Kyle McKearney (pictured) wins of the first ever Henry Armstrong Award, Alanis Morissette cancels her Down Under tour, and Tom Treumuth launches a podcast. Also in the news are HUFF, MusicNL, Decimate Metal Fest, Harbourfront Centre, Tami Neilson, Dream in High Park, True Myth, Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, JoJo Bennett, Symphonic Distribution, Jerry Leger, Storry, and Tara MacLean.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) top the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards noms, the new inductees into the London Music Hall of Fame are named, and CMW is well under way. Also in the news are Harrison Kennedy, Do West Festival, Zoon, Manifesto, Nashville North, the Tom Patterson Theatre, Music NL, Birdsong, The Onyx Experience, Tom Wilson, AM to FM Live, The Weeknd, Euphoria, David Myles, Raoul and The Big Time, and Cuff The Duke.
Felix Cartal (pictured) heads the list of INDIE Awards nominees, Drake, The Weeknd, and the Biebs all ink new deals, and Juno events lineups are announced. Also in the news are the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, NXNE, Sled Island, winery concerts, Mission Folk fest, Sam’s Place, OMIF, Music NL, Popguru, Venus Fest, NSMW, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Housewife, Tegan and Sara, David Bray, Early Spirit, The Tea Party, Danny Marks, Lenka Lichtenberg, The Flashing Lights, Richard Beland, Corb Lund, and farewell Walter Rossi, Billy Gaff, Naomi Judd, and Ric Parnell.
Tyler Joe Miller (pictured) is Top of the Country, BreakOut West announces its final wave of artists, and Drake and Kanye team up. Others in the news include Avril Lavigne, Jon Mullane, Music NL, Linda Byrne, Indie Weekly, Laura Simpson, Floodstock, BROS, Bryce Clifford and farewell Jim Skarratt and Stephen Sondheim.
Everbloom Virtual Music Festival (pictured) is launched, Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the noms for International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards, and rapper Connor Price grabs attention. Also in the news are Block Heater, MusicNL Awards, SXSW, Donald Robins, Jacob Hoggard, Andrea Morris, Tami Neilson, goodboy noah, Let’s Hear It! Live, and the Jane LeBlanc Music Award.
The nominees list for the 2021 Music PEI Awards is headed by Catherine MacLellan (pictured), Justin Bieber performs on New Year’s Eve, and Harmonium quickly goes gold. Also in the news are Jani Lauzon, Canadian Music Week, Side Door Access, MusicNL, Tara Jamieson, Markham Jazz Festival, The Drake, Odario Williams, Cherry Cola’s, Gum Country, and Tim Edey.
The soundtrack album for Elton John’s Rocketman (pictured) comes out soon, Drake triumphs at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, and Canada House showcases at The Great Escape. Also in the news: So You Think You Can Rap Canada, Palestine comes to CMW, Music-Musique NB, M.E.A.T., Terry Christenson, André Mathieu, L’Atelier Grigorian, Tanya Tagaq, Music NL, Music BC and farewell Jah Stitch.
Marie-Mai is honoured by SOCAN (pictured), Chris Blackwell attends ole's party, and Walk Off The Earth announced a world tour . Also in the news are Wacken fest, Music NL, TD Markham Jazz Festival, Garth Brooks, Music PEI, and farewell Nancy Wilson. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A posthumous album from slain rapper Smoke Dawg, Canadians make Variety's list of hitmakers, and a star-studded cast celebrates Mandela. Also on the news are Soundstreams, Don Brownrigg, Music NL, Andrew Cash, Manitoba Music, Baby It’s Cold Outside, and farewell Claude Péloquin (pictured). Video provided for your enjoyment.
Elton John is a fan of The Beaches (pictured), violence at a Toronto Pusha T concert, and Marianas Trench announces a major tour. Also making news are In The Dead of Winter, Jukebox Hero, hit musicals, Loud Luxury, Northern Haze, Megan Bonnell, MusicOntario, ole, Music PEI, Liona Boyd, Music NL, Eliza Pope, JD Era, and farewells to Roy Bailey and Devin Lima.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Country-rocker Cory Marks (pictured) signs a US deal, new Leonard Cohen material is on the way, and Music NL announces its Export Buyers Program lineup. Also making news are the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Manitoba Music, Colyn Cameron, Lazy Ways, ECMA NYE bash, Music PEI Awards, Danger Grove and Awards. Videos added for your enjoyment.