FYIMusic is a Canada’s Music Industry News Source designed to communicate news and views about Canada’s music industry: The musicians, and the businesses that are involved in the complex chain of marketing and promoting Canadian music at home and abroad.
FYIMusic is powered by technology partner Yangaroo/DMDS, with assistance from Slaight Communications, and helmed by long-standing music business journalist David Farrell.
David Farrell has been writing about Canada’s music scene and the industry for over 30 years. His articles have been syndicated across Canada; he was also Canadian editor for Billboard for several years and co-publisher and managing editor of The Record, Canada’s music industry news source for 20 years.
Joining Farrell in the weekly editorial contributions is longtime music journalist and raconteur Richard Flohil whose passion for music is hard to rival. Born in the UK, Flohil used his first pay-cheque in Canada to travel to Chicago to see Muddy Waters perform. Since then he has promoted a vast array of Roots, Rhythm _ Blues, Blues and Jazz performers in a variety of venues in and around Toronto, and on occasion is an act himself at various folk festivals across the country. Check Richard Flohil on his website to read his muses and projects on the go.
Don’t Believe A Word He Say’s – Bob “The IceMan” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now provides content for radiothatdoesntsuck with RadioZombie, The Iceage, and PsychShack.
As well, a movable brigade of broadcasters, musicians and industry veterans contribute opinion pieces, reminisces and sometimes even reportage from various centres across the country.
FYI has evolved from being a one-dimensional mouthpiece for the music industry to a wide-screen news aggregator that reports on music, marketing and media, both inside Canada and beyond. The mandate is to provide accurate, timely and concise information that we think is of interest to a network of industries that embrace and populate the classification of social entertainment.
The old ways of doing things have been pulverized and we are now engaged in a brave new world that has yet to clearly define itself. The internet has changed the rules of engagement and somehow, somewhere new definitions will define what we use and what we must pay for, and how we access information and content.
FYI casts a vigilant eye over the shifting terrain for its readers, sifting and sorting and up-dating developments as they arise.
In the true spirit of the new era, access to information is available on a number of platforms: through a daily RSS feed, through tweets on Twitter, a weekly email news Bulletin, and through on-going up-dates on the daily blog.