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March 14, 2016
by FYI Staff

Major acts are missing out on billions of dollars by under pricing tickets that end up in the hands of re-sellers.

February 26, 2016
by David Farrell

The world's largest concert firm reports revenues exceeding US$7B last year, and expands its footprint in Western Canada.

February 17, 2016
by David Farrell

Western Canada’s major festival and concert promoter Union Events has been acquired by Live Nation Canada. The Alberta-based firm’s managing partners, Harvey Cohen and Nhaelean McMillan, and other key members are set to join the global concert firm's home team.
 

February 2, 2016
by Kerry Doole

Founded by punk-folk troubadour Eamon McGrath, the new Flix Canada booking agency focuses on getting Canadian bands tour dates in Europe.

December 7, 2015
by FYI Staff

The Irish rockers returned to the French capital last night for a moving tribute to the city's occupants and those murdered there last month – with video.

October 19, 2015
by Bill King

Not all B-sides were created equal. Bill King asked a few of our readers to name some of their favourite B-sides. Remember them? Those songs that sat on the flipside of 45rpm discs. Judging from the feedback, more than a few remember and quite a few have voiced their favourites.

October 5, 2015
by Bill King

Radio and music in the car is a potent mix; the car being a natural amphitheatre. Bill King asked a wide range of artists about their thoughts on first hearing themselves on radio for the very first time.  Here’s what they had to say...

Cliff Hunt, Yangaroo
September 8, 2015
by Bill King

Cliff Hunt co-founded Canadian tech firm Yangaroo back in 1999. It has been a hard road but today the secure distribution platform for audio and video media has market dominance on the global stage. In the following interview, Cliff talks about the company's growth and shares a few amusing stories from his time as Associate Producer of the CNE Grandstand.

Joe Carter, Bill King, baseball, Blue Jays
September 4, 2015
by Bill King

I asked music industry friends to pen their favourite baseball moment and posted below. I thought about this and seriously, for me, there are too many and most forgotten in a collision of seasons dating back to 1954 when I started paying attention. So I decided to run with the Joe Carter episode.

August 21, 2015
by David Farrell

US-based United Talent Agency (UTA) has closed a deal to acquire The Agency Group (TAG), the world’s largest independent music agency. Neil Warnock, the Agency Group’s president, will now lead United Talent’s music group.

August 12, 2015
by David Farrell

“After growing the business in the first half of the year, we expect 2015 to be another year of growth and record results for the company...”

Amy Winehouse
July 16, 2015
by Bill King

Listening to Winehouse is pure pleasure. She pumps Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan through her veins.