Toronto's Danforth Music Hall (pictured) turns 100, Drakes new tat arouses ire, and a brace of Woodstock stories. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, A Tribe Called Red, ASAP Rocky, Peaches, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Tencent, music films, Yola Día, Lil Nas X, HMV, Red Kross, and Peter Murphy.
The Polaris Music Prize adds performers and names jury, the CCMA Awards sets its lineup, and Drake smashes more records. Also making news are Duane Allman's guitar, Art Bergmann, She's Listening Country, Noble Oak, Missy Elliott, Hello Delaware, Music Gallery, Reay, Matt Dusk, MusicOntario, and Brad Saunders.
Daniel Caesar (pictured) makes international moves, a Drake-produced film comes to TIFF, and Summerfolk boasts a strong lineup. Others in the news include The Last Waltz, Junkhouse, United by Song, MusicOntario, Mimico, NSO, Arts Abroad, and farewell Paul Grace. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus (pictured) are co-hosting the 2019 CCMA Awards. Smith is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year.
Drake partners with LeBron on a new venture (pictured), Polaris Prize performers are announced, and Mattyfest features music and food. Also in the news are LyricFind, Molly Johnson, Unison, CMAOntario, Sass Jordan, CD Baby, CIMA, Bruce Cockburn, Charlie Angus, Alberta Music, Laura Barrett, Rachel Cousins, Manitoba Music, and Alex Pangman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Kitchener psych-rock ensemble Hawkeyes (pictured) gains traction, the Oshawa scene explored, and Canadian Instagram stars. Also in the headlines are Woodstock 50, Osheaga 2019, Mike Waite, Neve, Leonard Cohen, Sheila E., Kirk Hammett, Iggy Pop, Celine Dion, Rusty Gaston, TOWGE, PledgeMusic, k.d. lang, and Drake.
The last thing Ticketmaster Canada needs right now is another black eye.
Mark Howard (pictured) talks about working with the greats, Luminato closes with a flourish, and Jane Bunnett describes visa hassles. Also in the headlines are deaf musicals, Strike!, Syrian musicians, The Heavy, Roy Buchanan, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, and Clarence Avant.
Drake - arguably the biggest star on the planet - and the rest of the OVO gang is teaming up with Canadian banking institution RBC to stage the first public OVO Summit on Aug. 2 in Toronto. The event was teased by a series of billboards erected throughout the downtown core of Toronto on June 3.
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.
To celebrate the Raptors win, Drake releases two new tracks (artwork pictured), Les Francofolies lineup is announced, and the MS Sucks benefit brings stars to The Horseshoe. Also in the news are Green Door Studios, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Graham Henderson, Bob Gruen, Grant Hurley, FACTOR, Jim Cuddy, and Kevin Hearn.