Brian Allen and Sheron Alton (pictured) and Jim Vallance will be honoured by the CSHF for writing a smash Heart hit, The Reklaws top the CCMA noms list, M for Montreal returns, and Ben Kunder launches his Songs On Fire streaming series. Also in the news are Venus Fest, Sam Roberts Band, Music Nova Scotia, NewsAid, Donovan Woods, IRCPA, Opera Atelier, Make Music Matter, Free Times Café, Shipyards Festival, Unplugged North, and farewell Marilynne Caswell, Harry Coombs, Sarah Dash, and Richard H. Kirk.
Justin Bieber (pictured) scores at the VMAs, Oscar Peterson is honoured by the RCM, and Donovan Woods launches a new label. Also in the news are Cassidy Mann, Neil Peart, Dear Rouge, the Polaris Prize, Luminato, OKAN, Music NL, Mustafa, Dayna Manning, CMRRA, VIFF, and farewell Michael Chapman.
Bob Dylan’s publishing mega-deal grabs attention, the balladry of Donovan Woods (pictured) wins hearts, and Jill Barber’s live-stream sets the bar high. Others in the headlines include Michael Cavanagh, Canadian caroling, The Thread Shop, John Lennon, best albums lists, Barry Gibb, Sinéad O’Connor, Johnny Winter, The Pogues, Miley Cyrus, The Who, Chris Hillman, and Arhoolie Records.
The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from a Juno-winning roots singer/songwriter.
A new cut from the gold-selling roots songsmith features gentle vocals and insightful lyrics.
The Juno-winning roots songsmith is gaining real traction with new acoustic album The Other Way. This gentle and well-crafted tune shows off the warm embrace that is his voice.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) gets a career boost with her ACM Awards nomination, Drake wins at The Brits, and Erin Costelo launches her record label. Also making the news are the Polaris Music Prize, Queen, William Prince, Six Shooter, Saskatoon Blues Festival, Carl Schilde, Donovan Woods, Precision Record Pressing, Play For The Cat, IBMA, and farewell Peter Tork. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Glorious Sons (pictured) earn success without hype, Celine's clothing line is criticised, and Ryan Guldemond opens his fridge. Also in the headlines are Donovan Woods, The Guess Who, Kate Bush, Ethan Ardelli, Lalo Schifrin, Melanie Brulee, music schools, Queen, Rolling Stones, Glenn Gould, and Katy Perry.
54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.
J. Cole has his second No. 1 album in Canada with KOD, Avicii's death triggers three top 40 re-entries, Shaggy and Sting's irrepressibly buoyant partnership makes the top 20, and Donovan Wood's return lands at 42.
Abba readies new songs, art orgs urged to be harassment-free, and Donovan Woods dazzles. Also in the headlines today are Sc Mira, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Continental Baths, Rich Aucoin, Derek Smalls Niia, politically incorrect classics, Fools Tongue, SJO, and Linton Kwesi Johnson.