Brett Kissel (pictured) announces the second leg of his marathon Canadian tour, a new venue opens in Edmonton, and drug casualties at Escapade fest. Others in the news include Ben Kunder, Music Canada Live, Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Brave fest, Lori Yates, Call The Office, Halifax Jazz Festival, Music PEI, Jr. Gone Wild, and a farewell to The Left Banke's George Cameron. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.
No new money is on the table, but a roadmap for greater cooperation between relevant provincial government departments and presenters is now realized.
Performers at the Lights Out fundraiser for WWF included Sam Drysdale and Juno Fan Choice winner Shawn Mendes is tapped for an iHeartRadio Secret Session. Others in the news include the ECMA, Big Valley Jamboree, Matthew Good, CIMA, CMPA, Global Toronto, Ever After fest, Nashville, Frog Eyes, Music Canada Live, Alzheimer benefit, David Beckingham, Burna Bandz and JNeat, and a farewell to Mike Harrison.
Two new studies plan to convince governments that the music scene produces a big economic benefit to the province, and the music org also has plans to create synergies with other Pacific coastline music hubs in the US.
The deadliest mass shooting in US history took place at a country music festival on Sunday night. Music Canada Live, promoter Live Nation and Sony Nashville quickly responded with official statements.
The event mixed robust discussion with a strong attendance from power players in the live music sector.
A new report acknowledges that the deep pool of musical talent residing in Atlantic Canada has never been in question, but the lack of music industry infrastructure has hampered the ability of area artists to reach their full potential. The road map to the future sets out a strategy to turn an asset into a bonanza.