Famed honkytonk The Matador (pictured) is sold, Dan Boeckner is a true rocker, and a new report on Canadian copyright. Others in the headlines include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Chris Taylor, Alessia Cara, Lizzo, Gordon Lightfoot, The Persuasions, Eurovision, Don Was, John Prine, and Whitney Houston.
Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Céline Dion is the subject of an upcoming biopic, Notifi (pictured) impresses at a T.O. showcase, and Alessia Cara announces a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are The James Barker Band, the Beatles, The Lonely Hearts, Jan Lisiecki, Music BC, Music PEI, and Sarah McCoy. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Jennifer Castle (pictured) is finding an audience, Kanye and Drake are at odds, and Calpurnia discusses their influences. Also in the headlines are Christmas albums, Alessia Cara, TTC video, Rich Hope, ticket brokers, Putin, music royalties, industry predictions, Best Songs lists, Queen, and Geddy Lee.
The Cuban connection of Jane Bunnett (pictured), Drake plays a GTA supper club, and Ariana Grande's pop culture references. Also in the headlines are Toronto jazz, Hall and Oates, School of Rock, Joe Bonamassa, classical music, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, Alessia Cara, Deadmau5, Hugh Jackman, Scottish Music Awards, Freddie Mercury, and Feargal Sharkey.
Blues publicist Sarah French (pictured) is honoured in Memphis, Indie Week wraps, and Alessia Cara premieres a new track. Also in the news are Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Juno TV, Manitoba Country Music Awards, Tafelmusik, Weird Al, Amplify BC, Perryscope, Jimi Hendrix, Toronto Songwriting School, NOMFA, Lunch At Allen's, Mr! Mouray, Community Rocks, Art Pepper, and farewell Hugh McDowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.
(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The El Mocambo's neon palms return (pictured), and Alessia Cara's new album is announced. Also in the news are Music BC, Hugh's Room Live, Let's Hear It, Saskatchewan Music Awards, J Noble, Naming The Twins, Bongo Boy, and farewells to Wah Wah Watson, Jack O'Donnell, Jabulani Tsambo, and Sonny Fortune. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Ebhoni (pictured) goes back to her roots, Shawn Mendes expresses a love of country music, and Jill Barber is energized. Others in the headlines include Harley Card, the Kids In The Hall, STP, art song, Zing, Simon Cowell, Zappos, ARIA, music journalism, Sean Combs, Tracy Chapman, Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara, Ethan Hawke, Anthony Kiedis, XXXTentacion, Greta Van Fleet, and Sonic Youth.
A day in the life of Jessie Reyez (pictured), Toronto's next big pop star, Roy Orbison is brought back to life, and Gord Downie's brothers reminisce. Also in the headlines are Dear Rouge, Jay Aymar, Wide Cut Weekend, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, MMA, The Palomino, AMAs, the Internet Archive, Alessia Cara, Steve Perry, and Lindsey Buckingham.
Alessia Cara (pictured) will perform at the Grey Cup, Sharon and Bram announce a farewell tour, and pot-sponsored concerts raise eyebrows. Also in the news are Seas, Tyler Shaw, The Del-Fi's, Patricia Cano, and farewells to John Leimseider, Otis Rush, and Marty Balin. Videos included for your enjoyment.