The 1966 summit. L-R Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, James Madison, Mabel Hillary, James Cotton.
April 17, 2018
by Martin Melhuish

One of the projects resulting from the deal is a three CD/DV disc-set capturing a CBC special that  featured performances by some of the blues greatest names.

An earlier day view of a CBC transcription library room.
April 5, 2018
by David Farrell

The agreement calls for the release of long-unheard transcription recordings done live on stages and in CBC studios, and gallery showings of some of the pubcaster's archive of photographic images capturing pioneers in jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll.

Pic: CBC
March 23, 2018
by FYI Staff

Sunday's live TV show will be streamed online if you choose not to watch the broadcast on CBC TV and, for the first time, the Saturday night Juno Gala is to be streamed live on several digital platforms.

A capture of the band performing 'Twilight' in the film
March 19, 2018
by David Farrell

Metric's live concert film screens in major Canadian cities this month, starting Thursday in Toronto and Vancouver. The marketing campaign complements a 3LP vinyl set, and a BluRay/DVD package that eOne releases month's end.

Minister of Culture. Crédit photo: Benjamin Vachet
March 16, 2018
by External Source

The Heritage Minister is warning American internet giants to brace for new legislation that will crack down on threats to Canadian culture.

January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

With their catalogue now available digitally, and on streaming services, Def Leppard has three albums appearing in the top 200, but it's "God's Plan" that places Drake at the top.

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 22, 2018
by External Source

The international movement to push back against the Google/Facebook duopoly stems from a belated realization that, in the border-blurring digital era, old culture laws too often inadvertently imperil domestic media and the stories they tell. The playing field is perversely tilted.

Alberta indie band Cowpuncher
January 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Indie artist or self-published songwriter?  Here’s how to get paid for your songs on Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus.

Simon Wheeler, Director of Digital for Beggars Group UK
January 5, 2018
by External Source

Before digital platforms, it was pretty clear what constituted free promotion that contributed to record sales and concert attendances, but the economies of scale have shifted and what once worked may now be working against an artist's best interest and income.

December 17, 2017
by External Source

Remember the days when all kinds of Canadian acts, unknown outside the country, populated the domestic charts? Well, those days may be over.

December 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

The new system will help to ensure better data is relayed to Re:Sound, resulting in better royalty accounting available to recording artists, background performers, session musicians and record labels for airplay on Bell Media’s 100+ radio stations in 54 markets across Canada.