Features

November 12, 2015
by Alan Cross

Technology is creating opportunities for rights holders and creators to make a ton of money; unfortunately, the system for obtaining rights clearances is as pro-active as a simple servant at ten-to-five.

November 12, 2015
by David Farrell

FYI reaches out to Canada's music industry associations, governance bodies and societies for help in understanding the perils, pitfalls and potential benefits embedded in the TPP.

Colin Linden
November 12, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Musician, songwriter and record producer, Colin (Kendall) Linden has worked with the best, including Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, T-Bone Burnett, Colin James, Rita Chiarelli and Bob Dylan. Today he sits for Five Questions with...

Young Galaxy
November 10, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Stephen Ramsay is enjoying life in the band. He talks to Jason Schneider about having a new baby, a new sound, a new album and a new outlook about performing with Young Galaxy and how they have come to share a new sense of purpose.

Mark Kelso
November 9, 2015
by Bill King

Former Humber College of Music student Mark Kelso is a Belfast-born boy who has made Toronto his home for many years. Over the years, he has built his a reputation around his ability to be a musical chameleon who has worked with artists such as John Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain, Ian Tyson, and Gino Vannelli.

Martin Forbes, Marty's Musings
November 9, 2015
by Martin Forbes

Radio broadcaster-turned-media-consultant Martin Forbes recently expanded on a column written for FYI by Pat Holiday about Canada's next-gen radio announcers. His thoughts are a must-read for the blue suits and those just starting out in the industry today.

Mahalia Jackson, Elvis, Barbara McNair
November 6, 2015
by Bill King
Sunday night Ed Sullivan played the best music America had to offer with no dividing line between races. Dick Clark gave us Philly soul and all around you could sense big change coming
Pat Holiday
November 4, 2015
by Pat Holiday

In the early '80s I was given a remarkable offer that forever changed my view of how to be a success. It was presented to me with an up side and a down side. Here’s the offer...

Adele
November 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

You are not going to believe who said "Hello!"

Pat Holiday
November 2, 2015
by Pat Holiday

Talking about the past makes me uncomfortable. Unfortunately I have to go back for a minute to write this.

Carol Welsman
November 2, 2015
by Bill King

Canadian jazz vocalist and Berklee School of Music graduate Carol Welsman is the granddaughter of conductor/composer Frank Welsman and the sister of composer John Welsman. She has been nominated 5 times for the Juno Awards and tells her story to Bill King in today's feature edition, A Conversation with...

October 30, 2015
by Bill King

Kim Cooke is a consumate record man who has helped steer careers and shape hits, working his way from record store clerk to a corporate executive. A half-decade back he tossed security to become entrepreneur. Bill King sits down with Kim for a revealing look at what maketh the man.