Classified (pictured) and Jeremy Ducher celebrated multiple wins at the annual staged in Charlottetown, and Stan Rogers was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as was the song "Peter's Dream" by Maritime superstar Lennie Gallant.
On May 13, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the Top 20 nominees before that, including this clip from a platinum-selling hip-hop artist known for high-quality videos.
Atlantic Canada's most popular hip-hop artist (pictured) heads the pack, closely followed by a folk favourite and the reigning Polaris champ. The East Coast Music Awards are held in Charlottetown, PEI, in May.
A playlist for potheads, Classified is curious about cannabis promotion, and Eminem shows a sense of humour. Others in the headlines include Troye Sivan, Art d'Ecco, Murray McLauchlan, consumer tech spending, Spotify, MMA, Sony's blockchain, Grammy picks, Drake, Elle King, K-pop, Kanye West, Disturbed, and Avril Lavigne.
Notables with new offerings out today include Drake, Florence + The Machine, Milk Carton Kids, Ray Davies, Bullet For My Valentine, Gorillaz, and Guns 'N Roses with a reissue. Classified, Ben Kunder, and Old Man Luedecke feature on the Canadian front.
The Juno-winning rapper recruited his comrade David Myles and an A-list of Nova Scotian talent to join him on this powerful new track addressing the issue of abuse. It is designed to support Halifax's Sea Star Centre in its work with victims of trauma.
Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The 2017 East Coast Music Awards wrapped yesterday, with three artists taking home two trophies each. The host city of Saint John, NB, was also a winner.