Features

Jillea's Miss America is off to a strong start on radio
May 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Fun needs sensitivity in modern times
May 22, 2017
by Bill King

Times, they are sensitive!

Jeff Squires
May 18, 2017
by Bill King

It was the fall of 1989 and “Music Box Dancer” Frank Mills was jetting around the east coast of Canada riding shotgun in a van with a few side musi

The Dears. Pic credit: Richmond Lam
May 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

It’s one thing to be partners in music, but to be partners in life on top of that displays the kind of connection few of us will ever have with ano

Walrus, on the bus between gigs.
May 17, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax band has a trippy psychedelic sound, but, as their frontman explains, they’re keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

Japandroids are blisteringly hot on radio right now!
May 14, 2017
by External Source

A rundown of the hottest new tracks at radio in the past week. Green Day leads the pack but Japandroids, Neon Dreams and, of course, Chris Stapleton are giving legends like The Weeknd the squeeze.

Pat Silver, cappella, SING Festival
May 14, 2017
by Bill King

Sing Festival's Pat Silver on the joy of singing and the joy of bringing a festival to fruition that celebrates the human voice.

Catherine O'Grady
May 12, 2017
by Bill King

The popular fest’s executive director faces many challenges with flair, while retaining a real passion for the genre.

Kayla Howran
May 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

A return to her Peterborough roots fuelled the muse of the eloquent country-folk songstress. The result is new album Spare Parts, produced by Colin Cripps.

Lesley Soldat at home
May 11, 2017
by Kim Hughes

A dynamo in business, Lesley Soldat is poised to be a dynamo in retirement as well.

T Thomason Photo: Sam Blake
May 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The East Coast singer/songwriter displays lyrical incisiveness and sonic experimentation on an imminent new EP, sweet baby. Learn more about this adventurous artist here.

Ryan Howes
May 8, 2017
by Bill King

The man behind major summer festivals WayHome and Boots & Hearts reflects upon his career in the live music business and the issues involved in producing a successful event.