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Sirius XM

Wayne at home in his backyard. Pic: Cameron Carpenter
November 15, 2020
by Cam Carpenter

With a taste for radio first nurtured at Humber College, Webster was there for the launch of Q-107, Mix 99, Virgin, Sirius and Boom 97.3 where he currently resides as the Music Director. 

Drake and DJ Khaled  Facebook photo
July 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Drake and DJ Khaled (pictured) collaborate on two new singles, Serena Ryder has a new record label and single, and the Orbit Room announces its closure. Also in the news are IF 2020, Hamilton venues, Music Canada certifications, SiriusXM’s Top of the Country, J.P. Cormier, Canal Bank Shuffle, Morning Music, The Great Canadian Concert Series, Red Bull, Tim & The Glory Boys, and farewell Chi Pig, Emmitt Rhodes, Jamie Oldaker, and Marguerite Knowles Doritty.

Steve Strongman wins in Memphis
January 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Bluesman Steve Strongman (pictured) wins in Memphis, Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards nominations open, and a coup for Citadel Theatre. Also in the news are Stompin’ Tom Connors, CMW, Devin Townsend, Pandora, Sirius XM, and farewells to Ray Walsh and James Ingram.

January 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

Presented by SiriusXM Canada and the CCMA, this nationwide talent search provides a $25K cash prize, plus invaluable performance and songwriting opportunities, and industry mentorship. Andrew Hyatt won last year's inaugural contest.

Elton John  Photo:
September 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Elton John (pictured) is loyal to his label, Paul Simon's swansong tour ends, and SiriusXM acquires Pandora. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Spotify, Brodie West, MMA, 6lack, Kitty & The Rooster,  “Joe Joe” Hoo Kim, Dr. Dre, Fred Eaglesmith, Grossman's Tavern, and Mandy Morris.

Andrew Hyatt (centre) receives his big cheque in Hamilton
September 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Sudbury ironworker turned country singer took $25K home from Hamilton on the weekend, thanks to his victory in the hotly-contested Top of the Country competition.

Shawn Mendes
June 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.

Shania and Keith Urban headline this year's Canadian Country Music Awards.
May 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.

February 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

The new national music competition nets the winner $25K and offers major showcasing and mentoring opportunities to the top three finalists.

August 2, 2017
by FYI Staff

The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...

Media Beat
April 28, 2017
by David Farrell

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