Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Jessie Reyez (left), Shad (centre) and Pup's Steve Sladkowski  Photo courtesy CBC
October 21, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Canadian musicians weigh in on today's election (pictured Jesse Reyez, Shad and Steve Sladowski), three notable artists are chasing seats, and farewell Guess Who manager Don Hunter. Others in the news include Noah '40' Shebib, Maple Blues Awards, Altameda, Taylor Swift, Stephen Fearing, Anthony Gomes, Sina Bathaie, and Nick Tosches. With video.

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.

Lights  Facebook photo
September 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

Lights (pictured) discusses her work with deadmau5, Queen Celine is back in the spotlight, and Avril Lavigne is all grown up. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Devarrow, La Hacienda, Troubadour fest, Spotify, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith, Tanya Tucker, Harry Styles, Tay, David Solomon, and Thom Yorke.

Bahamas  Facebook photo
September 20, 2019
by FYI Staff

Bahamas (pictured) is thrilled to work with Robbie Robertson, Haviah Mighty makes Polaris history, and Bruce Cockburn goes instrumental. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Drake, The Band, Live Nation, Elephant Stone, YYC Music Awards, Carl Newman, Taylor Swift, CREEM, and Britney Spears.

Dallas Smith
September 4, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dallas Smith (pictured) hits No. 1...again, Anyway Gang is a new Canrock supergroup, and Justin Bieber gets confessional. Also in the news are the MusiCounts Scholarship, Taylor Swift, Terra Lightfoot, Casino NS, Harris Institute, Kevin Hearn, Vivek Shraya, Harrow Fair, Gillian Smith, and farewell Jim Swindel.

Taylor Swift, Instagram pic
September 3, 2019
by FYI Staff

Tay is tops with her fans who helped push her Lover album straight to No. 1 on the chart. It's the American pop star's sixth record to debut in 1st place in its first week.

Ian and Sylvia Tyson
August 30, 2019
by FYI Staff

The differing perspectives of Ian & Sylvia Tyson, picks for Mattyfest, and the longevity of Said the Whale. Others in the headlines include Menno Versteeg, Walter Homburger, Out of Earshot, Azrieli Foundation, VMAs, BMG, Tencent, Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis, Hasbro, Spotify, Scooter Braun, Riot Grrrl, Taylor Swift, and Ken Burns.

Frank Dukes  Photo: Juno Awards
August 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Frank Dukes (pictured) and RPSM are shown love by Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes does well at the VMAs, and Tragically Hip Radio plays on Sirius XM. Others in the news include Emily Reid, Big Wreck, Chris Kirby, Ontario Creates, Canadian Brass, CFMAs, MMF, and farewell Dave Richardson and Neal Casal. Video added.

The Sheepdogs with Warner Music Canada president Steve Kane
August 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Sheepdogs (pictured) go platinum, the Northern Power Summit is rated a success, and Taylor Swift vows to re-record her albums. Others in the news include  George Canyon, Windsong, a Patsy Cline tribute, Unison, Music PEI, Justin Stirling, Killer Dwarfs, Kendra Kay, Jamphitheatre, the Tranzac, and farewell Julien Gauthier. Video added.

The Danforth Music Hall turns 100
August 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

Toronto's Danforth Music Hall (pictured) turns 100, Drakes new tat arouses ire, and a brace of Woodstock stories. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, A Tribe Called Red, ASAP Rocky, Peaches, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Tencent, music films, Yola Día, Lil Nas X, HMV, Red Kross, and Peter Murphy.

Riit
August 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Included today: Inuktitut electropop of Riit (pictured), the classic Sugar Sugar turns 50, and the evolution of Canadian metal. Also in the headlines are Shambhala fest, Maestro Fresh Wes, JindaLee, Abbey Road, Woodstock, pot fests, Josh Ritter, cassettes, Garth Brooks, Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift, Ko Jamal, and Iron Maiden.

Jim Cuddy
July 5, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jim Cuddy (pictured) up close and personal, the divisive nature of Taylor Swift, and the Roxodus fallout. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Lil Nas X, BSS, Big Machine, Justin Bieber, Troy Carter, Neil Diamond, Grace Jones, Graham Nash, Hipgnosis, and the Rolling Stone Charts.