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.

Neil Young's Omemee concert, one of many iHeart exclusives
December 6, 2017
by David Farrell

Bell Media has trounced its competition in just about every category you care to name with its iHeart Radio app. Its success is attributable to unique content, like Shakey's Sunday night concert, and a multi-platform marketing campaign.

October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

At its AGM in Toronto today, Music Canada released a report that boldly attempts to offer redress for creative communities in music that have seen incomes bludgeoned as a bandwidth of Internet delivery platforms transmitting their content has morphed into a trillion-dollar industry.


Cliff Hunt: The captain of his ship
September 5, 2017
by David Farrell

After 18 years, Cliff is stepping back from running the tech company but remains as a consultant with the firm he founded.

Landr image
August 28, 2017
by David Farrell

The company behind an automated online music mastering service is now wooing musicians with a competitively priced online distribution service that lets users deliver tracks to iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other major stores.

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.

Stingray app expands mobile usage
July 30, 2017
by FYI Staff

Stingray Music’s mobile app has reached 2 million downloads worldwide, doubling its user base, according to a news release from the Montreal firm.

 Jack Sharpe at the CFRB control board, Nov 17, 1930. Pic: @Torontoarchinves
July 20, 2017
by Doug Thompson

When the Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation was formed in 2001, its mandate was and is to collect and conserve Canada's broadcast history.

Outgoing CRTC Chair, JP Blais
June 16, 2017
by External Source

True revolutions are imperceptible at first" — JP Blais' departing words

IP lawyer Nathalie Dreyfus
May 30, 2017
by External Source

When international brands are planning to register a trademark in Iran, it is important for them to understand local nuances in order to make a suc

Nielsen Music Canada reports on music streaming
May 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

Music streaming facts and figures are included in this second part of an exclusive deep dive into Nielsen's Canada 360 music report.

Spotify's Troy Carter
May 18, 2017
by External Source

Hypebot — Speaking at the Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville on earlier this week, Spotify's director of artists relations and former Lady Gaga