Lido Pimienta (pictured) launches the City Hall Live Spotlight series, Early Music Vancouver announces a strong program, and Rafael Payare is named the new music director of OSM. Also in the news are CMI, Rhye, Jacob Hoggard, Country Music Alberta Awards, USS, Cam Blake, and farewell Michael Apted and Jamie O’Hara.
The francophone SOCAN Awards winners included Jean-Phi Goncalves (pictured), Variety names Sal Slaiby Manager Of The Year, and the CLMA’s new board is announced. Also in the news are Steve Waxman, MusicNL, Suzie LeBlanc, Ronley Teper, MMF Canada, Chilly Gonzales, Make Music Matter, Tara MacLean and Adam Brazier, Raj Ramayya, Rhye, Oh Susanna, Manitoba Music, and farewell Harold Budd.
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.
Jane Siberry is nominated at The IMAs and Folk Alliance honours the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Also in today's news are Migos, John Box, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonya Côté, Terrell Morris & Free n Losh, Soundstreams, Ben Klick, Rhye, Grounders, Winterfolk, Carole Pope, West End Phoenix, Sean Hogan, Attack In Black, Craig Northey, and a farewell to Tom Rapp.
In the column today: Drake and the Weeknd named in Forbes wealthiest musicians' list, YouTube 2017 Canada faves, plus a whole lot more news and videos.