Christina Petrowska Quilico (pictured), Lara St. John, and Robert Godin are amongst the Order of Canada appointees, Music Publishers Canada co-hosts a songwriting camp, and this year’s Gala SOCAN goes virtual. Also in the news are NMC, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, MMF Canada, The Huron Carole, Voivod, Saga, Ali & Theo, Ryland James, Michele Mele, Phil Nimmons, Andrea Morris , SNRK, and IRCPA.
The Small Glories (pictured) win big, Palaye Royale announces a 26-city tour, and the Maple Blues Awards near. Also making news are Lee Aaron, Peter Jackson, the Juno Hall of Fame, Wyclef Jean, Jon Mullane, Nick Krewen, NMC, Philip Sayce, Steve Kroeger & Skye Holland, and Music PEI.
Andy Shauf (pictured) gets conceptual, the 2020 sound of Toronto, and the longevity of Wolf Parade. Others in the headlines include the NMC, STP, Thunder Queens, the Grammys, Sony Music, Lucian Grainge, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Joey Kramer, Chick Corea, The Haden Triplets, and Jimi Hendrix.
The Industry Awards Brunch during BreakOutWest in Whitehorse on Saturday honoured the BC rock artist (pictured) and the National Music Centre.
Duncan Sinclair (pictured) and Hank Karr are honoured by the WCMA, the Junos head home to Toronto in 2021, and the YYC Music Awards are handed out. Also in the news are the NMC, Canadian Music Therapy Fund, Berry Gordy, music memoirs, Triumph, Concord, Dan Pitt, Dear Youth, Searson, and farewell Robert Hunter.
Honey Jam (pictured) showcases Canadian female talent, The Offspring and Sum 41 announce a cross-country tour and Calgary's NMC connects with a new Polaris Prize project. Also making news are Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Kiefer Sutherland, Jann Arden, Hunter Hayes, Banff Centre, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, LyricFind, Sam Kirmayer, and farewell Larry Taylor. Video added.
London, ON's ambitious new fest Parkjam includes Haviah Mighty (pictured), NSMW announces its performers, and the CNE kicks off. Also in the news are Shawn Mendes, Greig Nori, NMC, Plácido Domingo, Alae, Justin Gray, Director X, Lyric Dubee, David Berman, Creative Manitoba, Daddy Cool, and TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The National Music Centre will receive a $525,000 contribution from Stingray over the next seven years to support classical music residencies at St
The National Music Centre in Calgary has unveiled the programming for its Indigenous Music Week, happening at the Studio Bell from June 19 to 22.
The Good Brothers (pictured) will be honoured at the 2019 CMAOntario Awards, Indie Week throws a rousing preview party, and LU wins big in Canada’s Walk of Fame contest. Others in the news include NMC, M for Montreal, Gord Downie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Belly, BMG Books, NSMW, Ken Tizzard, The Handsome Shadows, Mariah Carey, Minor Empire, Soweto Gospel Choir, Another North, and farewell Paul Allen. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Boss rules Broadway, Coachella heightens security and a fundraiser for the family of Jason Buie. Also in the news are Armstrong Metalfest, the ECMA, A2IM's Indie Week, Chic, The Silver Dollar, London Music Week, NMC, Jazz Lives, Fred Eaglesmith and Gordie Tentrees, Lawnya Vawnya, Sunrise Records, Canmore Folk Fest, The Stanfields, Rodney DeCroo, and Dany Laj. Videos added for your enjoyment.