Alberta Music

Alberta Music

Gord Sinclair
January 13, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Gord Sinclair (pictured) makes a solo debut, Alan Doyle announces a new EP and tour, and The Hawk turns 85. Others in the news include the ACMA, January Music Meeting, Oz fires, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, SaskMusic, Clifford Brewing Co., Ginger St. James, Sina Bathaie, Music BC, and A2IM.

Jesse Reyez  Facebook photo
January 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) smells of success, Basement Revolver rocks The Casbah, and stars rally to help Oz firefighters. Also in the news are MusicNL, Avkash Mann, ECMAs, Live On The Lake, Steel City Music Awards, Lindsay Ell, and farewell Jack Sheldon, and Ronnie Knowles.

Gord Downie  Photo: Canadian Living
December 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Gord Downie (pictured) has been named Ontario's first poet laureate, Billy Talent release a multi-part short film, and Alberta Music celebrates its 35th anniversary. Also in the news, the Be Kind Festival, Good Lovelies, Skydiggers, Silent Winters, The Dirty Nil, Music BC, Jenn Grant, Mélisande, Manitoba Music, and farewell Gershon Kingsley and Roy Loney.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
October 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) and Drake earn multiple AMA noms, Neil Young set to become American, and Eurythmics to reunite for Sting. Also in the news: Indie Week, Reykjavik Calling, CIMA, Prairie Sound Records, Edmonton Music Prize, and farewell Paul Barrere and Ted Triebner. With video.

Shawn Mendes Facebook photo
October 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) has set a new chart record; Mundial Montreal announces its lineup, and the return of Caribou. Also in the news are Canadian Blast, NSMW,  La Bohème, Discogs, Clark Drive Studios, Michael Stipe, Alberta Music, and Ginger St. James.

July 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A celebration of the life of Ralph Murphy is approaching, Kiefer Sutherland is touring Canada, and Ed Sheeran pops up in Toronto. Also in the news are In the Dead of Winter, Music BC, Venus Fest, Summer Mardi Gras, Hugh's Room Live, Alberta Music, Alexandra Stréliski, Sherry Ryan, Music BC, Stingray Rising Stars, and Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Videos added for your enjoyment.

April 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.

Monster Truck  Facebook photo
December 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.

RIP: Big Sugar bassist Garry Lowe
July 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

CEO Jeffrey Latimer says the Walk of Fame is in talks with a city of Toronto councillor about including the stars

Patsy Gallant  Photo: La Presse
July 6, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.

Project WILD winners with their cheques
November 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Calgary country artist is riding high in the saddle after coming out on top of one of Canada's richest music competitions on Saturday night.

Pic: Jamel Toppin for Forbes
November 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Forbes has declared The Weeknd the highest paid celeb in the world under 30, with earnings of US$92M.