Shawn Mendes (pictured) is honoured with the Junos' International Achievement Award, ElyOtto cashes in on his viral hit, and the ECMAs announces its honorary awards. Also in the news are the CMAOntario Awards, Tebey, Shania Twain, Salome Bey, MacEwan University, Cue-Sheet-Palooza, Outer Range, the TBS, The Tragically Hip, Arlene Bishop, Ian Lane, CBC Searchlight, Randy Bachman, Sophia Bel, The Baby G, Softcult, and farewell Bill Bourne, Jerry Doucette, Pastelle LeBlanc, Art Rupe, DJ Kay Slay, Charnett Moffett, and Ken West.
Hannah Georgas (pictured) impresses The Guardian, Salome Bey is remembered in the NYT, and a look back at Arcade Fire’s breakthrough album. Also in the headlines are Lenny Breau, WMG, Ruth B, the impact of covid, TikTok, Live Nation, Jason Derulo, The Copyright Alliance, Marc Bolan, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, David Byrne, BTS, Seiji Ozawa, John Cage, Eric Burdon, and Helen Reddy.
Canada's First Lady of The Blues passed away last week at age 86. Joining our Bill King in paying tribute here are musical peers and associates from the Toronto music community that owes Bey so much.
Salome Bey, a Toronto-based singer, songwriter and actress regarded as Canada’s first lady of blues, died on August 8, at age 86, after a long illn