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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.

Drake, OVO and RBC are planning a summit. Credit: RBC Photo
June 20, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Drake - arguably the biggest star on the planet - and the rest of the OVO gang is teaming up with Canadian banking institution RBC to stage the first public OVO Summit on Aug. 2 in Toronto. The event was teased by a series of billboards erected throughout the downtown core of Toronto on June 3.

Measha Brueggergosman
June 19, 2019
by Nick Krewen

A world class opera singer awaits emergency surgery that pre-empts her returning home to attend her father's funeral; Drake revives OVOfest for 2019, the Wolfe Island Fest announces its lineup, The Toronto Blues Society reveal their finalists  and the Arkells extend their Rally Cry tour dates to cover Halifax and Ontario are among the items for today.

 

 

Chris Taylor, eOne pic
June 19, 2019
by External Source

According to Billboard, eOne's Chris Taylor has made its Indie Power Players list for the second year in a row, while a separate International Power Players list places Drake and his OVO team at the top.

Artwork for new Drake release
June 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

To celebrate the Raptors win, Drake releases two new tracks (artwork pictured), Les Francofolies lineup is announced, and the MS Sucks benefit brings stars to The Horseshoe. Also in the news are Green Door Studios, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Graham Henderson, Bob Gruen, Grant Hurley, FACTOR, Jim Cuddy, and Kevin Hearn.