Grammys

Grammys

Daniel Lanois album graphic
March 18, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Halifax Pop Explosion is under fire, Daniel Lanois’ new album (pictured) get a rave review, and there is controversy around the Grammys. Also in the headlines are the Brad Turner Quartet, Lido Pimienta, eOne, Golden Feather, Eddie Van Halen, US covid relief bill, Spotify protests, RIAA, SXSW, Sally Grossman, U2, Aphex Twin, H.E.R., Judee Sill, and CSNY.

Kaytranada  Photo: Grammy.com
March 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Montreal producer (pictured) led the Canadian contingent with two victories in LA last night. His compatriots did score some notable victories in a wide range of categories announced at a pre-broadcast ceremony.

Ebonnie Rowe
March 15, 2021
by FYI Staff

Ebonnie Rowe (pictured) is placed on the hot seat, Serena Ryder gets candid, and Nasri returns with a solo project. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, The Grammys, David Hart, JP Saxe, My Son The Hurricane, Danko Jones, NFTs, Epidemic Sound, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Willie Nelson, and Sam Smith.

Angela Hewitt  Facebook photo
January 6, 2021
by FYI Staff

Angela Hewitt (pictured) has a beloved new instrument, David Strickland gives props to his peers, and a tribute to Queen West queen Deanne Taylor. Also in the headlines are BC arts grants, vinyl sales, Spotify, Dr. Dre, UMG, Ticketmaster, Lindsey Buckingham, Alibaba, MF DOOM, The Velvet Underground, AI, and the Grammys.

Dream Serenade Finale  Photo: Jag Gundu
November 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Dream Serenade Benefit Concert goes virtual (pictured), the NSMW Sessions are launched, and Ring Music closes. Also in the news are Songs For Food And Shelter, Indie Week, The Dill, Melanie Peterson, Tallinn Music Week, Fortunate Ones,  Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats, MIDEM, and farewell Hal Ketchum and i_o.

Teenage Head  original lineup
November 4, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A doco on Teenage Head (pictured) repeats on TVO this weekend, Arcade Fire premieres a new song on US TV, and Emm Gryner turns to jazz. Also in the headlines are Toronto record stores, Shannon Hoon, the Zolas, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Discogs, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and The Grammys.

Tami Neilson
January 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

Tami Neilson (pictured) readies a new album, Sled Island announces a guest curator, and the last decade on the Saskatoon scene. Others in the headlines include Roger Waters, Wolf Parade, the Grammys, Angel Bat Dawid, Bif Naked, The Go-Go’s, and SoundExchange.

Colin Linden with Keb' Mo' the morning of the Grammys. Pic: Instagram
January 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

The roots music veteran (pictured here with Keb Mo) was the only Canadian to collect a coveted award last night, although Sam Feldman had reason to be enjoying a bottle of bubbly with his winning client -- Elvis Costello.

SOCAN's LA Grammy party attendees -  Left to right: Tyler Henry, Jenius, WondaGurl, London Cyr, and SOCAN’s Rodney Murphy.
January 27, 2020
by Kerry Doole

SOCAN members (pictured) and Grammy Award nominees party in LA, Gordon Lightfoot goes solo on a new album, and Neil Young gets his US citizenship. Others in the news include Joel Plaskett, the Up Sh*t Creek fundraiser, Mariposa, Burlington PAC, Music BC, Matt Zaddy, Folk on the Rocks, and farewell Norm Amadio and Ken Pernokis.

Hugh Dillon  FB photo
January 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

Hugh Dillon (pictured) partners with Paramount, Jessie Reyez is profiled, and the Grammys shitstorm rages. Others in the headlines include Castro's, Larry LeBlanc, Roberta Flack, Laurie Anderson, lié, Helen Smith, CMT, BTS, and David Olney.

Pharrell Williams  FB photo
January 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Pharrell Williams (pictured) gets happy designing condos, Celine Dion's mother passes, and Tommy Banks is honoured by the SJO. Others in the headlines include Neil Peart, a Grammys scandal, Tebey, Chilly Gonzales, Laurie Anderson, Lincoln Center, Halsey, T. Rex, Los Lobos, and Eminem.

The Weeknd  instagram photo
December 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Weeknd (pictured) partners with Mercedes-Benz, a Toronto firm to revamp Geffen Hall, and Drake's powerful impact. Others in the headlines include Domenic Troiano, Wayne Rostad, Spotify, Jon Singer, Airbnb, UK bestsellers, Chris Martin, David Byrne, John Sinclair, and Beck.