Sharon and Bram
November 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Sharon and Bram (pictured) celebrate their first book and a new album, LyricMerch teams with eBay, and Pharrell Williams is happy designing Toronto condos. Others in the news include Mariposa, John Prine, Long Winter, Sydanie, CIMA, Hunting, MNS, and Wolfe Island Records. With video.

Wolf Saga opened the AGM on a high note. Pic: CIMA Music
November 1, 2019
by External Source

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and MusicOntario held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) Wednesday, Sept.

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.

Choir! Choir! Choir!
October 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Choir! Choir! Choir! ( pictured) to perform at the US-Mexico border on Sunday, a CIMA showcase at Folk Alliance 2020, and a Tribute to Gord Downie in Burlington. Also in the news are Music Nova Scotia, TSO, FACTOR, 2020 Music PEI Awards, CCMA Song Camp, Ontario Creates, Music BC, and farewell John McGuirk, Stephen Swid, and Molly Duncan.

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.

Our Lady Peace earns Road Gold
September 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Our Lady Peace (pictured) is certified CIMA Road Gold, SOCAN presents multiple No. 1 Song Awards, and Leonard Cohen is celebrated with stamps and a new album. Also in the news are the Secret Path album, Juno judging, Lara Fabian, Boi-1da, Shipyards Festival, Larry LeBlanc, and farewell Harold Mabern.

Alexandra Stréliski   Photo: Raphael Ouellet
September 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Alexandra Stréliski (pictured) begins international touring, Drake is building fences, and Melissa McClelland joins the Women's Blues Revue. Others in the news include The Polaris Music Prize, CIMA, Jazzahead, ALGMS, Music Canada, Catherine MacLellan, Lost Cousins, Music BC, and farewell Larry Wallis.

Strings Across The Sky students  Photo: Barry Roden
September 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The 2019 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients include Strings Across the Sky (pictured), Serena Ryder and Jim Cuddy announce tours, and  Amazon has launched a hi-def music streaming subscription service. Others in the news include Gordie Sampson, NSMW, Studio Bell, The Strumbellas, CIMA, Music PEI, The Chills, Creative Manitoba, and farewells to Clark Figenshau, Vic Vogel, and John Cohen.

Arkells are heading to HPX
September 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A strong HPX lineup includes Arkells (pictured), ArtHaus is up and running, and David Wiffen is honoured in Ottawa. Others in the news include Linus, Jazzahead, CIMA, Sam Weber, Banksy, Naxos World, Rose Cousins, Stickman, Shad, Jon Brooks, Aviva Chernick, and farewell Robert Frank.

Susan Aglukark
July 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Susan Aglukark (pictured) is the 2019 Western Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Inductee, the YYC Music Awards nominees are announced, and the COC's Alexander Neef will become head of Opéra de Paris. Others making news include Valdy, Woodstock 50, Eamon McGrath, Tegan and Sara, Nikki’s Wives, Sarah McLachlan, CIMA, Midnight Desires, and MusicNL. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Partygoers Michael Williams (l) and Doug Chappell  Photo: Bill King
July 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Radio & Records Party (pictured Michael Williams and Doug Chappell) is another hit, big changes at Sony US, and CIMA's Sync Summit. Others in the news include Ian & Sylvia, Graham Powers, Canada's Walk of Fame, John Cody, Mose Scarlett, Kronborg, Alberta Music, Espanola, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Freddie Keeler. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Arkells and team receive Road Gold
July 5, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has announced that Arkells have received Road Gold certification, in recognition of exceeding 100