Music News Digest

Music News Digest

(l-r). Bernies Fiedler and Finkelstein, Gordon Lightfoot, backstage in Belleville. Facebook photo
May 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Gordon Lightfoot meets up with two old pals (pictured), the MVP Project recipients are announced, and Drake is flying in style. Also in the news: LulaWorld, CMW, Justin Timberlake, the Beatles, UK's richest musicians, W3APONS, Tenille Townes, and Anvil. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Band  Photo: Juno Awards
May 10, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A Crave original doc on Robbie Robertson and The Band (pictured) is coming, Blurred Vision release a new single, and Tiki Collective provide a Mother's Day treat. Others in the news: Rockin' The Big House, Led Zeppelin, Hamilton Music Archives, WTFEST, Renegade Station, Music PEI, James Bryan, and Festival of Beer. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber  Photo: Atlantic Records
May 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Pop pals Justin and Ed (pictured) team up, Warner Music Canada partners with Anti-Gravity Records, and The Trille Or and Forest City London Music Awards name the victors. Others in the news include Television, Kandle, Madonna, TSYO, Collective Arts Brewing, Elisa Citterio, Jane Aurora, Tanya Tagaq, and Manitoba Music. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Alanis Morissette Facebook photo
May 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Alanis Morissette (pictured) has her musical headed to Broadway, The Trews and Jack de Keyzer win a prestigious contest, and a new gig for Faye Perkins. Others in the news: Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Hall, Colin Linden, Marty Melhuish, Transmit Festival, Wide Cut Weekend, Tin Pan North fest, Jim Cuddy, Sharon & Bram, Music Monday, David Francey, and farewell John Starling. Videos added for your enjoyment.

May 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The soundtrack album for Elton John’s Rocketman (pictured) comes out soon, Drake triumphs at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, and Canada House showcases at The Great Escape. Also in the news: So You Think You Can Rap Canada, Palestine comes to CMW, Music-Musique NB,  M.E.A.T., Terry Christenson, André Mathieu, L’Atelier Grigorian, Tanya Tagaq, Music NL, Music BC and farewell Jah Stitch.

Bryan and Billy on tour together
May 1, 2019
by FYI Staff

Bryan Adams and Billy Idol (pictured) set to tour together, Loreena McKennitt announces fall Canadian dates, and Robbie Robertson keeps busy. Others making news include Avril Lavigne, Peter Frampton, AE West, Triumph, CMW, Woodstock 50, Squamish Constellation Festival, Reid Jamieson, Bruce Moss, The Holy Gasp, and farewell Phil McCormack and John Singleton.

CM founder Jim Norris with Kira Isabella
April 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

On Thursday, Canadian Musician turns 40 (pictured, publisher Jim Norris with Kira Isabella), Darcys score a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and Gordon Lightfoot attends the premiere of his biopic. Others in the news include National Concert Week, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, William Prince, Whiskey Jack, Harmony Bazaar fest, Rock Hall, Kalmunity Music Week, and farewell Dave Samuels and Frank Busseri.

 Florence + The Machine Facebook photo
April 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.

ECMA Honoree Lennie Gallant
April 24, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Lennie Gallant (pictured) is amongst the new ECMA honorees, Bronson Centre partners with The Phoenix, and CIMA is on a mission to NYC. Others in the news: Music BC, Justin Bieber, David Wilcox, Indie Week, Sylvia Rhone, Gord Downie, Ingrid Veninger, and farewell Tony Bird. Videos added for your enjoyment.

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival
April 22, 2019
by FYI Staff

Creative Export Canada's funding recipients include SING! (pictured), Canada's Music Incubator is open for registration, and Three Days Grace sets a record. Also in the news are Stars, NSMW, Outlaw Divas, David Newland, Music PEI, Danny Goldberg, Fleetwood Mac, and Johnnie Lovesin.

Notre Dame  Facebook photo
April 19, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Universal Music France has quickly released an album to support the rebuilding of Notre-Dame (pictured), Madonna is back in the news, and the ECMAs and CSHF honour Stan Rogers and Lennie Gallant. Others in the headlines include MMF, TJO, Music BC, Music Nova Scotia, Erin Benjamin, ECMA survey, Tucker Lane, Blues Music Awards, Junos, and TBS.

Alexisonfire in rehearsals.
April 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Alexisonfire (pictured) adds support bands,  Hillside announces lineup, and Aretha honoured. Also making news: VivaFest, J Mascis, On The Grand, ticketing laws, Steven Van Zandt, CD Baby, and farewell Joe Terry. Video added.