The Launch

The Launch

Arkells at MusiCounts event in Calgary  Photo: Rob Loud
February 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Arkells celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient (pictured), T. Thomason wins on The Launch, and Royal Mountain Records establishes a mental health fund. Also in the news are Audrey Ochoa, Edmonton Music Prize, Spotify, ole, Al Pedecine, CMA International Awards, Grammy odds, Sharon and Bram, TR/ST, and Said The Whale. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Bryan Adams in NYC. Photo: Instagram
October 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

With production underway for the second season of CTV’s hit original music series, the network has announced that Bryan Adams and Jann Arden join as celebrity mentors.

Sarah McLachlan. Pic: KHaren Hill
September 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Following a casting call this spring, CTV's The Launch is getting ready for a relaunch with production on Season 2 beginning on Sept. 28 with a new round of stars that include Sarah McLachlan, Arkells' Max Kerman, Quebec superstar Marie-Mai and American star Ryan Tedder.

June 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Casting has begun for the second season of The Launch, Trent Severn attracts stars to a Toronto show, and Drake is urged to stand down on his feud with Pusha-T. Those also making news include MusiCares, Canadian Blast in Australia, Danielle Bourjeaurd, Upper Canada Choristers, Kalle Mattson, Pierre-Philippe Côté, Murray McLauchlan, Kris the $pirit, and a farewell to Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. Videos added for your enjoyment.

May 28, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Hot on the heels of a breakthrough inaugural season that delivered a series of consecutive #1 hit songs and amassing  more than 12 million streams, season two of CTV's music TV show The Launch is open for casting and co-creator Scott Borchetta isn't hesitant in explaining why he's pumped about season two and how it has appeal on international screens.

Boy George salutes the cast in Season 1.
May 7, 2018
by External Source

Hot on the heels of a breakthrough inaugural season that delivered a series of consecutive #1 hit songs, amassing more than 12 million streams internationally – and triggering one certified platinum single – CTV has announced that casting for Season 2 of its original hit series is open today.

February 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

Sony Pictures Television will distribute the big ticket Bell Media music show format worldwide, excluding Canada, and has its production company, Electric Ray, on board to produce the format in the U.K.

January 15, 2018
by David Farrell

Postmedia Network Canada Corp.

January 11, 2018
by David Farrell

Corus Entertainment took a drubbing for its Q1 n

January 8, 2018
by David Farrell

News about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.

Scott Borchetta and Fergie are two high profile judges on The Launch
January 8, 2018
by David Farrell

CTV has partnered with Disney to promote its big-budget music reality series The Launch and augmented the run with a seventh episode that goes behind the scenes with additional content.