The Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) announce details of next week’s events, Blue Rodeo presents a live-stream on April 30, and a CMW session goes to pot. Also in the news are Radio Starmaker, Gene Champagne, Tim Westergren, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Creative Manitoba, Shambhala, Festival (506), Dean Brody and Mickey Guyton, Tegan and Sara, Dezza, Reid Jamieson, MMF, and Fresh AIR.
54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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. A new deadline for the Radio Starmaker Fund is included this week.
The Friar's Music Museum (pictured) celebrates Toronto's history, Drake's new album arrives, Prince's catalogue finds a new home, and the SOCAN Foundation launches an ncubator program. Also in the news are the Radio Starmaker Fund, Amplify BC, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Guns 'N Roses, Celtic Colours fest, Jim Galloway, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Jr. Gone Wild, The Lowest Of The Low, and a farewell to Joe Jackson.
Those in our news today include Music NB, the imagineNATIVE fest, Mob Bounce, Radio Starmaker, Manitoba Music, Steve Hill, Stub Hub, Armstrong Metalfest, Patricia Cano, Howard Gladstone, and John McDermott. Videos are included for your pleasure.
As part of the privatization approval, the CRTC has stipulated that close to $30 million must be allocated to the promotion of Canadian music through various existing initiatives such as Radio Starmaker Fund and FACTOR..