Music News Digest

Music News Digest

Emily Haines resumes her role in The Soft Skeleton
December 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

The countdown is on for Neil Young's secret concert somewhere in Canada tonight. Others in the news include Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Andy Hines, Patricia Conroy, the UK vinyl boom, Music PEI Awards, Sarah Slean, and the Dirty Dishes.

Is this the site of Neil Young's Dec. 1 concert?
November 29, 2017
by FYI Staff

The rumours are flying that Neil Young's secret Canadian show on Friday will be in his former hometown of Omemee. In other news, we have Jagged Little Pill being adapted for a musical in the US, Malcolm Young's funeral, a boost for the Prism Prize, the apparent demise of Divan Orange, a prog rock fest, and farewell to Eric Irwin.

Shania making her grand entrance at Ottawa's Grey Cup game yesterday
November 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

Shania Twain shone in the snow with her half-time show at a memorable Grey Cup in Ottawa last night. Also in the news is a US startup, United Masters, out to take on the major labels, and we farewell Patrick Bourgeois, John Francis Coates Jr, and Tommy Keene.

November 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

Joel Plaskett heads the first wave of ECMA performers to be announced, Edmonton's Needle Vinyl Tavern closes indefinitely, and it's farewell to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Pete Moore, Wayne Cochran, Jon Hendricks, and George Avakian.

Johnny Reid adds 2nd show at Burton Cummings' Theatre
November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

Fan fever leads to more shows on Johnny Reid's spring tour, the CMAO Awards will return to London, ON, next year with Jason McCoy back as host. Banger Films scores in New York, Whitney Rose and The Wooden Sky announce new tours, and we farewell David Cassidy, Della Reese, and John Preston.

November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Tragically Hip, Eddie Schwartz, Bell Media, Theory Of A Deadman, Manitoba Music make headlines today, and the column acknowledges the passing of Malcolm Young, Mel Tillis and Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies.

Pic: Jamel Toppin for Forbes
November 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Forbes has declared The Weeknd the highest paid celeb in the world under 30, with earnings of US$92M.

Rush revisits A Farewell To Kings 40 years on. Cover art: Hugh Syme
November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Amazon Prime Music will launch in Canada on Dec. 5, while the TicketSwap platform is also eyeing expansion into Canada. Other subjects in our news roundup include Barenaked Ladies, Lido Pimienta, Rush, NOW magazine and Indie Week.

Shawn Mendes with his awards for Best Song and Best Artist backstage at the 2017 MTV EMA in London on Sunday. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/Associated Press)
November 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

News and video coverage about music in Canada and beyond.

November 10, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In the news today are Project Wild, CMW Co-Chairs, TMAC, Drake, Jaymz Bee, Ross Porter, Upstream Fest, Yiannis, Michael Rault, Massey Hall, Rob Bowman, Whitey Glan and Paul Buckmaster.

November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Featured in the news today: Bjork, Theory Of A Deadman, Joni, Gord Downie, Shawn Mendes, Rodney Crowell, Unison Schmoozefest, CASBY Awards, Van Morrison, Big Loud, Tim Gibbons, Kashka, Yardbird Jazz Festival, Blackbear, The Tenors, Catherine MacLellan, and Robert Knight. Also included, a reel of music videos.

November 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

In the news today are Gordon Lightfoot, the Nova Scotia Music Awards, Goddo, Terry Brown, Blurred Vision, Ray Ramsay, Over The Moon, ole, Maestro Fresh Wes, Big Valley Jamboree, Band of Rascals, Miley Cyrus, Chris Buck Band, Jean-Michel Blais, Gord Bamford, K-pop, Slow and Skydiggers.