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Pharis & Jason Romero  Photo: Laureen Carruthers
April 11, 2021
by FYI Staff

The acclaimed BC folk duo (pictured) took home three Canadian Folk Music Awards over the weekend, while William Prince and Beòlach won two apiece. Charlottetown was announced as the host city for the 2022 CFMAs.

Photo credit: Paul Jones Media
April 8, 2021
by FYI Staff

Universal Music Canada announces today that Kardinal Offishall has been named Senior Vice President, A&R. In 2013, he was named Creative Executive Director for the firm’s A&R team and remains active as a decorated recording artist and producer.

Photo: Arden Wray
March 30, 2021
by FYI Staff

The Juno-winning singer/songwriter turned Toronto MP is announced as the new head of the trade org, after Stuart Johnston stepped down in December 2020 after 10 years at the helm of the Canadian independent music org.

Justin Bieber, Instagram.
March 29, 2021
by External Source

Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey have the week's top album debuts; meantime, Morgan Wallen stubbornly remains a success, with his album staying in 2nd place.

March 25, 2021
by David Farrell

A major shift in logistics has changed the way goods are shifted in Canada. But now, after a few dodgy months, the distribution of physical music formats in the market is again running tickety-boo,

In an earlier time, l-r: Linda with Bob Marley and longtime friend Kathy Hahn
March 22, 2021
by David Farrell

Linda Dawe was a fighter, for the rights of women, particularly women in the music business; for her family, both familial and the artists she worked with; for love, an emotion that caused her unimaginable pain. She died Saturday from a heart attack at age 72.

Photo credit: Jen Squires.Photographer.com
March 18, 2021
by Dan Hill

Dan Hill is one of Canada's most successful singer-songwriters with a trophy cabinet of awards to show for it. What follows is a very personal accounting of the Grammys that is perhaps best exemplified in his latest song, What About Black Lives? He debuts this and other songs from a new collection in a live-stream from the El Mocambo a week today (March 25).

March 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

Abel Tesfaye tops the noms list this year with six, closely followed by Jessie Reyez, JP Saxe and Justin Bieber with five.

March 4, 2021
by Nick Krewen

On Tuesday, Heritage Minister Stephen Guilbeault

The Weeknd 2020 Instagram pic.
March 1, 2021
by David Farrell

The Weeknd’s going on tour next year and his box-office and tour merch numbers are going to be beyond astronomical.  

Photo courtesy of CBS/CSHF
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It's Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition and an induction to the CHSF. With video,