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Erin Costelo  Photo: Mat Dunlap
January 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Erin Costelo (pictured) gets the documentary treatment, a tribute to David Sinclair, and R. Kelly's misdeeds are probed. Also in the headlines are The Pursuit Of Happiness, Angel Blue, classic '90s albums, Faith/Void, Joseph Shabason, new music books, TSO, Coachella, album sales, British rap, Universal Music, NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, YouTube, Ed Sheeran, Latin music, and RIAA.

Cold Specks   Facebook photo
December 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.

Shania Twain official website photo
November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Gordon Lightfoot turns 80, a look inside CBC's music vault, and candid confessions from Shania (pictured). Also in the headlines are the Sask Music Awards, an Ottawa tornado benefit, Rick Worrall, Echlo, David Jay, Arkells, YouTube, T-series, meta-trends, Elton John, The Kinks. Mighty Sparrow, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons, and Paul Kelly.

Colter Wall  Facebook photo
October 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Facebook pic)
October 22, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Snotty Nose Rez Kids  (pictured) fuel an Indigenous resurgence, pot, Otis Williams discusses the new Temptations musical, and the fiery rock of Urvah Khan. Also in the headlines are the Hip, Jeffery Straker, David Gogo, Opera Philadelphia, the streaming boom, Eventbrite, YouTube, Lovelytheband, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Megative, Rihanna, David Byrne, Ariana Grande, and Jessie Reyez.

May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

YouTube user Garren Lazar has edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to hit songs by Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but says that parodying Rush’s classic 1976 album became a real challenge.

May 17, 2018
by David Farrell

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Lindi Ortega
May 2, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Vancouver grunge precursors Slow returns after 30 years, YouTube is eyeing music streaming options, and the rejuvenation of Lindi Ortega make the news. Also in today's headlines are Come From away, Eurovision, Jon Landau, Derek Taylor, Jeremy Dutcher, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Harry Hudson, and Moby Grape.

Kevin Hart lands on Snackable TV
February 5, 2018
by David Farrell

Bell Media has the top story today with the official launch of its mobile, bite-sized Snackable TV app that has the American comedian and actor Kevin Hart's hit online series Laugh Out Loud in its line-up of top rank content.

Forbes names Drake one of world's top earning musicians. Pic: Caitlin Cronenberg
December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

In the column today: Drake and the Weeknd named in Forbes wealthiest musicians' list, YouTube 2017 Canada faves, plus a whole lot more news and videos.

Bob McCown renews with Sportsnet
December 11, 2017
by David Farrell

One of Canada's top-rated talk show hosts, Bob McCown re-signs with Rogers' Sportsnet.

Taylor on the cover of Time magazine
August 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Wonder Woman of American pop is back with a vengeance.