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.
As per usual, FYI lured intrepid socialite, sports enthusiast and ever-present Indie Week Programmer, Cameron Carpenter to cover the late night CMW parties.
Denise Ross, Rob Zifarelli, Ashley Poitevin, Daniel Caesar and Billy Talent all came up big at the 3rd annual Live Music Industry Awards on Friday
The third annual Music Cities Summit helped lay further foundations for international locales to become more music-minded, and the Global Creators panels suffered a bit of a disappointment when Nile Rodgers arrived too late to attend his scheduled fireside chat.
CMW's Friday Wrap offers a continuation of the two categories introduced Thursday: the Radio Interactive Panels and the Live Touring Panels.
Music Canada has followed up its milestone The Mastering of a Music City report with Keys to a Music City: Examining the Merits of Music Offices, Boards and Night Mayors, just in time for the third annual Music Cities Summit.