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News Story

Photo supplied by Pat Metheny
July 29, 2020
by Bill King

I interviewed Pat Metheny on two occasions, 1991/1998, for Jazz Report magazine.

Marker Starling
July 26, 2020
by External Source

The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Toronto cult favourite who has collaborated with two English stars.

Jessie Reyez, Instagram
July 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

Director Peter Huang won $20K as the Grand Prize winner for Reyez’s compelling clip, while a Daniel Caesar video won the fan-voted Audience Award. Special achievement awards were also handed out last week.

Hooman Depars. Pictured submitted.
July 23, 2020
by David Farrell

A short time ago, Vancouver-based composer, arranger and sound engineer Hooman Depars submitted the following biographical story to us.

WondaGurl Instagram
July 22, 2020
by David Farrell

The young Canadian-Nigerian beatmaker has been signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, in partnership with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack Publishing. She has worked on hits by Scott, Drake, Rihanna, Don Toliver, Pop Smoke and many more.

Screen shot of Tyler Shaw performing at Beaches Jazz Fest on July 17th
July 22, 2020
by David Farrell

Toronto’s Beaches Jazz Festival has become a rite of summer, attracting over a million visitors who roam Queen Street, splash money in a large numb

July 22, 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.

July 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

A group of groundbreaking Canadians who have had a profound impact on the music video industry have already been named Award winners this week. The Grand Prize and Audience Award will be handed out at the virtual ceremony tonight.

Tenille Townes Instagram shot
July 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

The fast-rising Nashville-based singer/songwriter (pictured here) heads a star-studded list of contenders that includes Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, James Barker Band, the Reklaws, and Dallas Smith. The Awards show will air on Global on Sept. 27.

Photo supplied
July 19, 2020
by David Farrell

One of the last of the few independent chains in Ontario, Durham's fleet of stations was hit with a Pyse ransomware attack that forced the stations off the air recently. Rather than stand down and pay up, Durham used its internal resources to get back up and running.

Kanye Instagram posting
July 19, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

Crazy day at the loft.