Canadian Music Week has announced its full lineup of music and keynote speakers for this year's edition, May 6-12. The latter list includes mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl and her son Dave (pictured).
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.
CMW Broadcast Hall of Famers named
Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees will be:
CMW announces some heavy-hitting performers, including Azealia Banks (pictured), and NAC reveals its lineup. Also in the news are Valley, Bryan Adams, Mariposa, The Julian Taylor Band, CIMA, Nielsen Music, Bangerz Brass, and farewells to Zippy Pinhead, Justin Haynes, and Dick Dale. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Music Canada's 2018 certifications include Loud Luxury (pictured), CBC Music’s Searchlight contest returns, and CMW conference passes are now on sale. Also in the news are Voivod, Music PEI Week, Rusty, Alicia Keys, Coeur de pirate, Creative Manitoba, Jordan Davis, Sound of Pop, Tomato/Tomato, and a farewell to Lorna Doom. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
The 74-year-old songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author, best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, and his career as a solo recording artist, is inducted May 9 in Toronto.
The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.
The popular music industry veteran is currently Chief Membership & Business Development Officer at SOCAN. Both there and in earlier music publishing positions, he has had a major career impact on dozens of major Canadian artists.
The industry veteran and Live Nation Senior VP will receive the honour at the Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala at CMW next May.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) will perform at the VMAs in NYC, Honey Jam returns, and CNW showcase applications are now open. Others in the news include Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Music PEI, Ron Mann, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Robertson, Manitoba Music, CNE, Tragedy Ann, and Harrison Brome. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canadian Music Week organizers have released cheery attendance data for the 36th annual festival and conference that ran May 7 – 13 in Toronto.