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Jan V. Matejcek Photo courtesy SOCAN
September 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The tireless champion of the rights of composers, authors and publishers, he passed away on the weekend.

September 29, 2017
by David Farrell

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly has employed quiet diplomacy to welcome the expansion of global Internet platforms into Canada with certain provisos.

RSD Canada's Ryan Kerr, CIMA's Stuart Johnston and Nielsen Music Canada's Paul Shaver
September 29, 2017
by Nick Krewen

At the trade org's AGM in Toronto, president Stuart Johnston expressed optimism about the government's support of the independent music sector.

The Heritage Minister telling us just how it's going down
September 28, 2017
by External Source

The Heritage minister unveiled her government's plan to sling-shot Canada's cultural policy into the digital arena at a high-powered lunch in Ottawa today. We have the transcript, so read on...

September 28, 2017
by David Farrell

With the blessing of the CRTC, Bell Media has unplugged grant-based funding of music videos and EPKs long after its primary channels aired either. From Bell's perspective, it was time to stop underwriting content destined for YouTube.

Hedley and Queen Alexandra Middle School students celebrate their Band Aid grant
September 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

Toronto's Queen Alexandra Middle School received $10K worth of new instruments for its music program plus a visit from the popular rockers on Wednesday morning.

September 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

Montreal's Caveboy, London ON's Ivory Hours, and Halifax's Quake Matthews have been selected as the 2018 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class winners, a distinction that comes with a kit of career enhancements.

CFM ED and VP Canada of the AFM, Alan Willaert
September 27, 2017
by David Farrell

Alan Willaert and the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) are on the warpath to change how music showcases have operated for aeons in Canada and abroad.

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.

September 26, 2017
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

The Cardinals raised $37K as part of Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. Named in memory of the late Pat Cardinal, the overall fund-raising event brought in $2.6M for cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
September 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

The music biz road hockey warriors were part of a world record-breaking fundraiser in Toronto on Saturday that amassed $2.6M for the fight against cancer.

September 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

The French Canadian author, composer, musician, performer and actor has been famous forever it would seem and is perhaps best known for the songs "Lindberg" and "Je reviendrai à Montréal."