Allan Reid
June 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

Allan Reid (pictured) discusses tonight’s virtual Juno Awards, the problems facing the return of live music, and Len hitmaker Marc Costanzo has a new venture. Others in the headlines include Gary Topp, Facebook,  Reeperbahn fest, Laurel Canyon, The Chicks, K-pop fans, Bob Dylan, Glastonbury,Haim, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, TSO, Rachel McAdams, Bandcamp, and Warren Haynes.

bbno$  Facebook photo
March 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
March 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.

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.

Photo courtesy of iHeartRadio
March 14, 2019
by External Source

The Juno Awards debut in London, Ontario for the first time this weekend and here's your fun fact warm-up to the 48th edition of the show, to be held March 17 at  Budweiser Gardens.

Emmanuel Jal   Facebook photo
March 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.

Corey Hart
March 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.

Tiny Record Shop, Toronto  Photo: Janet Kimber
February 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

December 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

New life for the Victory Burlesque, Shad hosts an art exhibition, and new Rock Hall of Fame inductees are announced. Also in the news are CIMA, the Junos, Jessie Reyez, FACTOR, Taylor Swift, Doug Paisley, Serena Ryder, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Dusk. Videos added for your enjoyment.

In 1981, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau awarded Joni Mitchell a place in the Hall of Fame. Pic:Thomas Szlukovenyi, Globe and Mail
June 26, 2018
by David Farrell

The debate about how to induct a large number of names from the past into the Juno's Canadian Hall of Fame is ongoing, but we have some backgrounder on how the discussions are evolving and a whiff of news suggesting agreement on a new process is underway.

Jim Slotek's Twitter profile pic
April 4, 2018
by External Source

The former Toronto Sun columnist muses on the jeopardy of being a scriptwriter for Canadian awards shows, and he has plenty of experience at it.

BNL's performance Sunday hit a high note with viewers.
March 27, 2018
by FYI Staff

The television audience peaked with 1.5 million viewers when Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page reunited onstage to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.