A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Larnell Lewis
July 7, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based beats master has won Grammys as a member of jazz combo Snarky Puppy. He explains that gospel music has had a huge impact on his playing.

Bruce Cockburn
June 30, 2017
by Bill King

The famed folk songsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September. He reflects upon the honour, his upcoming 33rd album, and much more here.

Sandy with Drew and Danielle McTaggart, aka Dear Rouge
June 26, 2017
by Kim Hughes

On the heels of Serena Ryder’s new chart-topping Utopia album, Sandy Pandya spoke with FYI about the challenges facing 21st-century artist managers and why you can’t keep a good woman down.

Patti with the late Louis Jannetta
June 8, 2017
by Kim Hughes

She's a force to behold and has a songbook of stories that in part are included in a new musical she is bringing to the stage

Matt Stevens
June 1, 2017
by Bill King

Any kid growing up in Canada with a passion for guitar has several influential players to reference.

Jeff Squires
May 18, 2017
by Bill King

It was the fall of 1989 and “Music Box Dancer” Frank Mills was jetting around the east coast of Canada riding shotgun in a van with a few side musi

Pat Silver, cappella, SING Festival
May 14, 2017
by Bill King

Sing Festival's Pat Silver on the joy of singing and the joy of bringing a festival to fruition that celebrates the human voice.

Catherine O'Grady
May 12, 2017
by Bill King

The popular fest’s executive director faces many challenges with flair, while retaining a real passion for the genre.

Lesley Soldat at home
May 11, 2017
by Kim Hughes

A dynamo in business, Lesley Soldat is poised to be a dynamo in retirement as well.

Ryan Howes
May 8, 2017
by Bill King

The man behind major summer festivals WayHome and Boots & Hearts reflects upon his career in the live music business and the issues involved in producing a successful event.

Michael Hollett, NXNE, SXSW
May 5, 2017
by Bill King

Music is a critical part of gaming and song placement, and soundtrack work is putting money in musician’s pockets. We think there’s a huge overlap in audiences. Our partners at SXSW have featured gaming and music for a few years and it makes sense. Michael Hollett

CD Baby's Kevin Breuner
April 28, 2017
by Bill King

It took a musician to tackle the issue of selling independent music online – direct to the consumer. CD Baby founder Derek Sivers did this by creating a website to sell his own music in 1998.