Storytellers host Paul McGuire, Robert Ott, and Kim Mitchell.
May 11, 2022
by David Farrell

A new Galaxy Music podcast pumps up Robert Ott's BC songwriter festival. Pictured here: podcast host Paul McGuire, festival founder Robert Ott, and Kim Mitchell.

Neill Dixon pic provided.
March 13, 2022
by Karen Bliss

CMW topper Neill Dixon speaks for the first time about the return of the annual convention, in Toronto, June 6-11. Post pandemic the global music industry event has evolved so the bunfest MBIAs won't be on the menu, but a category celebrating the return of 'Live' makes its entrance.

November 15, 2021
by Karen Bliss

Indie Week, which wrapped up Saturday (Nov.

SxS speaker list poster
February 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

Presented by Slaight Music and launching next week, the virtual SxS Conference focuses on the digital market for music. It is the creation of the folks behind Indie Week, and its founder discusses both events and his gig at CD Baby here.

Martin Atkins  Facebook photo
November 8, 2020
by FYI Staff

The annual conference for the indie sector is proceeding this week, but in virtual form. An anticipated highlight is an address by DIY punk entrepreneur Martin Atkins (pictured).

Darryl Hurs. Pic provided
October 14, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Under normal circumstances, Darryl Hurs would be gearing up for Indie Week, live in Toronto, booking fligh

L-R: Grammy winning songwriter Tim Nichols with Robin and Robert Ott
August 23, 2020
by David Farrell

What does one do when one is in the prime of one’s life with more money than most can ever dream of having, and a future that is as wide and open a

Screen shot of Tyler Shaw performing at Beaches Jazz Fest on July 17th
July 22, 2020
by David Farrell

Toronto’s Beaches Jazz Festival has become a rite of summer, attracting over a million visitors who roam Queen Street, splash money in a large numb

Photo: Morten Fog
April 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Word of the suspension of next year’s FAI conference is reverberating through the international folk music community. To learn more about the decision we contacted the org’s Executive Director.

April 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

Festivals and Events Ontario has released results from a March 30-April 5 pandemic impact

March 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Dallas Smith, Tebey, Terri Clark, Jason McCoy, Corb Lund, Jess Moskaluke, Wide Mouth Mason, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, The Washboard Union, Meghan Patrick, and Big Sugar are among the 40-plus marquee names performing at the Instagram online-fest this Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm EST.

March 9, 2020
by External Source

SXSW issued a statement last Friday stating, “The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW.