The four winners of the 2018/19 round of Canada's premier artist development program recently engaged in a week of intensive mentorship and industry insight in Toronto. One lucky winner will get to perform live at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards in March. Pictured: the winning artists with reps from Slaight Music and CARAS/The Junos.
The Halifax rapper born Lance Sampson honed his musical chops in prison. He is now breaking out as the winner of CBC Music’s 2018 Searchlight competition and the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, but he's not quitting his gig as a plumber just yet.
Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.