Noah '40' Shebib  Facebook photo
June 11, 2020
by FYI Staff

Hitmaking producer Noah ’40’ Shebib (pictured) fights MS, a look back on a decade of Canadian hip-hop, and Roberta Battaglia stuns American judges. Others in the headlines include Stephen Hough, Wilko Johnson, John Lydon, Alien to the Ignorant, Apple, Luminato, WMG, AEG, Black Lives Matter, the Grammys, David Geffen, Sony Music, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Taylor Swift, BTS, Miles Davis, Neville Staple, and The Dalai Lama.

Born Ruffians  Photo: Vanessa Heins
March 11, 2020
by FYI Staff

Born Ruffians (pictured) get personal, coronavirus cancellations mount, and 25 things you may have forgotten about the Juno Awards. Also in the headlines are Big Dave McLean, Hannah Georgas, Facebook, Alex Pangman, SXSW, Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman, David Israelite, AI, Apple, and Warner Music India.


The Weeknd  Facebook photo
November 25, 2019
by FYI Staff

The mega-hit videos of The Weeknd (pictured), Leonard Cohen's swansong, and a lost Neil Young album resurfaces. Also in the headlines are Ren, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Grimes, Corin Raymond, Neon Dreams, Deric Ruttan, Tory Lanez, Monstercat, Apple, AMAs, Coldplay, The Who, and Oasis.

August 19, 2019
by Pat Holiday
I just spent a week in NYC and was taken back by the number of people walking around wi
Ron Sakamoto
June 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Concert promoter Ron Sakamoto (pictured) receives The Alberta Order of Excellence, Geddy Lee's book is a beautiful best-seller, and wave goodbye to iTunes. Also making the news are The Funhouse, Soulpepper Theatre Company, XL The Band, Our Lady Peace, Tamara Williamson, Franco-Fête de Toronto, and farewells to Mose Scarlett and Roky Erickson. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Corey Hart
March 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.

Shawn Mendes
October 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Bob McCown renews with Sportsnet
December 11, 2017
by David Farrell

One of Canada's top-rated talk show hosts, Bob McCown re-signs with Rogers' Sportsnet.

Media Beat
August 18, 2017
by David Farrell

Stories, news and opinion about media within and beyond Canada's borders.