Jhyve (pictured) wins CBC Music's Searchlight 2021 contest, new MVP Project recipients are announced, and the debut of Music Pro Summit. Also in the news are Kardinal Offishall, Free the City, SSIF, Bahamas, Music PEI, Alicia Toner, Rêve, Jeffery Straker, and farewell Jeanne Lamon and Jim Bessman.
The mellow songsmith delivers a frisky tune featuring downbeat lyrics.
Bahamas (pictured) is thrilled to work with Robbie Robertson, Haviah Mighty makes Polaris history, and Bruce Cockburn goes instrumental. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Drake, The Band, Live Nation, Elephant Stone, YYC Music Awards, Carl Newman, Taylor Swift, CREEM, and Britney Spears.
Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the Sunday night performance additions include Arkells, Bahamas, NAV, Whitehorse, and (pictured) Shawn Mendes.
The top prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out May 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Here is a profile of a nominated clip by a beloved Toronto singer/songwriter.
q - Live at the Junos in London features Bahamas (pictured), Avril Lavigne teams up with Nicki Minaj, and Joni attends Grammy festivities. Also in the news are UMG, Ingrooves, Hilario Durán, Cadence Grace, Larry Stanley, Jackie Washington, JV's Boogaloo Squad, and farewells to Joe Hardy, Darryl Weeks, and Phil Western.
Hedley going on hiatus, the budget gets mixed reviews, Lights lights up Houston, Quincy apologizes, books to read, Elise LeGrow finds fandom in Paris, and Sarah Slean joins a Joni tribute – plus a whole lot more in the weekend read.
Hot young R&B star Daniel Caesar headlines the Halifax Jazz Fest this summer. Also making news today are Justin Timberlake, Bahamas, The Weeknd, the Sam's sign, the Indigenous Music Awards, Beatrice Keeler, Chris Startup, and farewells to Mikio Fujioka, Janice Starodub, and Denise LaSalle.
The new single from soft rock troubadour Afie Jurvanen is another mellow treat, one enhanced by breezy female backing vocals. The next Bahamas album comes out Jan. 19, accompanied by national touring.