In the wake of her Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction, Jann Arden will be releasing a new anthology called Hits & Other Gems on May 1, and embarking on the 19-date Live Nation-promoted cross-Canada tour on May 7.
Chilly Gonzales (pictured) gets professorial, Cartel Madras deliver bad-ass rap anthems, and City Hall gets blamed for the Matador debacle. Also in the headlines are Morgan Davis, Sina Bathaie, Yola, Def Leppard, Gord Sinclair, Bob Rock, Barry Allen, Saban Music Group, Helen Smith, Selena Gomez, Lloyd Barnes, Michael Stipe, and Nipsey Hussle.
Jann Arden and Bob Rock will co-host and perform at the Junos Songwriters Circle, and the very funny Jessi Cruickshank returns as host of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards. Also in the news are Canadian acts heading to SXSW, a Juno sold for charity, Chris Blackwell, Bob Marley songs, ImprovLab, and farewells to Edwin Hawkins, Myles Hunter, and Dolores O'Riordan.