Keonté Beals (pictured) leads the Music Nova Scotia Awards nominees, Tenille Townes announces a headlining Canadian tour, and Festival (506) launches next month. Also in the news are Fall BeerFest T.O., MNS Artist in Residence, Hopscotch Festival, The Chris Buck Band, World of Jazz Festival, The Ontario Creates Film Fund, Tricky Woo, Ronley Teper, Virtual Voices Series, Music PEI, CIMA, Lorraine Leckie, June Garber, Christine Petrowska Quilico, and farewell Bennie Pete.
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.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) lands a new record deal, pot plants get musical for the first time, and (Sandy) Alex G covers Shania. Also in the news are Ronley Teper, We Were Sharks, Anthem Entertainment, Diane Roblin, Matt Mays, London Music Census, and Canal Bank Shuffle. With video.
A demo by a teenage Amy Winehouse creates a stir, and Saga has a swansong show in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Typhoon, Alice Glass, France Joli, 10cc, Ronley Teper, Southern rock, gender parity, Len Mizzoni, Yoko Ono, and Big Wreck.
Joan Jett launches a biopic at Sundance, Toronto singer Neil Donell joins Chicago, and Ed Sheeran stays top of the pops Down Under. Others in today's news include Megaphono, Neil Young, Upstream, Ronley Teper, Corey Gulkin, and a farewell to Jim Rodford. Videos are featured for your enjoyment.