Jann Arden and Bob Rock will co-host and perform at the Junos Songwriters Circle, and the very funny Jessi Cruickshank returns as host of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards. Also in the news are Canadian acts heading to SXSW, a Juno sold for charity, Chris Blackwell, Bob Marley songs, ImprovLab, and farewells to Edwin Hawkins, Myles Hunter, and Dolores O'Riordan.
Music News Digest
Music News Digest
Choir! Choir! Choir! were joined by fan David Byrne in NYC on Saturday night, and Alessia and Justin make the Grammy nominees album. Those also in the news include Manitoba Music, Clairmont the Second, Make Music Matter, Heavy Bell, Focus Wales, Alex Lifeson, Language Arts, and a farewell to Danny Woods. Videos applied for your entertainment.
Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey, Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber is a front-runner in the US iHeartRadio Awards' nominees list. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.
Hot young R&B star Daniel Caesar headlines the Halifax Jazz Fest this summer. Also making news today are Justin Timberlake, Bahamas, The Weeknd, the Sam's sign, the Indigenous Music Awards, Beatrice Keeler, Chris Startup, and farewells to Mikio Fujioka, Janice Starodub, and Denise LaSalle.
Julian Taylor has a birthday, Inuit singer-songwriter Charlie Panigoniak finds friends, Pemberton Fest bites Ticketfly...hard, Edmonton Music Prize announces winners, Lindi Ortega goes on tour, and it's a sad farewell to France Gall, Ray Thomas, and Chris Tsangarides.
Justin Bieber to be celebrated in his hometown, Toronto Blues Society ups its game, flooding brings the best out of customers at a Peterborough record shop and a farewell to maverick Brit music impresario Tony Calder.
Celine takes in more than US$100M at the box-office, Barack Obama digs Daniel Caesar, CBC airs the Leonard Cohen tribute tonight, Robert Thiessen has a viral hit with a satirical play on Toto's Africa, the Stray Cats reunite, plus it's farewell to Muscle Shoals' Rick Hall and Casablanca Records' Larry Harris.
Gord Downie, Lido Pimienta, Ed Sheeran, Hannah Alper, Jacko, and the McGarrigle Sisters all make news today, plus we've included a reel of music videos for your viewing enjoyment.
It's congrats to Canada’s sweetheart music biz couple, Jennifer Walsh and Derrick Ross, who tied the knot in Toronto on Dec. 14.
The Unison Schmoozefest raises $35K, Michael Rapino ups his game (and bank account), Garth Brooks breaks attendance records. Also featured today are Betty Moon, Cold Specks, Brad Paisley, StubHub, Jake Donaldson, Andy Kim, Daniel Caesar, The Balconies and some free swag from Dine Alone. Videos provided for your viewing pleasure.
Making the news today: Gordon Lightfoot donates canoes, Unison's smashing Schmoozefest, new Rock Hall of Fame inductees, Manitoba Music's Bonspiel, Junos launch BC live program, Quincy launches his own Qwest TV channel, Sam's sign lights up, and farewells to Carl Horton and Pat DiNizio.