The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from a Polaris Music Prize and Grammy Award winner.
Lido Pimienta (pictured) launches the City Hall Live Spotlight series, Early Music Vancouver announces a strong program, and Rafael Payare is named the new music director of OSM. Also in the news are CMI, Rhye, Jacob Hoggard, Country Music Alberta Awards, USS, Cam Blake, and farewell Michael Apted and Jamie O’Hara.
Toronto rapper Puffy L’z is making moves, Bieber calls out Trump, and the horror obsession of Kirk Hammett. Others in the headlines include Lido Pimienta, Randy and Burton, Sam Roberts, J Mascis, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Live Nation, Beyoncé, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Hussle, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
"I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist."
The Polaris Music Prize winner has seemingly far exceeded her commercial popularity with news headlines that have reverberated across Canada and the globe. Our readers react to a controversy stemming from Ms. Pimienta's recent appearance in Halifax.
"Brown girls move to the front?" "White people move to the back?" CP says it happened. Lido Pimienta says it didn't.
Featured in today's news roundup are Lido Pimienta, Jesse F Keeler, Nova Scotia Music Week, the CASBY Awards, Manitoba Music, Lily Frost, Whistler Film Festival, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, and Rob Potts. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Those making our headlines today include the Juggalos, music supervisors, Neil Young, the CSHF, Johnny Cash, Pat Temple, David Clayton-Thomas, Oh Wonder, Cat Stevens, Lido Pimienta, July Talk, Rihanna and David Foster.
Last night, the fiery artist was the surprise victor with her Spanish language album La Papessa.
Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade that took the cake in bizarre behaviour at an event that has a legacy of bizarre moments.