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Lights  Facebook photo
September 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

Lights (pictured) discusses her work with deadmau5, Queen Celine is back in the spotlight, and Avril Lavigne is all grown up. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Devarrow, La Hacienda, Troubadour fest, Spotify, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith, Tanya Tucker, Harry Styles, Tay, David Solomon, and Thom Yorke.

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.

Dan Mangan Facebook photo
September 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

The songwriting process of Dan Mangan (pictured), a possible Drake curse, and Mitch Podolak remembered. Others in the headlines include Deadmau5, Wilson and Lee, Anya Wilson, Dave Richardson, Dapper Labs, Americana Awards, Amy Winehouse, Ken Burns, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, ageism, Mac Miller, Daniel Johnston, Jake Clemons, and Prince.

Massive Attack album cover
September 13, 2019
by FYI Staff

Mezzanine (pictured) has a Massive impact in Toronto, Drake reaches out to Bianca, and Jim Vallance composes for the Tories. Others in the headlines include Spotify, Black Mountain,  Korn, Soundbetter,  Kobalt, The Who, ASCAP, and Chris Blackwell.

The Danforth Music Hall turns 100
August 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

Toronto's Danforth Music Hall (pictured) turns 100, Drakes new tat arouses ire, and a brace of Woodstock stories. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, A Tribe Called Red, ASAP Rocky, Peaches, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Tencent, music films, Yola Día, Lil Nas X, HMV, Red Kross, and Peter Murphy.

August 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Polaris Music Prize adds performers and names jury, the CCMA Awards sets its lineup, and Drake smashes more records. Also making news are Duane Allman's guitar, Art Bergmann, She's Listening Country, Noble Oak, Missy Elliott, Hello Delaware, Music Gallery, Reay, Matt Dusk, MusicOntario, and Brad Saunders.

Daniel Caesar  Facebook photo
August 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Daniel Caesar (pictured) makes international moves, a Drake-produced film comes to TIFF, and Summerfolk boasts a strong lineup. Others in the news include The Last Waltz, Junkhouse, United by Song, MusicOntario, Mimico, NSO, Arts Abroad, and farewell Paul Grace. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus   Photo: Global
August 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured) are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards. Smith is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year.

Drake and LeBron James  Photo: Reddit
July 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Drake partners with LeBron on a new venture (pictured), Polaris Prize performers are announced, and Mattyfest features music and food. Also in the news are LyricFind, Molly Johnson, Unison, CMAOntario, Sass Jordan, CD Baby, CIMA, Bruce Cockburn, Charlie Angus, Alberta Music, Laura Barrett, Rachel Cousins, Manitoba Music, and Alex Pangman. Videos added for your enjoyment.

July 29, 2019
by FYI Staff

Kitchener psych-rock ensemble Hawkeyes (pictured) gains traction, the Oshawa scene explored, and Canadian Instagram stars. Also in the headlines are Woodstock 50, Osheaga 2019, Mike Waite, Neve, Leonard Cohen, Sheila E., Kirk Hammett, Iggy Pop, Celine Dion, Rusty Gaston, TOWGE, PledgeMusic, k.d. lang, and Drake.

The '6' Champ at Sotto Sotto Restaurant in TO. Pic: Instagram
July 15, 2019
by David Farrell

The last thing Ticketmaster Canada needs right now is another black eye.

Mark Howard
June 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Mark Howard (pictured) talks about working with the greats, Luminato closes with a flourish, and Jane Bunnett describes visa hassles. Also in the headlines are deaf musicals, Strike!, Syrian musicians, The Heavy, Roy Buchanan, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, and Clarence Avant.