Lido Pimienta (pictured) launches the City Hall Live Spotlight series, Early Music Vancouver announces a strong program, and Rafael Payare is named the new music director of OSM. Also in the news are CMI, Rhye, Jacob Hoggard, Country Music Alberta Awards, USS, Cam Blake, and farewell Michael Apted and Jamie O’Hara.
Nick Blagona's Hamilton connection, Matador (pictured) plans are revealed, and US streams hit a trillion. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Jacob Hoggard, Justin Bieber, Calgary concerts, Merlin, Todd Walker, John Densmore, David Bowie, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts.
Walk Off the Earth (pictured) releases a new single, Lisa MacLeod angers Billy Talent, and Ian and Sylvia Tyson are to be honoured. Also in the news are Jacob Hoggard, Michael Moore, HPX, Kiesza, Castro's, Manitoba Music, Kresnt, and VIFF Soundoff. Video added.
The Canadian music industry says goodbye to Ralph Murphy (pictured), the return of OVO Fest, and Serena Ryder's ArtHaus. Also in the news are Andy Kim, We Are Busy Bodies, Win Butler, Jacob Hoggard, Sawdust City Music Festival, Creative Manitoba, and farewell Gary LeMel, Johnny Kitagawa, and João Gilberto. Videos added for your enjoyment.
US band The Mountain Goats recruit Toronto talent, remembering guitar genius Lenny Breau (pictured), and Pressa profiled. Also in the headlines: Annette Ducharme, Bend It Like Beckham, Jacob Hoggard, metadata, Don McLean, Chance the Rapper, Tinder, holograms, and Mike Garson.
Jacob Hoggard gets hitched on NYE, Sass Jordan (pictured) launches a wine line, HMV faces a possible demise, and CIMA hosts a mission from Eastern Europe. Also in the news are Music Canada Live, Travis Pangburn, Jean-Michel Blais, Manitoba Music, Coherency, Hamilton Arts Awards, and farewells to Ray Sawyer, James Calvin Wilsey, David Sinclair, Honey Lantree, and Norman Gimbel. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.
An all-star cast celebrates the work of Al Purdy (pictured), William Shatner delivers a Christmas record, and Drake performs at a Toronto supper club. Also in the news are The Last Pogo, Unesco, reggae, Julian Thomas, Music Manitoba, Jacob Hoggard, Jesse Parent, Maple Blues Awards, and Ariana Grande. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Madonna (pictured) turns 60, a look at Aretha's private life, and Jack White assumes guitar god status. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop, Jacob Hoggard, Osheaga, Jerry Garcia, Cory Weeds, Danny Bonaduce, SOCAN, SODRAC, Alexander Stewart, Sudbury's Up Here fest, Shakey Graves, YOLA, Shortstack records, Pearl Jam, and Camden's The Lock.
The making of Born To Be Wild, the explorations of Brian Eno, and the rise of computer-generated celebrities. Also in the headlines are Jazz Cartier, The Beat Goes On, Lollapalooza, Jacob Hoggard, Foo Fighters, Bigsound, Masta Killa, Phish, Kanye West, Mike Plume, Current, and the Mill Race Festival.