News Story

News Story

Breakout West
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The annual set in Victoria has released the names of 60+ performers who will be playing on various stages around the BC capital in September.

Liner notes
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

Today's collection of news about people, places and events and tastefully garnished with a selection of ear-tempting music videos to brighten your day.

Washboard Union
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Among the schedule of new album releases this week are sophomore sets from The Washboard Union and Luke Nicholson, while Douglas Cameron returns after a 30-plus year absence with a collection inspired by his Riverdale neighbourhood.

Jerry Weintraub
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Jerry Weintraub — the man behind Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven, who also promoted concerts for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Dylan — has died of a heart attack in California at age 77.

Panamania
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the Pan Am Games extravaganza. The city is hosting a 35-day celebration of Toronto's arts and culture scene, with free concerts, exhibitions, and a one night celebration created by Cirque du Soleil.

records, albums
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Music sales are tanking. That's the generally agreed on line of conversation, but hold on. A new read of US stats from the first of 2015 suggests the CD isn't over and that vinyl sales continue to trend up.

Ed Sheehan MMVAs
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

The Much Music Video Awards was a big event and the figures prove it. The annual shindig, co-hosted this year by Ed Sheeran, earned some staggering numbers, including notching up an incredible 2 billion social media impressions.

July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

The Long List of 40 will be scaled back to 10 with the winner to be announced September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto and will be broadcast live via AUX TV.

 

Skrillex
July 6, 2015
by David Farrell

The platinum-selling electronic dance music producer is using his Canadian tour stops to help local youth organizations and raise money for a music school in Africa.

July 6, 2015
by David Farrell

DJ Kristel Jax takes organizers of NXNE and promoter Michael Hollett to task for a range of issues in an editorial posted on Chart Attack, includin

Taylor Swift
July 4, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

Taylor Swift, vinyl records, and streaming lead Nielsen Music's mid-year report.

Johnny Reid
July 4, 2015
by David Farrell

Sporting a beard, wee Johnny becomes an official Canadian citizen in time for the launch of his next album and tour.