Author: Tim Fray


CMRRA Reports $12M Q3 Payout To Members

October 17, 2020

PUBLISHING Oct 15, 2020 by FYI Staff 0 The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports $12-million in its third-quarter distribution numbers. The payout to member music publishers and affiliated songwriters comes from the issuance of licenses to broadcasters and other media for the reproduction of their songs. CMRRA President Paul Shaver, who is celebrating his first year […]

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Gary Beals

Five Questions With… Gary Beals

October 12, 2020

Oct 08, 2020 by Jason Schneider 0 Some artists find it difficult stepping back into the spotlight after a long hiatus, but not R&B recording artist Gary Beals. The former Canadian Idol runner up and Juno nominee is returning Oct. 23 with his third album called Bleed My Truth, which, as the title suggests, documents the changes Beals has gone through […]

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A Conversation With ..Honey Jam’s Ebonnie Rowe

October 1, 2020

TALENT Sep 30, 2020 by Bill King 0 The past few weeks I’ve spoken to numerous artists and those from the business side of the arts who’ve found a unique way to avoid falling through the cracks or tumbling into despair. Festivals and long-running events have been the lifeblood of the music industry and day to day operations […]

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Grant and Funding Deadlines

September 1, 2020

FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 24, 2020 Festivals and Conference Submission Deadlines Now Open CIMA Road Gold certification. Awarded to artists selling at least 25K tickets during their Canadian tour(s) over a 12-month periodFULL INFO HERE Grants and Funding Deadlines Now open Canada Council GrantsFULL INFO HERE Now open FACTOR Songwriting Development […]

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Actra RACS

August 24, 2020

As the summer of 2020 begins to wind down, we hope you have found time to enjoy the sunshine and keep healthy. The year has affected us all in so many ways, but recorded performers are among those who have been hardest hit by the economic impact of the pandemic. ACTRA RACS will continue to advocate, to ensure performers are compensated for the use of […]

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Threat to live music extended

August 18, 2020

Posted August 10, 2020 by Quentin Burgess August 10, 2020, Toronto: Music Canada commissioned Abacus Data to conduct public opinion research to determine how the music industry is being impacted by Canadians’ changing feelings around music, during the pandemic. The second round of the national public opinion survey found that an increasing number of Canadians are concerned about COVID-19, and […]

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