The Weeknd photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
December 14, 2022
by External Source

The Weeknd is the first musician to receive both the Allan Slaight Impact Award and the CWM Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The Slaight Family Foundation will make a donation of $50,000 towards a charity of Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye's choosing.

June 15, 2022
by FYI Staff

On June 11, as part of CMW, the El Mocambo in Toronto hosted the 21st Anniversary of this event that celebrates the artists who inspire the independent spirit, both nationally and internationally.

June 11, 2022
by FYI Staff

Presented as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto on Friday night, the CLMIAs celebrated the live music sector in Canada across 19 categories. 

June 10, 2022
by FYI Staff

With four trophies in hand, the music supervisor was the big winner at the event, held on June 9 at The El Mocambo in Toronto as part of CMW. The Canadian Sync Awards celebrate the craft of music supervision in filmed media in Canada with the presentation of 14 awards.

CMW topper Neill Dixon on the welcome mat.
June 9, 2022
by David Farrell

CMW 2022 is turning out to be a glorious success. Pictured: Neill Dixon on the 'welcome mat'.

Chuck D
May 18, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Chuck D (pictured) to be honoured by CMW, Make Music Matter's Darcy Ataman receives the Order of Manitoba, and The Color has a big week. Also in the news are the Halifax Jazz Festival, Something Else!, Mixto, Lulaworld, FAI, Ori Dagan, TUNS, Troy Junker, Sweet Alibi, Rip Pop Mutant, Sarah McLachlan, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, and Amanda Rheaume.

Merc Mercuriadis image courtesy of
April 21, 2022
by David Farrell

The Canadian-born music biz disruptor is returning to keynote CMW's 40th edition in Toronto and you can bet his words are gonna make headlines before the day is done. From all of us, welcome back bud!

Neill Dixon pic provided.
March 13, 2022
by Karen Bliss

CMW topper Neill Dixon speaks for the first time about the return of the annual convention, in Toronto, June 6-11. Post pandemic the global music industry event has evolved so the bunfest MBIAs won't be on the menu, but a category celebrating the return of 'Live' makes its entrance.

 Dan Hill with mother Donna, father Daniel, sister Karen and brother Lawrence.
February 14, 2022
by David Farrell
The Elwins  Facebook photo
January 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Indie rockers The Elwins (pictured) are breaking up, Block Heater returns to Calgary, and Winterfolk will proceed virtually. Also in the news are The HP’s, SOCAN Foundation, Her Music Awards, Haviah Mighty, Juno noms, Julian Taylor, SaskMusic, Church of Trees, CMW, and farewell Bob Yeomans and Dick Halligan.

May 26, 2021
by Karen Bliss

"Putting on a fully virtual event was a huge experiment, and we're really pleased that it was even more successful than we anticipated,” CMW president Neill Dixon told FYI Music News. “We came up with a solution for our virtual festival that hadn't been done before and the feedback we've received has been very encouraging".

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault's virtual appearance at CMW on Tuesday.
May 19, 2021
by Karen Bliss

Canadian Music Week president Neill Dixon and The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, kicked off the 38th editi