BreakOut West

BreakOut West

City and Colour and Nick Nurse Foundation merch
March 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

City and Colour supports Nick Nurse Foundation with new merch (pictured), Samsung and UMG For Brands launch Music Galaxy Thursday, and Crown Lands pay homage to Rush. Also in the news are Ariel Posen, Barenaked Ladies, Les Deuxluxes, MusiCounts, Kanata, FACTOR, Indie Weekly, BreakOut West, Scott Helman, Linda McRae, and farewell Ray Campi.

Bob Moses  video still
October 22, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Bob Moses (pictured) teams up with Twitch, a Kiwi collaboration for Kacy & Clayton, and BreakOut West partners with two international festivals. Others making news include Braids, Michael Posner, Bell Orchestre, Carroll Baker, Jill Barber, Music Publishers Canada, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Shawn Hook, Stan Rogers, George Canyon, Elaine Bomberry, and farewell Spencer Davis and Gordon Haskell.

Pic: WCMA Twitter account
October 7, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Industry Awards Brunch during BreakOutWest in Whitehorse on Saturday honoured the BC rock artist (pictured) and the National Music Centre.

Left to right: Tim Brown (guitarist for Striker – Metal/Hard Music Artist Of The Year), Rayannah (Francophone Artist Of The Year), LOA (Urban Artist Of The Year), Mariel Buckley (Roots Solo Artist Of The Year)  Photo: Mike Osikoya
October 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

BreakOut West got under way in Whitehorse last night, and featured the first of two awards events. Pictured here are the winners in four categories.

Susan Aglukark  Picture supplied
October 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

Susan Aglukark (pictured) is honoured at BreakOut West, M for Montreal announces notable names, and Concord acquires Victory Records. Also in the news are Sultans of String, Mississauga Music Awards, Arts & Crafts, Dave Sampson, Ontario Creates, SING!, Orbit Room, John P. Allen, Jimi Hendrix, and farewell Walter Rathie and Jessye Norman. With video.

Duncan Sinclair, head of Jazz Yukon Photo: Peter Long
September 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Duncan Sinclair (pictured) and Hank Karr are honoured by the WCMA, the Junos head home to Toronto in 2021, and the YYC Music Awards are handed out. Also in the news are the NMC, Canadian Music Therapy Fund, Berry Gordy, music memoirs, Triumph, Concord, Dan Pitt, Dear Youth, Searson, and farewell Robert Hunter.

Lennon Stella  Photo: Eliot Lee Hazel
December 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Lennon Stella (pictured) announces her first solo tour, Ottawa's Bluesfest attracts country stars, and Oh Susanna gets in the holiday spirit. Also in the news are Redeye, the Grammys, The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, Mariposa, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the Halifax Jazz Festival, Tipitina's, Breakout West, Creative BC, and farewell Calvin Newborn. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Buffy Sainte-Marie  Photo: CBC Music
November 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Folk Alliance will honour Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Gordon Lightfoot adds extra shows, and The Boss hits Netflix. Also in the news are the ECMA, Karen Kosowski, Jeremy Dutcher, Stompin' Tom, Parts & Labour, Keithmas, Music Nova Scotia, Music Canada Live, Rubberneck, Music BC, and a farewell to Ustad Imrat Khan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

CARAS president Allan Reid with family after receiving the Kevin Walters Industry Builder Award at Breakout West this past weekend.
October 14, 2018
by FYI Staff

CARAS president Allan Reid (2nd from left) was amongst the many recipients of 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards in Kelowna over the weekend.

Drake  Instagram photo
October 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake (pictured) muses about retirement as he tops Spotify's most-streamed list,  BreakOut West kicks off, and Halifax Pop Explosion nears. Also making news are Believe, Nuclear Blast,  Music New Brunswick Awards, FMO, Folly & The Hunter, the AMAs, Music PEI Awards, Tami Neilson, Table-Turned, Jack de Keyzer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Trews, Jerry Granelli, and a farewell to M. William Krasilovsky.

August 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The VMAs are a ratings bust, BreakOut West achieves gender parity, and stars will sing at Aretha's funeral. Also in the news are Steven Goldmann, the CCMAs, Whitehorse, YouTube Music, Eric Ethridge, Richmond World Festival, Chloe Watkinson, Music BC, VIFF, Michelle Wright, Grossman’s Music Scholarship, and farewells to Craig Zadan, Lazy Lester, and Ed King. Videos added for your enjoyment.

George Canyon
August 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

George Canyon (pictured) announces a major fall tour, Arkells set a date for their new album and a Foreigner-based musical premieres in Calgary. Others in the news include Jack White, POP Montreal, Focus Wales, CNE, Folk Music Ontario, FAI, Drake Underground, Not Of, and Northern Power Summit. Videos included for your enjoyment.