February 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The CLMA launches the #ForTheLoveOfLIVE campaign (pictured), Warner Music Canada dumps Matthew Good, and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees are named. Also making news are Folk Unlocked, Laila Biali, Justin Bieber, Winterfolk, Miesha and The Spanks, MusicNL, Swagger Rite and Roy Woods, Haviah Mighty, HRL, and Wavelength, and farewell Denny Christianson, Skippy Snair, Louis Clark, Chick Corea, Rupert Neve, and Russ Thyret.

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February 14, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Her strong vocals are neatly framed by an evocative orchestral treatment.

August 7, 2019
by External Source

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.

July 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

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June 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

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.

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July 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

Sawdust City Festival founder Miranda Mulholland
June 25, 2018
by Kerry Doole

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.

November 13, 2017
by Kerry Doole

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.