The Work Film Grant set up by Charlotte Day Wilson (pictured) announces the two winners, and Folk Music Canada gets busy at FAI. Also in the news are CIMA, MEGAPHONO, Ben Caplan, Maroon 5, Shad, Festival of Beer, Yumi Nagashima, Lisa Weitz, The Dirty Nil, Patti Jannetta, and farewell Dave Ferri. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Ticketmaster cleared by the Competition Bureau, Drake's Juno snub is noted, Super Bowl's musical controversy, and Jagged Little Pill is coming to Broadway. Others in the headlines include Interpol (pictured), Jon Samuel, Chersea, Leaving Neverland, Apple Music, Beatles, Peter Jackson, Kiss, Justin Bieber, Linda Perry, and Black Sabbath.
Sam Smith has his first No. 1 album and Christmas titles festoon the chart, including seasonal collections from The Tenors, Michael Bublé, and Pentatonix.
The fall season is heating up with a slew of big guns releasing singles promoting new and upcoming albums.
Rod Stewart updates "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy," Maroon 5 has another successful collaboration with Sza, Tim Hicks continues his streak of hits, and Danko Jones hits the jackpot with the 2nd Wild Cat single.