Boris Brott  Photo from
April 13, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Renowned Hamilton conductor Boris Brott (pictured) is remembered, Alex Lifeson is excited about his Envy of None project, and The Weekend replaces Kanye at Coachella. Also in the headlines are the TSO, Sister Swire, Sam the Record Man, Canadian Screen Awards, blockchain, NFTs, Latin music, Elvis Presley, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran, Bob Mould, Wet Leg, Jack Harlow, El Sistema, Charlotte Gainsbourgh, Prince, Billie Eilish, Dizzee Rascal, and The Clash.

Billie Eilish, Instagram
August 8, 2021
by FYI Staff

Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No.

Mychael Danna  Facebook photo
August 3, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Famed film composer Mychael Danna (pictured) is honoured, a profile of the Prism Prize, and Jerry Granelli is remembered. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, Halluci Nation, Joni Mitchell, Prince, Trevor Guy, Edmonton Jazz Fest, Reservoir,, Los Lobos, Woodstock 99, Charlotte Day Wilson, Laura Nyro, the Beatles, Shakira, Willie Nelson, and Ritchie Yorke.

The Weeknd and Sal Slaiby (r). Photo via Sal Slaiby Instagram page.
December 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Super-manager Sal Slaiby (pictured with The Weeknd) is profiled, Harmonium get symphonic, and a rave review of the new Shawn Mendes album. Others in the headlines include Ron Hawkins, Lyor Cohen, Commodore Ballroom, Stars, Jully Black, Drake, Opera Atelier, RCM, Hipgnosis, Human Re-Sources, Stevie Nicks, Roland Gift, Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, and Prince.

Matador Ballroom
January 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Nick Blagona's Hamilton connection, Matador (pictured) plans are revealed, and US streams hit a trillion. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Jacob Hoggard, Justin Bieber, Calgary concerts, Merlin, Todd Walker, John Densmore, David Bowie, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque Website photo
November 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (pictured) boost Afro-Cuban jazz, climate change impacts festivals, and a monstrous R.E.M. display. Others in the headlines include Prince, Taylor Swift, Rosanne Cash, Karina Gauvin, Jeff Lynne, Pandora, Bernie Sanders , Fender, Booker T, Threatin, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, Garth Brooks, Selena Gomez, and Michael Kiwanuka.

November 1, 2019
by FYI Staff

A look back at Downchild (pictured), Arnold Gosewich remembered, and a boom time for Live Nation and Apple. Others in the headlines include Little Scream, Glenn Gould, Prince, Sorrey, dead celebrities, Miles Davis, farewell tours, Ricky Reed, Amazon, X, Ronnie Wood, Ticketmaster, Sex Pistols, Ringo Starr, Lana Del Rey, Lou Reed, and Maria Muldaur.

ECMA Honoree Lennie Gallant
April 24, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Lennie Gallant (pictured) is amongst the new ECMA honorees, Bronson Centre partners with The Phoenix, and CIMA is on a mission to NYC. Others in the news: Music BC, Justin Bieber, David Wilcox, Indie Week, Sylvia Rhone, Gord Downie, Ingrid Veninger, and farewell Tony Bird. Videos added for your enjoyment.

February 1, 2019
by Bill King

After paying her dues on the Toronto club scene, the dynamic guitar-slinger's career exploded when she teamed up with the Purple One's project, 3RDEYEGIRL. Here she reflects upon that life-changing experience, her love of jazz fusion, and her new debut solo album.

Jessie Reyez   Facebook Photo
December 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) triumphs in hometown shows, a list of Canadian albums of the year, and the '90s Canrock revival. Also in the headlines are Doug Paisley, the Lunenburg Academy, ESO, MacMaster-Leahy, streaming DJs, Brexit, Andrew Gertler, Hugh Jackman, Vegas acts, Prince, Johnny Thunders, and Metallica whiskey.

Folly & The Hunter  Photo: Julia Marois
October 31, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.