Canadian stars endorse a Green New Deal (pictured), suggested CMW musical picks, and Solitair's work with inmates. Also in headlines: Spotify, Jory Nash, Kelly Fraser, PledgeMusic, copyright, Kamasi Washington, Live Nation, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, and Marina.
During the weekend celebrations, 18-time ECMA winner Lennie Gallant and his song "Peter's Dream" as well as Stan Rogers are to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Ottawa rapper Night Lovell (pictured) shines on Juno TV, Drake promotes J Hus, and Mariposa beefs up. Also in the news: The ECMAs, Tucker Lane, 420 fest, Ozzy, Loud As Hell, Nash The Slash, Scott Helman, Tim Moxam, and farewell Bill Isles. Video added for your enjoyment.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The East Coast Music Awards set up shop in Charlottetown next May.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The star-studded Dream Serenade benefit concert returns (pictured), Gord Bamford and Danielle Bourjeaurd collaborate, and The National Music Centre partners with ADISQ. Also making news are Anne Murray, Mécénat Musica Prix, Westward Music Fest, Norm Kelly, John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ECMAs, Roger Waters, Barney Bentall, Megan Bonnell, Music Ontario, Sarah Davachi, Headstones, and Al Muirhead. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Going into last week’s festivities, Rose Cousins had the most award nominations. When it was all said and done, she managed to bat an impressive 500 with a win for Folk Recording of the Year last night. Her critically acclaimed release Natural Conclusion nabbed Album of the Year and Song of the Year (“Grace”) honours at Thursday’s ceremony.
Rose Cousins and Joel Plaskett are among the ECMA winners, and nominees for the Western Canadian Music Awards are announced. Also in today's news, Cowboy Junkies, Vancouver Folk Music Fest, a Jason Buie benefit, Pharis and Jason Romero, and a farewell to John “Jab’o” Starks.
This year’s event boasts more than 60 showcasing artists featuring a mixture of established acts like David Myles and Joel Plaskett with comparatively newer voices from the Atlantic region, such as Fortunate Ones, Port Cities, and Hello Delaware.
"Song for the Mira" by Allister MacGillivray is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of a unique partnership with the East Coast Music Association.
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win is welcomed, ECMAs focus on mental health, and hip-hop's impact on New York City. Others in the headlines include Emm Gryner, Steve Jobs, Kiran Ahluwalia, Tee Krispel, early music shows, Stars, David Bowie, Tom McBride, and Steve Dawson
Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.