Sharon Taylor's final report from the meeting rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto during the CMW confab.
Yukon-based Sarah MacDougall dominated the field with two Indie Award wins, but Lindi Ortega, Alexandra Streliski, DVBBS, and The Dead South scored major victories of their own at the Phoenix to close out CMW 2019.
Robbie Robertson (pictured) offered anecdotes and pearls of wisdom during CMW 2019 Day Two while Dave Grohl and his Mom entertainingly pushed her new book. On the practical side, it seems that most pitches to investors came up empty and managers have a tough road when they decide to take on a client.
Triumph being feted with the "lifetime" Legends Of Live Award and Erin Benjamin's speech were the highlights of the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards, held Friday night at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.
Sharon Taylor takes over the Media Beat column today and Monday as she offers her unique, thoughtful and ever professional overview of the radi
Robbie Robertson, Gerry Forbes, Steve Herman, and Mike McCarty are among those inducted into respective Halls of Fame at the 2019 Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala dinner held Thursday night at the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.
Someone should give Cam Carpenter a television interview show because there's just no one quite like him in the business.
Canadian stars endorse a Green New Deal (pictured), suggested CMW musical picks, and Solitair's work with inmates. Also in headlines: Spotify, Jory Nash, Kelly Fraser, PledgeMusic, copyright, Kamasi Washington, Live Nation, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, and Marina.
Pop pals Justin and Ed (pictured) team up, Warner Music Canada partners with Anti-Gravity Records, and The Trille Or and Forest City London Music Awards name the victors. Others in the news include Television, Kandle, Madonna, TSYO, Collective Arts Brewing, Elisa Citterio, Jane Aurora, Tanya Tagaq, and Manitoba Music. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The 2019 Canadian edition of Canadian Music Week is almost in full flight: here is a quick rundown of some of the events and panels you can look forward to.
The music festival component of Canadian Music Week has been beefed up in recent years, and the lineup this year is especially impressive. With the fun beginning tonight, here are the picks to click from some regular FYI contributors and a couple of industry insiders. Television (pictured) makes multiple lists.