Tami Neilson (pictured) readies a new album, Sled Island announces a guest curator, and the last decade on the Saskatoon scene. Others in the headlines include Roger Waters, Wolf Parade, the Grammys, Angel Bat Dawid, Bif Naked, The Go-Go’s, and SoundExchange.
The roots music veteran (pictured here with Keb Mo) was the only Canadian to collect a coveted award last night, although Sam Feldman had reason to be enjoying a bottle of bubbly with his winning client -- Elvis Costello.
SOCAN members (pictured) and Grammy Award nominees party in LA, Gordon Lightfoot goes solo on a new album, and Neil Young gets his US citizenship. Others in the news include Joel Plaskett, the Up Sh*t Creek fundraiser, Mariposa, Burlington PAC, Music BC, Matt Zaddy, Folk on the Rocks, and farewell Norm Amadio and Ken Pernokis.
Hugh Dillon (pictured) partners with Paramount, Jessie Reyez is profiled, and the Grammys shitstorm rages. Others in the headlines include Castro's, Larry LeBlanc, Roberta Flack, Laurie Anderson, lié, Helen Smith, CMT, BTS, and David Olney.
Pharrell Williams (pictured) gets happy designing condos, Celine Dion's mother passes, and Tommy Banks is honoured by the SJO. Others in the headlines include Neil Peart, a Grammys scandal, Tebey, Chilly Gonzales, Laurie Anderson, Lincoln Center, Halsey, T. Rex, Los Lobos, and Eminem.
The Weeknd (pictured) partners with Mercedes-Benz, a Toronto firm to revamp Geffen Hall, and Drake's powerful impact. Others in the headlines include Domenic Troiano, Wayne Rostad, Spotify, Jon Singer, Airbnb, UK bestsellers, Chris Martin, David Byrne, John Sinclair, and Beck.
In a comparatively thin year for Canucks at the prestigious awards show, Drizzy leads the way, adding another two nominations to his impressive tally.
Grammy winner Brandi Carlile (pictured) will speak at SXSW, Drake's victory is celebrated in the 6ix, and The Sakamoto Agency expands. Also making news are Roxodus Music Fest, Kasador, Music BC, RPM, Jillard Guitars, Sonic Unyon, and SATE. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Daniel Caesar (pictured) and Greg Wells win their first Grammys, Everest scales new heights, and Heart regroups. Also in the headlines are NOV3L, Harpdog Brown, Kaia Kater, Drake, Alex Chilton, Nicki Minaj, and Michael Lynton.
Arkells celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient (pictured), T. Thomason wins on The Launch, and Royal Mountain Records establishes a mental health fund. Also in the news are Audrey Ochoa, Edmonton Music Prize, Spotify, ole, Al Pedecine, CMA International Awards, Grammy odds, Sharon and Bram, TR/ST, and Said The Whale. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.
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.