News Story

News Story

Three Days Grace chill from the road on the boardwalk in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Pic: Instagram
September 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Toronto-based global marquee band has surpassed Van Halen's longstanding record with the new benchmark 14 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s US Mainstream Rock Songs Chart.

Andrew Hyatt (centre) receives his big cheque in Hamilton
September 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Sudbury ironworker turned country singer took $25K home from Hamilton on the weekend, thanks to his victory in the hotly-contested Top of the Country competition.

Linus exec Brad Machry and Larry.  Pic: Trevor Ziebarth
September 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

The runaway hit from Larry Gowan's second CBS album has, after all these years, been certified as a platinum hit, proving that the song he recorded with David Tickle and members of Peter Gabriel's rhythm section has long legs.

September 11, 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.

September 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

A weekend of celebrating Canada’s best in country music in Hamilton included the first 18 awards being handed out Friday at a ticketed luncheon pre

Shania dazzles on the red carpet in Hamilton last night - Facebook
September 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The pride of Timmins scored four trophies in Hamilton on Sunday, while her female peers outshone the guys on the biggest night in Canadian country music.

Lorraine Segato - pic: Barry Roden
September 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

35 years after Parachute Club's anthemic song became a major hit, it is being revived by an all-star cast of country artists. Singer and co-writer Lorraine Segato is using the new version to raise funds for and boost awareness of four socially-conscious grassroots groups.

CMRRA president Caroline Rioux
September 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

In an almost unprecedented move that underscores the seismic shifts in the rights agencies’ topography, CMRRA President Caroline Rioux has written an open letter to the agency's clients. Her message is reprinted in entirety in FYI today.

September 7, 2018
by David Farrell

The latest PPM rankings will be used to sell advertising in the critical run-up to the Christmas shopping season. We have David Bray's tally on who is hot and why plus a link to view the actual Numeris data in today's edition.

Newly named CARAS VP, Andrés Mendoza
September 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

CARAS has named Andrés Mendoza as Vice President of the Academy.

September 4, 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.

   Berklee President Roger Brown, Dr Gary Slaight and Berklee's Academic Affairs Strategic Initiatives VP Dr Joe Bennett. Photo: Bill King
August 31, 2018
by Bill King

The Canadian music industry luminary and philanthropist is honoured by the prestigious Boston music college for the scholarships he awards to help Canadian students attend.