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December 20, 2019
by External Source

No one saw this coming, but it had to happen.

Pic: PD from Pixabay
December 18, 2019
by David Farrell

For American musicians entering Canada to work it is easy-peasy compared to the process we have to go through to enter the US. New regs could make matters worse.

L–R: Carl Leighton-Pope (LPO), Bruce Allen (Bruce Allen Talent), Emma Bownes ((02), Michael Bublé, Steve Sayer (the O2), Toby Leighton-Pope (AEG Presents)
December 15, 2019
by External Source

Michael Bublé was recently presented with a symbolic key to the 02 in the British capital in recognition of filling the 20K+ seat arena 21 times.

Debra Rathwell. Pic: AEG announcement pic
December 12, 2019
by David Farrell

It's a long story, but it all begins with Michael Cohl who set up Concert Productions International (CPI) in 1973. Add Donald K.

Southeast view of the Winspear Centre expansion showing the Music Box area
September 11, 2019
by External Source

The federal government is pitching in $18.1 million towards the completion of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

Christina Martin and Dale Murray. Photo supplied
August 16, 2019
by External Source

Winnipeg-based ‘Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous’ house concert network is set to launch ‘Newfoundland & Labrador Route’ next month when celebrated

August 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

This is the 2nd of a 3-part series about current music trends as researched and compiled by the Nielsen Company and published in the Canada 360

LIvestar Ent. Canada's new president, Rob Cyrynowski.
May 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Veteran talent agent Rob Crynowski has announced the formation of Livestar Entertainment Canada from his base in Calgary.

April 17, 2019
by FYI Staff

The highly influential fest celebrates a quarter century with new stages, more club shows, and a strong gaming component.

The cast of Come from Away: Kendra Kassebaum, Jenn Colella, Sharon Wheatley, Lee MacDougall, Chad Kimball, Rodney Hicks, Joel Hatch, Petrina Bromley, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren, Geno Carr, and Caesar Samayoa. Pic: Mark Seliger
April 8, 2019
by FYI Staff

Having already grossed more than US$100M on Broadway, the low-fi musical has won over Britain, winning four Olivier Awards at a posh ceremony last night held in London's famed Royal Albert Hall.

April 3, 2019
by FYI Staff

The inaugural headbanger fest runs July 26-27 at Kinsmen Park with a line-up that includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Disturbed, Slayer, Headstones and The Dirty Nil.

Live Nation Canada Chair Riley O'Connor. Pic: Joey Scoleri
March 22, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Since the amphitheatre opened in 1995, 8 million fans have come through the gates for some 850 concerts. Live Nation plans to celebrate the anniversary with some site investments and, of course, a load of hot talent.