The Radio & Records Party (pictured Michael Williams and Doug Chappell) is another hit, big changes at Sony US, and CIMA's Sync Summit. Others in the news include Ian & Sylvia, Graham Powers, Canada's Walk of Fame, John Cody, Mose Scarlett, Kronborg, Alberta Music, Espanola, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Freddie Keeler. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has announced that Arkells have received Road Gold certification, in recognition of exceeding 100
…If you're lost and on your own
You can never surrender
And if your path won't lead you home
If you haven’t booked your seat for the CIMA Celebration & Awards Gala, time is running out, and available seats are going fast.
James Corden and Céline Dion (pictured) clown around in Vegas, a tough month for Toronto music venues, and Woodstock 50 attracts a new investor. Also in the news are Frank Dukes, Sultans of String, Peak to Shore, CIMA, Squamish Constellation Festival, Tom Avis, Music PEI, Home Routes, Festival of Friends, and farewell Mike Wilhelm.
Lennie Gallant (pictured) is amongst the new ECMA honorees, Bronson Centre partners with The Phoenix, and CIMA is on a mission to NYC. Others in the news: Music BC, Justin Bieber, David Wilcox, Indie Week, Sylvia Rhone, Gord Downie, Ingrid Veninger, and farewell Tony Bird. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Ontario Government released its annual Budget last week, and it has profound impacts on the Ontario Music Fund (OMF).
The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.
Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks (pictured) lead the CMAO Awards nominations, Drake earns 17 Billboard Music Awards noms, and Carly Rae Jepsen announces a new album. Also in the news: Red Bull Music Academy, Aerosmith, Spotify, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, A2IM Indie Week, CIMA, Mötley Crüe, Anne Murray, Drowned In Sound, and farewells to Kim English, Lou Natale, and Billy Adams.
The fifth annual in Toronto on June 10 honours four stalwarts of Canada's independent music sector, while three nominees compete for the Marketing Award.
Artists Against Racism launches its Eagles Rising campaign (pictured), PUP sells out a Canadian tour, and celebs rally around Radio 3. Others in the news: Lenny Stoute, Danielle Knibbe, Streetheart, Ekelle, Rita Chiarelli, Kimye, and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Toronto’s main HMV store (pictured) goes to pot, CMAOntario Awards announces more performers, and CIMA heads to Reeperbahn 2019 in Germany. Also in the news are Neena Rose, The Indies, Mustafa The Poet, Music Nova Scotia, Kristjan Randalu, Now Hear This Festival, Aaron Campbell, OMF, TBS, Bryan Adams, and Sonic Boom fest. Videos added for your enjoyment.