IFPI Global Music Report shows growth in revenues and streaming
April 25, 2017
by Nick Krewen

For the second consecutive year, the Global Music Market posted a revenue increase, driven by streaming and paid subscription.

April 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

Spotify has signed a multi-year licensing deal with UMG, but respected industry analyst Mark Mulligan sees the agreement as the tip of a much larger iceberg that puts the music streaming leader in the fast-lane in its platform genre.

Image of Chris Taylor from eOne
December 11, 2016
by David Farrell

Fresh off the heels of receiving nine Grammy nominations last week and being named the #2 Independent Record Label in the US overall by Billboard, Entertainment One Music, under the new leadership of attorney-to-the-stars Chris Taylor, is bullish about the music business heading into 2017.

November 24, 2016
by David Farrell

Canada's largest entertainment content and distribution firm is on a roll, expanding on all fronts--and its revenues are popping as well.

October 19, 2016
by External Source

Big changes at Sony. The world's second largest record company has announced that Rob Stringer is to be the company's next CEO, with Doug Morris vacating the seat he has held since 2011.

October 14, 2016
by David Farrell

Entertainment One is shutting down its physical distribution operation to use Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) to handle CDs and DVDs for its owned labels in North America.

September 19, 2016
by FYI Staff

Considered to be a quintessential Quebec pop album, a new XL edition reunites lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Serge Fiori back with band bassist Louis Valois to add sparkle to the original master tapes that were damaged and then lost...

September 16, 2016
by David Farrell

Canadian-based music publishing and rights management company ole has announced that it  has secured a US$500-million-dollar credit facility from a consortium of banks that it will use to fund future acquisitions. Photo (l-r): ole CEO Robert Ott, Kelsea Ballleri, John Ozier and Gilles Godard.

May 27, 2016
by External Source

Recorded music leader UMG lost market share in 2015, but WMG, the smallest of the three majors, made the biggest gains, and Sony/ATV remained the leader in terms of corporate publishing control.

March 30, 2016
by Kerry Doole

Leading Vancouver-based indie labels 604 Records and Light Organ Records move over to Sony for distribution.

January 26, 2016
by David Farrell

The CMRRA has commenced legal proceedings against eOne to resolve a dispute tied to a mechanical licensing agreement...

January 13, 2016
by FYI Staff

Marty Bandier, the king of music publishing, has inked a new deal with Sony/ATV that could pay him as much as US$7M a year...