Features

Photo: Matt Barnes
March 25, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Kevin Doyle with students from ABC School — photo provided
March 22, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

Veteran recording engineer/music producer Kevin Doyle's recent efforts could soon be helping a number of young people in Nicaragua learn English la

Photo: Dylan Chew
March 22, 2019
by Jason Schneider

After playing pop-rock as Mardeen, these Nova Scotians have adopted a rootsier sound in their new group. Here they discuss their eponymous new album, a memorable debut show, and a love of Joni Mitchell.

Peter Cardinali (l) and his longtime engineer John 'Beetle' Bailey
March 22, 2019
by Bill King

This musical renaissance man has played with and produced many of music's biggest names, as well as finding success as part of The Boomers. These days he focuses on running his Alma Records label and producing its artists. He is a man of 1,000 stories, some of which you'll hear here.

March 19, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Matt Dusk's latest album, his 11th, is comprised of all original material, but the setting for the songs recall '50s Sinatra and, in particular, the Chairman's 1958 album Come Fly With Me that exuded style and sophistication, attributes Dusk himself has shown as a stage performer.

The Headstones
March 18, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Jenna Ledger
March 15, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer-songwriter and club booker releases her third full-length album on April 5, accompanied by some illustrious peers. Here she describes its recording, her favourite new song, her natural artistic growth, and current fave artists.

March 15, 2019
by Bill King

The Ford government in Ontario has now set out the rules that give students the right to opt-out of paying levies for campus clubs and organizations, among them student papers and radio stations. This represents a real attack on free speech.

bülow, MusiCounts ED Kristy Fletcher, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School students, London Tourism'sChris Campbell, and music teacher Theresa Mathers. Pic: Whitney South
March 15, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Mark Cohon, chair of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS), which puts on the annual Juno Awards, was tasked at the nominee

Photo: Colin Medley
March 13, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The former member of indie rock heroes The Constantines has released a new solo album on You’ve Changed Records, the label he co-founded with Daniel Romano. Here he discusses the recording process for the new album, his favourite new songs, and the challenges of running a label.

Brody and Canyon as they appeared in a 2011 fundraising promo video
March 10, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Anna Martini
March 8, 2019
by Jason Schneider

He was not just the drummer in the Jeff Healey Band from its formation in the early 1980s, but also the band’s manager, helping to navigate their international rise to fame in the wake of their multi-platinum selling 1988 debut album, See The Light. He’s chronicled it all in a new book, Best Seat In The House, and he explains the reasons for the memoir here.