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Rufus Wainwright tour poster
February 10, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Rufus Wainwright (pictured) has announced a spring Canadian tour, Nova Scotia Music Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Cape Breton, and The Music Cities Convention begins today. Also in the news are Music PEI Week Awards, Side Door, SXSW,  Bad Waitress, CMAOntario Awards, Dream Café,  Laila Biali, Bob Luhtala,   Sweet Alibi, Séan McCann, Bruce Cockburn, Rhythms and Resistance , Terry Gomes MMF Canada, and farewell Michael Jones, George Crumb, and Betty Davis.

Les Emmerson  2015 Facebook photo
December 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Toronto's Glenn Gould School joins the new Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme, Alicia Toner leads the 2022 Music PEI Award nominees, and the CP Holiday Train goes online. Also in the news are Arkells, Greg Godovitz, Air Canada, Frank Davies, Sakamoto Agency, River Town Saints, Art Napoleon, Cue-Sheet-Palooza Hackathon, FAI, Aline Morales, Bryan Adams, and farewell Les Emmerson (pictured), Peter Mann, David Bigham, Steve Bronski, Barry Harris, David Lasley, Mensi, Mike Nesmith, and Ralph Tavares.

June 24, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Jhyve (pictured) wins CBC Music's Searchlight 2021 contest, new MVP Project recipients are announced, and the debut of Music Pro Summit. Also in the news are Kardinal Offishall, Free the City, SSIF, Bahamas, Music PEI, Alicia Toner, Rêve, Jeffery Straker, and farewell Jeanne Lamon and Jim Bessman.

Johnny Orlando
March 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Johnny Orlando (pictured) shines on a new track with DVBBS, Credit Union Music PEI Week 2021 launches tomorrow, and the CLMA continues to lobby. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, Maple Blues Awards, Moneka Arabic Jazz, The MVP Project, Justin Rutledge, Women in Music Canada,  CityView Drive-In, Suzie Ungerleider, Mike Field, The Discarded, Al Qahwa Ensemble, Beams, CBC Music, and farewell Connie Bradley and Freddie Redd.

The Kings   Photo supplied by CSHF
October 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Kings’ hit This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide enters the CSHF (pictured), The Weeknd shines in the American Music Awards noms list, and Art Bergmann takes on American fascism. Also in the news are Mav Karlo, Indie Week, Alan Doyle, Emanuel, Éric Lapointe, BluesReel, Celine Dion, Emerge, Mississauga Music Awards, Anthony Gomes, Music PEI, Mother Mother, Potatohead People, and farewell Billy Joe Shaver.

Ironwood   Photo: Pinterest
August 27, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Calgary rallies around The Ironwood (pictured), Record Store Day Canada announces a competition, and SOCAN’s Encore rewards online concerts. Also in the news are SCENE, The Beaches, Manifesto, TOBi, Music PEI , CIMA, Kitchener Blues Festival, Lawson Vocal Studios, Haley Blais, Jeremy Drury, Land of Talk, Unleash The Archers, Ronley Teper, and farewell Gerry McGhee and Walter Lure.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
August 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) releases a new video from her hit album, Terra Lightfoot announces a new record, and Matthew Grimson’s famous friends boost his legacy. Also in the news are Juice WRLD and The Weeknd, Fast Romantics, the CFMAs, The Nursery, The Paddock, Music PEI, Jazz Bistro, and farewell Brent Carver, Martin Birch, and Wayne Fontana.

Jim Cuddy
March 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jim Cuddy (pictured) helps launch a new partnership of the NAC National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada, The Weeknd breaks a record, and Measha Brueggergosman has livestreamed all week. Also in the news are The Young Canadians, Luck Reunion, The Blues Foundation, and Music PEI. With video.

Craig Cardiff
February 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

True North Records has signed Craig Cardiff (pictured), Brian Hetherman revives the Sonic Envy label, and a new song from Gordon Lightfoot. Also in the news are SoundCloud Creator Forum, Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella, The Golden Ticket, Music PEI, Music BC, and farewell Buzzy Linhart.

Strings Across The Sky students  Photo: Barry Roden
September 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The 2019 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients include Strings Across the Sky (pictured), Serena Ryder and Jim Cuddy announce tours, and  Amazon has launched a hi-def music streaming subscription service. Others in the news include Gordie Sampson, NSMW, Studio Bell, The Strumbellas, CIMA, Music PEI, The Chills, Creative Manitoba, and farewells to Clark Figenshau, Vic Vogel, and John Cohen.

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.

Cadence Grace at CMAO Awards  Photo: Barry Roden
June 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

The inspirational journey of Cadence Grace (pictured), Downchild helps launch the Toronto Jazz Festival, and The Indspire Awards are broadcast on Sunday. Others in the news include The National, Meghan Patrick, Paul Brandt, Stingray Rising Stars, Lindsay Beaver, Music NB, IRIE fest, CFMAs, Music PEI, and farewell Philippe Zdar. Videos added for your enjoyment.