Aquakultre (pictured) and Keonté Beals head the Music Nova Scotia Awards winners list, Indie Week features some industry notables, and Hawksley Workman announces Xmas shows and a western tour. Also in the news are Make Music Matter, Mad Ones, HotKid, Grievous Angels, Avril Lavigne, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and farewell Astro and Marília Mendonça.
The Allan Slaight Juno Master Class program’s selected artists are named, Blue Rodeo helps The Cameron House turn 40 (pictured), and the ISC adds an award for Canadians. Also in the news are the Juno Submissions Access Program, the Downie-Wenjack Fund, Make Music Matter, Grievous Angels, Estonian Music Week, Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music, Kelly Prescott, and farewell Everett Morton.
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.