The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this powerful offering from an Indigenous singer/songwriter rapidly gaining international attention.
The Juno-nominated Indigenous singer/songwriter previews a new album with a single featuring powerfully expressive vocals placed atop electro-pop rhythms, and accompanied by a striking video.
Avril Lavigne (pictured) announces her first tour in five years, iskwē generates plenty of attention, and David Gilmour's guitars fetch record sums. Others in the news include Jay Ferguson, the Jazz Musician Intensive, Forge Fest, Justin Rutledge, Priyana, Bonnaroo, Nicola Piovani, and Music Nova Scotia.
Down Under Kate Bush fans celebrate, Radiohead in full flight on tour, and major labels are unhappy with Spotify. Also in the headlines are Zac Brown Band, cannabis sponsorship, Harry Styles, Elora festival, Nancy Sinatra, Jessie Reyez, Courtney Barnett, Iskwe, Childish Gambino, Lindsay Ell, retro rap, Hillside, and The Pretenders.
Miranda Mulholland (pictured) announces the Sawdust City Music Festival lineup, Tim Hicks releases a new album, and the Northern Touch Music Festival returns to Winnipeg. Also in the news are CIMA, the Downie Wenjack Fund, SOCAN, Mick Thomas, the A2IM Libera Awards, Music BC, and farewells to Geoffrey Oryema, David Bianco, and Vinnie Paul.
UK officials raid the offices of concert ticket resellers, while The Paradise Papers implicate song publishers and U2 in offshore tax avoidance schemes. Also included in today's roundup of headlines are transgender metal singer turned politician Danica Roem and The Who setting its sights on a Las Vegas residency.