Billy Raffoul (pictured) wins the SOCAN Songwriting Prize, Dine Alone signs teen popster Aviv, and Drake backs a documentary on Black hockey players. Also in the news are Our Lady Peace, Music PEI, Marianas Trench, CIMA, The Pumps, Danko Jones, The East Pointers, Joey Landreth, Kadooh, Barney Bentall and Geoffrey Kelly, The Trews, Anna Tom, Habari Africa fest, and farewell Charles Connor and Chris Wall.
Marianas Trench (pictured) join the Live From Inside live-stream series, the SOCAN Foundation launches the Black Canadian Music Awards, and Festival (506) continues virtually. Also in the news are Corb Lund, Steven Guilbeault, the TU Jazz Fest, Dylan Menzie, Barenaked Ladies, Columbia Artists Management, Satellite and The Harpoonist, Screamin' Deal, The Trews, and farewell Ian Mitchell and Erick Morillo.
Bryan looking relaxed and happy as he signs a stack of limited-edition copies of Shine A Light, his 14th studio album that bolts straight to No. 1 in its first week on the chart.
The hit progressive pop band releases its fifth album today, and its leader takes time out to describe its sonic approach and the discovery of new soundscapes that keep inspiring him.
Elton John is a fan of The Beaches (pictured), violence at a Toronto Pusha T concert, and Marianas Trench announces a major tour. Also making news are In The Dead of Winter, Jukebox Hero, hit musicals, Loud Luxury, Northern Haze, Megan Bonnell, MusicOntario, ole, Music PEI, Liona Boyd, Music NL, Eliza Pope, JD Era, and farewells to Roy Bailey and Devin Lima.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.