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June 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous roots-rock band from Attawapiskat is releasing an expanded version of its debut album, James Bay. Its leader explains why here and discusses the relevance of its material, his songwriting, and the challenges faced by his community.

June 29, 2020
by Bill King

The much-loved veteran, still doing his rock ‘n roll duty, recently signed to El Mocambo Records. Here he talks about his upcoming album, life in a pandemic, a love of Tom Petty, his stint as a star radio host, the stress of touring, and much more.

June 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

June 25, 2020
by Bill King
Moe Koffman(1986) In Conversation

 

June 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Formerly with indie-rock faves bands Novillero and Duotang, he talks about his new project, a love of Peter Sellers, and future plans.

June 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

As the live music industry continues to adapt to pandemic restrictions, Rob Cyrynowski, president of Livestar Entertainment Canada, recently announ

Nice Horse, Instagram account.
June 21, 2020
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

June 18, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Edmonton-born Mallory Chipman has already made her mark on the jazz scene, with two critically acclaimed solo albums showcasing her dynamic voice.

Photo: Bill King
June 17, 2020
by Bill King

Pianist-composer Randy Weston (America's African Musical Ambassador) passed away September 1, 2018, after a 70-year career that saw him establish a

June 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The founder of the Polaris Music Prize assumed the role of Senior Director of CBC Music back in January, prior to the pandemic. Here he explains how the national broadcaster is adjusting to the new reality and its ongoing pledge for the support of Canadian music.

Meghan Patrick celebrating on Instagram
June 14, 2020
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

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June 11, 2020
by Bill King

"Derrick Ross is a music man to the core.  We've had a great run together building Slaight Music.