The biggest hit by Rough Trade (pictured) enters the CSHF, Shawn Mendes partners with TIFF, and the Kensington Market Jazz Festival goes virtual. Also in the news are US visa fee increases, Unsigned Only, Play The Parks: Calgary, Sam Roberts Band, The Dirty Nil, Ever New, CIMA, Edgar Breau, Storry, Brian Blain, MMF Canada, Music Nova Scotia, David Dacks, and farewell Ronald Bell and Simeon Coxe.
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.
Sorrey lead the pack at the 2020 Music PEI Awards, Whitehorse (pictured) was amongst those celebrating the life of Jon Box, and Corb Lund announces a new album and tour. Also in the news are Tenille Townes, Junofest, G-Eazy, MMF Canada, Cheapies, Elton John, Chin Injeti, Noah Reid, and farewell John Burke.
Matt Minglewood (pictured) enters The Casino Nova Scotia Music Hall of Fame, Rock HoF inductees are announced, and Canadian talent heads to Jazzahead. Also in the news are Laura Smith, the Be Kind fest, FACTOR, Claire Lynch, Mark Segger Sextet, Music Canada, R Grunwald, MMF Canada, and farewell Steve Martin Caro. With video.
Those being added to the honour roll of the Music Managers Forum Canada next month are Susan de Cartier of Starfish Entertainment, Live Nation's Riley O'Connor, and Daniel Caesar and his management team of Matthew Burnett and Jordan Evans.
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