June 22, 2022
by External Source

Erin Benjamin, President & CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association, replaces Bernie Breen as Chair of the

March 14, 2021
by Karen Bliss

The Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) and Canadian music industry charity Unison Fund just got a significant boost to their respective coffers

Geddy Lee  Facebook photo
January 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Geddy Lee (pictured) is part of a star-studded VSO benefit event, registration for ShiftChange 2021 is open, and Music Canada is surveying artists. Also in the news are the Raise Your Voice Concert Series, The Tragically Hip, Unison, SOCAN, Silverstein, Creative Manitoba, CIMA, MusicOntario, Small Sins, Tokyo Police Club, k-os, and farewell Shingoose, Tim Bogert, and Howard Johnson.

Gord Bamford Facebook photo
December 17, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Gord Bamford (pictured) hosts a star-studded holiday special, Unison’s fundraising live-stream is on Friday, and Justin Bieber partners with a choir of London medical staff for a charity single. Also in the news are the 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards, Mariposa, John Prine, Barenaked Ladies, Andrea Ramolo, Matt Mays, RSDC Unsigned, BIPOC Fest, ArtsCan Circle, David Bowie, and farewell Don Zimmermann.

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

Bernie Breen. Pic supplied
October 5, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Taking over from Derrick Ross, the empathetic manager knows he has big shoes to fill, and fully understands the need the pandemic has created for the entire chain in the artistic community. Karen Bliss is the interviewer and Bernie rises to the challenge as he does daily as a talent manager who has been through crises and became a better person for it.

June 11, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Much like her full-on approach to music, Toronto blues-rocker Melanie?

Facebook pic from last night's virtual concert
April 6, 2020
by FYI Staff

Last night (April 5), Tom Jackson launched Almighty Voices, a new artist-led series in aid of a music community affected by COVID-19.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
March 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.

David Clayton-Thomas
March 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

David Clayton Thomas (pictured) heads up the Caravan of Music fundraiser, Steve Jordan farewelled by Polaris, and coronavirus fears impact SXSW. Also in the news are the CBC Music Festival, Ultra, The Lumineers, Lady Gaga, Jane Siberry, Mini Pop Kids, Hugh's Room Live, Jully Black, Alissa Faratro, TBS, Jean-Paul De Roover, and The Pairs.

Unison Board of Directors and Staff, from left: Bernie Breen, Andy Maize, Derrick Ross, Jodie Ferneyhough, Amanda Power, Jesse Kumagai, Erin Benjamin, Ralph James, Jennifer Hardy, Catharine Saxberg, and Sheila Hamilton.  Photo by Barry Roden.
December 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

They came, they schmoozed, and they raised a lot of money for a great cause. On Monday night, hundreds of music biz types assembled in Toronto to party in support of the fund that assists their colleagues.

The Re:Sound Band in action at Re:Wind
October 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.