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Leonard Cohen Facebook photo
March 7, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd will launch his stadium world tour in Toronto, Leonard Cohen (pictured) sells his catalogue to Hipgnosis, and the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards are coming soon. Also in the news are Justin Bieber and Omah Lay, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Balaklava Blues, Music Nova Scotia, Corin Raymond and the Sundowners, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts, By Divine Right, and farewell Iwan Edwards, Maud Hudson, and Denroy Morgan.

Mitski, Instagram.
February 13, 2022
by FYI Staff

There is no change at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, as the Encanto soundtrack spends its 3rd straight week at

Image: Jann Arden website.
February 9, 2022
by FYI Staff

The Encanto soundtrack spends its second straight week at No.

Meat Loaf  Photo: Patrick Harbron/Rock And Roll Icons © 1978/2022
January 24, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Saskatchewan Music Awards winners are named, D.O.A. reprise a landmark hardcore album, and the Speak Music Be Kind Festival is announced. Also in the news are Adele, The Weeknd, Blue Rodeo, Bob Marley, Jay Douglas, SOCAN, the TRANZAC, Jacob Hoggard, and farewell Meat Loaf (pictured), Fred Parris, Badal Roy, Elza Soares, and Don Wilson.

Old Dominion image from the band's latest YouTube video.
January 23, 2022
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

Tate McRae, Instagram
January 16, 2022
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

The Weeknd album cover artwork
January 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd (pictured) releases his new album tomorrow, omicron forces the Grammys to postpone, and ArtHaus serenades air travellers. Also in the news are the Maple Blues Awards, Claude Cloutier, Terry Parsons, Jacob Hoggard, Duane ‘D.O’ Gibson, Black 365, Markham Jazz Festival, Screen X Screen, Music Nova Scotia, Bernie Senensky, and farewell Sandra Jaffe.

The Weeknd  Facebook photo
January 3, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd (pictured) teases a new album, Allison Russell receives critical love Stateside, and another record for Justin Bieber. Also in the news are the Maple Blues Awards, Music NL, Jason Cull, CIMVAs, and farewell Bobby Herriot, Terry McManus, Mikey Chung, J.D. Crowe, and Stephen J. Lawrence.

album cover graphic
December 22, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A haunting ballad that showcases Abel's emotional expressiveness.

Triple Grammy threat Allison Russell.  Facebook photo
November 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

The eclectic grouping of Canadians earning award nominations include a pop superstar, a rising roots music star (pictured), maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Drake, and The Weeknd.

Corb Lund tour poster graphic
November 24, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd breaks a charts record, Corb Lund (pictured) and Dallas Smith announce major tours, and the Phoenix is alive and well. Others in the news include Shania Twain, Stingray Music, Balaklava Blues, Ember Swift, Blue Standard, Tom Jackson, Sam Broverman, The Redhill Valleys, and farewell Cliff Jones and Billy Hinsche.

Poster for the now cancelled Weeknd tour
October 21, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd (pictured) cancels a planned world tour, Celine is forced to abandon Vegas shows, and more details about Nova Scotia Music Week 2021. Also in the news are African Music Week, Serena Ryder, Triumph doc, BreakOut West, David McPherson, Nick Zyla, Prix MNB Award Show, Tokyo Police Club, CIMA, Brantford International Jazz Festival, Caroline Wiles, Ontario Creates, and farewell Ronnie Tutt and Leslie Bricusse.