Features

Roger in the studio. Photo: Bill King
November 16, 2018
by Bill King

After 50 years at CHUM, 35 of those spent as anchor at one of Canada's top-rated morning shows, Roger signs-off Dec. 5. Bill King captures the essence of the man in the following interview.

November 14, 2018
by Jason Schneider

At 16, the Toronto singer/songwriter has just recently begun exploring her creative possibilities, with impressive results. Here she discusses finding her self-confidence, life changes, and the inspiration of John Lennon and Bob Dylan.

Virginia to Vegas's Derik John Baker.
November 11, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Rachael Bawn, Facebook
November 9, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Rachael Bawn released an anti-cyber-bullying song and video “Daggers” earlier this year and is currently on a 33-date youth empowerment tour of Can

The Royal Foundry
November 9, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The multiple Edmonton Music Award winners have released a new single that showcases a turn towards indie rock. The group's co-founder discusses their eclectic musical mandate, a first stab at making their own videos, and the merch potential of sweat-drenched toques.

November 9, 2018
by Bill King

Considered by many to be today's greatest jazz singer, she brings a holiday-themed show to Toronto on Dec. 4. Here she reflects on a long career, the loss of Roy Hargrove, the importance of arrangements, and a memorable Montreux Jazz Festival show.

November 7, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The driving force behind the Chatham roots rockers discusses the upheaval behind his band’s debut album, Brief Golden Age, his creative evolution, and the inspiration of George Harrison.

Aaron Pritchett
November 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Jen Squires
November 2, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter has impressed both solo and as one half of  Scarlett Jane. Her new album is an homage to Leonard Cohen, and here she discusses her love of his work and her use of heartbreak as creative fuel.

Jazz at Massey Hall
November 2, 2018
by Bill King

He developed and shaped the very essence of jazz and the role of the drummer, and was onstage at Massey Hall for a star-studded concert termed the greatest ever. From the archives, here is an illuminating interview with Max Roach.

Serving dinner at the 2018 Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Gala = complete credits below.
November 2, 2018
by Karen Bliss

As the head of the eponymous publicity firm, NKPR, and a chair of Artist For Peace and Justice, Natasha (2nd from right) is the engine that helped raise a staggering $30M since Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and fellow Canadian Paul Haggis launched the charity a decade ago to help the people of Haiti — the world’s poorest nation.

October 31, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa native has played a key role in the impressive growth of the music website creator. Recently named CEO, she reflects on the company's artist-friendly mandate and its adaptation to the music industry’s ever-changing technological advancements.