Joni Mitchell and Alex Cuba (pictured) head the Canadian winners at The Grammys, Allison Russell and Cédric Dind-Lavoie win big at the CFMAs, and Festival d’été de Québec reveals a stellar lineup. Also in the news are CLMA, ECMA, Indie Week, HOROJO Trio, Tom Wilson, Indie101, the 2022 Canadian Sync Awards, Dana Petcoff, Global Toronto, Cue Sheet Palooza Hackathon, Bernie Finkelstein, The HP’s, Dallas Smith, and farewell Boris Brott, Bill Rotari, John Zaritsky, Bobby Rydell, Fitzroy ‘Bunny’ Simpson, Roland White, and Andy Wickham.
The eclectic grouping of Canadians earning award nominations include a pop superstar, a rising roots music star (pictured), maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Drake, and The Weeknd.
Justin Bieber (pictured) leads the nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, The Music Pro Summit announces more speakers, and The Grammy Museum features Alex Cuba. Others in the news include CIMA, AmericanaFest UK, Chairmen Of The Boards, Gordie Tentrees, Elora Festival, Martin Verrall, Big Wreck, and farewell R. Murray Schafer, and Nanci Griffith.
Richard Tichelman wins the 2021 Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, Gord Downie (pictured) gets the deluxe reissue treatment, and the FME fest readies a return. Others in the news include Opera Atelier, Measha Brueggergosman, Lindsay Ell, Said The Whale, Alex Cuba, Lina Allemano, Laura Dreyfuss, Young Voices Toronto, and farewell Jerry Granelli, George Higton, and Robby Steinhardt.
Alex Cuba (pictured) is a DIY success, the ambition of Chilly Gonzales, and a Brett Kissel remix boasts a big name. Also in the headlines are Keith Richards, Terry Uyarak, Andrew Waite, Larnell Lewis, Believe, Rick James, Hipgnosis, the CMAs, John Prine, Twitch, Yoko Ono, jazz films, AC/DC, Bernard Sumner, and George Benson.
The 2020 Latin Grammy nominations feature Alex Cuba (pictured) and Lido Pimienta, Juno Award submissions are now open, and Louis O’Reilly reboots On Ramp. Others in the news include Cory Marks, Kiwi Jr., The Chesterfield, Bandzoogle, TSO, The Corral, CIMA, Eamon McGrath, Michael Kaeshammer, Purity Ring, MMF Canada, Hugh Syme, Plants and Animals, and farewell to Helen Reddy, Mac Davis, and Max Merritt.
Alex Cuba (pictured) helps trailblaze the future of Canada's live music scene, an exploration of O Canada, and an innovative TikTok concert by The Weeknd. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, Sony Music, WMG, UMG, Spotify, Round Hill, live-streams, Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Stewart Copeland, David Byrne, Melissa Etheridge, Alan McGee, and Def Jam Africa.
Before Alex Cuba arrived I recalled my first encounter nearly twenty years back with The Puentes Brothers.
Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are the Canadian artists headlined in this week’s Grammy nominations list, but there are others who are in the spotlight and hope to benefit from that, win or not win.