Toyota Canada has come aboard as the chief sponsor of this year's CBC music talent search - and the prizing has increased accordingly.
The highly-respected Toronto music journalist and broadcaster will host a new CBC Music show, Frequencies. Here he discusses the show, his quest to improve, the need to narrow the diversity gap in Canadian music, and a favourite new album.
Johnny Reid (pictured) offers comfort and a song to Nova Scotia, Blue Rodeo’s anthem is selected for the Great Canadian Singalong, and We Are One makes an impact. Also in the news are Creative Manitoba, Corb Lund, Whitney Rose, Leonard Cohen, Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, A3 Merch, Mike Love, and Adrian Sutherland. With video.
q - Live at the Junos in London features Bahamas (pictured), Avril Lavigne teams up with Nicki Minaj, and Joni attends Grammy festivities. Also in the news are UMG, Ingrooves, Hilario Durán, Cadence Grace, Larry Stanley, Jackie Washington, JV's Boogaloo Squad, and farewells to Joe Hardy, Darryl Weeks, and Phil Western.
This is a 'sort of' 100 list because the cut-off date was Nov. 1st, but it is still a great review of who had what and you get to hear a stream of the countdown, courtesy of CBC Music. So, without further ado.....