News Story

News Story

Governor General David Johnston presents Michael Bublé with the National Arts Centre Award during the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
July 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

Governor General David Johnston has honoured three of the nation’s biggest celebrities with performing arts awards.

Order of Canada appointee Andre Perry with John Lennon at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal
July 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

Among the 99 appointees are Daniel Lanois, Alan Doyle and retired Montreal studio owner Andre Perry who famously produced John & Yoko's "Give Peace A Chance."

Ed Preston (r) with fellow Canadian Country Hall of Famer Johnny Burke in 2016
July 1, 2017
by External Source

A legend and a gentleman, Ed recalls an affinity with one particular composer who had many covers, including an instrumental adaptation recorded by Oscar Peterson.

Canada Day mooseback riding
June 30, 2017
by FYI Staff

Please note that because of the Canada Day long weekend the Monday newsletter is cancelled; however, we will be updating the website and resume our regular schedule on Wednesday.

June 30, 2017
by Karen Bliss

Today we bring our readers a spectacular hit list of Canadian songs, albums, and artists who have made chart history over the years.

Vinyl Avenue
June 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The popular Toronto music journalist has partnered with RadioMogul to launch a new radio interview program. It premiered yesterday, with first guest Burton Cummings.

NXNE curators The Dirty Nil
June 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

A jamboree of festivals in Toronto last week was clouded over by rain showers that may have dampened attendances.

L-R: Chris Reineck, Spencer Creaghan, Aimee Bessada, Gary Slaight, CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw, Rebecca Everett and Neil Haverty.
June 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The work of the five new graduates of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre program was showcased in fine style in Toronto on Monday night.

Slaight Music's Derrick Ross (l) with CEC Golf Classic winning team, Black Box Music. Photo: Barry Roden
June 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

The hacking, hooking and slicing of 240 entertainment industry professionals on the Lionhead golf course last week benefited a great cause, as the tourney raised a cool $100K for Unison.

The power trio. Photo: Global News
June 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

After a climactic re-capture following busting out of a Toronto zoo, capybaras Bonnie & Clyde became amorous and the result is a power trio of capybears.

Music publisher Brad Machry, Kevan Staples, Carole Pope and Geoff Kulawick
June 23, 2017
by David Farrell

Rough Trade made it because we loved them.

Acronym's Tony Tarleton. Photo: Emma-Lee
June 23, 2017
by External Source

The two formidable and successful music execs have paired for the relaunch of the Acronym imprint. Prairie singer-songwriter Megan Nash's  "Bad Poetry" is the first release.