Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Toronto hip-hop group The Sorority is ready to bust out, a debate over posthumous albums, and a new project for R.E.M.'s Peter Buck. Others in the headlines include Tommy Stinson, the Humboldt Broncos, Lukas Nelson, Nana Mouskouri, Cuban music, Benny Lackner, Elvis Presley, Cecil Taylor and the Rock Hall of Fame.
Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.
A look back at a classic Leonard Cohen album, 30 years on, and rock'n roll's current drug problem. Also in the headlines today, Prince, Justin Timberlake, independent radio, Yacht, Juno nominees, J-Lo, Hookworms, Tafelmusik, and David Virelles
Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award and her performance dazzled. Also winning were Leonard Cohen, Abel Tesfaye, Nova Scotian opera star Barbara Hannigan, and engineer Charles Moniz.
Bono incites feminist ire with his comments and a Leonard Cohen collection at the U of T offers gems. Those also featured in today's headlines include Lady Gaga, Major Love, Cheapies, Doug Paisley, Lorde, Rihanna, The Killers, and more Best of 2017 albums lists.
In today's roundup, a pioneering digital currency scheme allows fans to purchase a piece of a song. Other topics include a rating of singing drummers, a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure, Johnny Hallyday's mass funeral, and Neil Young's massive archives.
In advance of a new album due next month, the acclaimed folk quartet releases a video for one of its focus tracks. It pays eloquent homage to its subject, Leonard Cohen, building from a quiet beginning to full-blooded neo-gospel fervour.
Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.
The release of Sharon Jones’s final album, recorded while she had terminal cancer, is the latest example of an artist saying goodbye through music.
Those grabbing headlines today include Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, deathbed music, Sturgill Simpson, Remembrance Day, young divas, Choir! Choir!Choir!, Pussy Riot, Coco Love Alcorn, Bully, Drive By Truckers, 93-5 The Move, and Simon and Garfunkel.
Monday night in Montreal, on the eve of the first anniversary of his death, his presence was keenly felt by the 17,000 people who attended a sold out, three-hour, star-studded concert in his memory.