Canada’s music industry can proudly thump its chest with an ever-growing number of artists succeeding on the world stage, but the economy backing its infrastructure that provides equitable remuneration to its rank-and-file and developmental artists is in need of fresh grease.
The 4th annual CIMA Celebration & Awards gala proved to be wildly successful, attracting a top-tier list of music biz entrepreneurs to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on June 11 where five of their own were recognized.
A Who's Who of the Canadian independent music scene gathers June 11 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre for the 4th annual Canadian Independent Music Association Awards shindig.
Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.
Canada House announces its Great Escape lineup, and Shawn Mendes has a global arena tour next year. Other headline makers in today's edition include the CMPA, Mac Demarco, René-Charles Angélil, Crack of Dawn, Polaris Cover Sessions, Tenille Townes, the Beatles, Chloe Watkinson, and Tim Bovaconti. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The rapper formerly known as P Reign is back as Preme, Mike on Much turns 100, and Paul Murphy revives Postdata. Also in the news are Karl Wolf, Donna Murphy, Fortunate Ones, Music PEI, Toronto Pride, and a farewell to Tony Kinman.
The Weeknd has a hit with his surprise EP, Three Days Grace makes chart history, and the Rock Hall of Fame announces special guests. Also making news are CIMA, Kid Koala, Music Heals, Michael Occhipinti, Bossie, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Telephone Explosion, Phre$h Prince, and a farewell to Dan Preszcator of UIC.
Performers at the Lights Out fundraiser for WWF included Sam Drysdale and Juno Fan Choice winner Shawn Mendes is tapped for an iHeartRadio Secret Session. Others in the news include the ECMA, Big Valley Jamboree, Matthew Good, CIMA, CMPA, Global Toronto, Ever After fest, Nashville, Frog Eyes, Music Canada Live, Alzheimer benefit, David Beckingham, Burna Bandz and JNeat, and a farewell to Mike Harrison.
Celebrity presenters at The Junos will include Geddy Lee, the Polaris Music Prize announces its key dates, and Jessica Mitchell releases new material. Those also making news include CIMA, Coastal Jazz, Roger Daltrey, Patrik, Jerry Leger, Jess Moskaluke, Common Deer, Les Poules a Colin, and a farewell to Jason Buie and Paul Cram. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Juno Fan Fare lineup includes Jess Moskaluke and Mac DeMarco will headline Royal Mountain Records' fest. Others in today's news include Neil Young, Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, Sue Foley, the Acoustic Guitar Project, Loreena McKennitt, Carl Dixon, SOCAN Foundation, CIMA, and a farewell to Gary Burden. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Yesterday's federal budget failed to provide much-needed additional support for the Canadian Independent music sector at a time when the Canadian Music Fund desperately needs topping up, trade org president Stuart Johnston said late yesterday.
The countdown is on for Neil Young's secret concert somewhere in Canada tonight. Others in the news include Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Andy Hines, Patricia Conroy, the UK vinyl boom, Music PEI Awards, Sarah Slean, and the Dirty Dishes.