Richard Tichelman wins the 2021 Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, Gord Downie (pictured) gets the deluxe reissue treatment, and the FME fest readies a return. Others in the news include Opera Atelier, Measha Brueggergosman, Lindsay Ell, Said The Whale, Alex Cuba, Lina Allemano, Laura Dreyfuss, Young Voices Toronto, and farewell Jerry Granelli, George Higton, and Robby Steinhardt.
The renowned and charismatic music executive turned broadcast chief is starting a new career chapter and shares a few of his next steps, telling us that he has accepted the position of Executive Chairman with Elevate, the not-for-profit Canadian company best known for its annual Innovation, Tech & Media festival, and filling us in on several music projects that he has in production and ready for delivery in 2022.
Edgar Breau reaches into the vault, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Pictured) is receiving renewed attention, and Christopher Ward discusses Black Velvet. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Century Egg, Shania, The Halluci Nation, Paul Brandt, Bruce Springsteen, kd lang, Liberty Silver, Bachman Cummings, Sony Music, Fanhouse, Bob Dylan, SoundScan, Bat for Lashes, The Linda Lindas, Moby, and Neil Young.
Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) reflects upon a classic interview, the impact of Northern Touch is recalled, and Dan Hill gets emotional. Others in the headlines include Missy D, Stompin’ Tom, Big Hit, UMG, Vivendi, Merck Mercuriadis, Triton Digital ,TikTok, Vevo, X, Justin Timberlake, Alice Cooper, Archie Roach, Midnight Oil, ACM Awards, and Chick Corea.
Groundbreaking Canadian albums by Beverly Glenn-Copeland (pictured), Main Source, and Buffy Sainte-Marie have been named as this year’s recipients of a Prize that can be viewed as a Hall of Fame equivalent for releases in the pre-Polaris era.
Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) delivers a powerful poem during the Stronger Together benefit, Facebook plans to let creators charge for live streaming, and more pandemic-forced cancellations. Also in the headlines are Massey Hall, Tami Neilson, Somm, Toni Watson, Spotify, The Pack A.D., Live Nation, Merck Mercuriadis, Simbals, XTC, and Halsey.
The prestigious honour will be presented to the legendary and groundbreaking artist and activist at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala at CMW in May.
The story behind the new album by Miranda Mulholland (pictured), Paul Hyde gets surreal, and a fresh look at a Buffy Sainte-Marie classic. Others in the headlines include Drake, the Elmo, William Prince, Frazey Ford, Spotify, CD Baby, Roddy Ricch, TIDAL, Kesha, Cousin Brucie, Green Day, Aretha, Slade, and Huey Lewis.
The Nickelback leader (pictured), a global pop smash, and a prolific film composer are amongst those to be honoured at the 30th anniversary gala in Toronto on April 1.
CMW announces some heavy-hitting performers, including Azealia Banks (pictured), and NAC reveals its lineup. Also in the news are Valley, Bryan Adams, Mariposa, The Julian Taylor Band, CIMA, Nielsen Music, Bangerz Brass, and farewells to Zippy Pinhead, Justin Haynes, and Dick Dale. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Buffy Sainte-Marie will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Monday, April 1, in Toronto.
Erin Costelo (pictured) shows her self-confidence, Robbie Robertson tackles multiple projects, and Ontario musicians advocate for tenants' rights. Others in the headlines include Crown Lands, Tafelmusik, Jacob Hoggard, The Weeknd, Reignwolf, Freddie Mercury, Sharon and Bram, Raghav, Spotify, Philip Norman, the Beatles, Al Schmitt, Joni Mitchell, Damon Albarn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maria Callas, Snoop Dogg, and Jeff Tweedy.