SOCAN Montreal Award winners last night: L-R, top: Safia Nolin (Breakout) Alain Chartrand (Special Achievement) Ariane Moffatt (Songwriter of the Year), Richard Séguin (Lifetime Achievement) QC Culture & Communications Minister Luc Fortin, Stéphane Venne (Cultural Impact ); (from L-R front to right) SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Geneviève Côté, SOCAN's Chief Quebec Affairs Officer, Luc Plamondon (two SOCAN Classics), Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin-SOCAN)
SOCAN Montreal Award winners last night: L-R, top: Safia Nolin (Breakout) Alain Chartrand (Special Achievement) Ariane Moffatt (Songwriter of the Year), Richard Séguin (Lifetime Achievement) QC Culture & Communications Minister Luc Fortin, Stéphane Venne (Cultural Impact ); (from L-R front to right) SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Geneviève Côté, SOCAN's Chief Quebec Affairs Officer, Luc Plamondon (two SOCAN Classics), Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin-SOCAN)

Liner Notes: Bullet News For September 13

-- Dean Brody left London, ON with more awards than any other artist. He received 4 Awards Total: Single of the Year, Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year, bringing his total CCMA Awards count to 13. In FYI’s coverage we suggested Brett Kissel was the grand winner.

-- Warner Music Canada deserves a nod for helping earn three of its acts nine CCMAs this past weekend -- Brett Kissel, The Washboard Union and High Valley were called to the podium to accept four awards between them on Sunday’s nationally broadcast show.  Both Kissel and The Washboard Union also won awards during Saturday night’s pre-broadcast awards presentation.

-- The Canadian Music Publishers Association is expected to announce Vince Degiorgio as its new President today, replacing Jodie Ferneyhough.

-- Five Manitoba artists are nominated for Native American Music Awards. Indian City, C-Weed, Kimberley Dawn, Billie Joe Green, and Rhonda Head will find out how they placed when winners are announced Sept. 17 in Salamanca, New York. The annual Canadian Indigenous Awards were cancelled this year, so there’s a lot of hopes being placed on this spotlight showcase. – Source: CBC News

-- Former Grapes of Wrath Kevin Kane has teamed up with ex Northern Pikes’ Bryan Potvin to record an album. The duo tested new material at The Carleton in Halifax last night, Sept. 12.  

-- Pandora Radio is anticipated to be the first out the door with a discounted five-dollar music streaming subscription service, beating Amazon to the punch. Company CEO Tim Westergren has sprung an unscheduled conference call for early this a.m.  Neither of the US-based services can be subscribed to on this side of the border without the use of VPN or anonymizer services that put one on the wrong side of the law. 

-- Three of Canada’s top bluegrass players, John Showman, Chris Coole and Max Heineman, have come together as The Lonesome Ace Stringband. They launch brand new album Gone For Evermore at Toronto’s Tranzac Club on Sept. 16. The disc primarily comprises fresh versions of traditional bluegrass tunes, plus songs by John Hartford and Showman. The three have played together extensively in local faves The Foggy Hogtown Boys. The trio also plays The Dakota's popular bluegrass brunch, Sept. 17-18 and Oct. 15-16.

 

 

 

 

 

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