The Polaris Music Prize (pictured) announces its Long List, Emily Steinwall wins the 2022 SOCAN Songwriting Prize, and Michael Bublé schedules an extensive Canadian tour. Also in the news are the BCCMA Awards, TBS Blues Summit, Gordon Lightfoot, George Fox, Randall Prescott, NXNE, Maple Blues Awards, Bandcamp, Anya Wilson, The Tragically Hip, NMC, Justin Bieber, Aaron Davis, Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne, Patrizia, and Basia Bulat.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The dates for the CCMA's Country Music Week in Calgary have been announced.
The veteran Canadian country singer/songwriter has been selected as a 2021 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Learn more about her illustrious career in this FYI podcast.
The innovative rolling food bank fundraiser started by Canadian Pacific 23 years ago will receive this prestigious honour during Country Music Week 2021 in London, ON, in November.
The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has announced Patricia Conroy and Randy Stark as the 2021 inductees into the Canadian Country Music H
The CFMAs (pictured) is looking for a Slaight Music Unsung Hero, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is now under way, and the CIMA Summit: Indie Music Connects event is coming soon. Also in the news are Lily Frost, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, the CCMA, Maybe May, BC live music, David Myles, and farewell Michael Laderoute and Mike O’Reilly.
The memoir of Tegan and Sara (pictured) heads to TV, the CCMA has reasons for Pride, and Global Toronto is set for June. Others in the news include Jann Arden, ISC, Radio Starmaker, Art of Time, Leonard Cohen, Flaming Lips, Russell Louder, Kenny Kirkwood, Sidewalk Sounds, and farewell Phil Naro, Ed Ward, and Tommy West.
An elite list of country stars, including Shania Twain (pictured), come together for a five-night broadcast event to raise money for Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund.
The Canadian Country Music Association Foundation is joining with 20 country music performers for Canada Together: In Concert, a five-night TV at-h
Danko Jones (pictured), Marc Jordan, Frazey Ford, and Tami Neilson grab international attention, Gustavo Gimeno now heads the TSO, and Caribou’s life changes. Others in the headlines include WMG, Sheila Jordan, Elaine Bomberry, Vadell Gabriel, Identifyy, Brexit, Google, Amoeba Music, Green Day, Kobe, and Florida Georgia Line.
A big hit by Downchild (pictured Donnie Walsh) is honoured, The Last Waltz heads to Nashville, and Juno tickets go on sale today. Also making news are JFL, Kesha, Anvil, Susan Aglukark, NMC, Said The Whale, the CCMA, Corin Raymond, and Laila Biali. With video.
On the eve of her much-deserved induction, we interviewed the veteran country music promoter and publicist about a truly fascinating 50-year career that spans a galaxy of stars that include David Bowie, Garth Brooks and Dallas Smith.