Nick Nurse  Photo: Nick Nurse Foundation
July 23, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Nick Nurse (pictured) boosts a school’s music program, Unison Benevolent Fund’s #WithoutMusic project grabs attention, and David Byrne’s American Utopia will open TIFF.  Also making news are MusiCounts, Alex Henry Foster, the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Starlight Social Club, N'Awlins Jazz Bar, LyricFind, Anyway Gang, Array Space, and farewell Annie Ross.

Robbie Robertson picture credit: Don Dixon
September 6, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Robbie Robertson and the Band, David Foster and Bruce Springsteen are among the marquee subjects of documentaries premiering at this year’s Toronto

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
September 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

Shawn Mendes (pictured) is a star at Timmy's, local composers star at TIFF, and The Highwomen are making moves. Others in the headlines include Casey MQ, John Fogerty, Meek Mill, Avicii, Debbie Harry, AB5, and Billboard.

The Dirty Nil  Photo: Steve Gullick
January 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Dirty Nil (pictured) delivers a SNL parody, MusicOntario goes to NewSkool Rules, and Trent Severn goes on hiatus. Also in the news are pipeline protests, CIMA, FAI, Hugh's Room Live, Michael Occhipinti, WNMF, Alexandra Streliski, the Oscars, Northern Touch Music Festival, Scrape Records, Cadence Grace, The Darcys, Ladom Ensemble, Don Brownrigg, The Fretless, and farewell Ted McKenna and Kaye Ballard.

September 20, 2018
by Bill King

At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, this compelling film won the coveted People's Choice Award. Winners often go on to Academy Award glory, and Bill King considers this one Oscar-worthy.

Avril Lavigne  Photo: Insider
August 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Avril Lavigne teases a new video, Drake to introduce a film at TIFF, and Rebel nightclub has Toronto police concerned. Also in the news are Lord Byrun, Ought, Music NL, Loyal Thieves, Justin Bieber, Howard Gladstone and Laura Fernandez, and farewells to Kyle Pavone, Lindsay Kemp, and Neil Simon. Videos added for your enjoyment.

August 15, 2018
by FYI Staff

It is a milestone anniversary for this initiative co-presented by The Canadian Music Publishers Association and the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). The two-day event showcases Canadian talent for film industry professionals attending TIFF, and it boasts an impressive track record.

September 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

Those making our headlines today include Taylor Swift, the Polaris Prize, Alex Larsen, the TSO, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, TIFF, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Amy Helm and Tafelmusik.

Gord Downie: Pic: Adrian Wyld
September 15, 2017
by David Farrell

When The Tragically Hip chose its name, the band's members never could have guessed the tragic consequence that came with it.

September 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Music pirates, Amazon Music, the CCMA Awards, Apple, Ottawa clubs, Radiohead, Spotify, NYC club kids, Corey Taylor, Lowest Of The Low, Steely Dan, Yes, Lucille Starr, Chad VanGaalen, TIFF, and Lido Pimienta in today's headlines.

August 4, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Headlines and views gleaned by FYI staff from around the web.

The Tragically Hip live 2016
July 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

An in-depth look at the band's 2016 Canadian tour, Long Time Running, grabs a prestigious gala slot for its September world premiere in Toronto.