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Danny Michel aboard the Russian icebreaker
November 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

Michel’s icebreaker-inspired album, Khlebnikov, written and recorded during an Arctic expedition aboard a Russian icebreaker, at the invitation of astronaut Chris Hadfield, was honoured with two prizes.

November 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Canadian independent music sector needs to be aware that the gravy-train days of funding from Canada's commercial radio sector are over and this fact will impact FACTOR and many local initiatives.

November 17, 2017
by External Source

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors (CISAC) has announced that creators’ royalties have hit a new record high of C$12.9B worldwide. In Canada, television and radio account for the greater majority of all royalty income, with digital contributing 18 percent.

November 17, 2017
by External Source

The Canadian Music Publishers Association is actively pumping Canadian songwriter profiles abroad and the upshot is foreign revenue for domestic writers is ballooning.

November 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

The March tour includes a tie-in with War Child Canada and stands to become a multi-million-dollar adventure for two homegrown acts with deep roots and loyal audiences nationwide.

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with his son Ben. Photo: George Pimentel
November 16, 2017
by FYI Staff

Former PM Brian Mulroney paid tribute to the late Ted Rogers, one of three posthumously inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame at a gala in Toronto earlier this week. With him were son Ben, and wife Mila who somehow missed having her pic snapped by our roving eye, George Pimentel.

November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.

Big Tobacco and The Pickers
November 15, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The well-attended event hosted by TMAC looked into the challenges facing music venues attempting to survive in Toronto. Some specific ideas emerged from an ongoing series of meetings that have been steeped in rhetoric.

November 15, 2017
by External Source

Ian Scott, the chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission, delivered his first public address yesterday at Shaw Centre in Ottawa yesterday, at the International Institute of Communications’ annual Law and Policy Conference. What follows is a transcript of that speech.

Oh my god, I'm #1 again!
November 14, 2017
by David Farrell

The album will land at #1 this week in North America. In Canada, based on initial sales reports, Reputation has a four-day sales total of 65,000 units, which will put it in contention to have the biggest one-week album sales total this year.

The Jim Cuddy Band
November 14, 2017
by David Farrell

Joining him on the road to promote his Constellation album are Barney Bentall and Cuddy's sons–Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley.

November 13, 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.