Record Store Day

Record Store Day

Tate McRae
June 8, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A breakthrough year for Tate McRae (pictured), a look at past and present Junos, and a prestigious rave review for Mustafa. Also in the headlines are Believe, TikTok, Cancon, Don Amero, Hillsburn, Kathryn Moses, Gord Bamford, RSD, Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, Jxdn, Liz Phair, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Post Malone.

Joe Keithley  Facebook photo by Jason Cook
May 1, 2020
by Kerry Doole

City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.

 Florence + The Machine Facebook photo
April 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Vince Staples FB photo
March 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Live Nation has a boom year, Vince Staples (pictured) gets confessional, rumours of Record Store Day releases, and Michael Jackson is under scrutiny. Also in the headlines are Foreigner, Shaye Zadravec, Avril Lavigne, VCC, King’s X, Coachella, R. Kelly,  Bonnaroo, ASCAP, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Queen, and Drake.

Photo by Akshay Chauhan on Unsplash
May 3, 2018
by Ryan Kerr

The 11th annual worldwide party celebrating the culture of the indie record store was a Stormin' Norman success. A new partnership with MusiCounts and the news that Toronto will officially celebrate RSD each year were among the highlights here.

March 9, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A Bieber exhibit is taking Stratford by storm, NME publishes its last print edition, and Record Store Day announces its offerings. Also in the headlines are Spice Girls, Rhye, Memphis music, a code of conduct, Nickelodeon, Canadian stand-up comics, Dwight Yoakam, Frigs, Jane Bunnett, Mo Kenney, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Skaface, and Alice Bags.

March 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

More than 250 stores across Canada are participating in the annual event that falls on April 21 this year.

RSD Canada's Ryan Kerr, CIMA's Stuart Johnston and Nielsen Music Canada's Paul Shaver
September 29, 2017
by Nick Krewen

At the trade org's AGM in Toronto, president Stuart Johnston expressed optimism about the government's support of the independent music sector.