Brian Allen and Sheron Alton of Toronto
September 23, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Brian Allen and Sheron Alton (pictured) and Jim Vallance will be honoured by the CSHF for writing a smash Heart hit, The Reklaws top the CCMA noms list, M for Montreal returns, and Ben Kunder launches his Songs On Fire streaming series. Also in the news are Venus Fest, Sam Roberts Band, Music Nova Scotia, NewsAid, Donovan Woods, IRCPA, Opera Atelier, Make Music Matter, Free Times Café, Shipyards Festival, Unplugged North, and farewell Marilynne Caswell, Harry Coombs, Sarah Dash, and Richard H. Kirk.

August 4, 2021
by FYI Staff

The prestigious award is presented in partnership with the CSHF and this year includes a public voting component. The six Anglophone finalists include three Juno Award winners.

Cano  Photo: SOCAN
June 21, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The finalists in the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search are named, two classics by Cano (pictured) enter the CSHF, and Leslie Feist re-emerges. Also in the news are Leonard Sumner, David Owen, Cedric Noel, Slow Leaves, Music PEI, CityView Drive-In, Libera Awards, and farewell Patrick Mokoka.

April 18, 2021
by FYI Staff

The pride of Cape Breton’s signature song will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) during the 2021 East Coast Music Awards, May 6. A special tribute is planned for the Awards show, taking place in the songwriter’s home region.

54-40  Photo courtesy of CSHF
March 29, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A classic by 54-40 (pictured) enters The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Music PEI Awards winners are named, and the ECMAs head to Sydney in May. Also making news are the TSO, METZ. The Horseshoe Tavern, Julianna Jones, TBS,  Ford Pier, Owen Barney, and farewell Malcolm Cecil and Don Heffington.

Photo courtesy of CBS/CSHF
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It's Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition and an induction to the CHSF. With video,

The Kings   Photo supplied by CSHF
October 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Kings’ hit This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide enters the CSHF (pictured), The Weeknd shines in the American Music Awards noms list, and Art Bergmann takes on American fascism. Also in the news are Mav Karlo, Indie Week, Alan Doyle, Emanuel, Éric Lapointe, BluesReel, Celine Dion, Emerge, Mississauga Music Awards, Anthony Gomes, Music PEI, Mother Mother, Potatohead People, and farewell Billy Joe Shaver.

Shirley Eikhard - photo supplied by CSHF
October 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

The Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame (CSHF) has announced the induction of the Shirley Eikhard composition Something to Talk About. The song was m

Carole Pope and Kevan Staples of Rough Trade  Photo courtesy of CSHF
September 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The biggest hit by Rough Trade (pictured) enters the CSHF, Shawn Mendes partners with TIFF, and the Kensington Market Jazz Festival goes virtual. Also in the news are US visa fee increases, Unsigned Only, Play The Parks: Calgary, Sam Roberts Band, The Dirty Nil, Ever New, CIMA, Edgar Breau, Storry, Brian Blain, MMF Canada, Music Nova Scotia, David Dacks, and farewell Ronald Bell and Simeon Coxe.

Men Without Hats leader Ivan Doroschuk Photo courtesy CSHF
September 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Two international synth-pop hits and a beloved Canadian Celtic ballad are now inducted into The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their writers, Ivan Doroschuk (pictured) and Jimmy Rankin, recall the creation of these classic tunes.

Photo provided.
August 6, 2020
by FYI Staff

The famed Canadian sitcom star was also a notable composer. Three hit TV theme songs he co-wrote are now headed to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and son Robin Thicke will help mark the occasion.

June 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards nominees are named, Ron Hynes will be celebrated at the ECMAs, and Mariposa goes virtual. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Rufus Wainwright, the Senator Restaurant, House of Jazz, Jeff Healey, Amplify BC, Music PEI, Michaela Slinger, Hawksley Workman, Stephan Moccio, Leela Gilday, Chris Bell, Joshua Van Tassel, Shawn Hall, Shuffalo, and Ben Kunder. With video.