The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.
In this week’s Single Servings, Arcade Fire’s triumphant return, Li’l Andy travels back in time, Ducks Ltd. tackles an alt-rock classic, Altameda lights up in neon, and much more!
Arcade Fire (pictured) releases a new single today, Alex Lifeson has written a song in tribute to Neil Peart, and Tenille Arts grabs two CMT Awards noms. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, a Cape Breton Music Hall of Fame, Laketown Ranch, Folk Alliance, NSMW, MMF Canada, 604 INFINITE, Geoffroy, Rory Taillon, and farewell Donald Coakley and Barry Bailey.
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler (pictured) on the pandemic’s impact, the Suzuki Foundation warns about the environmental damage of NFT’s, and Johnny Orlando develops his songwriting. Also in the headlines are Tom Jackson, Brett Kissel, Spotify, ACM Awards, Morrissey, SXSW, Casey Wasserman, Ted Nugent, BTS, Richard Thompson, Amy Lee, Oscar songs, Bob Dylan, Bounty Killer, Bonnaroo, and School of Rock.
A doco on Teenage Head (pictured) repeats on TVO this weekend, Arcade Fire premieres a new song on US TV, and Emm Gryner turns to jazz. Also in the headlines are Toronto record stores, Shannon Hoon, the Zolas, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Discogs, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and The Grammys.
Carly Rae Jepsen (pictured) charms in Toronto, Tegan and Sara return to their teen years, and Arcade Fre's Funeral turns 15. Also in the headlines are Mobina Galore, Sinzere, country music, Global Citizen, Ric Ocasek, Sony Walkman, Whitney Houston, Bob Lefsetz, and Lewis Capaldi
With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural
Arcade Fire (pictured) raise $250K in Montreal, Hot Child in the City enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a celebration of the life of Ralph Murphy is planned in Toronto. Also in the news are Elvis Costello, CIMA’s Road Gold, Supercrawl, Toronto Fringe, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Acoustic Guitar Project, Woodstock 50, The Sadies, and farewell Bushwick Bill. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Tenors and (pictured) Sean Jones, Boots & Hearts, and SCMA Awards nominees are announced. Also in the news are YYC Music Awards, Broken Social Scene, CIMA, The Great Escape, Selina Martin, James Bryan, Arcade Fire, Michael Davidson and Dan Fortin, Jackie Richardson, Daniel Romano, Sonic Publishing, Dave Sampson, Blue Standard, and farewell Sara Romweber and Keith Flint. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canadian sound engineer Paul Massey (pictured) wins an Oscar, The Beaches land on a big tour, and Warner and Spotify trade blows. Others in the news include Arcade Fire, Noah Mintz, The Strumbellas, Curve Music, Joel Kazmi, and farewells to Daniel Di Giacomo, Mac Wiseman, Charlie Phillips, and Mark Hollis.
A new film depicts funk star Betty Davis (pictured), John Lydon mouths off, and how Robyn helped transform pop. Also in the headlines are Tupac Shakur, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Yungblud, Birdie Whyte, Tim Williams, Ultra fest, Toronto dance music, Rod Stewart, Queer Songbook Orchestra, Arcade Fire, Giles Martin, and Mavis Staples.
A former Prime Minister, global superstars, and Canadian rock royalty were all in attendance at the highly entertaining Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala in Toronto last night.