Don Ierullo turns 70 in style, Drake returns to No. 1, and a BMG reunion is planned. Also in the news are SOCAN, Canadian Music Publishers Association, Matt Mays, Willie Nelson, Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame, Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Jennie Laws, TBS, Brave Shores, Andy Kim, The Ault Sisters, Animal Parts, The Tenors, Andre Rieu, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung, and a farewell to Stewart Lupton.
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.
A new report finds that sales outside Canada have become a significant driver of sector growth with two-thirds of revenues today coming from foreign sources.
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.
The just-announced lineup for the blockbuster Quebec City Summer Festival includes The Weeknd, CBC's Searchlight names the ten finalists, and Field Trip ditches Nestle. Also in the news are SXSW, CMPA, MerleFest, BreakOut West, Music Moves Me, Fred Turner, Vans Warped Tour, Bender, and Andrew Rathbun, plus farewells to Craig Mack, Nokie Edwards, and Ken Dodd.
The Canadian Music Publishers Association is actively pumping Canadian songwriter profiles abroad and the upshot is foreign revenue for domestic writers is ballooning.
Making the news today are Leonard Cohen, the CMPA Create initiative, Neon Dreams, Caribbean hurricane relief, Hey Ocean!, SOCAN, Jack De Keyzer, and Johnny Sandlin.
The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.