Josh Ramsay (pictured) teams up with Chad Kroeger, The Beaches launch The Lemmon Stage, and Andy Curran sells artwork for a good cause. Others in the news include The Glorious Sons, Andrea Ramolo, Gord Bamford, Ian Lake, Priyanka, Robi Botos, Tami Neilson, Folk Alliance, and farewell Andy Barker.
SiriusXM Canada has announced the Top of the Country finalists, soul man Luke McMaster (pictured) returns to the stage, and The Beaches have scheduled a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Republic Live, Matthew Loden, TSO, London Music Club, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MMF Canada, LyricFind, Wax Mannequin, and farewell Sanford Clark.
Accolades galore as Bob Dylan (pictured) turns 80, Greg Keelor explores heartbreak on a new album, and The Tragically Hip scours the vaults. Others in the headlines include Bob D’Eith, I M U R, Gabrielle Papillon, The Beaches, Art Bergmann, Opera Atelier, Cirque du Soleil, TikTok, WaveOptics, Facebook, Sparks, Roger Daltrey, Duran Duran, PM Dawn, Jay Landers, Jackson Browne, Bob Koester, Eurovision, and Olivia Rodrigo.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a popular Toronto female rock band.
The Beaches (pictured) announce a national tour, Goddo reissues three classics, and Allan Slaight Juno Master Class graduates impress. Also making news are Snow, Frank Marino, Prix MNB Awards, The Sorority, Drake, Andy Shauf, Sauga City Music Fest, Madonna, and TD Jazz. With video.
The Stones show dominates the media (pictured Mick Jagger), CMW nears gender parity, and things to know about Scooter Braun. Others in the headlines include The Beaches, Spotify, Yesterday, Sara Bareilles, Daniel Caesar, the Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, David Clayton-Thomas, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Dr. John, Troye Sivan, and 7digital.
Ahead of an imminent EP, the hard-working femme rockers deliver a sharp-tongued track that rails against unwanted male attention.
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.
Jessica Mitchell (pictured) finds herself in country music, Danny Michel candidly discusses his finances, and Taylor Swift's new UMG deal. Also in the headlines are Old Man Canyon, Bramwell Tovey, Dream Serenade, Bob Mersereau, Pusha T vs Drake, Tencent Music, gender equality, Spinal Tap, John Legend, The Beatles, and Mumford and Sons.
The Juno-winning female rockers are on a real roll, and this strong new single will sustain the momentum. The propulsive riffs and deadpan vocals initially evoke The Strokes, but the tune then takes on its own upbeat vitality.
Ariana Grande struggles with PTSD, a look at a BBC studio's storied history, and a rare Prince album surfaces in Canada. Also in the headlines are the Vancouver Folk Fest, Stephin Merritt, the Beaches, U2, The Dead South, Guitar Center, Echo Beach, Prismatic Festival, Bears in Hazenmore, David Francey, Camila Cabello, Vivienne Westwood, and club safety.
Gordon Lightfoot adds a third Massey Hall show, and CMW announces a new wave of performers. Others making news include Martin Shkreli, Neko Case, J. Miles Dale, Suuns, Bass N' Tings, Lori Yates, The Beaches, FEO, BRDGS, Heavyweights Brass Band, International Women's Day, Slow Leaves, and a farewell to Alexander Buchanan and Ross Solomon. Videos added for your enjoyment.