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Carter Chiasson  Photo: Nick Godsoe
February 21, 2020
by FYI Staff

Carter Chiasson (pictured) is the 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, Marie-Mai is named Canadian ambassador for Record Store Day, and Fallsview Casino Resort opens a new 5,000 seat entertainment centre. Others making news include Pye Dubois, Luke McMaster, Outside Looking In, The Weeknd, Make Music Matter, Evangeline Gentle, Billie Eilish, and Wade O Brown.

Marie-Mai wth St. Mary's students
December 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Marie-Mai and Quebec students (pictured) celebrate a Band Aid grant, The Poets honour The Hip in Cree, and Mariah Carey tops the charts at Christmas. Also in the news are Jazz Bistro, Jaymz B, Crack of Dawn, ECMAs, Bryan Adams, and farewell Emil Richards.

(l-r): Kristy Fletcher, ED MusiCounts, Gord Bamford, Sherry MacDonald, President/CEO  Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation Photo: Neil Zeller
October 30, 2019
by FYI Staff

The country star and noted humanitarian is honoured by MusiCounts and The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation in Calgary on Sunday. Pictured (l-r): Kristy Fletcher, Gord Bamford, Sherry MacDonald).

September 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Johnny Reid (pictured) gets in the holiday spirit, Dream Serenade announces a star-studded lineup, and Canadian acts feature in recent Music Canada certifications. Also in the news are MusiCounts, the climate strike, SaskMusic, HMAT, Project WILD, and farewell José José, Busbee, and Jim Huff. With video.

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.

Corey Hart at MusiCounts presentation  Photo: Tania Heath
May 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Earlier this week, Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada's leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10K in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.

 photo credit: Jag Gundu / Massey Hall
May 24, 2019
by Karen Bliss

The beloved Canadian music industry leader can be remembered by donations to the music education charity that was close to his heart.

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.