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Lido Pimienta receiving her Polaris Music Prize
September 19, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Last night, the fiery artist was the surprise victor with her Spanish language album La Papessa.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The activist, singer-songwriter, author and documentarian hangs up his banjo and is leaving the spotlight after a half-century entertaining Canadians at festivals and intimate clubs.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

A large number of festivals attracting industry professionals are offering bands little more than exposure and a free ticket to the events, and this has the musicians union riled up.

The Georgia Straight's anniversary edition
September 19, 2017
by Tom Harrison

Rolling Stone magazine has been celebrating its 50th anniversary, but not to be overlooked is Vancouver's Georgia Straight that has weathered the years of a half-century from hippie rag to a lifestyle weekly with grace.

Multiple WCMA winner Andy Shauf  Photo: Colin Medley
September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

The 15th annual wrapped yesterday in Edmonton, with songsmith Andy Shauf taking home the most WCMA trophies. Kelowna was announced as the 2018 host city.

2016 Polaris Prize winner Kaytranada
September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

The winner of Canadian music's most prestigious prize will be decided tonight. To help get you primed, here's a video from each of the ten superb albums in contention this year.

September 18, 2017
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

Leonard doffs his hat.
September 18, 2017
by David Farrell

Tonight the winner will be announced at a gala event in Toronto. The grand prize is $50K and global notice—and, thanks to Slaight Music, second place prizes of $3K go to the nine other acts on the Short List.

Gord Downie: Pic: Adrian Wyld
September 15, 2017
by David Farrell

When The Tragically Hip chose its name, the band's members never could have guessed the tragic consequence that came with it.

Photo: Dan Lim
September 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

The ensemble trio returns with a seasonal stir-fry of chestnuts and marzipan sweets that gets the big producer treatment and a roll-out that includes North American tour dates.

Corey Lerue in studio with Neon Dreams singer Frank Kadillac
September 13, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Halifax trio Neon Dreams has partnered with Warner Music Canada for the release of an EP, but there is also a development deal for the band's own imprint.

Bruce Cockburn lookikng resigned in 2017
September 13, 2017
by David Farrell

His quest for redemption has often made him a solitary man in a world occupied by fabulists, crooks, conniving psychopaths and obdurate fools.