A posthumous album from slain rapper Smoke Dawg, Canadians make Variety's list of hitmakers, and a star-studded cast celebrates Mandela. Also on the news are Soundstreams, Don Brownrigg, Music NL, Andrew Cash, Manitoba Music, Baby It’s Cold Outside, and farewell Claude Péloquin (pictured). Video provided for your enjoyment.
Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.
Podcast faves Taggart & Torrens (pictured) sign to Dine Alone, Grossman's turns 75, and SaskMusic presents the Very Prairie summit. Also in the news are Tragedy Ann, Drake, Kiss, Edmonton Music Prize, Wolf Alice, Run Coyote, and farewells to Joseph Hoo Kim and Chas Hodges. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) will perform at the VMAs in NYC, Honey Jam returns, and CNW showcase applications are now open. Others in the news include Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Music PEI, Ron Mann, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Robertson, Manitoba Music, CNE, Tragedy Ann, and Harrison Brome. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Kingston honours Gord Downie with a memorial pier (pictured), B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees are announced, and Justin Bieber teams up again with DJ Khaled. Also in the news are Awkwafina, Northern Power Summit, Alan Doyle, CIMA, Manitoba Music, Jacob Hoggard, Kadooh, Kirk Hammett, and Alberta Music.
Dog Day leader Seth Smith turns to film, Demo Lovato cancels her Toronto show, and Merkules announces a major Canadian tour. Also in the news are Festival of Beer, Empire Rockfest, Bat Out Of Hell, Blues Summit, Rachel Beck, Manitoba Music, Josh Colle, Lantern Tour, and Habari Africa festival. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Shawn Mendes is riding high, topping the US charts and racking up huge steaming numbers, and Toronto rockers The Golden Dogs play their final show. Also in the news are Big Billz, Khatsahlano Street Party, SaskMusic, NXNE, Manitoba Music, ole, Music PEI, and farewells to Danny Kirwan, Lorraine Gordon, and Rocky Wiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Supercrawl expands for its 10th anniversary, famed photographer Mick Rock holds court, and Grammys head Neil Portnow is on the way out. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, Electric Eclectics, Slocan Ramblers, SummerWorks, Sākihiwē fest, Francois Bourassa, Patrik, Stalone, and David Myles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Choir! Choir! Choir! were joined by fan David Byrne in NYC on Saturday night, and Alessia and Justin make the Grammy nominees album. Those also in the news include Manitoba Music, Clairmont the Second, Make Music Matter, Heavy Bell, Focus Wales, Alex Lifeson, Language Arts, and a farewell to Danny Woods. Videos applied for your entertainment.
Making the news today: Gordon Lightfoot donates canoes, Unison's smashing Schmoozefest, new Rock Hall of Fame inductees, Manitoba Music's Bonspiel, Junos launch BC live program, Quincy launches his own Qwest TV channel, Sam's sign lights up, and farewells to Carl Horton and Pat DiNizio.