Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Pic: Jamel Toppin for Forbes
November 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Forbes has declared The Weeknd the highest paid celeb in the world under 30, with earnings of US$92M.

Rush revisits A Farewell To Kings 40 years on. Cover art: Hugh Syme
November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Amazon Prime Music will launch in Canada on Dec. 5, while the TicketSwap platform is also eyeing expansion into Canada. Other subjects in our news roundup include Barenaked Ladies, Lido Pimienta, Rush, NOW magazine and Indie Week.

Shawn Mendes with his awards for Best Song and Best Artist backstage at the 2017 MTV EMA in London on Sunday. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/Associated Press)
November 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

News and video coverage about music in Canada and beyond.

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.

November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Featured in the news today: Bjork, Theory Of A Deadman, Joni, Gord Downie, Shawn Mendes, Rodney Crowell, Unison Schmoozefest, CASBY Awards, Van Morrison, Big Loud, Tim Gibbons, Kashka, Yardbird Jazz Festival, Blackbear, The Tenors, Catherine MacLellan, and Robert Knight. Also included, a reel of music videos.

November 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

In the news today are Gordon Lightfoot, the Nova Scotia Music Awards, Goddo, Terry Brown, Blurred Vision, Ray Ramsay, Over The Moon, ole, Maestro Fresh Wes, Big Valley Jamboree, Band of Rascals, Miley Cyrus, Chris Buck Band, Jean-Michel Blais, Gord Bamford, K-pop, Slow and Skydiggers.

November 3, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Those in our news today include the Maple Blues Awards, Lhasa de Sela, Big Wreck, TD Jazz, The 'B' Girls, Tafelmusik, The Tragically Hip, In The Soil, The Holy Gasp, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Videos added for your enjoyment.

November 1, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Those making news today include the ADISQ Awards, New Constellations, Shawn Mendes, Big Valley Jamboree, Folk Alliance, The Tea Party, SOCAN, Rob Tardik, Luka, City of St. John's, Born Ruffians, and John French. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.

October 30, 2017
by FYI Staff

Featured in today's news roundup are Lido Pimienta, Jesse F Keeler, Nova Scotia Music Week, the CASBY Awards, Manitoba Music, Lily Frost, Whistler Film Festival, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, and Rob Potts. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

October 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Making the news today are Kim Stockwood, Folk Music Ontario, the Canadian Jazz Festival, Alice Glass, Humber College, Eminem, Manitoba Music, Courage My Love, Tami Neilson, and Fats Domino. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

October 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

Kathy Hahn, the CASBYs, Johnny Brower, Roger Waters, Johnny Clegg, Matt Hulobowski, Hugh MacLellan, Roch Carrier, Ellie Goulding, DJ Mag, Spotify, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yangaroo, P!nk, Chunk O' Funk, Eliana Cuevas, Yitzy, Daisy Berkowitz, and George Young make headlines in today's column.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff