Louis-Jean Cormier (pictured) is amongst the leading Félix Awards nominees, the MVP Project announces its new recipients, and Music Canada & CONNECT launch a new series. Others in the news include Slocan Ramblers, the Junos, SOCAN, Crack of Dawn, Melba Moore, Cœur de Pirate, Rhonda Tulk-Lane, Sinéad O'Connor, Polaris Music Prize, Barbra Lica, Ben Kunder, Halifax Jazz Festival, and farewell Rocco Prestia and Cookie Monsta.
Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
Andy Shauf (pictured) makes it onto a presidential playlist, Record Store Day is changing in 2020, and the BC Arts Council heads a new Arts Infrastructure Program. Also in the news are The Dirty Nil, Matt May , Canadian Heritage, Jeen, Fergus Hambleton, The Sheepdogs, MNB, Hot Tramp Records, Cole James, METZ, Donna Lidster, Brooklxn, Acoustic Blend Café, and farewell Todd Nance.
Drake and DJ Khaled (pictured) collaborate on two new singles, Serena Ryder has a new record label and single, and the Orbit Room announces its closure. Also in the news are IF 2020, Hamilton venues, Music Canada certifications, SiriusXM’s Top of the Country, J.P. Cormier, Canal Bank Shuffle, Morning Music, The Great Canadian Concert Series, Red Bull, Tim & The Glory Boys, and farewell Chi Pig, Emmitt Rhodes, Jamie Oldaker, and Marguerite Knowles Doritty.
Intensely private, frighteningly smart and a fearsome warrior at the bargaining table, Music Canada's longstanding CEO leaves the org next month to enjoy sunny summer days with wife Margo Timmins at his lakefront cottage.
Despite a genuine desire to return to live music events, to experience them in small and big venues, many Canadians are hesitant and reluctant to return.
Yowzers, there is a god in heaven!
And those in need can offer 'thanks' to Music Canada and the three major labels.
Drake releases two surprise new tracks, Curve Music signs The Western Swing Authority (pictured), and a name change for Director X. Also in the news are Canadian Blast, Mikhail Laxton, Forge Fest, Music Canada certifications, Loud Luxury, Music BC, FIMPRO, and MusicNL.
The award-winning country star will preside over the prestigious event, set for Saskatoon on March 14. An impressive performance lineup has also been announced.
Scooter Braun hints at new music from Justin Bieber (pictured), Gowan discusses Styx, and the Women's Blues Revue is a hit. Also in the news are Rosemary Siemens, Tones and I, Kurt Swinghammer, Creative BC, Jerry Leger, Lindy Vopnfjord, Genevieve Marentette, Don Francks, and farewell Irving Burgie.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) is Up Next, ren creates a buzz, and Lindsay Ell tops the US charts. Also in the news are the Indie Week Awards, the Cuddys, Chris Birkett, Pollstar Awards, Andrea Ramolo, Music Canada, Music BC, Indigenous Music Residency, Music PEI, and Creative Manitoba. With video.
Hawksley Workman (pictured) gets heavy, Michael Buble to get waxed, and the cautionary tale of Lil Peep. Others in the headlines include Daniel Caesar, Chris Frolic, Drake, Avril Lavigne, Alex Cuba, Music Canada, payola, Miss Pat, vinyl, Taylor Swift, Harry Nilsson, and Katy Perry.