Features

Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency, UTA, The Agency Group
September 1, 2015
by David Farrell

Neil Warnock has a lot of stories to tell and advice to offer. As the former owner of the world's largest independent music agency, Warnock sold The Agency Group to US-based United Talent Agency. His mission in life is far from over.

September 1, 2015
by Kerry Doole

"So Lefsetz thinks Keef should 'move to Nashville and cut a record with someone who could actually sing, with someone who knows how to make hits'? What crap. Next he'll be suggesting Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan take singing lessons..."

Elaine Overholt
August 31, 2015
by Bill King

Shawn Mendes, Richard Gere, John Travolta, Ellen DeGeneres all love her and Bill King caught up with this inspirational vocal coach to find out some of the reasons why she is so in demand.

Rob Farina
August 19, 2015
by David Farrell

Rob Farina is known as a savvy broadcaster with an eye for talent and audience building — but did you know he's a comic book freak, a PS4 gaming nut, or that his uncle, Enrico, was a big recording artist back in the early '70s?

Chuck McCoy
August 19, 2015
by Chuck McCoy

"...it's comforting knowing that in 2015, 42 minutes of every hour of music listening is done on AM/FM radio, while Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube occupy only 10 minutes of listening time."

Pat Holiday
August 18, 2015
by Pat Holiday

My entire career, despite being a GM, has always leaned to programming as a station's savior. I don't think that any more.

 

Mitchell Cohen
August 17, 2015
by Bill King

Mitchell Cohen is President of The Daniels Corporation, a company that has built internationally recognized cultural institutions, including TIFF Bell Lightbox, the new home of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, and Daniels Spectrum, a new cultural centre in Regent Park.

August 17, 2015
by David Farrell

A range of issues dealing with Canada's cultural support apparatus are quite possibly under attack, yet there appears to be no debate about culture in the current federal election.

Rob Braide
August 14, 2015
by Bill King

This week's Conversation with ... is Rob Braide, Chairman of the Board for the National Music Centre and a 30+ year veteran of the radio and music industries.

August 14, 2015
by Warren Cosford

Retired broadcaster, newsletter scribbler, and sometime media consultant Warren Cosford takes exception to an article published in FYI yesterday. His comeback is quite the read...

Talking Heads
August 14, 2015
by FYI Staff

You wouldn’t know it to earwig most modern label conversations, but physical album sales alone actually accounted for 53% of 2014’s total sales/on-demand streaming cash haul.

Stephen Harper
August 13, 2015
by David Farrell

To date, too many of Canada's musicians appear to be either ambivalent or tethered to the feed pot of grants at a time when core issues about the future of this country, its cultural funding programs, and the very existence of the CBC are hanging in the balance.