“It’s been an interesting few months, to say the least.”
More presenters for the Junos are announced, Burton and Randy (pictured) add US dates, and Dan Mangan headlines the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival free concert series. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, Pearl Jam, Music March for Music Therapy, Shirley Gnome, Split Enz, Nas, Festival of Beer, Coachella, The Treble, and farewell Keith Olsen and Charlie Baty.
The award-winning country star will preside over the prestigious event, set for Saskatoon on March 14. An impressive performance lineup has also been announced.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today confirmed the final phase of artists set to perform at The 2020 Juno Awar
Getting nominated for Canada’s most prestigious music awards show remains a big deal. At the media scrum in Toronto yesterday, we corralled many of the contenders for comment, including Digawolf (pictured).
Alessia Cara's six nominations are followed by five reaped by Tory Lanez and three each for Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow, Loud Luxury, NAV, and Shawn Mendes.
Sloan (pictured) gives Navy Blues a deluxe reissue, voting opens for the 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, and the Junos revamp the Indigenous music category. Also in the news are The Garrison, the Cobalt Prize, Ed Roman, Royal Wood, Don Breithaupt, and farewell Barrie Masters and Kim Shattuck.
Submissions open today for eligible submissions with a deadline of October 18 for discounted early-bird entries and a final deadline no later than
Duncan Sinclair (pictured) and Hank Karr are honoured by the WCMA, the Junos head home to Toronto in 2021, and the YYC Music Awards are handed out. Also in the news are the NMC, Canadian Music Therapy Fund, Berry Gordy, music memoirs, Triumph, Concord, Dan Pitt, Dear Youth, Searson, and farewell Robert Hunter.
Our Lady Peace (pictured) is certified CIMA Road Gold, SOCAN presents multiple No. 1 Song Awards, and Leonard Cohen is celebrated with stamps and a new album. Also in the news are the Secret Path album, Juno judging, Lara Fabian, Boi-1da, Shipyards Festival, Larry LeBlanc, and farewell Harold Mabern.
This year's four recipients (pictured) will take part in a customized week-long program hosted by Canada's Music Incubator at Coalition Music, receiving crucial tools to help them become Juno ready.
After 30 years at the CBC (15 in his current position), Mark Steinmetz has announced he is leaving the pubcaster at the end of May.