Arcade Fire (pictured) releases a new single today, Alex Lifeson has written a song in tribute to Neil Peart, and Tenille Arts grabs two CMT Awards noms. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, a Cape Breton Music Hall of Fame, Laketown Ranch, Folk Alliance, NSMW, MMF Canada, 604 INFINITE, Geoffroy, Rory Taillon, and farewell Donald Coakley and Barry Bailey.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.
MacKenzie Porter’s career straddles both filmmaking and that of a singer/songwriter on the rise.
A winning electro-pop duet features contrasting vocal styles and strong production.
The Canadian music industry salutes Skinny Tenn (pictured), SOCAN Foundation reinstates its Travel Assistance Grant, and Music Canada awards new certifications. Also in the news are Leonard Cohen, the 2021 NewFound Talent Contest, TD Markham Jazz Festival, 21and9, MacKenzie Porter, James Baley, The Drake Devonshire, Theo Tams, and farewell Dolores Claman and Biz Markie.
Justin Bieber (pictured) will play the Junos, The Weeknd and Drake score at the Billboard Music Awards, and an anti-racism pledge for the Canadian music industry. Also making news are Chi Pig, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, CIMA, Music Publishers Canada, Joe Coughlin, Elliott BROOD, Discogs, Reid Zoé, and farewell Kathryn Moses, Frank Wright, James Harman, and Roger Hawkins.
David Wilcox (pictured) is shown some love, the Mod Club closes, and MacKenzie Porter is making moves. Also in the headlines are SNRK, Teenage Head, The Fugitives, Round Hill, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, WMG, music metadata, Megaphone, Lil Nas X, Roblox, Foo Fighters, Madame Gandhi, AI, Jon Landau, and Lady A.
MacKenzie Porter (pictured) is crossing over big time, Chad Brownlee is axed by his label, and Rush salutes the spirit of radio. Also in the news are Country Connections, Ontario Creates, Colin Hay, Vivienne Wilder, John Prine, Ben Caplan, Wide Mouth Mason, Ramblin' Deano, Eastlink, Mundial Montreal, Allen Baekeland, and farewell Freddy Dixon and Ricky Valance. With video.
Corey Hart (pictured) will remake an early hit, the 2020 Canadian Song Conference is announced, and MacKenzie Porter goes gold. Others in the news include Justin and Ariana, Music PEI, Red Cat Records, Monster Truck, Corb Lund, Colter Wall, CNE, Pressa, MMF Canada, Jess Knights, and Virginia to Vegas. With video.
Burton Cummings (pictured) moves to Moose Jaw, Mumford & Sons stay electric, and the Toronto hardcore scene inspires a book. Also in the headlines are Toronto concerts, Mackenzie Porter, top albums, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Foxwarren, Handsome Furs, used digital music, Christmas classics, record collecting, artist development, Matt Ross-Spang, and Michael Buble.
The first Canadian act signed to Nashville's Big Loud label, this songwriter/actress shows real commercial potential on this new track. It's a slickly-produced post-break-up song that takes a sly jab at all the country party songs out there.