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News Story

L-R: Geddy, Neil and Alex, circa 1977
July 16, 2017
by David Farrell

A Farewell to Kings, the 1977 album arranged and produced by Rush and Terry Brown, has been remixed and remastered by Brown in anticipation of a deluxe re-release on Sept 1.

Justin Trudeau. Pic via Indie88
July 16, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Trudeau shouts out Canadian artists and all those that support them.

Sawdust City fest founder Miranda Mulholland Photo: Ivan Otis
July 14, 2017
by Kerry Doole

They won't exactly pose a threat to WayHome or Osheaga, but the arrival of two new artist-produced music festivals in Ontario next month is a welcome development.

Polaris Music Prize
July 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

The list includes an intriguing mix of beloved veterans, former winners, and relatively unknown emerging artists. The 2017 winner will be unveiled on Sept. 18. 

Flavia Nascimento with Stingray's Ariane Charbonneau at Mundial 2016
July 13, 2017
by Nick Krewen

The program aids in raising the profiles of musicians from multiple genres by underwriting a portion of costs incurred during festival appearances.

July 12, 2017
by External Source

It is expected that a review of Canada's Copyright Act will be announced in the coming eight weeks and it is likely to generate strong debate.

PUP Photo: Vanessa Heins
July 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Toronto punk band wins the lucrative and prestigious Prize for their song "DVP." The French version was won by  Klô Pelgag's "Les ferrofluides-fleurs." 

James Barker Band with their Lawn Chair Lazy album
July 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

It's gonna be a tight race to see who wins the most trophies at this year's event, but upstart indie outfit the James Barker Band is surely a top contender.

July 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

Who could have believed the lowly cassette tape would become a 'hip' item again? It has, and it's driving up the price of used tape decks.

July 11, 2017
by Nick Krewen

Montreal's Stingray, founded by Eric Boyko, has enjoyed a record year and shows no signs of slowing down on the world domination front.

July 11, 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. This chart is published every Tuesday.

Number one hits
July 10, 2017
by External Source

Variety takes a look behind the scenes of how music charts are compiled and published.