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News Story

Mike Denney
May 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The independent Canadian country music label marks a significant milestone this year. Company founder Mike Denney reflects upon a fascinating decade-long ride in this extensive interview.

Bernies Fiedler, Solomon, Finkelstein at the contract signing of (seated) Dan Hill.
May 22, 2018
by David Farrell

Flamboyant former music industry lawyer to the stars, Bernard Huntley Solomon died Thursday in Toronto after an extended illness at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 80.

May 21, 2018
by David Farrell

We return with a full complement of news and columns on Wednesday and updates to the website will be added at various times tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22).

ole Chairman/CEO Robert Ott; Ron Mock, President/CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund and ole VP, Corporate Affairs and Development Gilles Godard
May 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Robert Ott, founder and CEO of the Toronto-based music rights company ole, has sold his stake in the company to founding equity partner Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Ontario Teachers’) for an undisclosed sum and will continue his leadership role with the IP firm.

May 18, 2018
by External Source

The Winnipeg-born singer said he suffered a concussion, cuts and bruises to both his arms and other injuries to his back and left leg, after a collision with a vehicle transporting five people, including a baby, on Mother's Day.

Jared Smith, president, Ticketmaster North America
May 16, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America, and his company is fighting back.

May 15, 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.

Garth Richardson, Cameron Carpenter and Mike Campbell on the job during CMW.
May 15, 2018
by Cam Carpenter

As per usual, FYI lured intrepid socialite, sports enthusiast and ever-present Indie Week Programmer, Cameron Carpenter to cover the late night CMW parties.

Teenage Head inducted into Indies Hall of Fame. Pic: Grant W. Martin
May 14, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Teenage Head was inducted into the Indie Hall of Fame, Gord Downie won Album of the Year for Introduce Yerself, and Jessie Reyez was named Artist of the Year at the 16th annual Indie Awards.

Legends of Live recipients Billy Talent perform at the 2018 Live Music Industry Awards. - photo, Grant Martin
May 14, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Denise Ross, Rob Zifarelli, Ashley Poitevin, Daniel Caesar and Billy Talent all came up big at the 3rd annual Live Music Industry Awards on Friday

May 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

CMW's Thursday Wrap falls under two categories: the Radio Interactive Panels and the Live Touring Panels.

Jesper Kyd at CMW.  Photo by Grant Martin
May 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

The third annual Music Cities Summit helped lay further foundations for international locales to become more music-minded, and the Global Creators panels suffered a bit of a disappointment when Nile Rodgers arrived too late to attend his scheduled fireside chat.