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.

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.