News Story

News Story

July 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

Total on-demand audio streams reached a six-month record of 26 .8 billion, up 53%, and total on-demand video stream volume increased 32% year-over-year.

July 6, 2018
by External Source

Using Rumblefish’s services, LANDR will handle the licensing of the cover tracks and make royalty payments to the publishers, all at no cost to the artist, the company reports.

July 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

The daughter of a BCCMA Hall-of-Famer, she worked with Byron Hill for two years in Nashville, heads up a-rockin' hat fest in her home province of BC and has a new single that's gaining traction at radio. 

Graphic: Hollywood Reporter
July 4, 2018
by External Source

One of the first actions of the new Doug Ford-led administration has been to quietly shelve a key part of a controversial law that would have capped prices ticket scalpers can charge to fans of live music and sports, a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has learned.

Up Cannabis event invitation
July 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The New Farm in Creemore, ON, hosted an all-day party yesterday designed to boost the profile of the burgeoning pot producer. With members of The Tragically Hip on hand, The Glorious Sons and City and Colour entertained over 200 attendees.

July 4, 2018
by FYI Staff

The release of his new album last Thursday night brought a deluge of media attention, while stratospheric streaming numbers are breaking records at every turn.

July 3, 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.

Smoke Dawg (right) with Drake  Photo: ET Canada
July 2, 2018
by FYI Staff

Smoke Dawg (pictured) and Koba Prime were gunned down on Queen Street West on Saturday evening. Drake was one of many hip-hop artists to pay tribute.

Photo: Kevin Hunter, KevinandAmanada.com
June 29, 2018
by David Farrell

Yes, the FYI gang is off for the Canada Day weekend and won't be back in your inbox until Wednesday.

June 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

The newly inked deal is designed to create a unique experiential fan event in Hamilton, ON, as part of Country Music Week in September. Blazing the trail for the new collaboration is the first-annual CCMA Country Run, an interactive 5K even that will see country music fans run alongside some of their favourite artists.

Syrian children's choir performing with Countermeasure
June 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

Some Canadian ingenuity has saved the day for a chorus of 60 Syrian children new to Canada who have found a way around Trump's travel ban and will be seen and heard in Washington, DC.

In 1981, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau awarded Joni Mitchell a place in the Hall of Fame. Pic:Thomas Szlukovenyi, Globe and Mail
June 26, 2018
by David Farrell

The debate about how to induct a large number of names from the past into the Juno's Canadian Hall of Fame is ongoing, but we have some backgrounder on how the discussions are evolving and a whiff of news suggesting agreement on a new process is underway.