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.
Shawn Austin (pictured) is the flagship signing to new country imprint, Local Hay, Gordon Lightfoot postpones dates, and the CMAO’s Legacy Revival lineup is an impressive one. Also in the news are MUTEK, MMF Canada, Bespoke, Unleash The Archers, Markham Jazz Festival, Music Nova Scotia, Loud Luxury, Kingsville Music Society, and farewell Dee Tee Thomas and Walter Yetnikoff.
SiriusXM Canada has announced the Top of the Country finalists, soul man Luke McMaster (pictured) returns to the stage, and The Beaches have scheduled a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Republic Live, Matthew Loden, TSO, London Music Club, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MMF Canada, LyricFind, Wax Mannequin, and farewell Sanford Clark.
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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