Industry

May 26, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The international hip-hop summit New Skool Rules (pictured) takes place virtually this week.

Andre Ethier
May 26, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include DMX, black midi, Nina Simone, Annette Peacock, Etta James, Moby, and Kill The Imposter. A strong week for Canadian releases includes albums by André Ethier (pictured), k.d. lang, Status/Non-Status, Kandle Osborne, Serlin Greaves, Sef Lemelin, Jonathan Roy, Rosemary Lawton, Hillsburn, and The 456.

J. Cole, Instagram
May 25, 2021
by FYI Staff

J. Cole’s The Off-Season debuts at No.

Art Bergmann   Photo: David Kotsibie
May 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include Lambchop, Gary Numan, Chrissie Hynde, Monster Magnet, Graber Gryass, Sly & Robbie, Twenty One Pilots, Pop Evil, Gruff Rhys, and Counting Crows. A strong week for Canadian releases includes albums by Art Bergmann (pictured), Scott B. Sympathy, Ken Tizzard, PACKS, Kelly McMichael, Cat Clyde and Jeremie Albino, Allison Russell, Alex Cuba, Bùmarang, and Betty Moon.

May 19, 2021
by David Farrell

AV/Digital Broadcasting

 

Justin Bieber, Instagram
May 17, 2021
by External Source

For the second time in the last three weeks, Canadian artists hold the top three positions on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart.

Capture of Alan Frew acting in Corey Hart's new video.
May 17, 2021
by David Farrell

May 16, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. Administered by Ontario Creates (pictured), the Ontario Music Investment Fund's Global Market Development program is now accepting submissions.

Island founder Chris Blackwell, from CMW interview screenshot.
May 13, 2021
by David Farrell

Next Wednesday, May 19, between 4-5 pm, CMW puts the spotlighting on Chris Blackwell (pictured here) in an affectionate interview filmed at the Island Records' founder's home in Jamaica.

May 12, 2021
by David Farrell

AV/Digital Broadcasting

 

Sarah Neufeld
May 12, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include The Go-Go’s, St. Vincent, The Black Keys, Paul and Linda McCartney, CSNY, Paul Weller, and The Chills. A strong week for Canadian releases includes albums by Great Lake Swimmers, Sarah Neufeld (pictured), Craig Cardiff, The Deep Dark Woods, Ian Janes, Lumiere, The Beaches, Osyron, and Belvedere.

Justin Bieber, Instagram
May 10, 2021
by David Farrell

As we nuzzle closer to the June 6 show date for the virtual Juno Awards, the