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Ed Robertson with SOCAN Award   Facebook photo
April 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Ed Robertson's Big Bang Theory theme (pictured), the legacy of Kurt Cobain, and Shawn Mendes' search for fun. Also in the headlines: Carmine Street Guitars, Rita Chiarelli, The Weeknd, Dave Davies, Khalid, Slash, psychedelia, Tom Petty, Nickelback, and David Crosby. 

The Dirty Nil will have a Blast at SXSW
March 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Junos run back to Saskatoon, The Dirty Nil (pictured) join Canadian Blast at SXSW, and competing bids for Universal Music. Also in the news are Bryan Adams, Facebook, Emm Gryner, Justin West, Talking Stick, Music Manitoba, The Barr Brothers, Paul Reddick, Music Nova Scotia, Darryl Hurs, Michael Jerome Browne, Blues Hall of Fame, MusicOntario and farewell Ross Lowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Jessica Mitchell
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jessica Mitchell (pictured) finds herself in country music, Danny Michel candidly discusses his finances, and Taylor Swift's new UMG deal. Also in the headlines are Old Man Canyon, Bramwell Tovey, Dream Serenade, Bob Mersereau, Pusha T vs Drake, Tencent Music, gender equality, Spinal Tap, John Legend, The Beatles, and Mumford and Sons.

Dave Bidini  Photo: Eventbrite
October 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.

RIP: Big Sugar bassist Garry Lowe
July 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

CEO Jeffrey Latimer says the Walk of Fame is in talks with a city of Toronto councillor about including the stars

August 9, 2017
by FYI Staff

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