Sonic auteur Daniel Lanois (pictured) signs to BMG, Hamilton's Supercrawl sports a stellar lineup, and Graham Scott Fleming joins Open Road Recordings and RGK Ent. Also in the news are Jeremy Dutcher, Music Nova Scotia, Sunfest, the North Music Festival, Mixto Festival, NMC, CIMA, MMF, Jessica Sole, Tegan and Sara, Michael Boguski, Thomas Stajcer, Susan Aglukark, and Stephen Lambke.
The Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning Indigenous operatic tenor and composer will partner with orchestras to present his acclaimed album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, in a special symphony format. He has also launched the official Indigenous playlist on Spotify.
Classified (pictured) and Jeremy Ducher celebrated multiple wins at the annual staged in Charlottetown, and Stan Rogers was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as was the song "Peter's Dream" by Maritime superstar Lennie Gallant.
In the headlines today: PledgeMusic problems plague Canadian artists, Voivod (pictured) on a roll, Monster Truck, Donna Grantis, Nikki’s Wives, Cardi B, Lou Reed, Vangelis, Sandy Denny, Keith Richards, Roxy Music, SoundExchange, Taking Back Sunday, and Jeremy Dutcher.
The unlikely friendship between Arkells and Jeremy Dutcher (pictured), Winnipeg's Pantages Theatre is for sale, and Grimes announces a new concept album. Also in headlines: Guy Oseary, streaming figures, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, Woodstock 50, and Hayes Carll.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.
Atlantic Canada's most popular hip-hop artist (pictured) heads the pack, closely followed by a folk favourite and the reigning Polaris champ. The East Coast Music Awards are held in Charlottetown, PEI, in May.
Folk Alliance will honour Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Gordon Lightfoot adds extra shows, and The Boss hits Netflix. Also in the news are the ECMA, Karen Kosowski, Jeremy Dutcher, Stompin' Tom, Parts & Labour, Keithmas, Music Nova Scotia, Music Canada Live, Rubberneck, Music BC, and a farewell to Ustad Imrat Khan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty debuts at No.
Shania slays in Glasgow, Frank Turner's love affair with Toronto, and Polaris Prize gains international attention. Also in the headlines are KK Downing, Saskatoon concerts, Jeff Dalziel, Sirius XM, Mac Miller, Lauryn Hill, Ticketmaster, and Modern Sky.
At the beginning there were 10, but in the end Jeremy Dutcher and his fascinating album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa reigned supreme and was declared the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner.
Vancouver grunge precursors Slow returns after 30 years, YouTube is eyeing music streaming options, and the rejuvenation of Lindi Ortega make the news. Also in today's headlines are Come From away, Eurovision, Jon Landau, Derek Taylor, Jeremy Dutcher, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Harry Hudson, and Moby Grape.