Sunday April 18 2010 - 10:07PM
AFM Canada, the Canadian representatives of the American Federation of Musicians, and ACTRA are cheering Parliament’s approval of a motion calling for the extension of the private copying levy to digital music recorders. However, the Conservatives are standing firm in refusing to support artists as Liberal, Bloc and NDP MPs united behind Bloc MP Carole Lavallee’s motion.
Sunday April 18 2010 - 8:58PM
The 2010 Juno Awards in St. John’s was anything but predictable, even if super-crooner Michael Buble did take home the most trophies, winning in the Album, Pop Album,Single of the year categories, as well as the Fan Choice Award. Up-start Drake managed to win two Junos, including New Artist, despite his not yet having released an album. And K’Naan’s meteoric success with the undeniably beautiful anthem ‘Wavin’ Flag’ helped him secure two Junos, including Artist Of the Year. But who could have guessed Metric taking home the Group of the Year Award? That said, their worldwide success clearly made them the right choice to receive the high honour. And Billy Talent beating out major label heavyweights to win in the Best Rock Album category? Saturday and Sunday night on The Rock brewed up some special magic. According to one news report, the volcanic ash locking down airspace over Europe was within hours of reaching Newfoundland which could leave a major contingent of Canada’s music industry stranded if Transport Canada rules it is too dangerous for planes to fly out. A weekend not without its upsets. Below, the complete list of winners from the 2010 Juno Awards.
Sunday April 18 2010 - 5:06PM
he Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honoured Ross Reynolds with the 2010 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award on Saturday in St. John’s in the run-up to the Juno Awards TV show.
Reynolds has been a major player in the music industry, notably as a founding board member of CARAS and long-time Universal Music Canada President and Chairman.
Sunday April 18 2010 - 7:38AM
Due to overwhelming demand during peak viewing hours, FYIMusic. com has strained server capacity on numerous occasions over the past six months, leading us to increase bandwidth on several occasions. Disruptions earlier last week due to over-capacity again underlined the overwhelming readership usage of FYI – and led to a significant up-grade in bandwidth capacity that kicked-in on Thursday. The new, improved service is immediately evident as page loads take a fraction of the time before the up-grade. There is no fixed deadline set but a new design for the website is underway with a launch date expected sometime in May. With the re-design of FYI comes a new business model, so those promoting services or involved in marketing and promotional campaigns should expect to hear from us in the coming weeks. The journey so far from FYI’s launch at at the ‘08 Juno Awards in Calgary has been educational, and exhilarating and we hope to continue to grow in importance as the dominant portal for Canada’s music and related industries for a long time to come.
Sincerely: David Farrell
Sunday April 18 2010 - 4:42AM
Nickelback, Diana Krall Amongst Shoe less Shoe-ins
It was a night of high fashion, high notes, and high praises at the 2010 Juno Gala Dinner _ Awards in St. John’s, Nfld last night. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) honoured 32 new Award winners during its gala event held at the St. John’s Convention Centre where more than 1,000 music industry guests and Award nominees gathered to celebrate the best of Canadian music – and discuss local weather conditions that contributed to delays and cancellations by nominees and winners alike because of dense fog overlaying the island airport, and the lock-down of airspace over Europe and the UK.