Powfu  Facebook photo
June 9, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Powfu (pictured) reaches an impressive milestone, more takes on the Junos, and a rare Stan Klees interview. Others in the headlines include Grimes, the ECMAs, Global Toronto, The International Indigenous Music Summit, Hipgnosis, UMG, Roblox, YouTube, Bravado, mobile gaming, meditative music, and Metallica.

Drake  Instagram photo
March 7, 2021
by FYI Staff

Drake (pictured) releases a surprise EP, tips on releasing an album in a pandemic, and Toronto artists to watch for. Also in the headlines are Our Lady Peace, NFTs, TIDAL, Grimes, Walk Off The Earth, Christa Couture, Michael Gudinski, Lenny Williams, The Dictators, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Bunny Wailer, Kings of Leon, Bob Ezrin, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, and the birth of reggae.

Alex Cuba  Facebook photo
November 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

Alex Cuba (pictured) is a DIY success, the ambition of Chilly Gonzales, and a Brett Kissel remix boasts a big name. Also in the headlines are Keith Richards, Terry Uyarak, Andrew Waite, Larnell Lewis, Believe, Rick James, Hipgnosis, the CMAs, John Prine, Twitch, Yoko Ono, jazz films,  AC/DC, Bernard Sumner, and George Benson.

Emm Gryner  Facebook photo
May 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Emm Gryner (pictured) pays tribute to nurses, creative types deal with the pandemic, and global music revenues rise. Also in the headlines are Ron Sexsmith, VSO, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, Jerry Leger, Grimes, Sunset Sound, Luke Combs, Twitch, Imagine Music, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Wiz Khalifa.

February 19, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The art-rock auteur’s latest single from an album due out Friday features candid lyrics and an intriguing arrangement.

Triumph   band website photo
December 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The accolades flow for Triumph (pictured), Blowup turns 25, and a new song from Grimes. Others in the headlines include Tencent, Leonard Cohen, Matt Mays, Drake, green tours, Boney M, Taylor Swift, Billboard, music royalties, The Clash, Rod Stewart, Dr. Dre, CMJ, and Carol Kaye.

Matt Boudreau
September 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Matt Boudreau (pictured)  and Tomato/Tomato lead the MNB Awards noms, Harmonium to enter the CSHF, and Ellis shines at Supercrawl. Others in the news include HMV, Shawn Mendes, ZipDJ, Dundurn Press, Rod Stewart, Esthero, Indie Week, Miloš, Grimes, Music PEI, Jean-Paul De Roover, and farewell to Ric Ocasek, Hossam Ramzy, and Eddie Money.

Jeremy Dutcher  Photo: Feldman Agency
March 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The unlikely friendship between Arkells and Jeremy Dutcher (pictured), Winnipeg's Pantages Theatre is for sale, and Grimes announces a new concept album. Also in headlines: Guy Oseary, streaming figures, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, Woodstock 50, and Hayes Carll.

Michael Buble
March 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Michael Buble (pictured) releases his TV special on audio, Rock Hall of Fame announces an impressive lineup, and a Juno power scare in London. Also in the news are Roxodus Music Fest, FACTOR programs, Rolling Stones, Thymeless, Christina Martin, Stephen Stohn,  Grimes, grandson, Taste Of The 6ix, Radio-Canada, Music BC, Soleil Sound, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and farewell Danny Kustow and JoAnn Brooks. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Justin and Hailey FB Photo
January 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Rumours of a Justin and Hailey (pictured) wedding event, the fallout from the demise of RPM distro, and the vocabulary of hip-hop make news headlines. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Lanco, The Lemon Twigs, Erin Wall, Drake, the ESO, Bravado, Roc Nation, Lady Gaga, HMV, Bandcamp, Voivod, Geddy Lee, Marty Stuart, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, and Grimes.

Tory Lanez    Photo: Facebook
November 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Tory Lanez (pictured) finds his groove, Ottawa rallies for tornado relief, and Said The Whale's new video dazzles. Also making headlines are CPO, Stiff Little Fingers, The Sadies, TSO, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates, election pop culture, Spotify, YouTube, Glenn Gould, Moby, Sinead O'Connor, Giles Martin, Grimes, Joni Mitchell, Jack White, and Frank Zappa.

Photo - Soundcheck
September 28, 2018
by Karen Bliss

British knight and songwriting legend Elton John loves Canadians, and not just his husband, David Furnish.