Eddie Schwartz
May 31, 2021
by FYI Staff

The 32nd edition of the annual event celebrating Canada's most successful songwriters, composers and music publishers was held online for the second year. Notable winners included one Abel Tesfaye and hit songwriter Eddie Schwartz (pictured).

Jodie Ferneyhough picture credit, David Leyes.
April 25, 2021
by Karen Bliss

Jodie Ferneyhough’s CCS Rights Management turns 10 at the end of the summer.

April 14, 2021
by FYI Staff

Music Publishers Canada (MPC) has promoted Margaret McGuffin to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Danny Michel, Facebook.
March 29, 2021
by FYI Staff

Canada’s Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada has expanded its online performance royalties’ program, effective March 25.

March 4, 2021
by External Source

The Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) is working with new global partners to provide music publishers and self-published songw

Image courtesy of CD Baby.
February 28, 2021
by David Farrell

 The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has increased its equity investment in Canadian-based rights company Anthem Entertainment “in order to fa

Photo courtesy of CBS/CSHF
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It's Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition and an induction to the CHSF. With video,

Michael McCarty
February 21, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The popular industry veteran teams up with Gavin Brown and Rodney Murphy for a new music rights management company. It will have a strong focus on the catalogues of established and emerging Canadian artists, songwriters, and producers. Learn more from our interview with the Hall of Famer.

Champagne Night co-writers Tina Parol, Patricia Conroy, Madeline Merlo, and Dave Thomson
January 17, 2021
by Nick Krewen

Canadians Madeline Merlo, Patricia Conroy and Dave Thomson talk about the success of their co-written No. 1 U.S. smash, Champagne Night, recorded by Lady A.

Photo credit: Steve Carty
November 11, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Michael McCarty is one of those much-needed forward-thinkers in the music industry, trying to anticipate what’s coming next or what’s next that needs to be done. Karen Bliss's interviewed him as he sets his sites beyond SOCAN where he has accomplished much in seven years.

SOCAN interim CEO Jennifer Brown. Pic supplied
November 4, 2020
by External Source

Canadian performing rights org SOCAN has announced final 2019 financial results, including record domestic and international collections for the company's member music creators, music publishers and visual artists. The company also announced significant financial losses due to past investments in the acquisition, creation, and financing of the new business venture Dataclef Inc. Pictured, interim CEO Jennifer Brown.

October 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports $12-million in its third-quarter distribution numbers.