May 11, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Choir! Choir! Choir! and Rufus Wainwright will sing across the universe, Liona Boyd offers solace with a new song, and Ariana and Justin join forces. Also in the news are Crown Lands, Big Sugar, The Spoons, Taco Pica, Bob Dylan, Justin Fancy, David Myles, CIMA, and farewell Andre Harrell and Betty Wright.

Joe Keithley  Facebook photo by Jason Cook
May 1, 2020
by Kerry Doole

City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.

Billy Talent Facebook photo
April 10, 2020
by FYI Staff

Billy Talent (pictured) releases a new episode of its multi-part short film, Canada's Great Kitchen Party attracts stars, and more major summer fests are cancelled. Others in the news include CIMA, CMRRA, Neil Young, Ontario Creates, The Spoons, Storry, The Independent Music Awards, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Manitoba Music, and dvsn. With video.

Jason Blaine
March 18, 2020
by Kerry Doole

eOne signs Canadian country star Jason Blaine (pictured), CIMA launches a COVID-19 survey, and Neil Young turns to live streaming. Others in the news include Project WILD, Music Alberta, Kristen Olson, Bob Ezrin,  Deep Purple, and The Sadies.

The Western Swing Authority
March 2, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Drake releases two surprise new tracks, Curve Music signs The Western Swing Authority (pictured), and a name change for Director X. Also in the news are Canadian Blast, Mikhail Laxton, Forge Fest, Music Canada certifications, Loud Luxury, Music BC, FIMPRO, and MusicNL.

Justin Bieber  Facebook photo
February 26, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Justin Bieber (pictured) breaks an Elvis record, The CFMAs announce programming, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse will tour. Also in the news are New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Six Shooter, CIMA, Leonard Cohen, The Shuffle Demons, Rocks the Park, Bloodshot Bill, We Are The Stronghold, Land of Talk, Festival of Beer, and 5X Festival.

STORRY Instagram photo
February 24, 2020
by Kerry Doole

 STORRY  (pictured) dazzles at her album launch, High Priestess roster includes Zaki Ibrahim and Witch Prophet, and We Are The Stronghold  supports Wet'suwet'en. Also in the news are CIMA, Clinton's, Bachman Cummings, IMR,  Manitoba Music, Twin Kennedy, SHINE! Music Bursary, SaskMusic, and The Wild!.

Craig Cardiff
February 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

True North Records has signed Craig Cardiff (pictured), Brian Hetherman revives the Sonic Envy label, and a new song from Gordon Lightfoot. Also in the news are SoundCloud Creator Forum, Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella, The Golden Ticket, Music PEI, Music BC, and farewell Buzzy Linhart.

Multiple ECMA Award nominee Tim Baker  Photo: Lindsay Duncan
February 7, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Tim Baker (pictured) and Wintersleep lead the  East Coast Music Award nominees, Music P.E.I. Week is under way, new videos from Leonard Cohen and Robbie Robertson, and the Stones announce a new tour. Also in the news are the Edmonton Music Prize, nêhiyawak, Jon Box, 2020 CMAOntario Awards, Oshawa Music Awards, the Record Nook, BIGSOUND, CIMA, and farewell Buddy Cage.

Bruce Cockburn  Photo: Daniel Keebler
February 5, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Bruce Cockburn (pictured) announces a 50th-anniversary North American tour, Canadian Live Music Industry Awards noms are open, and Sass Jordan tours with the David Bowie Alumni Band. Also in the news are NSMW, CIMA, Tim Baker, Contact East 2020, and farewell Luther Randolph and Tyronne Noseworthy.

Lennie Gallant to appear at CFMAs
January 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Lennie Gallant (pictured) will perform at the CFMAs, Barenaked Ladies announce a major summer tour, and Castro's Lounge is under threat. Others in the news include NLX, Holy Fuck, Jane Siberry, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Rising Insane, CIMA, and farewell David Olney and Chris Darrow.

Andre Menard
January 3, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Andre Menard (pictured) is amongst those named to the Order of Canada, Justin Bieber returns to action, and CMW goes Dutch. Also in the news are CIMA, Bar Robo, The Small Glories, Lynn Harrison, the Sapphire Award, and farewells to Kelly Fraser, Bvlly, Allee Willis, Sleepy LaBeef, Roy Lesperance, Marty Grebb, Jerry Herman, and Neil Innes.