Slaight Music

Slaight Music

l-r: Lesley Barber, Ashley Jane, Timon Wientzek, Antonio Naranjo, Suad Bushnaq, Jason Couse, Steve Krecklo, Derrick Ross
June 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The six graduates of the 2018 program (pictured here with Lesley Barber and Derrick Ross)  at the Canadian Film Centre took centre stage in Toronto on Monday night.

2018 winners Moscow Apartment
May 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

Canada’s premiere songwriting and artist development competition returns, with submissions now being accepted. The grand prize, valued at $100K, was won last year by Moscow Apartment (pictured).

Grand Prize winner Kevan Funk at the podium last night. Photo: Alyson Hardwick
May 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The BC video and film director (pictured) took home the $15K Grand Prize in Toronto last night for his provocative clip for Belle Game's Low. Other winners were Johnny Jansen, Soleil Denault, Clairmont The Second, and Lacey Duke, while the evening showcased the serious creative talent working in Canadian music videos.

Left  to Right: Gary Slaight, Mike “Parkside” Renaud, Derrick Ross
May 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

A prime champion of the Canadian music industry is enhancing its partnership with the dynamic indie label and management company headed by Mike “Parkside” Renaud. Pictured: Gary Slaight, Mike Renaud, and Derrick Ross.

March 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

The fifth annual in Toronto on June 10 honours four stalwarts of Canada's independent music sector, while three nominees compete for the Marketing Award.

February 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

Nominees for the prestigious $15K prize range from such major stars as Drake, Arkells and Jessie Reyez to comparative unknowns Belle Game and So Loki. The award will be handed out in Toronto on May 13.

The Slaight Music Fall roster with "Parkside" Mike Renaud (2nd from L) Derrick Ross (centre), Ali Slaight and Jim Campbell front centre, and Gary Slaight on the far right.
October 5, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Slaight Music held its Fall Music Preview at the Phoenix Concert Hall Thursday night and it featured breakthrough work by Theo Tams and impressive sets by Kayla Diamond, Jillea, Ryan Langdon and Moscow Apartment. Pic: Barry Roden Photography

September 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

The prestigious Prize honours Canadian albums from four distinct eras prior to the advent of Polaris. You can have a say in the choice, as public voting is now open, so check out the nominees here.

Port Cities
September 21, 2018
by FYI Staff

Port Cities (pictured), Haviah Mighty, and smrtdeath are joined by Searchlight champ Aquakultre in this year's winners of Canada’s premier artist development program, now in its fourth year.

Lorraine Segato - pic: Barry Roden
September 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

35 years after Parachute Club's anthemic song became a major hit, it is being revived by an all-star cast of country artists. Singer and co-writer Lorraine Segato is using the new version to raise funds for and boost awareness of four socially-conscious grassroots groups.

Group pic - Front row - Marghie Evans Do Write Music, Bill McKetrick Songstudio Operations Director, Blair Packham Songstudio Program Director, Ron Sexsmith, Dayna Manning, Allister Bradley Songstudio Technical Director
August 2, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

Comparing SongStudio songwriting camp to a Tony Robbins or Oprah Winfrey workshop is of course, ridiculous, yet SongStudio participants call the experience “absolute bliss,” “life-changing," “the one week I look forward to all year.”

Golf players at the Toronto tournament, photo by Barry Roden
July 24, 2018
by External Source

Organized by Brian Huston, Golf Tournament General Manager, and the Golf4Good Committee, the three tournaments brought 350 players to the golf courses in support of Unison.