Tory Lanez (pictured) parts ways with his label, Creative BC launches an online music hub, and Drake attracts flak. Others in the news include Franglais rappers, FACTOR, Lady Gaga, Deane Cameron, Skye Wallace, Madeline Merlo, Joel Plaskett, Burton Cummings, RBT, Sunrise Records, The Choir of Women Physicians, H.E.R., Lennon Stella, The Washboard Union, Harrow Fair, and farewell Andy González, Aziz Abdi, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. With video.
On Wednesday, at The Great Hall in Toronto, the trade org honoured a round of notable music advocates, announced a new scholarship honouring Deane Cameron, and reaffirmed its goal of having tech industries better compensate creators.
A look at superstar record producer Bob Ezrin (pictured), Drake is dissed for buffoonery, and John and Yoko's bed-in remembered. Others in the headlines include Deane Cameron, Lydia Persaud, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Bookie, Ron Hawkins, Loud, Higher Brothers, Inuit pop, Aretha, Moby, Beastie Boys, Ultra Music Festival, and Rudimental.
Canada’s music industry and inbound foreign dignitaries, along with longstanding friends and family, gather this afternoon at Roy Thomson Hall to pay tribute to Deane Cameron, CM, affectionately known to many as Captain Canada.
The beloved Canadian music industry leader can be remembered by donations to the music education charity that was close to his heart.
Updated June 13: -- If one is to be measured, let it be by one's actions, not just the words.
The outpouring of condolences yesterday from many was extraordinary by any stretch of the imagination.
One of Canada’s best-known ambassadors of its homegrown music scene died Thursday at age 65. Longtime friend and former bandmate Tom Cochrane called his loss a “sad day” and said he was devastated by the news, describing his friend as “one of the most generous people I know, as well as forever being one of Canada's musicians' staunchest supporters.”
Perhaps best known for being the first in North America to release recordings by the Beatles, his greatest contribution as head of Capitol Canada’s A&R department was his enthusiasm for developing a roster of successful Canadian artists that included Anne Murray.