The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Toronto-based hip-hop artist and winner of the most recent Polaris Prize.
High Valley (pictured) announces a May tour, CIMA heads a Mission to AmericanaFest UK, and the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize names the winners. Also in the news are Gordon Lightfoot, Dine Alone, RSD, Pussy Riot, CMW, Maple Blues Awards, and Haviah Mighty.
The Juno-winning Indigenous beats-making duo recruits a Polaris Prize winner and a CBC host/rapper to add vocals to this vibrant and upbeat celebration of Caribana.
An archive of Toronto concert flyers is published (pictured), Neil Young talks about his new album and film, and Chuck D is honoured. Others in the headlines include Elton John, Amazon, Drake, Black Mastiff, Haviah Mighty, Triller, Max Martin, Stop Making Sense, Kanye, Tool, and Prince.
The Beaches (pictured) announce a national tour, Goddo reissues three classics, and Allan Slaight Juno Master Class graduates impress. Also making news are Snow, Frank Marino, Prix MNB Awards, The Sorority, Drake, Andy Shauf, Sauga City Music Fest, Madonna, and TD Jazz. With video.
London, ON's ambitious new fest Parkjam includes Haviah Mighty (pictured), NSMW announces its performers, and the CNE kicks off. Also in the news are Shawn Mendes, Greig Nori, NMC, Plácido Domingo, Alae, Justin Gray, Director X, Lyric Dubee, David Berman, Creative Manitoba, Daddy Cool, and TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Rapper Haviah Mighty (pictured) delivers an inspiring new album, the fascinating life of maestro Andrew Balfour, and the Drake curse examined. Also in the headlines: Bhad Bhabie, Lennie Gallant, Vampire Weekend, Filthy Friends, Madonna, Ticketmaster, breakbeats Todd Rundgren, Imogen Heap, Ani DiFranco, and Evan Dando.
Controversy at the IMAs, Haviah Mighty (pictured) hits hard, and the art-rock reincarnation of Art d'Ecco. Also in headlines: Dumb, Emma Stevens, John Southworth, SSO, Dizzy, London Music Awards, Stan Getz, The Cure, Joey DeFrancesco, Edwyn Collins, and The National.
The highly influential fest celebrates a quarter century with new stages, more club shows, and a strong gaming component.
The highly-touted Toronto rapper previews an imminent album with a single that features rapid-fire rhymes and fierce lyrics. A Mighty talent indeed.
The four winners of the 2018/19 round of Canada's premier artist development program recently engaged in a week of intensive mentorship and industry insight in Toronto. One lucky winner will get to perform live at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards in March. Pictured: the winning artists with reps from Slaight Music and CARAS/The Junos.