Junia-T  Photo: Paquin Artists Agency
August 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Junia-T (pictured) gets a Polaris boost, a time capsule from Neil Young, and Toronto concert venues still face problems. Also in the headlines are Rush, Fergus Hambleton, Elise LeGrow, Salmon Arm fest, UMG, Facebook, TikTok, Tidal, YouTube, U2, SEO, live-streaming, The Go-Go’s, Taylor Swift, Twitch, Madonna, Iggy Pop, and Arlo Guthrie.

This Ain't Hollywood  Facebook photo
July 23, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A fond farewell to This Ain’t Hollywood (pictured), a new voice for Black members of the music community, and the Calgary Folk Fest goes virtual. Others in the headlines include Gordon Lightfoot, Chi Pig, Peter Hook, Kanye West, Michael Bublé, Ashley MacIsaac, Spotify, DOJ, UMG, TikTok, Shamrock, live-streams, Burger Records, Q, Dolly Parton, and Burt Bacharach.

Neil Young album cover
June 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Neil Young’s legendary lost album gets a release (pictured), singing is banned on Ontario patios, and Montreal’s Canada Day plans. Also in the headlines are Steven Lee Olsen, Kwento, Live Nation, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, EMI Records, indie power players, Spotify, covid-era concerts, MusiCares, Wave, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beyonce, and indie record stores.

Joel Plaskett  Photo: Matt Williams
April 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Joel Plaskett (pictured) delivers a magnum opus, TSO players remain active, a look at Stronger Together, and tips for musicians in the pandemic era. Others in the headlines include Lennon Stella, Spotify, Nick Nurse, copyright claims, TikTok, Bob Geldof, Lizzo, the Dropkick Murphys, Bobi Wine, Kanye, Captain Tom Moore, Nick Cave, and Lucinda Williams.

Martha Wainwright  Facebook photo
April 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

Martha Wainwright (pictured) leads another Montreal singalong, a playlist for John Prine, and a plethora of pandemic-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Tencent, UMG, Kobalt, TikTok, Tom Rush, Basia Bulat, Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation, Robbie Williams, Spotify, Adam Schlesinger, and Huawei.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
March 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.

Basia Bulat
March 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Basia Bulat (pictured) is profiled, the border hassles of WHOOP-Szo, and a playlist of new Canadian cuts. Others in the headlines include Mo Kenney, Hipgnosis, Spotify, Resso, vinyl, The Stranglers, Genesis, Journey, and Kate Bush.

Angela Hewitt  Facebook photo
February 12, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Angela Hewitt (pictured) suffers a major loss, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien debuts in Toronto, and Billie Eilish defends Drake. Others in the headlines include William Prince, Tencent, Cheapies, Taylor Swift, SoundCloud, Oscars, vinyl, and Bob Marley.

Miranda Mulholland  Photo: Ivan Otis
February 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The story behind the new album by Miranda Mulholland (pictured), Paul Hyde gets surreal, and a fresh look at a Buffy Sainte-Marie classic. Others in the headlines include Drake, the Elmo, William Prince, Frazey Ford, Spotify, CD Baby, Roddy Ricch, TIDAL, Kesha, Cousin Brucie, Green Day, Aretha, Slade, and Huey Lewis.

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.

Emmylou Harris  Facebook photo
October 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Emmylou Harris (pictured) tops a Calgary benefit concert, Drake turns 33 in style, and the Unison fund seeks help. Also in the headlines are Amazon, Eminem, Spotify, Sony, Catherine MacLellan, AR Paisley, PledgeMusic, Twitter, Lizzo, and the theremin.

Del Barber Facebook photo
October 9, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.