Features

Evan Newman, Outside Music
April 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This independent music scene stalwart and longtime Managing Director of the Outside Music label has just become a full partner in the company. He reflects upon lessons learned during this journey and cites new projects he's excited about.

April 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

No surprises this week as Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes and Royal Blood steal the spotlight and Vancouver's popular Chris Buck Band wins the Most Active Indie sweepstake.

April 19, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Time spent living in LA influenced the material on California 1970, the new EP from the alt-folk artist and filmmaker.

Serena Ryder
April 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

"Electric Love," Serena Ryder's tease for the May release of her next album, is the most added new track at radio in the past week. On her heels is former One Direction singer Harry Styles' "Sign Of the Times" that announces the May 12 release of his self-titled debut solo album.

April 17, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa pop-rockers have just released a third album, Born Yesterday, and have shaken off a serious health scare. After a performance at The Indies at CMW this week, they head back out on tour. You can read a hilarious on the road story here.

April 17, 2017
by Bill King

The affable frontman for The Road Hammers also keeps busy as a solo artist and radio host. He'll return to hosting duties at the CMAOntario Awards in June and discusses his career in the band and his own pursuits in this interview.

The Cliks' Lucas Silveira joins Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace at The House of Strombo — photo credit: Vanessa Heins.
April 14, 2017
by External Source

The frontwoman of US punk rockers Against Me! is featured in conversation with one of her peers.

April 14, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based musician and bandleader is now kept very busy composing for such hit TV series as Big Brother Canada. He describes his working methods in this interview.

April 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The photogenic BC country singer is living up to the potential shown by her 2015 CCMA Rising Star award. She has charted with a couple of singles, made an impressive acting debut, and will soon tour with Dean Brody.

Michael Haas
April 10, 2017
by Bill King

Since 2003, Mike Haas and I have worked on seventeen albums; mostly vocal jazz. Our bond became so confident, I could step away and let Mike mix, then return for a final fine-tuning. He’s that good!

April 7, 2017
by External Source

Media today is populated with sad news recounting stories about victims and injustices.

April 7, 2017
by Karen Bliss

Legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil has reformed for its first global tour in more than 20 years after frontman Peter Garrett left his music career for politics and a good decade in the Labor Party as a cabinet minister.