FYI Music News

FYI Music News

The FYI email newsletter goes out once a week to over 5000 industry professionals across the globe and provides a timely and comprehensive take on what’s happening in and around the Canadian music scene. Thousands of articles are categorized and archived on the FYI website, which provides in-depth feature stories, airplay charts from Mediabase, a digest of top headlines from across the media business, a calendar of upcoming releases, a careers section, a “track of the day” feature, and a regular column by musician, journalist and jazz aficionado Bill King. The site is edited by veteran music journalist David Farrell, staffed by writers Kerry Doole and Nick Krewen, and supported by Slaight Music. Here are some highlights from recent editorial coverage:

Paul KayeRogers Sports & Media VP, Paul Kaye interviewed by Dave Charles, Juno Award Winning Radio journeyman who played a key role in the launch of Toronto's Q-107. Kaye was asked what advice he has for today's on-air personalities:

"The day of the jock is dead. There is no longevity for those who simply sound good, announce the songs, sell the station, and keep things moving. We need characters, not jocks.  We need believable, likeable characters that through their uniqueness leap through the speaker and compel us to listen. If you’re playing it safe, you’ll get left behind."

Read the full interview here.

Charlotte CardinThe rise of Charlotte Cardin to major stardom was reaffirmed on May 14 in Toronto when the Montreal artist accepted three trophies at the 2022 Juno Opening Night Awards. Cardin won the Junos for Artist, Single and Pop Album of the Year, while The Weeknd was the only other multiple winner, earning Contemporary R&B Recording and Songwriter of the Year trophies. He was not present. A full house at The Metro Convention Centre comprised 1400 artists and industry movers and shakers, with notable dignitaries present, including Governor-General Mary Simon, Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.

Read the full story here.