Features

Shania Twain via Instagram.
August 3, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

August 2, 2022
by Bill King

The Women in the Studio National Accelerator program advances the career development of talented producer-songwriters from across Canada. Learn more about this exciting initiative in this chat with the CEO of Music Publishers Canada.

CHUM alumni at Radio & Records Party (l-r) Rick Ringer, Roger Ashby, Paul Fisher, Wayne Webster, Larry McGinnis, Ingrid Schumacher, Ross Davies, and Barry Stewart.
July 27, 2022
by Bill King

The wonderful Radio & Records reunion party last week and the bustling scene on Ossington Ave show that the Toronto summer is in full bloom. Pictured: CHUM alumni at the party.

Alessia Cara
July 18, 2022
by Bill King

Niagara Falls Tourism is celebrating two top prestigious international awards for its one-of-a-kind collaboration with Grammy-winning Canadian artist Alessia Cara (pictured) to produce Alessia Cara Live from Niagara Falls, ON. The project shows the power of music in boosting tourism, as this podcast with the org's CEO and President reveals.

July 12, 2022
by Bill King

I spoke with the senior director of booking at Evenko, a Québec company that is Canada’s most significant independent producer and promoter. Every year, it produces more than 1,200 shows, musical concerts, and family and sporting events in Québec, the Atlantic provinces and the northeast US. Coming soon, Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (pictured), now in its 15th year, and set to run July 29 - 31.

Shantaia pic via Instagram.
July 6, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

July 6, 2022
by Bill King

As with Elvis, the 2005 mini-series, it is the early years that excite us. It’s the blood churning through the veins, the body young, healthy and durable. The animating moment your music is first played on radio. Young women chasing - the reaction and notoriety. Crowds swell. The adoration, the long stretches of highway in between gigs.

June 29, 2022
by Bill King

Alex Currie, better known by his artistic moniker RUNT or Al Runt, began his art career in Toronto’s underground scene in the early ’80s, drawing posters to hang around the Cameron House, and eventually landing the gig to paint the now-iconic mural outside Lee’s Palace.

Headstones pic: gordonhawkinsphotographer
June 28, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

June 22, 2022
by Bill King

One of Canada’s most unique concert series is Toronto's annual  Koerner Hall Concert Season. The 2022-23 edition boasts a bumper crop of stars in many genres, as we learn from this chat with its illustrious program director.

Kate Bush website image.
June 20, 2022
by FYI Staff

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

Kawhi Leonard & The Raptors Celebrate 2019. Photo: Bill King
June 15, 2022
by Bill King

It’s that time of the year, that championship season. It’s all about the showdowns in hockey and basketball. Who will be #1? But, what about the tunes? Those soundtracks underscoring our competitive spirit.