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April 9, 2018
by External Source

"Look, I know trade negotiators aren't in the business of ranking the intangibles of life. But wouldn't it be nice if we could consider the plight of our cultural ambassadors alongside our IT guys and hewers of softwood lumber?"

April 6, 2018
by Bill King

One of the most beloved films ever, An American In Paris featured Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and the magical music of Gershwin. A stage version is now running in Toronto, fuelling Bill King's nostalgic reflections.

March 30, 2018
by FYI Staff

The 3rd annual, presented by Michael Wekerle’s soon-to-be-relaunched El Mocambo nightclub, is to be held at the Sheraton Centre in May.

March 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada's competition watchdog is dogging Ticketmaster and Live Nation over alleged lack of transparency on what actual tickets cost, and the Blue Jays are allegedly enriching themselves by profiting from a questionable ticket sales practice.

Chris Taylor (centre) flanked l-r by Round Room's co-presidents, Stephen Shaw and Jonathan Linden. Pic - Heidi Gutman
March 28, 2018
by David Farrell

With at least one Toronto music festival planned, the global entertainment co. has plans to incorporate merchandise, VIP and ticketing solutions into the mix in year one.

kd on stage in Victoria, BC, late last year
March 9, 2018
by External Source

A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino
March 2, 2018
by External Source

"... Our business is highly sensitive to rapidly changing public tastes and is dependent on the availability of popular artists and events."

Barrie backstage VIP meet-and-greet
February 21, 2018
by David Farrell

The media is barking up the wrong tree as fans continue to stand by their band. The verdict is until proven guilty this is a tour that is on a roll and thrilling fans.

Brett with manager Louis O'Reilly at the Grand Ole Opry
February 2, 2018
by David Farrell

The kid who grew up on an Alberta beef ranch and cut his first album before he was out of his teen years is every manager’s dream: sharp, smart, sociable, charismatic, talented, and born with a work ethic that’s tough to match.

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January 24, 2018
by FYI Staff

While in Asia, Dion will perform in Japan, Macao, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in June, July and August.

January 24, 2018
by FYI Staff

She is named as the primary talent buyer for Burl's Creek Event Grounds and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, which hosts 40,000 festival-goers and campers annually at the 600-acre site located north of Toronto.

January 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

Two new studies plan to convince governments that the music scene produces a big economic benefit to the province, and the music org also has plans to create synergies with other Pacific coastline music hubs in the US.