Influencer marketing agency Songfluencer launches the RISING - Black Artist Initiative, Bobby Bazini (pictured) will live-stream from an historic locale, and British prog-rockers honour Neil Peart. Also making news are Corey Hart, Juno Talks, Tyler Joe Miller, Sunfields, Tania Joy, Justyn Thyme, Fuzzed Out, Harrison Kennedy, Mikalyn Hay, Laura Fernandez, Howard Gladstone, and farewell to Prince Markie Dee, Milford Graves, Gene Taylor, and U-Roy.
Corey Hart (pictured) will remake an early hit, the 2020 Canadian Song Conference is announced, and MacKenzie Porter goes gold. Others in the news include Justin and Ariana, Music PEI, Red Cat Records, Monster Truck, Corb Lund, Colter Wall, CNE, Pressa, MMF Canada, Jess Knights, and Virginia to Vegas. With video.
Ren (pictured) is tipped as the next big thing, Corey Hart and Jim Cuddy join forces on First Rodeo, and rumours swirl around a Triumph reunion. Also in the news are Northern Cree, DJ Spex da Boss, Marc Hall, Radiohead, Kris Davis, Alanis Morissette, CMA International Awards, Gordie Tentrees, Phoenix Music Executive Development Program, Queen, Courage My Love, and farewell Jimmy Heath.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) speaks out on Indigenous issues, Raptors energy fuels NXNE, and the Rickshaw Theatre turns 10. Others in the headlines include Corey Hart, Raptor Foot, Saweetie, Sir Lucian Grainge, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Merck Mercuriadis, and US music publishing.
A world class opera singer awaits emergency surgery that pre-empts her returning home to attend her father's funeral; Drake revives OVOfest for 2019, the Wolfe Island Fest announces its lineup, The Toronto Blues Society reveal their finalists and the Arkells extend their Rally Cry tour dates to cover Halifax and Ontario are among the items for today.
Corey Hart's return to the big stage with a cross-Canada tour may have offered him an opportunity to reconnect with his fans after 22 years, but on June 14, prior to his show on Toronto's Budweiser Stage, it also gave me a chance - after 33 years - to offer my thanks to him in person as well.
Corey Hart (pictured) adds A Flock of Seagulls to his Toronto show, NXNE gets under way, and Stones support lineup is announced. Also making news are Oh Susanna, Palaye Royale, Stephen Stohn, Mel Warner, The Crump Twins, Bandzoogle, golf rock, The Franklin Electric, Michael Hutchence, and farewell Jahiant Jahh. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Earlier this week, Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada's leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10K in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
London, ON: It was Corey's night.
A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.
The deal is a joint signing between peermusic’s Canadian and American offices and encompasses Hart’s entire back and future catalogue worldwide, in
Corey Hart (pictured) returns to the fray, the Toronto hardcore scene is celebrated, and Nile Rodgers reflects. Also in the headlines are Dan Mangan, Vancouver festivals, King Princess, Spotify, Pledge Music, Bob Dylan, Nigerian rock, Azealia Banks, Roxy Music, and Deerhunter.