More presenters for the Junos are announced, Burton and Randy (pictured) add US dates, and Dan Mangan headlines the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival free concert series. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, Pearl Jam, Music March for Music Therapy, Shirley Gnome, Split Enz, Nas, Festival of Beer, Coachella, The Treble, and farewell Keith Olsen and Charlie Baty.
BMG launches a new Toronto branch (staff pictured), fans lobby for a Neil Peart statue, and CBC Music's Searchlight is accepting submissions. Also in the news are Pearl Jam, TD Discovery Series, vinyl sales, Royal Conservatory of Music, Halifax Pop Explosion, Teddy Triebner, Harris Institute, Hugh Dillon, and Creative Manitoba.
Madonna (pictured) turns 60, a look at Aretha's private life, and Jack White assumes guitar god status. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop, Jacob Hoggard, Osheaga, Jerry Garcia, Cory Weeds, Danny Bonaduce, SOCAN, SODRAC, Alexander Stewart, Sudbury's Up Here fest, Shakey Graves, YOLA, Shortstack records, Pearl Jam, and Camden's The Lock.
Canadian country group Hunter Brothers, comprised of Luke, J.J., Ty, Brock and Dusty Hunter, have this week’s Most Active track at radio–and 3rd most downloaded song, following Pearl Jam and Bon Jovi.