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.
Hillside fest (pictured) is still going strong, Heart rocks out, and Sony Music Group reconfigures. Also in the headlines are Nick Broomfield, Joseph Rouleau, Travis Scott, house music, R. Kelly, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, The Kinks, and Pete the Monkey.
The Stones show dominates the media (pictured Mick Jagger), CMW nears gender parity, and things to know about Scooter Braun. Others in the headlines include The Beaches, Spotify, Yesterday, Sara Bareilles, Daniel Caesar, the Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, David Clayton-Thomas, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Dr. John, Troye Sivan, and 7digital.
A new Leonard Cohen collection (pictured) sparks heated debate, Kacey Musgraves is riding high, and a Canadian interview means trouble for Kate Bush. Others in the headlines include Mike Taylor, Only a Visitor, Netflix, Led Zeppelin, music magazines, a Michael Jackson documentary, Pegi Young, CES, Bonnaroo, and the Dils.
Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.
Kaia Kater (pictured) is on a roll, Headstones stay relevant, and Elizabeth Shepherd brings Montreal stories to life. Others in the headlines include the El Mocambo, Leonard Cohen, Harrison, Kris Wu, Dave McEathron, Al Purdy, Reuben and the Dark, Tokyo Police Club, USMCA, Chinese streaming, Universal Music, ticketing, Pirate Studios, cassettes, promoters, Latin Grammys, Jeff Tweedy, Ted Nugent, George Clinton, and Justin Bieber.
The Toronto singer/songwriter has impressed both solo and as one half of Scarlett Jane. Her new album is an homage to Leonard Cohen, and here she discusses her love of his work and her use of heartbreak as creative fuel.
Vancouver indie rockers Peach Pit (pictured) are breaking stateside, Renee Fleming voices Julianne Moore, and Scott Storch imparts hip-hop wisdom. Also in the headlines are Jane Bunnett, Michael Buble, Foo Fighters, Matador Ballroom, Sofia Nolin, Marker Starling, Sinead O'Connor, Queen, Spotify, Paul Allen, Robert Plant, Coil, Stax, David Crosby, Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen, Boy George, Barbra Streisand, and Debussy.
Country-rocker Cory Marks (pictured) signs a US deal, new Leonard Cohen material is on the way, and Music NL announces its Export Buyers Program lineup. Also making news are the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Manitoba Music, Colyn Cameron, Lazy Ways, ECMA NYE bash, Music PEI Awards, Danger Grove and Awards. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.