In today's wrap comes news that Canada's economy is helping boost the live music sector and Canadian musicals are enjoying the spotlight; also, WestJet finds itself in a feud with Lil Pump. Other headliners include George Michael, The Barr Brothers, Kelly Derrickson, Robin Black, Pat DiNizio, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, and David Bowie.
It's congrats to Canada’s sweetheart music biz couple, Jennifer Walsh and Derrick Ross, who tied the knot in Toronto on Dec. 14.
In today's wrap, the New Constellations tour builds bridges; podcasting revives storytelling, plus some non-fiction about David Byrne, the Falcons, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Brett Kissel, Alvvays, and the lyrically famous Hotel California.
The CCMA Awards' reigning Male Artist of the Year has announced a three-month, 44-show Canadian tour beginning in January.
Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Kissel and Terra Lightfoot are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.
It's gonna be a tight race to see who wins the most trophies at this year's event, but upstart indie outfit the James Barker Band is surely a top contender.
Names in the news today include Oilers hometown fan Brett Kissel, Jason Price, Allen Ginsberg, The Fraternity, Dallas Smith, Ryan Tedder, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Paul Brandt, Larry Delaney, Hal Willis, NRBQ, Sylvan Esso, Future, The Weeknd, Drake, BPI, Tory Lanez, Allan Holdsworth, Tom Coyne and Bruce Langhorne.