Drake

Drake

Alex Lifeson
January 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alex Lifeson is enjoying life after Rush, and Drake's Raptor ties are boosting basketball in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Dolores O'Riordan, Cadence Weapon, Spice World, Prince, Richard Lloyd, Dolly Parton, K.Flay, and teen social media stars.

Drake and Chubbs are seen at Dwyane Wade's birthday bash at the restaurant. (The 5th Column PR)
January 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey, Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber is a front-runner in the US iHeartRadio Awards' nominees list. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.

Photo via mtv.com
December 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.

Drake questions Grammy voting process and is taking a stand to make his point heard
November 29, 2017
by David Farrell

Drizzy sees the problem as having members believe themselves well-versed enough to cast judgement on genres when they are not — and also when members vote on name recognition alone.

November 10, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In the news today are Project Wild, CMW Co-Chairs, TMAC, Drake, Jaymz Bee, Ross Porter, Upstream Fest, Yiannis, Michael Rault, Massey Hall, Rob Bowman, Whitey Glan and Paul Buckmaster.

October 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

Earlier this week we published Nielsen Music Canada's Q3 report on best-sellers and streaming giants in the market this year, and today we follow up with an all-Canadian artists' breakdown that is chock full of surprises.

September 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

Amongst the headlines in today's edition are Drake, Britta Johnson, annoying concertgoers, Shania Twain, Mark Zuckerberg, Toronto festivals, Montreal orchestras, Miley Cyrus, Linda Ronstadt, Pierre Kwenders, Gabrielle Shonk and '70s soul.

September 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

In the news today are Drake, Alan Doyle, ECMA's Music Aficionado program, Joni Mitchell, a Re:Sound benefit for Unison, John David Martin, Mirvish Productions, DPG, Sue Foley, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, and Johnny Burke.

August 25, 2017
by Kerry Doole

News about musicians and the music biz with a Canadian slant.

August 4, 2017
by FYI Staff

A collection of news and views about musicians and the music biz.

July 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

News and views about Canada's music biz and our musicians.

Life continues to look up for Drake
July 9, 2017
by External Source

Canadian acts are getting better than a fair share of attention from commercial broadcasters, and this is giving rise to untold opportunity for a new generation of youthful stars of all persuasions, stripes, and sounds.