The Olympic Symphonium's Shivering Songs fest warms up Fredericton, the ECMAs attract big names, and Rufus Wainwright returns to the world of opera. Also making the news are Kandle, the Indigenous Music Residency, a Guinness record in Stouffville, Hey Ocean!, Music Manitoba, Folk Alliance, and Brenda Navarrete. Videos included for your entertainment.
Joel Plaskett heads the first wave of ECMA performers to be announced, Edmonton's Needle Vinyl Tavern closes indefinitely, and it's farewell to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Pete Moore, Wayne Cochran, Jon Hendricks, and George Avakian.
Alan Willaert and the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) are on the warpath to change how music showcases have operated for aeons in Canada and abroad.
Shawn Mendes, Jonathan Torrens, the ECMAs, Cold Specks, Danko Jones, Michael Louis Johnson, the International Blues Challenge, Music BC, Jann Arden, Florian Hoefner and Charles Bradley make the news today. We have included videos for your viewing pleasure.
The 2017 East Coast Music Awards wrapped yesterday, with three artists taking home two trophies each. The host city of Saint John, NB, was also a winner.