Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Justin Bieber at Coachella with the Walmart kid, Mason Ramsey. Pic: The Daily Buzz
May 23, 2018
by FYI Staff

Justin Bieber and Drake win Billboard Music awards, Buffy takes home two Indigenous Music prizes, and the SING! a cappella festival gets under way.

Shania and Keith Urban headline this year's Canadian Country Music Awards.
May 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.

Merch from Drake's 6iX resto
May 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A roundup of news and gossip about musicians, bands, associations and other components that fit under the umbrella of the music business today, and delivered with brevity and elan.

May 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Dirty Nil and a reunited Slow packed a potent punch at The Phoenix during CMW, Six Shooter Records hosted a glorious party. and soul star Aloe Blacc shone at a Spotlight on the US at the conference. Also in the news are Air Studios. Sappyfest, Dog Day, Oh Susanna and Justin Rutledge. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Canada House at The Great Escape
May 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada House announces its Great Escape lineup, and Shawn Mendes has a global arena tour next year. Other headline makers in today's edition include the CMPA, Mac Demarco, René-Charles Angélil, Crack of Dawn, Polaris Cover Sessions, Tenille Townes, the Beatles,  Chloe Watkinson, and Tim Bovaconti. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Paul Murphy of Postdata
May 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The rapper formerly known as P Reign is back as Preme, Mike on Much turns 100, and Paul Murphy revives Postdata. Also in the news are Karl Wolf, Donna Murphy, Fortunate Ones, Music PEI, Toronto Pride, and a farewell to Tony Kinman.

ECMA winner Rose Cousins
May 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Rose Cousins and Joel Plaskett are among the ECMA winners, and nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards are announced. Also in today's news, Cowboy Junkies, Vancouver Folk Music Fest, a Jason Buie benefit, Pharis and Jason Romero, and a farewell to John “Jab’o” Starks.

May 2, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Massey Hall Revitalization project gets a huge boost, Justin Bieber checks out his exhibit in Stratford and Gibson files for bankruptcy. Also in the news are The Cadillac Lounge, SOCAN at CMW, Jann Arden, TSO, Kresnt, Andrei Talbot, Matt Andersen, Lindsey Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Mark Howard, and Nick Smash. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes album cover
April 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes announces the release date for his new album, CME presents its first annual Hackathon and The Weeknd scores at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Others making news include Jo Passed, Eazy Mac, Ahi, and the SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award, and a farewell to Charles Neville. Videos added for your enjoyment.

April 25, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shania is named the host of the CCMA Awards, a flurry of Canadian gold and platinum certifications, and Hugh's Room Live celebrates its first anniversary. Also in the news are Tebey, Eamon McGrath, Coleman Hell, Tears For Fears, CheZZa, and a farewell to Bob Dorough. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

April 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A strong lineup for Estonia Music Week in Toronto, the Francouvertes competition is well underway, and a special reissue from Serena Ryder. Also in our news roundup are Neil Young and Stephen Stills, The Good Brothers, M.I.A. at Hot Docs, Hotel Mira, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elisapie, and a farewell to EDM star Avicii.

Pete and Leah of July Talk
April 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The lineup for this year's edition of NXNE announces a star-studded lineup of curators, Gerry Lacoursiere to be celebrated at CMW, and Drake and Justin fare well in Billboard Awards nominations. Also making news are Prince, Monowhales, Wolf Parade, Andrew Lockington , Lauryn Hill, S4G4, Nightseeker, and farewell Randy Scruggs.