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December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

The veteran music industry decision-maker is named VP as well as Head of Nielsen Music Canada, and in his elevated position, will oversee all commercial operations for the data and measurement company in the market.

December 11, 2017
by David Farrell

Last week a collaborative step to create uniform reporting was announced between Bell Media’s 100-plus terrestrial radio stations, rights collective Re:Sound, and Music Canada. It's a big deal, and we explain why.

WMC president Ken Middleton, Gordon Lightfoot and his (then) manager, Alexander Mair, circa early 1970s
November 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

This isn’t just a puff piece about the company and a slick overview of the artists affiliated with the bunny label, but an exhaustive and erudite history of a company that has represented some of the greatest artists in Canadian music history.

"Parkside Mike" Renaud at the Hidden Pony offices. His acts have won Junos and Hamilton Music Awards. - Kaz Novak,The Hamilton Spectator
November 20, 2017
by External Source

Under terms of the new deal, “Parkside” Mike Renaud will act as a consultant for the entire Slaight Music roster as regards to artist management, artists development, A&R and joint venture music releases.   

Johnny Reid with Revival's co-producer, Bob Ezrin
November 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

Sam Smith has his first No. 1 album and Christmas titles festoon the chart, including seasonal collections from The Tenors, Michael Bublé, and Pentatonix.

Virginia To Vegas's Derik John Baker
November 12, 2017
by David Farrell

Shawn Hook & Serena Ryder's rhythmic-remake of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" is the most popular download radio track in the past week. Other big names to earn traction include Keith Urban, Virginia To Vegas, and a U2 track that features a spoken-word outro by Kendrick Lamar and is the latest song from the Dec. 1 album release, Songs of Experience.

Meghan with a hat rack of CMA awards
November 5, 2017
by FYI Staff

Dean Brody and Meghan Patrick are among this week's hot Canadian picks on the radio with two storybook songs that will greatly push their careers forward. Hey Ocean, Alert the Medic, and Shawn Hook are also receiving strong engagement from commercial broadcasters.

October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

With the comedy category back on the slate of Juno categories in 2018, the genre is spawning more new releases. The latest is Toronto-based comedians Tim Golden and Barry Taylor’s Comedy Records release of Sorry! (A Canadian Album) by K Trevor Wilson.

Kevin Banner gave 604 its first No. 1 comedy album
September 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

Jonathan Simkin and Chad Kroeger’s Vancouver-based record label, 604 Records, is prepping a clutch of four original albums from some of Canada’s most talented comics.

The image, the logo, the 50th anniversary!
August 18, 2017
by External Source

The celebration includes a grab bag of special editions and treats for fans of all ages.

Steve Kane (centre front) celebrating with the Warner crew and Billy Talent
August 18, 2017
by David Farrell

Music biz history is forever fascinating, chock full of oversized characters and extraordinary individuals. Here's our history of the Bunny company in Canada.

eOne Music power-player Chris Taylor
August 15, 2017
by Chris Taylor

In 18 months since becoming Global President of Music for Entertainment One, Taylor has transformed the mid-level Canadian indie distributor into a global content generator.