Spotify

Spotify

April 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Grace Jones is the subject of a new documentary, Spotify threatens adult-oriented genres, and Toronto hip-hop producers need more support. Also in the headlines are Derek Smalls, Nile Rodgers, Jeremy Dutcher, The B-52s, Frigs, Justin Bieber, Washing Machine, Rod Stewart, a country music podcast, Derek Taylor, and LA rockabilly.

Born Ruffians
April 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

Born Ruffians have a big home stand, Nas discusses the state of hip-hop, and a critique of Spotify. Those also in the headlines include Live Nation, the Hammond B3, the Tragically Hip biography, Mac DeMarco, Suzie Vinnick, Spinal Tap, Darby Mills, Jully Black, Kim Wilde, and Los Lobos.

CBC's new boss, Catherine Tait. Pic - Sean Kilpatrick, Canadian Press.
April 4, 2018
by David Farrell

In today's column: Catherine Tait [pictured] named the head of our national pubcaster, Torstar punches back at Postmedia, Trudeau exhibits indifference to indie news media, Spotify's new market cap is scary, Irving is Sirius, and how Amazon is undermining Trump's fortune.

Gerry Forbes is signing off after 4 decades in broadcasting. Pic: Darren Makowichuk, Postmedia
March 26, 2018
by David Farrell
March 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Names in the news today include Spotify, Diana Panton, Charlie Watts, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez, the CMA, British jazz, Johnson Crook, Hedley, Kim Deal, Memphis music, Born Ruffians, and Lila Downs.

January 31, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Spotify is helping Germans pair up with dogs sharing their musical tastes, and stars were given a pre-Grammy security briefing. Also in the headlines, ticket reselling, Barbara Hannigan, Fifty Shades, Toronto rap, Bruce Cockburn, Lights, First Aid Kit, Kathleen Battle, and Neil Portnow.

Enjoying the fruits of success with a measure of Virginia Black whiskey
January 25, 2018
by David Farrell

Drizzy's surprise release has chalked up fantastic response around the globe, smashed records on Spotify and Apple Music and zoomed straight to 1st place on Nielsen's mid-week streaming chart.

January 5, 2018
by David Farrell

A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.

Bob McCown renews with Sportsnet
December 11, 2017
by David Farrell

One of Canada's top-rated talk show hosts, Bob McCown re-signs with Rogers' Sportsnet.

Photo via mtv.com
December 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.

Media Beat
September 6, 2017
by David Farrell

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

Now then, say 'hee-haw' for the camera
August 23, 2017
by David Farrell

Hat fans have been slow to embrace music streaming, but that is changing as some of the biggest brands in the business pull out their big guns to corral these folks.