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Image courtesy of Verdict
May 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

The report’s recommendations include ending the general use of the Radio Royalty Exemption, and amending the definition of “sound recording” so that recordings used in television programs and films would be eligible for public performance royalties.

March 17, 2019
by External Source

At the 2019 JUNO Awards Chair’s Reception in London, Ontario, Music Canada announced key actions resulting from a comprehensive organizational revi

Jill on stage with her combo at Massey Hall
March 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

More than a decade after its release, the most successful album from the Vancouver-based jazz-pop singer/songwriter has reached a dazzling milestone.

Andy and Josh of Skydiggers at Unison house concert.  Photo: Cassandra Popescu
February 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

January 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

Music Canada Executive Vice President Amy Terrill will be leaving the organization on January 29 to return to her roots as the new executive direct

Loud Luxury
January 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Music Canada's 2018 certifications include Loud Luxury (pictured), CBC Music’s Searchlight contest returns, and CMW conference passes are now on sale. Also in the news are Voivod, Music PEI Week, Rusty, Alicia Keys, Coeur de pirate, Creative Manitoba, Jordan Davis, Sound of Pop, Tomato/Tomato, and a farewell to Lorna Doom. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

January 9, 2019
by External Source

2019 promises to be an important year for Canada’s music sector from both legislative and regulatory perspectives.

Image: CIMA
December 19, 2018
by External Source

Music Canada has come out strongly endorsing reforms to the Copyright Board of Canada have been made official as the Government of Canada’s Budget

Miranda Mulholland with interviewee Cary Sherman. Pic: Music Canada
November 9, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Cary Sherman, the outgoing chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), sat down with artist, label owner and festival

November 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

EVP and Forum co-founder Amy Terrill presented a workshop and moderated a panel at the recent two-day event in Washington DC. An updated version of the groundbreaking Keys to a Music City report was released.

Music Canada President Graham Henderson presents Loreena McKennitt with her award. Photo courtesy Music Canada
October 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

At the recent Playback 2018, Music Canada recognised the artist and label head for her outstanding advocacy efforts to improve the livelihoods of music creators. Pictured: Music Canada's Graham Henderson and Loreena McKennitt.

(L-R) - Nam Kiwanuka, Loreena McKennitt, Dr. George Barker, Maia Davies, Ian MacKay (photo: Guntar Kravis)
October 19, 2018
by Nick Krewen

While Re:Sound president Ian MacKay says that eliminating Canadian Copyright Act exemptions would return $100M to creators and labels, songwriter Maia Davies says a friend of hers who wrote three Drake tracks can't afford to pay his rent because the songs weren't singles.