Drake's new hit video features a Degrassi reunion, Jay and Bey release a surprise joint album, and Murda Beatz gets charitable. Others making news include Loud, RealMind and Ruffsound, Festival of The Sound, CFMA, the Vancouver Mural Festival, Eric Abramovitz, Kultrun, Cadillac Lounge, Harvest Moon Festival, Shipped, Prime Boys, and a farewell to Nick Knox and Matt 'Guitar' Murphy.
The annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Calgary, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. Nominations in 19 categories can now be submitted, with June 15 as the final deadline.
Audiotree North announces a strong presence at CMW, The Washboard Union launches its new album with a YouTube performance, and Civic Theatres Toronto wants you to help change names. Also in the news are Lindsay Ell, Santa Teresa fest, Haley Blais, Paul White, Jon Mullane, George Thorogood, Lonely Parade, and farewells to Mark Rye, Vanessa Staples, and Fraser Loveman.
The songs surgeons play while working in the operating room make our roundup of headlines, alongside Jann Arden's new memoir, the Doctor Who theme, and dance music in outer space.
Michel’s icebreaker-inspired album, Khlebnikov, written and recorded during an Arctic expedition aboard a Russian icebreaker, at the invitation of astronaut Chris Hadfield, was honoured with two prizes.
The veteran songsmith and a sibling duo head the 75 nominees just announced for the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards in Ottawa.