Joni Mitchell at Newport  Facebook photo
July 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Joni Mitchell makes a triumphant return to the Newport Folk Fest (pictured), Hammer rockers Monster Truck perform at a hometown fest, and an A-list of Canadian hip-hop and R&B stars play an OVO show tonight. Also in the headlines are Allison Russell, iskwē and Tom Wilson, RATM, Soundcloud, Bramwell Tovey, Vera, Erin Costelo, Lucy Dacus, Dan Mangan, Facebook, Kobalt, sync licensing, Bruce, Ticketmaster, Strange Fruit, Epidemic Sound, CMA, Lady Gaga, George Jones, and NYC punk.

Mo Kenney  Facebook photo
March 3, 2021
by FYI Staff

A tribute to Raymond Lévesque, Mo Kenney (pictured) releases a covers album, and Canadian Black music’s early struggle. Also in the headlines are Bell Media cuts, Kaytranada, Jann Arden, Celine, John Beckwith, Strippers Union, Neil Young, Toronto hip-hop, Nice Horse, Soundcloud, Pete Townshend, ACM Awards, Maestro, David Crosby, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, and Dolly Parton.

Avril Lavigne  Facebook photo
November 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Grammys snub of The Weeknd sparks major controversy, Avril Lavigne goes to Malibu (pictured), and Anne Murray is happy staying in the Maritimes. Also in the headlines are Bob Moses, Call the Office, Staircase Theatre, SoundCloud, Def Jam, The Killers, Warner, the AMAs, Blood, Sweat & Tears, John Belushi, Frank Zappa, Courtney Barnett, Elton John, Trevor Noah, Taylor Swift, and drinking songs.

November 13, 2019
by FYI Staff

Rheostatics (pictured) attract devoted fans, Drake draws boos, and Neil Young's plans may go to pot. Others in the headlines include Ostrea Lake, BMG, Facebook, Spotify, the Austin scene, SoundCloud, Tencent, Astroworld, ASCAP, The Clash, Tool, Bernie Taupin, and Pete Townshend.

Colter Wall  Facebook photo
October 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.

Donald Jr., star of the email song
July 25, 2017
by External Source

Songwriters draw inspiration from many sources, including White House emails.