Talent

Talent

Julian Taylor, Instagram.
June 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Local hero Julian Taylor has reconnected with Warner Music Canada after two decades with the signing of a creative distribution deal that enables h

June 24, 2021
by Bill King

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.

June 23, 2021
by Bill King

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.

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June 21, 2021
by Ken Kelley

Saint John, N.B.

June 20, 2021
by Nick Krewen

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.

Photo: Mat Dunlap
June 16, 2021
by Jason Schneider

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.

June 13, 2021
by FYI Staff

The ECMAs were handed out via two virtual shows, on Thursday and Sunday night. The spoils were divided quite equally, with East Coast mainstays Classified, Les Hay Babies, Maxim Cormier, Rich Aucoin, and Rose Cousins winning two trophies apiece. 

June 13, 2021
by Jason Schneider

This week’s Single Servings finds country star Brett Kissel getting philosophical, the Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band getting weird, Ruben Young getting ready to explode, and much more!

Art Bergmann picture credit:  David Kotsibie
June 2, 2021
by Ken Kelley

For more than four decades, Canada’s Art Bergmann has done things his way. And nowhere is that more evident than on his most recent record, Late Stage Empire Dementia, as Ken Kelley investigates.

May 30, 2021
by Jason Schneider

Each week Single Servings brings you a balanced diet of the freshest Canadian tracks, spanning Electronica to Rock, Folk to R&B, and everything in between. Remember to support the artists by purchasing their music or adding them to your playlists!

May 26, 2021
by Jason Schneider

From now until the 2021 Juno Awards are presented on June 6, we will offer this weekly column to help you get to know some of the nominees in all categories a little better. Here we profile an award-winning Montreal blues-rocker.