The finalists of the 2022 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award are announced, Sue Foley (pictured) will record live at The Elmo, and the Junos change a date. Also in the news are Drake, DJ Khaled, NSMW, Ever After, Boots and Hearts, CIMA, Americanafest, Carleton Stone, Keychange, Oscar Peterson, Andrea Ramolo, and Darcy James Argue.
Bruce Liu (pictured) wins a prestigious Chopin competition, the Music N.B. Awards are handed out, and the CCMA announces performing stars. Also making news are Barenaked Ladies, Andrea Ramolo, Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd, Music NL, Chris Grey, Downchild, 519 Gala, Dominic Mancuso, and farewell Jonny Wong, Jay Black, and Bernard Haitink.
Strong vocals, a strings-accented production, and nostalgic lyrics are featured on this cut.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) is Up Next, ren creates a buzz, and Lindsay Ell tops the US charts. Also in the news are the Indie Week Awards, the Cuddys, Chris Birkett, Pollstar Awards, Andrea Ramolo, Music Canada, Music BC, Indigenous Music Residency, Music PEI, and Creative Manitoba. With video.
The Toronto singer/songwriter has impressed both solo and as one half of Scarlett Jane. Her new album is an homage to Leonard Cohen, and here she discusses her love of his work and her use of heartbreak as creative fuel.