June 10, 2019
by Martin Melhuish

He built a music empire that generated wealth for investors and creators alike, and after taking an extended holiday, he is back to do it his way all over again with a new enterprise, a book, and even a music festival.

Dr. John with Mavis and Yolanda Staples, Toronto Jazz Festival, 2013. Photo: Bill King
June 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

In today's column we bid farewell to Dr. John, a true legend of New Orleans music and an inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

March 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

Toronto-based rights management firm ole has announced the appointment of Tye Worobess as Manager of Communications, responsible for both internal

Tim Hunze
February 20, 2019
by FYI Staff

The ever-expanding company has acquired another 6,500 songs, thanks to an exclusive worldwide deal with the Nashville-based publishng company. Parallel co-founder Tim Hunze now joins ole as Senior Director of Creative. 

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.

December 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Marie-Mai is honoured by SOCAN (pictured), Chris Blackwell attends ole's party, and Walk Off The Earth announced a world tour . Also in the news are Wacken fest, Music NL, TD Markham Jazz Festival, Garth Brooks, Music PEI, and farewell Nancy Wilson. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Beaches with fan Elton John in Toronto  Instagram photo
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Elton John is a fan of The Beaches (pictured), violence at a Toronto Pusha T concert, and Marianas Trench announces a major tour. Also making news are In The Dead of Winter, Jukebox Hero, hit musicals, Loud Luxury, Northern Haze, Megan Bonnell, MusicOntario, ole, Music PEI, Liona Boyd, Music NL, Eliza Pope, JD Era, and farewells to Roy Bailey and Devin Lima.

ole's new CEO, Helen Murphy.
November 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

Toronto-based global rights company ole Media Management has announced its co-founder Robert Ott is to be succeeded by entertainment industry veter

November 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Michael Buble is honoured by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rascalz (pictured) celebrate the anniversary of Northern Touch, and Ottawa's After The Storm benefit is a hit. Others in the news include Memorial University, Music PEI, Joe Perry, Shawn Mendes, Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation, Blonde Diamond, Rihanna, ole, SB21, WCMA, Women's Blues Revue, and a farewell to Francis Lai. Videos included for your enjoyment.

November 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Andy Kim's fun-filled Xmas fundraiser returns (pictured), and submissions are now open for Junofest. Also in the news are Schmoozefest, After The Storm, Music PEI, Triumph, indie101, This Ain't Hollywood, Liam Russell, Jim Cuddy Band,  France Joli, Folly and the Hunter, Audra Santa, ole, and Scott Stevens. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara. Pic: Pinterest
November 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Stompin' Tom
June 22, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Canada's Walk of Fame is giving Stompin’ Tom Connors a permanent star in PEI, the Indigenous Arts Festival comes to Toronto, and a big cheque goes to the family of Dolores O’Riordan. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Cafe, SXSW, ole, Phil Barton, Glass Tiger, Paul McCartney, Double Double Land, Toronto Jazz Festival, Andy Shauf, and Wood & Water. Videos added for your enjoyment.