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03.23.17

Forecast 2017 with Re:Sound President Ian MacKay

FYI Music News recently asked Re:Sound President Ian MacKay to discuss the organisation’s accomplishments and forward-looking goals for the year ahead. Here is his contribution to their series of forecasts and reflections about the music business in Canada: At Re:Sound, our core values of Fair, Artist and Record Company Centred, Transparent, Efficient and Dynamic informed […]

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03.08.17

Best of the Web: March 8, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Best of the Web: a brand new feature in which we share the most interesting music news and other links we’ve found online in recent weeks. To kick things off, we preview the Canadian music award season, explore fascinating new research into music and the brain, say goodbye to […]

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03.01.17

Meet A Music User: Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride

Sir Sam’s Ski/Ride has been welcoming skiers onto its slopes for more than 50 years. The family owned and operated ski, snowboard, and mountain biking facility overlooks gorgeous Eagle Lake in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. Recorded music has played an important role in the success of the business, creating an entertaining atmosphere for […]

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02.22.17

Five Ways Musicians Help Coffee Shops Make Money

Music has value. The work of musicians and other music creators benefits countless businesses across Canada and the rest of the world — including coffee shops. Many cafés select the music they play in their establishments, helping to draw customers inside. But the value musicians provide doesn’t end there. Here are five other ways that […]

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02.17.17

Meet A Music Creator: Murray Foster

Murray Foster has spent the last 30 years playing in some of Canada’s most popular bands, including Great Big Sea and Moxy Früvous. He’s toured the world, seen more than one of his albums go platinum, and is still heavily involved in the music scene today as a musician in several bands. When he’s not […]

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