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February 5, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

I have always suspected that one of the reasons we don’t see more women breaking through the glass ceiling is because women have never been part of this club that keeps these kinds of secrets or protects this type of intimidation, bullying and criminal behaviour.

"Pray For Me" bros
February 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

It’s a good time to be listening to the radio with a scorching hot set of new songs on release. Among them is the reunification of Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd on "Pray For Me" and Kayla Diamond's “What You’re Made Of” from her just-released Beautiful Chaos EP.

Jess Roper
February 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The BC-based rock 'n roller has just released a new album, Access To Infinity, and he's touring with Big Wreck. In this interview, he reflects on his artistic growth and looks back on campfire jams.

February 1, 2018
by Bill King

The executive director of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame brings a wealth of experience and boundless enthusiasm to the role. In this interview, she looks back on a fascinating career in radio and ahead to ambitious plans for the organisation.

January 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Montreal indie rocker incorporates more electronic elements on her new album Lose It. It is a record that cuts deep to dig deep, she explains.

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January 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Pop music is in a state of flux. How else does one explain a hit parade featuring Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Drake, Matthew Good and Sting with Shaggy?

Bill and Kristine standing tall and proud this side of the bridge
January 26, 2018
by Bill King

I was relieved when the first break arrives. I slipped into the men’s room and was having a leak when this drunken character walks in and says, “Get the fuck away from the piss pot. I have a score to settle.” He then pulls out a handgun and shoots the urinal dead centre. My ears pop...

Milck in a still from her 'Quiet' video
January 26, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The 30-year-old LA-based Atlantic Records signing bravely sang about her own experience of sexual abuse and harassment in the ballad “Quiet,” which fanned the flames of the #METOO Movement when she performed it at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.

Collette Savard and the Savants
January 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This Toronto singer/songwriter explores new musical terrain on her fourth album, ably abetted by her seasoned band, the Savants. She explains the origins of the group, her love of Joni, and more in this interview.

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January 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This Canadian indie rocker is still best remembered as a co-founder of Lowest Of The Low, but he is now forging his own path. His new album, Jimmy & The Moon, is an eloquent love letter to his Toronto hometown.

January 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada’s rap king Kardinal Offishall has himself another “Winner” hit, The Launch’s Logan Staats’ “The Lucky Ones” makes the cut, as do Ria Mae and The Road Hammers in this week’s survey of new music on national radio.

January 22, 2018
by External Source

The international movement to push back against the Google/Facebook duopoly stems from a belated realization that, in the border-blurring digital era, old culture laws too often inadvertently imperil domestic media and the stories they tell. The playing field is perversely tilted.