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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. Dates for the 2021 East Coast Music Awards (pictured) have now been set.
The Halifax modern rock favourites took home four trophies over the weekend. Forced to move online, the show honoured Atlantic Canada’s best, and included the induction of Ron Hynes into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
BreakOut West 2020 (pictured) announces a Home Edition, Dine Alone and Dallas Green raise big bucks for BLM charities, and CIMA and Music Publishers conduct an important survey. Others making news include Spotify, Emanuel, This Ain't Hollywood, John Cody, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, The Rivoli, Purity Ring, The Bros. Landreth, Kathleen Edwards, Steve Waxman, Graeme Williamson, Julien Corriveau, Lindsay Ell, the Senator Restaurant, Comedy Records, and farewell Ennio Morricone, Nick Cordero, and Charlie Daniels. With video.
Alessia Cara (pictured) performs on the Junos tonight, Dine Alone and Dallas Green launch a charity raffle, and The SOCAN Foundation announces a new fund. Also in the news are Massey-Harris, the ECMAs, Indie Week 2020, Hamilton’s Canada Day concert, Dennis Ellsworth, drive-in shows, and farewell Graeme Williamson. With video.
The 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards nominees are named, Ron Hynes will be celebrated at the ECMAs, and Mariposa goes virtual. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Rufus Wainwright, the Senator Restaurant, House of Jazz, Jeff Healey, Amplify BC, Music PEI, Michaela Slinger, Hawksley Workman, Stephan Moccio, Leela Gilday, Chris Bell, Joshua Van Tassel, Shawn Hall, Shuffalo, and Ben Kunder. With video.
The East Coast Music Awards festival and conference is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus epidemic. The cancelled event had been slated to run April 29-May 03.
Don Brownrigg (pictured) and AQUASOCKS lead the Music Nova Scotia Award noms, KMJF starts today, and Monster Truck heads back to Europe. Also in the news are YYC Music Awards, Neil Crory, Downtown Yonge BIA, Polaris Music Prize, Boi-1da, ECMAs, the Rolling Stones, and farewell Daniel Johnston.
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 dates for the 2020 East Coast Music Awards in St. John's, NL (pictured), have been announced.
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.