Features

August 17, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Coalition Music and The Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) have partnered to create the first music company owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals. Its head explains RMR’s creation, its goals, the increasing diversity of the Canadian industry, and some Indigenous artists to watch.

Photo: Bill King Taken at 2005 Women In Blues Revue at Massey Hall
August 13, 2020
by Bill King

Canada's First Lady of The Blues passed away last week at age 86. Joining our Bill King in paying tribute here are musical peers and associates from the Toronto music community that owes Bey so much.

Photo: Vanessa Heins
August 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Indigenous artist Daniel Monkman has earned rave reviews and radio chart success with his debut album, Bleached Wavves. Here he discusses a difficult life journey, his Ojibway roots, and connecting with his audience during the pandemic.

August 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rock duo releases a new EP this week. Here Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau discuss the record, working with ace producer Dave Cobb, the solidarity of the rock community, and strategy in a pandemic age.

Karl Wolf, Instagram
August 6, 2020
by Bill King

It's a wild west outside of the safe confines of the home recording studio. Where does your best work go after that?

August 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Canada’s Black Music Business Collective has just been established, with the aim of leading the change for real, tangible Black advancement and reform in the music business. One of its reps, Sony Music Canada’s Media Relations Manager Jamelia Campbell is a passionate advocate for the cause, as this interview illustrates.

JoJo Mason, Instagram
August 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Cybele Malinowski
July 30, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The ace Aussie songsmith shifts direction with a new album that draws inspiration from the classic work of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Here he discusses the project, the rapport with his  collaborator Paul Grabowsky, his love of Sinatra, and working amidst a pandemic.

July 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The recently launched Collective Music Nation (CMN) is a national non-profit organization aiming to unify, amplify and advocate for the needs of th

Taylor Swift, Instagram
July 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

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