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.
Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.
Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.
Colter Wall flies the flag for outlaw country, Kate Bush turns 60, and Elvis Costello announces a new album. Others in the headlines include Jazz Cartier, Kidz Bop, Abba, Marilyn Manson, Dub J, Burton Cummings, Thorgy Thor, Homeshake, Brian Blade, and Bobby Brown.
Jazz Cartier (pictured) announces the release of Fleurever, Colin James has Miles To Go, and Roy Orbison's hologram tour. Also in the news are The Julian Taylor Band, Music BC, Gord Bamford, NewFound Talent Contest, Niagara Jazz Festival, Colter Wall, Fergus Hambleton, Major Love, and farewell Ponty Bone. Videos provided for your enjoyment.