The Weeknd

The Weeknd

Jim Cuddy
March 20, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jim Cuddy (pictured) helps launch a new partnership of the NAC National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada, The Weeknd breaks a record, and Measha Brueggergosman has livestreamed all week. Also in the news are The Young Canadians, Luck Reunion, The Blues Foundation, and Music PEI. With video.

Ron Hynes  Photo courtesy SOCAN
March 4, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Ron Hynes (pictured) to be celebrated at the ECMAs, Michael Kaeshammer premieres a concert film, and another hometown show for The Weeknd. Others in the news include Ernesto Cervini, Sarah Harmer, IFPI stats, Cancer Bats, Public Enemy, Serena Ryder, The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and farewell Rhéal Lanthier, 

Instagram pic
February 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

In one of the biggest tours this summer, the Toronto R&B superstar will play 57 arena shows in Canada, the US, the UK and Europe, promoting a new album due March 20.

Justin Bieber  Facebook photo
February 26, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Justin Bieber (pictured) breaks an Elvis record, The CFMAs announce programming, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse will tour. Also in the news are New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Six Shooter, CIMA, Leonard Cohen, The Shuffle Demons, Rocks the Park, Bloodshot Bill, We Are The Stronghold, Land of Talk, Festival of Beer, and 5X Festival.

The Weeknd  instagram photo
December 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Weeknd (pictured) partners with Mercedes-Benz, a Toronto firm to revamp Geffen Hall, and Drake's powerful impact. Others in the headlines include Domenic Troiano, Wayne Rostad, Spotify, Jon Singer, Airbnb, UK bestsellers, Chris Martin, David Byrne, John Sinclair, and Beck.

Single's graphic, Facebook
December 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Abel Tesfaye's new single, one that doubles as a long Mercedes-Benz ad, features '80s style synths and is a refreshing change of pace for the global star.

The Weeknd  Facebook photo
November 25, 2019
by FYI Staff

The mega-hit videos of The Weeknd (pictured), Leonard Cohen's swansong, and a lost Neil Young album resurfaces. Also in the headlines are Ren, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Grimes, Corin Raymond, Neon Dreams, Deric Ruttan, Tory Lanez, Monstercat, Apple, AMAs, Coldplay, The Who, and Oasis.

Bayla Facebook photo
November 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Bayla (pictured) wins a Canada’s Walk of Fame contest, The Weeknd has a legal setback, and Junofest submissions open. Also in the news are the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Fleetwood Mac, Rob Bowman, Joel Plaskett, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Jackie Washington, Young Spirit, and Saskatchewan Music Awards. With video.

Scott Borchetta (l) and Scooter Braun  Facebook photo
July 3, 2019
by FYI Staff

The takeover of Big Machine Label Group by Ithaca Holdings LLC., a media holding company, led by SB Projects founder and artist ma

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Cuban connection of Jane Bunnett (pictured), Drake plays a GTA supper club, and Ariana Grande's pop culture references. Also in the headlines are Toronto jazz, Hall and Oates, School of Rock, Joe Bonamassa, classical music, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, Alessia Cara, Deadmau5, Hugh Jackman, Scottish Music Awards, Freddie Mercury, and Feargal Sharkey.

Erin Costelo  Photo: Mat Dunlap
November 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Erin Costelo (pictured) shows her self-confidence, Robbie Robertson tackles multiple projects, and Ontario musicians advocate for tenants' rights. Others in the headlines include Crown Lands, Tafelmusik, Jacob Hoggard, The Weeknd, Reignwolf, Freddie Mercury, Sharon and Bram, Raghav, Spotify, Philip Norman, the Beatles, Al Schmitt, Joni Mitchell, Damon Albarn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maria Callas, Snoop Dogg, and Jeff Tweedy.