Lindsay Ell (pictured) gets a career boost with her ACM Awards nomination, Drake wins at The Brits, and Erin Costelo launches her record label. Also making the news are the Polaris Music Prize, Queen, William Prince, Six Shooter, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Carl Schilde, Donovan Woods, Precision Record Pressing, Play For The Cat, IBMA, and farewell Peter Tork. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A potent lineup for Juno Songwriters' Circle is announced, as is the first annual Juno Comedy Show. Other newsmakers include Randy Bachman, It's Your Shot, Top Of The Country, ChessClub, One Bad Son, Brit Awards, Happy Beats, Romeo Santos, Melodic Yoza, SHINE, and a farewell to Brian O'Neill.
UMG delivers impressive revenue result, Jack White is hoping for new blood to revitalize rock 'n roll, and the future of vinyl remains a hot topic. Also in the headlines are Toronto's top dance producers and hard rockers, The Cobalt, Donovan Woods, Olympic music, Randy Bachman, Yasmine, The Brit Awards, Facebook, Healey Willan, and New Orleans brass bands.
Toronto's declaration of Clash Day raises eyebrows, and a new Drake video benefits a Miami school. Also in the headlines are Katy Perry, Jessie Reyez, the Brit Awards, Anagram, James Jamerson, CSNY, Zaki Ibrahim, Ian Hunter, No Age, and Nicholas Jennings.