represent the song folios of 40 acts. The company has a global presence and thinks Ottawa could extend Canada's IP wealth by bringing more assets to the table.

April 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

Michelle Wright, Cold Creek, Meghan Patric, Jason McCoy, Tim Hicks, Tebey, and Western Swing Authority are all performing at the Country Music of Ontario Awards annual hoedown set in London on June 3.
 

April 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

The annual twister that brings the world to our doorstep is a complicated affair to navigate, so we've cribbed the agenda and simplified it for you all. Grab your spreadsheet or mobile calendar and mark down what's to 'like' and when to hit the fern bar for a respite from the crazy world known as CMW.

The cover of Death of a Ladies' Man features (L-R) Quebecois model Eva LaPierre, Cohen and Suzanne Elrod—mother of Adam and Lorca Cohen.
April 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

Ladies Man, poet of bedsit angst, baird of the boudoir, master of sexy melancholy. Leonard Cohen earned many sobriquets and some of them in today's political cant place him in a less divine light.