News Story

News Story

July 3, 2019
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this one from an adventurous Montreal instrumental artist. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

July 2, 2019
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

July 2, 2019
by David Farrell

The 30-page report notes that trap and mumble rap continue as “the preferred musical style at a high margin” over the second favorite, Contemporary Rhythmic Pop, thanks in part to popular songs from acts such as Post Malone, Lil Nas X, and DaBaby. Other leading styles this year include Contemporary Pop Power Ballad, Pop Reggaeton, and Urban Contemporary.

June 28, 2019
by FYI Staff

This is our final newsletter before Wednesday, July 3.

Music Canada's Graham Henderson with Heritage Committee Chair Julie Dabrusin
June 27, 2019
by Nick Krewen

During his latest speech at the Economic Club in Canada, Music Canada President and CEO Graham Henderson said the Canadian music industry would "virtually double overnight" if tech companies and digital platforms were regulated to pay their fair share of royalties.

Comic strip to illustrate new Music Canada report featuring Miranda Mulholland - screenshot
June 27, 2019
by Nick Krewen

In its latest report, Music Canada calls for the elimination of safe harbours that deny remuneration to - and protection of the works of - creators and proper rights holders.

June 27, 2019
by External Source

The Canadian country star is honoured with this prestigious award presented by the CCMA for his movement to end child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Canada.

June 26, 2019
by FYI Staff

A new CRTC study tracks the trends in Canada's broadcast sectors.

June 26, 2019
by External Source

A $15-million donation from The Slaight Family Foundation to United Way Greater Toronto is breaking new ground in support for seniors as the largest individual gift in the United Way’s history.

June 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Our nation's holiday sees hundreds of celebratory music-led events taking place across the country over the upcoming weekend. Some of our top artists are in action, and we present a few choices.

June 25, 2019
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

The man of the hour with Alejandra Ribera & Shakura S'Aida. Photo credit: Bill King
June 24, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Veteran publicist, promoter and talent finder Richard Flohil is on the eve of celebrating birthday No. 85 on June 28 at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern, and in this interview he talks about his upcoming book, how a vegetable-free diet is working wonders for his health, and the night he brought B.B. King to Canada for the first time.