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Music PEI Awards

Rumoured cover art of new Drake album
September 2, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Drake is reportedly set to release his new album (cover graphic pictured), the Record Store Day Canada Unsigned Competition returns, and Nova Scotia Music Week will take place in Truro. Also in the news are Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Music PEI Awards, Songbird North, TSO, Contact East, Martin Atkins, MMF Canada, Make Music Matter, The Trews, and farewell Ron Bushy, Bill Emerson, Larry Harlow, and Ruth Marx.

54-40  Photo courtesy of CSHF
March 29, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A classic by 54-40 (pictured) enters The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Music PEI Awards winners are named, and the ECMAs head to Sydney in May. Also making news are the TSO, METZ. The Horseshoe Tavern, Julianna Jones, TBS,  Ford Pier, Owen Barney, and farewell Malcolm Cecil and Don Heffington.

Catherine MacLellan  Photo: Dave Brosha
December 28, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The nominees list for the 2021 Music PEI Awards is headed by Catherine MacLellan (pictured), Justin Bieber performs on New Year’s Eve, and Harmonium quickly goes gold. Also in the news are Jani Lauzon, Canadian Music Week, Side Door Access, MusicNL, Tara Jamieson, Markham Jazz Festival, The Drake, Odario Williams, Cherry Cola’s, Gum Country, and Tim Edey.

October 18, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The winner of the  Polaris Music Prize (pictured) is named today, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival announces its lineup, and Alanis Obomsawin is the 13th Glenn Gould Prize Laureate. Others in the news include Teenage Head, Music NL, FACTOR, Gord Downie, the Canadian Online Jazz Festival, CARAS, Plants and Animals, Music PEI Awards, METZ, Elephants and Stars, Tenille Townes, Veda Hille, Greg Wells, and farewell Bob Biggs and Johnny Bush.

Whitehorse at Jon Box celebration  Photo: Stephanie Montani
February 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Sorrey lead the pack at the 2020 Music PEI Awards, Whitehorse (pictured) was amongst those celebrating the life of Jon Box, and Corb Lund announces a new album and tour. Also in the news are Tenille Townes, Junofest, G-Eazy, MMF Canada, Cheapies, Elton John, Chin Injeti, Noah Reid, and farewell John Burke.

Choir! Choir! Choir!
October 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Choir! Choir! Choir! ( pictured) to perform at the US-Mexico border on Sunday, a CIMA showcase at Folk Alliance 2020, and a Tribute to Gord Downie in Burlington. Also in the news are Music Nova Scotia, TSO, FACTOR, 2020 Music PEI Awards, CCMA Song Camp, Ontario Creates, Music BC, and farewell John McGuirk, Stephen Swid, and Molly Duncan.

Rachel Beck receives the Pop Album of the Year Award from Charlottetown Mayor Phillip Brown.
January 28, 2019
by FYI Staff

Two of the Island's most popular international touring acts took home three trophies apiece in Charlottetown yesterday. Rachel Beck (pictured) was a double winner.

November 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Michael Buble is honoured by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rascalz (pictured) celebrate the anniversary of Northern Touch, and Ottawa's After The Storm benefit is a hit. Others in the news include Memorial University, Music PEI, Joe Perry, Shawn Mendes, Clayton Bellamy & The Congregation, Blonde Diamond, Rihanna, ole, SB21, WCMA, Women's Blues Revue, and a farewell to Francis Lai. Videos included for your enjoyment.

Alessia Cara
September 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) will honour Shania at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards show that takes place in Hamilton this coming Sunday.

Emily Haines resumes her role in The Soft Skeleton
December 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

The countdown is on for Neil Young's secret concert somewhere in Canada tonight. Others in the news include Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Andy Hines, Patricia Conroy, the UK vinyl boom, Music PEI Awards, Sarah Slean, and the Dirty Dishes.