Meghan Patrick and MusiCounts boost a Hamilton school's music program (pictured), Shawn Mendes makes a foray into Nashville, and Celine Dion's summer tour is a blockbuster. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Music BC, Andrew Hyatt, the FCAA, La Force, and a farewell to Mac Miller. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Last week, the country star's philanthropic foundation raised a huge amount via its annual golf classic and star-studded gala. A cheque for $100K was presented to MusiCounts head Allan Reid (pictured) at the gala.
The hometown team may have lost Tuesday night's game, but Unison Benevolent Fund and MusiCounts were big winners at this third annual music industry fundraiser. Over $11K was raised and 720 attendees had a great time.
The annual is carrying on a tradition: $1 per every ticket sold will be donated to MusiCounts, the music education charity associated with the Juno Awards.
A new $3M three-year program announced Wednesday partners Music Canada with the Government of Ontario to help increase the inventory of musical instruments in Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
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.