Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Terri Clark  Facebook photo
April 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Terri Clark (pictured) has been named RBC Master in Residence at Studio Bell, Sonic Unyon turns 25, and Global partners with the CCMA. Also in the news: The Weeknd, ticket scalping, Radiohead, CFMU, PEI songwriters, The Acoustic Guitar Project, OBEY fest, Shelagh Rogers, Calgary Folk Fest, Collingwood Elvis Festival, and farewell Earl Thomas Conley and James Renald.

CBC Music Fest headliners Alvvays  Facebook photo
April 10, 2019
by FYI Staff

Alvvays (pictured) headlines CBC Music Festival, Rock The Rink adds live music, and The Raconteurs return to the road. Others in the news include Marshmello, Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Jazz Lives, ArtsFest, SCMAs, Jasper Dandy, Crazy Horse, Fleetwood Mac, RSD, Bob Dylan, TDJ News Corps, Phish, and Jonathan Bauer. Video added.

Night Lovell from his Instagram page
April 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Ottawa rapper Night Lovell (pictured) shines on Juno TV, Drake promotes J Hus, and Mariposa beefs up. Also in the news: The ECMAs, Tucker Lane, 420 fest, Ozzy, Loud As Hell, Nash The Slash, Scott Helman, Tim Moxam, and farewell Bill Isles. Video added for your enjoyment.

Tim Hicks livin' the life in LA. Pic: Instagram
April 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks (pictured) lead the CMAO Awards nominations, Drake earns 17 Billboard Music Awards noms, and Carly Rae Jepsen announces a new album. Also in the news: Red Bull Music Academy, Aerosmith, Spotify, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, A2IM Indie Week, CIMA, Mötley Crüe, Anne Murray, Drowned In Sound, and farewells to Kim English, Lou Natale, and Billy Adams.

Kalsey Kulyk  FB photo
April 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Rising country star Kalsey Kulyk(pictured) signs to Sakamoto Agency, Indigenous Music Awards face a boycott, and a documentary portrait of Stiv Bators. Also in the news: Kevin Hearn, neon art, Tory Lanez, Nipsey Hussle, Justin Wright, Ian Thomas, Irish Mythen, Céline Dion, and farewells to Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Patricia Rolston. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Arkells
April 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Arkells on a serious roll, Mick Jagger's health issue forces Stones tour postponement, and rapper Nipsey Hussle is killed. Also in the news: Canadian Screen Awards, SOCAN, Radio Starmaker Fund, Justin Bieber, Radiohead, VIJF, Lenny Stoute, Tyler Hay, Joe Hall and Sina Bathaie.

Harlequin's Paul McNair joins Streetheart on tour
March 29, 2019
by FYI Staff

Paul McNair (pictured) fronts a revamped Streetheart, HMV's Irish bid founders, and the CFMAs change dates. Also in the news: Garth Brooks, Interstellar Rodeo, NSMW, Festival (506), Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, CD Baby, Thrush Hermit, Raising The Bar, Bill King, Allison Lupton, and The Washboard Union. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Bryan Adams FB photo
March 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Down Under tour of Bryan Adams (pictured) hit a few roadblocks, the lineups of Osheaga and Mutek are announced, and Music For Good partners with Samaritanmag. Also in the news: Nunavut Music Week, Halifax Jazz Festival, Breakout West, Death From Above, Andrew James Patterson, Alex Henry Foster, Voivod, George Martin, and farewells to Doug Crosley, Ranking Roger, and Scott Walker. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Eagles Rising logo
March 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Artists Against Racism launches its Eagles Rising campaign (pictured), PUP sells out a Canadian tour, and celebs rally around Radio 3. Others in the news: Lenny Stoute, Danielle Knibbe, Streetheart, Ekelle, Rita Chiarelli, Kimye, and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The former HMV store on Yonge St. in Toronto
March 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Toronto’s main HMV store (pictured) goes to pot, CMAOntario Awards announces more performers, and CIMA heads to Reeperbahn 2019 in Germany. Also in the news are Neena Rose, The Indies, Mustafa The Poet, Music Nova Scotia, Kristjan Randalu, Now Hear This Festival, Aaron Campbell, OMF, TBS, Bryan Adams, and Sonic Boom fest. Videos added for your enjoyment.

2019 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award Winners Stephen Stohn, Linda Schuyler and Bob Ezrin. PC: CARAS/iPhoto Inc.
March 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn (pictured) are honoured by MusiCounts, Veld Festival announces a formidable lineup, and the RBC Canadian Open gets musical. Also in the news are Mundial Montréal, Hayloft Dance Hall, Tourist Company, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Soundtrack fest, Stratford Summer Music, Oshawa Music Week, Deeps, Chrissie Hynde, Simon Brault,  Cliburn Competition,, Gregg Lawless, and farewell to Andre Williams, Chauncey “Chick” Crumpacker, and Bernie Torme. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Azealia Banks  FB photo
March 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

CMW announces some heavy-hitting performers, including Azealia Banks (pictured), and NAC reveals its lineup. Also in the news are Valley, Bryan Adams, Mariposa, The Julian Taylor Band, CIMA, Nielsen Music, Bangerz Brass, and farewells to Zippy Pinhead, Justin Haynes, and Dick Dale. Videos provided for your enjoyment.