City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.
Record Store Day
Record Store Day
Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Live Nation has a boom year, Vince Staples (pictured) gets confessional, rumours of Record Store Day releases, and Michael Jackson is under scrutiny. Also in the headlines are Foreigner, Shaye Zadravec, Avril Lavigne, VCC, King’s X, Coachella, R. Kelly, Bonnaroo, ASCAP, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Queen, and Drake.
The 11th annual worldwide party celebrating the culture of the indie record store was a Stormin' Norman success. A new partnership with MusiCounts and the news that Toronto will officially celebrate RSD each year were among the highlights here.
A Bieber exhibit is taking Stratford by storm, NME publishes its last print edition, and Record Store Day announces its offerings. Also in the headlines are Spice Girls, Rhye, Memphis music, a code of conduct, Nickelodeon, Canadian stand-up comics, Dwight Yoakam, Frigs, Jane Bunnett, Mo Kenney, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Skaface, and Alice Bags.
More than 250 stores across Canada are participating in the annual event that falls on April 21 this year.