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Olivia Rodrigo, Instagram
July 11, 2021
by FYI Staff

In a very quiet week for new releases, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour remains No.

Frank Marino   Facebook graphic
July 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Frank Marino (pictured) retires from touring, The Weeknd moves into TV, and Indigenous label Ishkōdé Records launches. Also in the news are Claire Dagenais, Indie Week, Rick Barker, Calgary Blues Festival, Theo Tams, Halifax Jazz Festival, Music PEI, Southside Shuffle, Julianna Jones, the Shuffle Demons, and farewell Ruth Budd.

Olivia Rodrigo, Instagram
June 21, 2021
by External Source

Despite major competition with four new albums debut in the top ten this week,  American cross-over actress Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour remains

Eddie Schwartz
May 31, 2021
by FYI Staff

The 32nd edition of the annual event celebrating Canada's most successful songwriters, composers and music publishers was held online for the second year. Notable winners included one Abel Tesfaye and hit songwriter Eddie Schwartz (pictured).

May 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Justin Bieber (pictured) will play the Junos, The Weeknd and Drake score at the Billboard Music Awards, and an anti-racism pledge for the Canadian music industry. Also making news are Chi Pig, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, CIMA, Music Publishers Canada, Joe Coughlin, Elliott BROOD, Discogs, Reid Zoé, and farewell Kathryn Moses, Frank Wright, James Harman, and Roger Hawkins.

UMC's new digital marketing director Fraser MacKenzie. Pic provided.
April 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Juno Awards are postponed to June 6, Fraser MacKenzie (pictured) is promoted at UMC, BreakOut West festival and conference details are announced, and more summer festivals are covid casualties. Also in the news are The Weeknd, the ECMAs, Earth Day,  Alex Henry Foster, Michael Perlmutter, Toronto’s Royal Conservatory and Koerner Hall, Honey Jam Sessions, MNB Awards, Downtown Yonge BIA, Cathy Young, Something Else, André Ethier, APA, and the Betty Webster Award.

Moist
April 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Moist (pictured) announce a new album, The Weeknd boards the NFT bandwagon, and Justin Bieber delivers an Easter surprise. Also in the news are Bonsound, Great Lake Swimmers, Soundscapes, Global Music Match, Horseshoe Hootenanny, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, Madison Violet, Chris Murphy, Over the Bridge, Barrie’s Live Music Show, Genevieve Fisher, and François Bourassa.

Paul Brandt Facebook photo
April 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Paul Brandt (pictured) fights human trafficking, baseball nut Geddy Lee speaks out, and Holly Cole discusses her new album. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Patti Smith, Soundgarden, Jess Moskaluke, Against the Grain, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Som Livre, Kanye West, Brit Awards, Lorde, Britfunk, Malcolm Cecil, Bhad Bhabie, and Amy Winehouse.

Justin Rutledge  Facebook photo
March 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Justin Rutledge (pictured) finally releases a fan favourite, Toronto club owners are hoping for better, and a look at the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. Also in the headlines are Mo Kenney, Aretha Franklin, Jean Yoon, Matt Masters, The Weeknd, SNFU, Alex Pangman, Warner, Tencent Music, BMG, Paradigm, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, the cassette revival, Fanny, and Ringo Starr.

Ebonnie Rowe
March 15, 2021
by FYI Staff

Ebonnie Rowe (pictured) is placed on the hot seat, Serena Ryder gets candid, and Nasri returns with a solo project. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, The Grammys, David Hart, JP Saxe, My Son The Hurricane, Danko Jones, NFTs, Epidemic Sound, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Willie Nelson, and Sam Smith.

March 14, 2021
by FYI Staff

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spends its eighth non-consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, and

The Weeknd 2020 Instagram pic.
March 1, 2021
by David Farrell

The Weeknd’s going on tour next year and his box-office and tour merch numbers are going to be beyond astronomical.