Groundbreaking Indigenous singer/songwriter/producer Kinnie Starr takes the Essentials test this week, spilling about her fave essential album, book, movie, and TV show and the grief behind a new song.
His career highlights include 20 Juno Awards 15 Grammy nominations, a very long list of ‘70s and ‘80s top 40 hits and 14 studio albums resulting in two million sellers in Canada.
This week’s Single Servings finds Crown Lands completing a trilogy, the return of a reclusive CanRock legend, a way to help one of the Two Michaels, and much more!
Lee Aaron juggles a lot of balls as a career artist, mother and wife, and today she opens up about how she has managed to uncomplicate a complicated life.
Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get through through the pandemic, and why they still can’t
After 15 years, eight albums and more than 20 singles, Vancouver-based Mother Mother is breaking through on a global scale with concerts scheduled in 16 countries, including 5 at the Commodore Ballroom, and TikTok is the catalyst that kick-started the whole shebang.
Local hero Julian Taylor has reconnected with Warner Music Canada after two decades with the signing of a creative distribution deal that enables h
The veteran Toronto producer assembled a star-studded cast for the track Wish I Could, a vitally important project for the city's hip-hop community. Learn more about it in this FYI podcast.
One advantage to having a three-hour radio show is the exposure to artists of many persuasions under the influence of a vast range of cross-cultural experiences. Although the mainstream focuses on a narrow field of obvious candidates, the view from the outside is rich in substance, creativity and diversity. Diversity is the infrastructure underpinning each of these 25 recommended artists.
As 2018 It's Your Shot winners Moscow Apartment lands its first U.S. recording deal, Slaight Music is prepping the contest for a new winner to be announced in October.
Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get through through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. This week, Ewan and Shamus Currie of BROS and The Sheepdogs discuss a few of their favourite things.