Carter Chiasson (pictured) is the 2020 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, Marie-Mai is named Canadian ambassador for Record Store Day, and Fallsview Casino Resort opens a new 5,000 seat entertainment centre. Others making news include Pye Dubois, Luke McMaster, Outside Looking In, The Weeknd, Make Music Matter, Evangeline Gentle, Billie Eilish, and Wade O Brown.
High Valley (pictured) announces a May tour, CIMA heads a Mission to AmericanaFest UK, and the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize names the winners. Also in the news are Gordon Lightfoot, Dine Alone, RSD, Pussy Riot, CMW, Maple Blues Awards, and Haviah Mighty.
Ace producer Gavin Brown launches Inside Pocket Music at CMW, classic songs that will enter the public domain, and Buddy Guy helps farewell B.B. King's Blues Club. Also making the news are Westward fest, Dina Alone at RSD, Nyssa, Nick Mason, Aasiva, Jules, Dana Sipos, Tenille Townes, and Byron Stoehr. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Sloan gives up the secrets to longevity, Beyonce rewards black students, and Kardinal Offishall salutes the Raptors with Northern Touch remix. Others in the headlines include Janelle Monáe, Record Store Day, #MeToo, Kanye West, Prince, Johnny Reid, Lo Moon, and London Music Awards.
Bon Jovi stars at Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ed Sheeran fires back at the tabloids. Also in the news are pot-produced shows in Vancouver, Steven Page, Jess Moskaluke, The Lowest Of The Low, Waterdown ArtsFest, SOCAN, Record Store Day, Wolfe Island Records, and farewells to Milos Forman and Deborah Coleman.