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Alanis Obomsawin
September 16, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Dates for Juno Week are announced, Alanis Obomsawin (pictured) is named the 13th Glenn Gould Prize Laureate, Nickelback faces a lawsuit, and Lulaworld Records hosts a Toronto festival. Others in the news include CIMA, Ammoye, MMF, The Elmo, Red Sky and TSO, FAI, The Grapes of Wrath, Harvest Home festival, Thomas Stajcer, Paul Jacobs, Festival of Friends, Kurt Swinghammer, and farewell George Wein.

Rumoured cover art of new Drake album
September 2, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Drake is reportedly set to release his new album (cover graphic pictured), the Record Store Day Canada Unsigned Competition returns, and Nova Scotia Music Week will take place in Truro. Also in the news are Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Music PEI Awards, Songbird North, TSO, Contact East, Martin Atkins, MMF Canada, Make Music Matter, The Trews, and farewell Ron Bushy, Bill Emerson, Larry Harlow, and Ruth Marx.

Luke McMaster
July 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

SiriusXM Canada has announced the Top of the Country finalists, soul man Luke McMaster (pictured) returns to the stage, and The Beaches have scheduled a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Republic Live, Matthew Loden, TSO, London Music Club, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MMF Canada, LyricFind, Wax Mannequin, and farewell Sanford Clark.

Rita MacNeil  Photo from artist website
June 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Maritime estate of Rita MacNeil (pictured) is now on Airbnb, Director X is part of the Luminato lineup, and the TSO prepares to return. Also in the headlines are the Stratford Festival, BTS, Bruce Springsteen, Hipgnosis, Island Records, Sparta, Peter Gabriel, the Beatles film, Noel Gallagher, and Foo Fighters.

Facebook photo
June 17, 2021
by Kerry Doole

TikTok pays dividends for Canadian artists, Gordon Lightfoot will reopen Massey Hall, and the TSO announces a new season. Also in the headlines are the Junos, Broadway, Justin Bieber, Michael Laderoute, Sony Music, Celogen, music discovery, video games, Rick James, Kim Salmon, The Go-Go’s, a-ha, and Sinead O’Connor.

Maple Blues Award winner Ken Whiteley
February 10, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The first rounds of Maple Blues Awards winners include Ken Whiteley (pictured), The PASSPORT: Music Export Summit goes virtual this month, and the Mariposa fest is cancelled for 2021. Others in the news include Stephan Moccio, CCMA Country Music Week, the Light of Day Foundation shows, Shred Kelly, John Rowlands, TSO, The Tragically Hip, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Bet Smith, Chin Injeti, and farewell Elliot Mazer and Mary Wilson.

The Sheepdogs at Lake House
September 21, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.

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.

Randy and Tal Bachman  Photo The Strombo Show
April 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

The TSO cancels the rest of its 2019-2020 season, Randy and Tal Bachman (pictured) and David Foster headline a Vancouver Island benefit, and The Boss and Jon Bon Jovi help pandemic relief in New Jersey. Also in the news are Bob Dylan, Stephen Colbert, This Storm, Lindy Vopnfjörd, Jesse Cook, Lily Frost, the Music Gallery, and farewell Lee Konitz and John Fenton.

 

Lil Berete Facebook photo
November 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Lil Berete (pictured) is making moves, rumours about the Silver Dollar Room, and the storm around Taylor Swift. Others in the headlines include Moonwake, the TSO, Emily Triggs, FKA Twigs, Spotify, Boomplay, Sony, Shutterstock, Kanye, Paul McCartney, Joe Henry, and Ariana Grande.

Merck Mercuriadis (l) with Nile Rodgers  Facebook photo
October 16, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The manifesto of Merck Mercuriadis (pictured), Jagged Little Pill the musical takes shape, and rave reviews for The Dead South and Caribou. Others in the headlines include George Canyon, David Foster, Beatdapp, Drake, TSO, eOne, Gary Glitter, APRA, Phonocut, Adele, Elton John, Dolly Parton, and Ozzy Osbourne. With video.

Oh Susanna
June 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Drake and the Raptors party it up in Vegas, Carole Pope does Pride, and Oh Susanna (pictured) reflects upon Johnstown. Also in the headlines are the TSO, Kelly Jay, Sunfest, Céline Dion, DJ Khaled, UMG, bluegrass, Spice Girls, Ronee Blakley, Captain Beefheart, YouTube, Midnight Oil, and AI copyright.