Hugh Dillon (pictured) is about to launch his new TV series, Drake helps make History in Toronto, BC’s live music restrictions are dissed, and tragedy at a Travis Scott show. Also in the headlines are JazzYYC fest, SSO, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, NSMW, Tom Cochrane, Live Nation, Atlantic Records Benelux, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, Billy Bragg, Van Morrison, Marilyn Manson, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) announces a 50th-anniversary North American tour, Canadian Live Music Industry Awards noms are open, and Sass Jordan tours with the David Bowie Alumni Band. Also in the news are NSMW, CIMA, Tim Baker, Contact East 2020, and farewell Luther Randolph and Tyronne Noseworthy.
Elton John pops-up in Toronto (pictured), Jessica Mitchell is on a tear, and Warner signs Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Also in the news are Alan Doyle, Charlie Angus, Microforum Vinyl, Jesse Cook, Union Duke, NSMW, Jesse Parent, and farewell Ed Cherney and Sonny Curtis. With video.
Choir! Choir! Choir! ( pictured) to perform at the US-Mexico border on Sunday, a CIMA showcase at Folk Alliance 2020, and a Tribute to Gord Downie in Burlington. Also in the news are Music Nova Scotia, TSO, FACTOR, 2020 Music PEI Awards, CCMA Song Camp, Ontario Creates, Music BC, and farewell John McGuirk, Stephen Swid, and Molly Duncan.
imagineNATIVE turns 20, Kardinal Offishall (pictured) hosts TEDxToronto, and a new John Coltrane album with Canadian roots. Also in the news are Mirvish musicals, Dave Bidini, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, ArtsCan Circle, OMF, NSMW, Cœur de pirate, Suzanne Jarvie, The Lifers, and Cavendish Beach Music Festival. With video.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. The dates for Nova Scotia Music Week in Truro (pictured) have been announced.
Liona Boyd compares notes with Vangelis (pictured), Simone Schmidt adapts her album for the stage, and lawn bowling for MusiCounts. Also in the news are Wolfe Island Music Festival, Rebecca Binnendyk, a Winnipeg benefit, The Beaches, OVO, Dwight Yoakam, Al Qahwa Ensemble, Graham Powers, ECMA, Habari Africa Festival, VIFF, NSMW, and farewell Henri Belolo and David Berman.
The Live Music Industry Awards move from the El Mocambo (pictured), Jann is a legit hit, and The Hunter Brothers score at the SCMAs. Also making news: Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, CMW's Pitch & Get Paid, Halifax Jazz Festival, CFMU, Americana fest, Creative Manitoba, Morrissey, TJFF, Montreal metal, and farewells to Gary Stewart and Paul Raymond.
Paul McNair (pictured) fronts a revamped Streetheart, HMV's Irish bid founders, and the CFMAs change dates. Also in the news: Garth Brooks, Interstellar Rodeo, NSMW, Festival (506), Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, CD Baby, Thrush Hermit, Raising The Bar, Bill King, Allison Lupton, and The Washboard Union. Videos added for your enjoyment.
William Shatner (pictured) continues his musical mission, Music Nova Scotia gets nocturnal, and hip-hop poses for the camera. Others in the headlines include Mel Boogie, Barbra Streisand, Nile Rodgers, Sony Music, Oh Carolina, Nick Mason, Chris Thomas King, Joni Mitchell, Britpop, Bob Dylan, Chris Cornell, and Queen.
Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The shortlist for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class is announced, Polaris Prize names the performers and jurors, and Ottawa urban music gets a playlist. Others in the news include Nova Scotia Music Week, Robert Paquette, CSHF, RPM Live, John and Yoko, HUFF, Lindsay Beaver, MusicNL Week, and a farewell to Randy Rampage. Videos added for your enjoyment.