Terry Wickham (pictured) receives the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, The Weeknd has his first feature film role, and Scott Helman releases new music. Also in the news are Drake, imagineNATIVE, Bullseye Music Prize, Britney Spears, The Cold Manitoba Project, Barbra Streisand, Monster Truck, and farewell Oli Herbert. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
He is an incredible success story. Self-contained, self-managed, he owns his master recordings, his song publishing and, over the past decade, has gracefully glided from pop crooner to country star to a soul man with more than a wee bit of a brogue.
Sloan gives up the secrets to longevity, Beyonce rewards black students, and Kardinal Offishall salutes the Raptors with Northern Touch remix. Others in the headlines include Janelle Monáe, Record Store Day, #MeToo, Kanye West, Prince, Johnny Reid, Lo Moon, and London Music Awards.
Rod Stewart has a soft spot for Canada, SXSW remains relevant, and Johnny Reid is back on the road. Also making the headlines are Lorde, Canadian country acts, Pussy Riot, Katy Perry, Nels Cline, Superorganism, Pharis and Jason Romero, Sir Ringo Starr, vintage T-shirts, and a musical Soviet spy.
Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Daniel Caesar in Toronto, Drake delivers two new tracks, and Matt Mays headlines Massey Hall. Also making news are Allison Brock, Band Of Rascals, JJ Lin, Waterfront Fire, Jessica Mitchell, Johnny Reid, Matt Zimbel, Terra Lightfoot, Graffiti's, and a farewell to Lari White and Hugh Masekela.
All told, Reid’s 2018 tour has sold over 70,000 tickets in advance of his hitting the stage on Feb. 26 in Sidney, B.C.
Swift's new album was a dead cert to hit the top of the chart in its first week of release, and she's done it with certifiable platinum sales and without the backing of any of the streaming platforms.
Tickets for his Revival tour went on sale on Friday, and in many markets, there was an instantaneous reaction, as is the case with most anything Reid puts his mind to. The guy is box-office gold.
Canadian superstar Johnny Reid is usually pegged as a country singer, but he has long had a deep love of soul music. That comes to the fore on his new Bob Ezrin-produced platter Revival, as he explains to Bill King.
Those making the news today include Johnny Reid, The Road Hammers, Robbie Robertson, Frank Sinatra, Leonard Kennedy, JP Guilbert, the Soul Train Awards, Tegan and Sara, Gord Downie, CAO, Freeman Dre, The Abrams, BARK, Janice Staub, Slow Leaves, Old Dominion, and Harold Pendleton.