Co-penned by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara in 1979 and originally intended for Donna Summer, It's Raining Men became a massive hit for The Weather Girls in 1982, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and all these years later earns Shaffer recognition and an induction to the CHSF. With video,
The Kings’ hit This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide enters the CSHF (pictured), The Weeknd shines in the American Music Awards noms list, and Art Bergmann takes on American fascism. Also in the news are Mav Karlo, Indie Week, Alan Doyle, Emanuel, Éric Lapointe, BluesReel, Celine Dion, Emerge, Mississauga Music Awards, Anthony Gomes, Music PEI, Mother Mother, Potatohead People, and farewell Billy Joe Shaver.
The Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame (CSHF) has announced the induction of the Shirley Eikhard composition Something to Talk About. The song was m
The biggest hit by Rough Trade (pictured) enters the CSHF, Shawn Mendes partners with TIFF, and the Kensington Market Jazz Festival goes virtual. Also in the news are US visa fee increases, Unsigned Only, Play The Parks: Calgary, Sam Roberts Band, The Dirty Nil, Ever New, CIMA, Edgar Breau, Storry, Brian Blain, MMF Canada, Music Nova Scotia, David Dacks, and farewell Ronald Bell and Simeon Coxe.
Two international synth-pop hits and a beloved Canadian Celtic ballad are now inducted into The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their writers, Ivan Doroschuk (pictured) and Jimmy Rankin, recall the creation of these classic tunes.
The famed Canadian sitcom star was also a notable composer. Three hit TV theme songs he co-wrote are now headed to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and son Robin Thicke will help mark the occasion.
The 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards nominees are named, Ron Hynes will be celebrated at the ECMAs, and Mariposa goes virtual. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Rufus Wainwright, the Senator Restaurant, House of Jazz, Jeff Healey, Amplify BC, Music PEI, Michaela Slinger, Hawksley Workman, Stephan Moccio, Leela Gilday, Chris Bell, Joshua Van Tassel, Shawn Hall, Shuffalo, and Ben Kunder. With video.
The COVID-19 crisis has led the CSHF to move its celebration of Kim Mitchell and Pye Dubois to September, as part of the new dates for CMW. The org pledges to remains steadfast in its commitment to finding new opportunities to honour 2020 inductee Ron Hynes and more Canadian songwriters and songs.
The Go For A Soda hitmaker is being recognized for his work with Max Webster and as a platinum-selling solo artist. The induction takes place at CMW’s Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards on May 21 in Toronto.
Andy Kim (pictured) hosts two star-studded holiday charity concerts, Saskatchewan Music Awards noms are announced, and Sarah Harmer returns with her first album in a decade. Others in the news include Edmonton Arts Council, CSHF, Winterruption, Anders, Indie Week, Del Barber, SOCAN, Michelle Titian, and MusicOntario. With video.
Presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the prestigious honour celebrates the current achievements and future potential of rising Canadian songwriters. This year it goes to a Toronto pop songsmith and a Montreal multi-instrumentalist. Pictured: Lowell
Tickets are on sale soon for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards hosted by Jason McCoy (pictured), the CSHF will induct classic Toronto songs, and The Violins of Hope head to Montreal. Also in the news are SRC Vinyl, Winnipeg Public Library, Indie Week, JazzAhead, Wolf Den, and farewell to Larry Willis, Larry Junstrom, Diahann Carroll, and Ginger Baker.