Bluesman Steve Strongman (pictured) wins in Memphis, Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards nominations open, and a coup for Citadel Theatre. Also in the news are Stompin’ Tom Connors, CMW, Devin Townsend, Pandora, Sirius XM, and farewells to Ray Walsh and James Ingram.
Elton John (pictured) is loyal to his label, Paul Simon's swansong tour ends, and SiriusXM acquires Pandora. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Spotify, Brodie West, MMA, 6lack, Kitty & The Rooster, “Joe Joe” Hoo Kim, Dr. Dre, Fred Eaglesmith, Grossman's Tavern, and Mandy Morris.
Hat fans have been slow to embrace music streaming, but that is changing as some of the biggest brands in the business pull out their big guns to corral these folks.