Buffy Sainte-Marie Wikipedia photo
May 31, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Edgar Breau reaches into the vault, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Pictured) is receiving renewed attention, and Christopher Ward discusses Black Velvet. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Century Egg, Shania, The Halluci Nation, Paul Brandt, Bruce Springsteen, kd lang, Liberty Silver, Bachman Cummings, Sony Music, Fanhouse, Bob Dylan, SoundScan, Bat for Lashes, The Linda Lindas, Moby, and Neil Young.

March 25, 2021
by David Farrell

A major shift in logistics has changed the way goods are shifted in Canada. But now, after a few dodgy months, the distribution of physical music formats in the market is again running tickety-boo,

The Weeknd
April 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Emergency funds assist Canadian musicians, the  dystopian worldview of The Weeknd (pictured) is timely, and Canadian record stores are under threat. Also in the headlines are COVID-19 stories, Win Butler, Jesse Zubot, Sony, Stage Door, Bob Pittman, StubHub, BTS, Adam Schlesinger, copyright, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton.

Linda Manzer
October 4, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Master luthier Linda Manzer (pictured) discusses her craft, Nickelback at odds with Trump, and a slump in streaming stocks. Others in the headlines include Leeroy Stagger, Jessye Norman, Nuit Blanche, ASM Global, Sony, Morrissey, Ted Templeman, Nick Cave, and Plácido Domingo.

Partygoers Michael Williams (l) and Doug Chappell  Photo: Bill King
July 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Radio & Records Party (pictured Michael Williams and Doug Chappell) is another hit, big changes at Sony US, and CIMA's Sync Summit. Others in the news include Ian & Sylvia, Graham Powers, Canada's Walk of Fame, John Cody, Mose Scarlett, Kronborg, Alberta Music, Espanola, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Freddie Keeler. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Steve Coady (l) with Brett Kissel
October 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

In today's summary of headlines, Warner Music Canada exec Steve Coady (pictured with Brett Kissel) reflects on his career that started off in the Maritimes where his values were hewn in the bedrock of Atlantic Canada.