Dallas Green (pictured) will receive the 2022 MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, the Toronto Jazz Fest's 35th anniversary edition is a strong one, and Sue Foley wins two major blues awards. Also in the news are The Oshawa Music Awards, Rifflandia, the Brott Music Festival, AFROWAVETO, Words & Music Downtown Festival, Garth Brooks, Big Rude Jake, Myles Goodwyn, Tomson Highway, Jamie Fine, Hogtown Allstars, Florian Hoefner, Soundstreams, Lunar Bloom, and farewell Mickey Gilley, Judy Henske, Klaus Schulze, and Dennis Waterman.
Through its Band Aid program, Canada’s music education charity is allocating another $1 million worth of instruments, equipment, and resources to 95 schools across Canada. It is also partnering with TikTok Canada to support secondary schools.
City and Colour supports Nick Nurse Foundation with new merch (pictured), Samsung and UMG For Brands launch Music Galaxy Thursday, and Crown Lands pay homage to Rush. Also in the news are Ariel Posen, Barenaked Ladies, Les Deuxluxes, MusiCounts, Kanata, FACTOR, Indie Weekly, BreakOut West, Scott Helman, Linda McRae, and farewell Ray Campi.
MusiCounts has named Gary Slaight, president/CEO of the Slaight Family Foundation, as this year’s recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award.
On Thursday, December 10, MusiCounts will celebrate the sounds of the Holiday season with a Facebook
The Dream Serenade Benefit Concert goes virtual (pictured), the NSMW Sessions are launched, and Ring Music closes. Also in the news are Songs For Food And Shelter, Indie Week, The Dill, Melanie Peterson, Tallinn Music Week, Fortunate Ones, Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats, MIDEM, and farewell Hal Ketchum and i_o.
The Executive Director of Canada’s leading music education charity explains the launch of MusiCounts Learn, a program that encourages students to continue their music education at home.
Carter Chiasson (pictured) is the 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, Marie-Mai is named Canadian ambassador for Record Store Day, and Fallsview Casino Resort opens a new 5,000 seat entertainment centre. Others making news include Pye Dubois, Luke McMaster, Outside Looking In, The Weeknd, Make Music Matter, Evangeline Gentle, Billie Eilish, and Wade O Brown.
Marie-Mai and Quebec students (pictured) celebrate a Band Aid grant, The Poets honour The Hip in Cree, and Mariah Carey tops the charts at Christmas. Also in the news are Jazz Bistro, Jaymz B, Crack of Dawn, ECMAs, Bryan Adams, and farewell Emil Richards.
The country star and noted humanitarian is honoured by MusiCounts and The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation in Calgary on Sunday. Pictured (l-r): Kristy Fletcher, Gord Bamford, Sherry MacDonald).
Johnny Reid (pictured) gets in the holiday spirit, Dream Serenade announces a star-studded lineup, and Canadian acts feature in recent Music Canada certifications. Also in the news are MusiCounts, the climate strike, SaskMusic, HMAT, Project WILD, and farewell José José, Busbee, and Jim Huff. With video.
The 2019 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients include Strings Across the Sky (pictured), Serena Ryder and Jim Cuddy announce tours, and Amazon has launched a hi-def music streaming subscription service. Others in the news include Gordie Sampson, NSMW, Studio Bell, The Strumbellas, CIMA, Music PEI, The Chills, Creative Manitoba, and farewells to Clark Figenshau, Vic Vogel, and John Cohen.