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Early promo shot of Ian and Sylvia
September 15, 2019
by Nicholas Jennings

In their day they were ‘it’. Their ‘look’, their sound, the songs they sang and the musicians accompanying them made Ian & Sylvia a pair of songbirds we can never forget. A new collection released on Stony Plain is a gem, and Nicholas Jennings spins the history behind the two-disc set and gives it a rave review.

The man behind the music: FACTOR president Duncan McKie
September 13, 2019
by David Farrell

Duncan McKie is president of FACTOR, the non-profit that oversees myriad programs benefitting musicians, songwriters and the infrastructure behind them on domestic and global stages. Details of its work are detailed in its annual report released Thursday.

Sonic Unyon's Mark Milne (l) and Tim Potocic (r)
September 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The eleventh edition of the popular Hamilton street fest launches today. We interview founders Tim Potocic and Mark Milne (pictured) on the event and their other ventures that have had a considerable impact on the city they love.

Slaight Music Humanitarian Award winner Paul Brandt backstage at the CCMAs
September 12, 2019
by Bill King

Calgary born country artist Paul Brandt has been lauded for decades for his service to the country music industry in Canada and is a recipient of 1

Pic courtesy of Radio.co
September 11, 2019
by External Source

The new PPM numbers from Numeris complete the thirteen-week survey period cov

Southeast view of the Winspear Centre expansion showing the Music Box area
September 11, 2019
by External Source

The federal government is pitching in $18.1 million towards the completion of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

September 11, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Juno-winning pop-roots ensemble takes a trek across the country in January, following more international touring. Shows in five different Toronto venues promise to be a highlight.

September 10, 2019
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.

September 9, 2019
by FYI Staff

Despite competition from Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift, Tool’s comeback album, Fear Inoculum, debuts at No.

September 9, 2019
by External Source

After 10 years of leading licensing collective Re:Sound: Music, its president, Ian MacKay, has announced he will be leaving the organisation at the

Tenille Townes  Photo: Tour Bus Entertainment
September 9, 2019
by FYI Staff

Albertan singer/songwriter Tenille Townes was the big winner on last night's televised 2019 CCMA Awards show at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome, taking home awards for all four categories in which she was nominated.

September 8, 2019
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 prominent Canadian videos, including this one from an acclaimed singer/songwriter with an honest ethic.