Through A&F Music, Sam and partner Bruce Allen operate two distinct talent agencies and several management companies with impressive rosters that include (pictured) Diana Krall and James Taylor,
Drizzy leads the Maple Leaf contingent with seven noms, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall (pictured with Tony Bennett) earn two apiece, Drake collaborators are cited, classical artists fare well, and Rob Bowman makes the cut again.
What do the Blue Jays' triumph, an aspiring jazz singer/pianist, and a Toronto delicatessen have in common? Bill King connects the dots, recalling one memorable night, and reprising this with a fascinating interview.
Saturday night, at the Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, 36 off-camera Juno awards were handed out, while four people were recognized for special achievement honours in the Canadian music industry. BC native Diana Krall won two statuettes.
This year's Grammy noms list shows that the Academy is now recognising the impact of hip-hop. Also in today's headlines, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Earle, Jann Arden, R. Kelly, Gorillaz, Andy Shauf, A Tribe Called Red, Come From Away, and The Beaches.