Industry

May 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

It's an eclectic mix of new releases that regenerate the album chart this week, blending urban country with hardcore funk, alt-metal and pop that's as smooth and sweet as a heaping spoon of Nutella.

May 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove.  May 15 is the deadline for entries for the Toronto Blues Society's prestigious New Talent Search.

Reuben and The Dark  Photo: Kaelen Ohm
May 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A busy week features new platters from Leon Bridges, Frank Turner, Middle Kids, Birds of Chicago, Brian Eno, and Royce 5’9”. Canadian contenders include D.O.A., Matthew Barber, The Lay Awakes, Mariel Buckley, Felix Cartal, and Reuben and the Dark.

May 1, 2018
by David Farrell

Tired of the daily glockenspiel, wanting to be rid of that rude donkey in HR, desiring to move someplace else and re-define who you are in the workplace? We may have the answer to your dreams, and an end to your nightmares so take a gander and feel free to share with colleagues and friends.

Cover shot of Donovan Woods' 'Both Ways' album
April 30, 2018
by FYI Staff

J. Cole has his second No. 1 album in Canada with KOD, Avicii's death triggers three top 40 re-entries, Shaggy and Sting's irrepressibly buoyant partnership makes the top 20, and  Donovan Wood's return lands at 42.

April 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Music publishers should note May 8 as the deadline for applications for the SOCAN anglophone Publisher of the Year Award.

April 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A star-studded lineup of artists with new releases today includes Keith Urban, Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison. The Canadian contingent includes Lee Aaron, Kid Koala, Tebey, The Russian Futurists, Acid Test, and Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar.

April 25, 2018
by David Farrell

A/V & Digital Broadcasting

 

Blue Jays music industry charity game is July 24
April 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Add July 24 into your calendar for the annual Music Industry Blue Jays charity baseball game.

With a tour to go, Jason Aldean has this week's best-seller.
April 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

This week's countdown runs the spectrum in pop music today, from stripper-turned-rapper Cardi B to "Hicktown" singer Jason Aldean, storyteller John Prine to Bad Wolves' brand of tungsten metal.

Evelyn Macko  is making tracks
April 22, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

She worked alongside people like Dick Smyth, Tom Rivers, Robert Holiday, Jim Brady, Larry Silver, Erik Tomas and for a time her voice defined an era in Toronto radio.

Donovan Woods
April 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Another busy week includes offerings from  Kimbra, Old Crow Medicine Show, J Cole, Pennywise, Sting & Shaggy, Brothers Osborne, and A Perfect Circle. Strong Canadian content comes from Donovan Woods, Cancer Bats, iLLvibe, Michael Kaeshammer, Nightseeker, Dennis Ellsworth, and Attack In Black.