Noted singer-songwriter and frequent FYI contributor Shari Ulrich canvassed fellow creative souls to find out how they have been faring and what they have been up to with no chance to perform live for the past 14 months. Pictured: Barney Bentall from his island home in the Gulf islands.
Rob Braide writes the column, David Bray updates us on the latest Numeris rankings, radio newsrooms are to be merged with CityNews, the Liberals push C-10 into parliament, and some Cox Media TV stations downed by ransomware.
Canadian Creators coalition push for change in the copyright act, SOCAN shuffles more in its executive suite, APTN announces line-up for it’s June 20 Indigenous Day broadcast, Fanshawe College honoured by Canada’s music publishing org, Alanis Morissette announces a 14 country tour that starts in Aug., and a bundle of new real estate listings to tempt your wallet.
This week’s Single Servings includes a former Deadly Snake’s mellow turn, a funk-jazz freakout from the man once known as Slim Twig, a psychedelic pop gem from a Lennon (no, not that one), and much more!
In a quiet week for new releases, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour spends a second consecutive week at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart and again scoring the highest on-demand streams and digital track sales.
Warner Canada’s country star Aaron Goodvin (pictured) has the hot hit of the week with Boy Like Me, but James Barker Band, Whale and the Wolf Veins, BTS and Daughtry also have new singles that radio is strongly supporting.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The deadline to apply for the Indigenous Music Accelerator (pictured) is July 15.
The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez’s Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from an acclaimed Montreal psych-rock band.
New Juno winner JP Saxe announces an international tour (pictured), The International Indigenous Music Summit begins tomorrow, and a Celine-inspired movie goes to Cannes. Also in the news are Bahamas, Jordana Talsky, Global Music Match, CIMA, Halifax Jazz Festival, Keys N Krates, MusicNL, Rube & Rake, and Mike Renaud.
A breakthrough year for Tate McRae (pictured), a look at past and present Junos, and a prestigious rave review for Mustafa. Also in the headlines are Believe, TikTok, Cancon, Don Amero, Hillsburn, Kathryn Moses, Gord Bamford, RSD, Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, Jxdn, Liz Phair, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Post Malone.