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May 16, 2019
by Ken Kelley

After years of helping steer albums by the likes of Rawlins Cross, The Town Heroes and more, Jon Landry, a member of Halifax band The Stanfields, i

Image courtesy of Verdict
May 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

The report’s recommendations include ending the general use of the Radio Royalty Exemption, and amending the definition of “sound recording” so that recordings used in television programs and films would be eligible for public performance royalties.

Rick Barker, social media guru and ex-Taylor Swift manager (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)
May 14, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Rick Barker is convinced that aspiring musicians and recording acts can realize all their dreams practically on social media platforms - and he offered practical examples on how to exploit them during his recent CMW 2019 presentation.

May 14, 2019
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.

May 14, 2019
by External Source

The Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning Indigenous operatic tenor and composer will partner with orchestras to present his acclaimed album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, in a special symphony format. He has also launched the official Indigenous playlist on Spotify.

Grand Prize winner Kevan Funk at the podium last night. Photo: Alyson Hardwick
May 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The BC video and film director (pictured) took home the $15K Grand Prize in Toronto last night for his provocative clip for Belle Game's Low. Other winners were Johnny Jansen, Soleil Denault, Clairmont The Second, and Lacey Duke, while the evening showcased the serious creative talent working in Canadian music videos.

Michael McCarty (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)
May 13, 2019
by FYI Staff

The final day of CMW 2019: Lefsetz talks to McCarty; Mannis-Gardner talks samples and Music Cities Summit talks about getting started and tourism dollars.

May 13, 2019
by External Source

Tonight (May 13), the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the Top 20 nominees before the big night, including this clip from the pride of Hamilton. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

Indie Award double winner Sarah MacDougall (Instagram Pic)
May 13, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Yukon-based Sarah MacDougall dominated the field with two Indie Award wins, but Lindi Ortega, Alexandra Streliski, DVBBS, and The Dead South scored major victories of their own at the Phoenix to close out CMW 2019.

Moe Berg gets the big embrace from Cam
May 12, 2019
by Cam Carpenter
It was an early start at The Sheraton on Friday, but we managed to have a quick chat with Canadian Live Music Association CEO Erin Be
Denise Donlon and Robbie Robertson chat by "the Fireside" (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)
May 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Robbie Robertson (pictured) offered anecdotes and pearls of wisdom during CMW 2019 Day Two while Dave Grohl and his Mom entertainingly pushed her new book. On the practical side, it seems that most pitches to investors came up empty and managers have a tough road when they decide to take on a client.

May 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Re: Sound and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) say they are ready to launch a B2B joint venture known as En