POP Montreal will turn 20 with a hybrid fest, Belly announces a new album (pictured), and the SOCAN Foundation names award recipients. Also in the news are Rush, Sue Foley, Cactus Festival, ALIVE series, the Police Picnic, Kintaro, Sean Jones, Opera Atelier, Tim Baker, Shane Cook, Contact East 2021, Creative Manitoba, and Neeraj Prem. With video.
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The new Canadian music rights management company scores big by securing 50% of the large song catalogue of Belly, one that includes many of The Weeknd’s biggest hits, including mega-smash Blinding Lights.
The Good Brothers (pictured) will be honoured at the 2019 CMAOntario Awards, Indie Week throws a rousing preview party, and LU wins big in Canada’s Walk of Fame contest. Others in the news include NMC, M for Montreal, Gord Downie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Belly, BMG Books, NSMW, Ken Tizzard, The Handsome Shadows, Mariah Carey, Minor Empire, Soweto Gospel Choir, Another North, and farewell Paul Allen. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Gord Bamford (pictured) donates $10K to a Hamilton hospital, a cavalcade of stars will celebrate Joni at 75, and Belly announces a new album. Others in the news include NAFTA, CCMA Top of the Country, The SOCAN Foundation, Dolly Parton, People's Choice Awards, Paradigm Talent Agency, Ensign Broderick, Music Harvest Fest, and farewell Iosif Kobzon. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
BC Country Awards winning four-piece Me and Mae crushes the competition this week with "Summerland," an indie release that holds the promise of becoming a summertime staple.
Belly is spied in the studio with his label boss Jay-Z, Stories from the Studio at Juno Week, and the return of Prozzak. Also in the news are James Bryan, Jacob Hoggard, Datsik, Smiling Buddha, Michael Kaeshammer, Skookum fest, Kinnie Starr, Holger Petersen, and the Kitchener Blues Festival. Videos added for your enjoyment.