Walk Off The Earth show poster
March 2, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Sled Island makes an impressive lineup announcement, a big week for Walk Off The Earth (pictured), and the Polaris Music Prize season begins on June 14. Others in the news include Hell or High Water, Country Music Week 2022, Nova Scotia Music Week, LASSO fest, Canzona Chamber Players, With Ukraine benefit, Rick White, Dallas Good, Jay Ferguson, Kendra Kay, APA, Plants and Animals, HOROJO Trio, CMAOntario Awards, and farewell Skibadee.

Hugh Dillon  Facebook photo
November 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Hugh Dillon (pictured) is about to launch his new TV series, Drake helps make History in Toronto, BC’s live music restrictions are dissed, and tragedy at a Travis Scott show. Also in the headlines are JazzYYC fest, SSO, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, NSMW, Tom Cochrane, Live Nation, Atlantic Records Benelux, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, Billy Bragg, Van Morrison, Marilyn Manson, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey.

Bruce Cockburn  Photo: Daniel Keebler
February 5, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Bruce Cockburn (pictured) announces a 50th-anniversary North American tour, Canadian Live Music Industry Awards noms are open, and Sass Jordan tours with the David Bowie Alumni Band. Also in the news are NSMW, CIMA, Tim Baker, Contact East 2020, and farewell Luther Randolph and Tyronne Noseworthy.

Sir Elton greets Toronto fans Photo supplied by UMC: Ben Gibson, © HST Global Limited, courtesy of Rocket Entertainment
October 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

Elton John pops-up in Toronto (pictured), Jessica Mitchell is on a tear, and Warner signs Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Also in the news are Alan Doyle, Charlie Angus, Microforum Vinyl, Jesse Cook, Union Duke, NSMW, Jesse Parent, and farewell Ed Cherney and Sonny Curtis. With video.

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.

Kardinal Offishall  Facebook photo
September 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

imagineNATIVE turns 20, Kardinal Offishall (pictured) hosts TEDxToronto, and a new John Coltrane album with Canadian roots. Also in the news are Mirvish musicals, Dave Bidini, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, ArtsCan Circle, OMF, NSMW, Cœur de pirate, Suzanne Jarvie, The Lifers, and Cavendish Beach Music Festival. With video.

September 4, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The dates for Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro (pictured) have been announced.

Vangelis and Liona Boyd in Paris. Pic: Liona Boyd
August 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Liona Boyd compares notes with Vangelis (pictured), Simone Schmidt adapts her album for the stage, and lawn bowling for MusiCounts. Also in the news are Wolfe Island Music Festival, Rebecca Binnendyk, a Winnipeg benefit, The Beaches, OVO, Dwight Yoakam, Al Qahwa Ensemble, Graham Powers, ECMA,  Habari Africa Festival, VIFF, NSMW, and farewell Henri Belolo and David Berman.

April 15, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.

Harlequin's Paul McNair joins Streetheart on tour
March 29, 2019
by FYI Staff

Paul McNair (pictured) fronts a revamped Streetheart, HMV's Irish bid founders, and the CFMAs change dates. Also in the news: Garth Brooks, Interstellar Rodeo, NSMW, Festival (506), Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, CD Baby, Thrush Hermit, Raising The Bar, Bill King, Allison Lupton, and The Washboard Union. Videos added for your enjoyment.

William Shatner
November 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

William Shatner (pictured) continues his musical mission, Music Nova Scotia gets nocturnal, and hip-hop poses for the camera. Others in the headlines include Mel Boogie, Barbra Streisand, Nile Rodgers, Sony Music, Oh Carolina, Nick Mason, Chris Thomas King, Joni Mitchell, Britpop, Bob Dylan, Chris Cornell, and Queen.

Pictured (L-R): Ron Kitchener (RGK Entertainment) Madeline Merlo, Mark Friedman (president Deluge Music) David Robkin (Managing Member Deluge Music) Emily Dryburgh (Creative Manager Deluge Music)
October 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.