Canada's premier music education charity announces this impressive sum will go to 80 schools through its Band Aid program. A special Juno Week show by the MusiCounts StarBand features Dear Rouge as special guest.
Feist is included in the lineup for the Interstellar Rodeo fest and Metric headlines Field Trip. Jim Cuddy receives the 2018 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, and also making news today are musical Oscar nominees, Todor Kobakov, The Sorority, ticket scalping, Major Love, Fyre Festival, RootsMusic.ca, Neon Dreams, and a farewell to Brian Murphy. Videos included for your enjoyment.
The lineup for CMW's Indies Awards is announced, and Laura Lee Matthie is named MusiCounts Teacher of the Year. Also in the news are Senator Winebar, FVDED in the Park, Airbnb Concerts, The Tyler Effect, Halifax Pop Explosion, Soundset, Sam's sign, SCME Awards, Jess Moskaluke, and Avery Raquel. Videos added for your enjoyment.
On the night prior to the popular jock versus rock faceoff during Juno Week, a notable list of Canadian rock and country stars will kick out the jams in Vancouver. Big names include Dallas Smith, Odds, and Barney Bentall, and ticket proceeds will benefit MusiCounts.
Dave Platel is now co-managing Celine Dion, and Greg Hambleton returns with a new album. Those also in the news include Anvil, Clayton Bellamy, Countermeasure, Chip Taylor, MusiCounts, Unison, ECMA showcases, Westben, Moondance, and The Confabulations. Videos featured for your viewing pleasure.
For the first time ever, the Ontario city with a rich musical history gets to host Canada's premier music awards show. Juno Week 2019 runs March 11-17.
Team Juno Awards is ramping up media coverage for the 47th annual that's to be hosted by Michael Bublé at Rogers Arena Vancouver on March 25.
The Hawk's legendary nest in the Kawarthas has been sold. Also in today's news, a major new Live Nation venue for Toronto, Hedley boosts MusiCounts and Depeche Mode's record-breaking tour, plus items on Curve Music, Rumble, Feist, The Eagles, Steven Taetz, and Dan Burke.
Neil Young goes live on the CTV Network this Sunday, Rufus Wainwright creates a fuss in Minneapolis, and The Horseshoe Tavern officially turns 70. Others in the news include WondaGurl, MusiCounts, Ruth B., Peter Rowan, The Urban Renewal Project, Piper Hayes, and Mundell Lowe.
Joel Plaskett heads the first wave of ECMA performers to be announced, Edmonton's Needle Vinyl Tavern closes indefinitely, and it's farewell to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Pete Moore, Wayne Cochran, Jon Hendricks, and George Avakian.
Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.
Toronto's Queen Alexandra Middle School received $10K worth of new instruments for its music program plus a visit from the popular rockers on Wednesday morning.