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August 19, 2021
by Bill King

This winner of Slaight Music's prestigious annual It's Your Shot contest is about to launch a new single Dream About a Girl. Learn more in this FYI podcast.

June 20, 2021
by Nick Krewen

As 2018 It's Your Shot winners Moscow Apartment lands its first U.S. recording deal, Slaight Music is prepping the contest for a new winner to be announced in October.

May 2, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Top 20 contenders for the premier award for Canadian music videos have been named. The $20K Grand Prize will be presented during a live-streamed virtual presentation on July 26.

SxS speaker list poster
February 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

Presented by Slaight Music and launching next week, the virtual SxS Conference focuses on the digital market for music. It is the creation of the folks behind Indie Week, and its founder discusses both events and his gig at CD Baby here.

Rum Ragged   Facebook photo
February 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Rum Ragged (pictured) win big at the MusicNL Awards, Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music goes virtual this year, and Nagamo Publishing will boost Indigenous music creators. Also in the news are Kevin Breit, FACTOR, SING!, Barrymore’s, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Nickelback, Indie Week, Stay At Home Festival, and farewell Stefan Cush and Jim Weatherly.

album cover Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s Keyboard Fantasies
November 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

Groundbreaking Canadian albums by Beverly Glenn-Copeland (pictured), Main Source, and Buffy Sainte-Marie have been named as this year’s recipients of a Prize that can be viewed as a Hall of Fame equivalent for releases in the pre-Polaris era.

November 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

At a strapping and athletic 6’3”, 240 lbs., Ryan Langdon is kind of hard to miss.

October 29, 2020
by External Source

Canadian musicians facing the loss of income, job security and anxiety over their industry's future amid the global coronavirus pandemic has led th

Meghan Patrick. Instagram shot.
October 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

Last night, Canada’s first-ever, live drive-in country awards show honoured the female star (pictured) with three trophies, followed by Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, and The Reklaws, with two wins each. The event was presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

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September 3, 2020
by Bill King

The biggest passion of the Manager of Artists Development & Music Repertoire at Slaight Music is helping artists fully realize their vision. In this far-reaching interview, Ali discusses that role, her early experience as a recording artist, a life-changing education at Berklee College of Music, and growing up in a famed music business family.

Jason McCoy, Instagram
August 30, 2020
by FYI Staff

A star-studded cast of Ontario's top country artists will perform at a new looking live-version of the Awards in London on Oct. 4 with (picture) Jason McCoy hosting. The event is presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

Photo: Bill King
August 27, 2020
by Bill King

After fronting Toronto rock bands, this popular Canadian music veteran switched to the business side, first in A&R, then marketing and promotion. Through stints at WEA and BMG, in both Toronto and NYC, he boosted the careers of dozens of acts, and he now continues that role at Slaight Music. Read more in Bill King’s profile.