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News Story

Paul White presenting Anne Murray with an RPM Gold Leaf Award for “Snowbird” in 1970. Pic: NMC
March 14, 2018
by David Farrell

Perhaps best known for being the first in North America to release recordings by the Beatles, his greatest contribution as head of Capitol Canada’s A&R department was his enthusiasm for developing a roster of successful Canadian artists that included Anne Murray.

The Jerry Cans have been added to the big show
March 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

New names added include Diana Krall, Shawn Hook, Felix Cartal, and The Jerry Cans, and it is confirmed that Steven Page will perform with his former Barenaked Ladies comrades on the big March 25 broadcast.

March 13, 2018
by External Source

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

Pic: David Ball/Metro
March 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada’s Walk of Fame will honour 2017 Inductee David Suzuki with a permanent star in his hometown of Vancouver on March 23.

The late, great Jack Richardson
March 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

Music promoter Nick Panaseiko and the late Saul Holiff to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards.

March 12, 2018
by External Source

A sale may be the largest music-industry transaction since the last time EMI changed hands.

March 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

As an author, journalist, programmer, and publicist, he has had a major impact on Canada's urban music scene. In this interview, Higgins reflects upon a fascinating career and the ascent of domestic hip-hop and R&B artists.

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke (centre) with directors Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
March 12, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Canadian documentary film, by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the US on the development of rock music.

March 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

The Feb. 28 Phoenix Concert Theatre event included two rip-roaring sets of soul classics – including “Shout”, Gimme Some Lovin,” and Blues Brothers' favourite “Soul Man” – that made for an evening of entertainment that kept both spirits and auction bids high!

kd on stage in Victoria, BC, late last year
March 9, 2018
by External Source

A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.

Sisters Tegan and Sara. Photo: Pamela Littky
March 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

The pop duo receives the National Arts Centre Award and the veteran songsmith joins Angela Hewitt in being honoured with a lifetime artistic achievement award. All will be celebrated at an Ottawa gala on June 2.

March 7, 2018
by External Source

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