Classified (pictured) heads the East Coast Music Awards nominees, Credit Union Music PEI Week is forced to postpone, and Music BC lobbies to renew the Amplify BC fund. Also in the news are CIMA, the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search Tour, Vancouver Music Fund, Jaymz Bee, Kyp Harness, Kandle, TuneTown, International Women’s Day, Music NL, Dead by Daylight, Uma Nota, and farewell Chris Barber, Michael Gudinski, and Bunny Wailer.
Raine Maida (pictured) is one of the Canadian stars behind the LOOP/POOL pot brand, a major new sports and entertainment complex is planned for Toronto, and CMW, NXNE, and the Junos are forced to go virtual. Others in the news include Polaris Prize, Maple Blues Awards, Jazzahead, Rising, ADVANCE, CARYS, Music Publishers Canada, A2IM Indie Week, Daft Punk, The Carleton, Michael Menegon, and CE Days.
Canada’s Black Music Business Collective has just been established, with the aim of leading the change for real, tangible Black advancement and reform in the music business. One of its reps, Sony Music Canada’s Media Relations Manager Jamelia Campbell is a passionate advocate for the cause, as this interview illustrates.