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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.

Pic courtesy of Brookly School Outreach
September 14, 2018
by External Source

Polaris Music Prize and Music Canada have partnered on a new initiative called the Polaris Community Development Program that will aid 10 Canadian

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez as pictured on his Twitter account
July 20, 2018
by External Source

Music Canada has welcomed the newly named Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez (pictured), and recommends four steps that can be quickly implemented that would help creators and harmonize Canadian policy with international standards.

The Grapes Of Wrath
June 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

BreakOut West's festival line-up includes Hall of Famers' The Grapes Of Wrath (pictured), Drake adds dates and returns to No. 1 in the US, and a Michael Jackson-themed musical is in the works. Also in the news: Ontario Music Fund, Indigenous Peoples Day, Pearl Jam, Calgary Stampede, Bernice, Festival of Beer, Smithers BC, Rufus John, Notes In The Night, and farewells to XXXTentacion and Jon Hiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.

June 13, 2018
by David Farrell

Canada’s music industry can proudly thump its chest with an ever-growing number of artists succeeding on the world stage, but the economy backing its infrastructure that provides equitable remuneration to its rank-and-file and developmental artists is in need of fresh grease.

John Coltrane
June 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

An unreleased album by John Coltrane has been discovered, Spotify comes under fire, and Music Canada calls for a new fund. Also in the headlines are Peter Oundjian, RBC Emerging Musician Program , Coeur de Pirate, Playboy Jazz Festival, John Perry Barlow, Jack White, Solveig Deason, Telephone Explosion, Ginger Baker, Janelle Monáe, Vicky Beeching, and Surf Dads.

Terri Clark
June 8, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Terri Clark to enter the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Koerner Hall announces its 10th anniversary season, and John Mann inspires a new beer. Others in the news include Steven Himmelfarb, TMC, Music Canada certifications, Roncy Rocks, Aurora Illumination, Jeremy Ledbetter, Obia Le Chef, The Andrew Collins Trio, and farewells to Brian Browne and Clarence Fountain. Videos added for your enjoyment.

May 14, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Music Canada has followed up its milestone The Mastering of a Music City report with Keys to a Music City: Examining the Merits of Music Offices, Boards and Night Mayors, just in time for the third annual Music Cities Summit.

May 3, 2018
by External Source

A new $3M three-year program announced Wednesday partners Music Canada with the Government of Ontario to help increase the inventory of musical instruments in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.