March 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Barenaked Ladies multi-instrumentalist is partnering with Record Store Day Canada to release an exclusive and star-studded EP with a superheroes theme. All proceeds go to the music education charity.

bülow, MusiCounts ED Kristy Fletcher, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School students, London Tourism'sChris Campbell, and music teacher Theresa Mathers. Pic: Whitney South
March 15, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Mark Cohon, chair of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS), which puts on the annual Juno Awards, was tasked at the nominee

 Kristy Fletcher of MusiCounts (l) with Kim Hastings
February 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

Kim Hastings of Pioneer Middle School in Rocky Mountain House, AB, is the recipient of the 2019 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award. Pictured here with Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts.

Arkells at MusiCounts event in Calgary  Photo: Rob Loud
February 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Arkells celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient (pictured), T. Thomason wins on The Launch, and Royal Mountain Records establishes a mental health fund. Also in the news are Audrey Ochoa, Edmonton Music Prize, Spotify, ole, Al Pedecine, CMA International Awards, Grammy odds, Sharon and Bram, TR/ST, and Said The Whale. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Carole Pope in a healthier frame of mind
January 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

MusiCounts honours the legacy of Mike Taylor, Chad Brownlee has a new single, and the Hornby Island Blues Society is 2019's Blues Booster of the Year. Also in the news are Carole Pope (pictured), Sound of Music, Dissident Mindset, Jon Brooks, Guitar Wars, David Francey, Lady Gaga, Eliza Doyle, and farewells to Steven Ripley, and Christine McGuire. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Monster Truck  Facebook photo
December 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.

Wintersleep  Photo: Norman Wong
December 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Halifax modern rockers Wintersleep release their seventh album, In The Land Of, on March 29 via Dine Alone.

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program celebration at Music For the Spirit in Ohsweken, ON on the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. Photo credit: Barry Roden
November 23, 2018
by External Source

The music-focused organizations ranged in scope from Toronto's The Hammer Band to Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Fredericton Girls Rock Camp.

Kristy and students at Dine Alone  Photo: Trish Cassling
October 3, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada's music education charity hosted the six recipients for a five-day mentoring and networking experience to help establish their musical careers. The scholarships are worth $4K each.

September 28, 2018
by FYI Staff

The company helps celebrate its 15th anniversary by launching MusiCounts’ new school instrument grant increase with a large donation.

Meghan Patrick and students at the James MacDonald Elementary School in Hamilton
September 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Meghan Patrick and MusiCounts boost a Hamilton school's music program (pictured), Shawn Mendes makes a foray into Nashville, and Celine Dion's summer tour is a blockbuster. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Music BC, Andrew Hyatt, the FCAA, La Force, and a farewell to Mac Miller. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Gord Bamford (l) and Allan Reid    Twitchyfinger Photography
August 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Last week, the country star's philanthropic foundation raised a huge amount via its annual golf classic and star-studded gala. A cheque for $100K was presented to MusiCounts head Allan Reid (pictured) at the gala.