SiriusXM Canada has announced the Top of the Country finalists, soul man Luke McMaster (pictured) returns to the stage, and The Beaches have scheduled a cross-Canada tour. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Republic Live, Matthew Loden, TSO, London Music Club, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MMF Canada, LyricFind, Wax Mannequin, and farewell Sanford Clark.
Bryan Adams (pictured) lost work in the Universal fire, Stan Dunford books the Stones, and Ariana Gillis is on the comeback trail. Also in the headlines are Gustavo Gimeno, Denise Valle, Diana Ross, Doomsquad, Hillsong, Jade Jackson, Woodstock 50, Tom Waits, Madonna, and Taylor Swift.
Toronto-based rights management firm ole has announced the appointment of Tye Worobess as Manager of Communications, responsible for both internal
She is named as the primary talent buyer for Burl's Creek Event Grounds and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, which hosts 40,000 festival-goers and campers annually at the 600-acre site located north of Toronto.
The festival organizers suggest it's just a year off to reimagine what they have created; others aren't so sure and point to too many festivals and a slippery market.
It's the Canadian way, eh! Republic Live steps up to the plate with a grand gesture.
The man behind major summer festivals WayHome and Boots & Hearts reflects upon his career in the live music business and the issues involved in producing a successful event.