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Kim Mitchell  Facebook photo
June 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

The veteran rocker has signed to the legendary Toronto venue’s label imprint. A new single comes out next week, followed by his first full-length recording in 13 years.

June 17, 2020
by Nick Krewen

A June 29 virtual ceremony announcing all 42 category winners in the 2020 Juno Awards is will be broadcast on a variety of CBC digital platforms with a separate Hall of Fame ceremony set in the future as public gathering regs relax.

Martha Rogers. Pic: Rogers.com
June 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Rogers family has made a $60-million donation to various charities across Canada to offset the damage done to those most affected by the pandem

Pic: Courtesy of 123RF
June 17, 2020
by David Farrell

The first picture captures a youthful Joey Vendetta, during his Q107 days, chumming with Keith Richards who had stopped in town to plug one of his

June 16, 2020
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

Claire Dagenais - Executive Director, Polaris Music Prize
June 15, 2020
by Karen Bliss

In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, the Polaris Music Prize, honouring Canada’s album of the year and one that comes with $50,000 for the winner,

Photo: Vanessa Heins
June 15, 2020
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a renowned and platinum-plated folk-rock songsmith. 

June 14, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

There’s a phrase being slung around a lot these days… “creative solutions”.  As artists, we’re all pretty familiar with this phrase.  Before the pa

Pic: Courtesy of 123RF
June 14, 2020
by David Farrell

Pic courtesy of Reddit
June 11, 2020
by David Farrell

Please note that we are publishing on Mondays and Thursdays this month, a change from the previous Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Greg Simpson pic taken last October by Chico Sanchez, FB.
June 11, 2020
by External Source

The music industry lost a dear friend on Wednesday with the passing of Greg Simpson who was struck down with a stroke and died at age 71 at the University Hospital in London, ON. Jim 'Jj' Johnston captures the life story and the essence of the man and his muse.

Greg in 2010. Picture taken by daughter Abby Simpson.
June 10, 2020
by Sharon Taylor

Sharon Taylor wrote this piece shortly before Greg Simpson died Wednesday morning at the University Hospital in London, ON.