Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Dave Gunning
November 20, 2019
by FYI Staff

Dave Gunning (pictured) and The Small Glories head CFMA noms, Shawn Mendes is up for an ARIA Award, and Chris Brown and Drake are big winners at the Soul Train Award. Others in the news include Post Malone, Celine Dion, Dave Bookman, CLMA, The Doobie Bros, Sask Country Showcase, Leonard Cohen, Alexisonfire, Hoffey, Peter Foldy, Surefire Sweat, and Squamish Constellation Festival. With video.

November 18, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) is Up Next, ren creates a buzz, and Lindsay Ell tops the US charts. Also in the news are the Indie Week Awards, the Cuddys, Chris Birkett, Pollstar Awards, Andrea Ramolo, Music Canada, Music BC, Indigenous Music Residency, Music PEI, and Creative Manitoba. With video.

Andy Kim
November 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Andy Kim (pictured) hosts two star-studded holiday charity concerts, Saskatchewan Music Awards noms are announced, and Sarah Harmer returns with her first album in a decade. Others in the news include Edmonton Arts Council, CSHF, Winterruption, Anders, Indie Week, Del Barber, SOCAN, Michelle Titian, and MusicOntario. With video.

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.

Calpurnia  Facebook photo
November 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Finn Wolfhard's band Calpurnia (pictured) breaks up, Michelle Shocked comes to Indie Week, and Ringo returns to the road. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Royskopp, NACC chart, a guitar hotel, The Dead South, Jazzahead, CIMA, and farewell Larry Shelast. With video.

Sharon and Bram
November 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Sharon and Bram (pictured) celebrate their first book and a new album, LyricMerch teams with eBay, and Pharrell Williams is happy designing Toronto condos. Others in the news include Mariposa, John Prine, Long Winter, Sydanie, CIMA, Hunting, MNS, and Wolfe Island Records. With video.

Oscar Peterson  Photo: Juno Awards
November 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.

David Marsden
November 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

David Marsden (pictured) roams down memory lane, Anne Murray sets the record straight, and Eli Rose launches Maison Barclay Canada. Also in the news are Bon Jovi, Schmoozefest, Alessia Cara, Estonian Music Week, The Pretenders, Journey, Drake, Her Music Awards, Polaris Prize, Music Can Heal, and MMF.

Loreena McKennitt
November 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Loreena McKennitt (pictured) is putting her music career on hold, Sean Pinchin and Sandra Bouza head to Memphis, and Andrew Loog Oldham will now teach in Kamloops. Also in the news are SUMMIT, Music Nova Scotia, ALGMS, Renegade Studios, BTS,  Justin Bieber, Metalworks, and farewell Littles the General.

Chilly Gonzales  Facebook photo
October 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Chilly Gonzales (pictured) returns to Canadian stages in 2020, the CMPA is transformed as Music Publishers Canada, and Eric Lapointe goes to court. Others in the news include Anthem Entertainment, Allison Hamamura, Jason Collett, Coco Love Alcorn, Gentiane MG, Gillian Snider & Leslie Stanwyck, and Nick Drake. With video.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
October 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) and Drake earn multiple AMA noms, Neil Young set to become American, and Eurythmics to reunite for Sting. Also in the news: Indie Week, Reykjavik Calling, CIMA, Prairie Sound Records, Edmonton Music Prize, and farewell Paul Barrere and Ted Triebner. With video.

The Beaches  Facebook photo
October 25, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Beaches (pictured) announce a national tour, Goddo reissues three classics, and Allan Slaight Juno Master Class graduates impress. Also making news are Snow, Frank Marino, Prix MNB Awards, The Sorority, Drake, Andy Shauf, Sauga City Music Fest, Madonna, and TD Jazz. With video.