SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown (pictured) is in the Hot Seat, Stratford and Shaw return to life, and a look at the new MuchMusic. Also in the headlines are Jim Cuddy, Breagh Isabel, Shakura S’Aida, Dakota Bear, Jerry Granelli, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, Sony Music, Hella Mega, Lollapalooza, James Brown, the Olympics, Morgan Wallen, TikTok, Jackie Leven, and the Rolling Stones.
The Polaris Music Prize adds performers and names jury, the CCMA Awards sets its lineup, and Drake smashes more records. Also making news are Duane Allman's guitar, Art Bergmann, She's Listening Country, Noble Oak, Missy Elliott, Hello Delaware, Music Gallery, Reay, Matt Dusk, MusicOntario, and Brad Saunders.
A genuine legend in Canadian radio and music television, the popular caffeine-addicted host reflects upon a colourful career, including the halcyon days of Q-107 and some of his memorable on-air interviews at MuchMusic.
The maverick broadcaster and former music industry executive is to be celebrated in Vancouver at a March 24 gala the evening before the Juno Awards. Expect a royal court of well-wishers to tipple and offer tributes to a gal whose first taste of the high-life was road-managing the Headpins.
With the blessing of the CRTC, Bell Media has unplugged grant-based funding of music videos and EPKs long after its primary channels aired either. From Bell's perspective, it was time to stop underwriting content destined for YouTube.
The MuchMusic VJ turned author has just published his second memoir, Skinheads, Fur Traders and DJs. It is full of fascinating stories of his adventures in the '70s.