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(L-R) Dave "Bookie” Bookman (with his Unsung Hero Award) and Slaight Music president Derrick Ross, at the 2018 CIMA Gala — photo credit: David Leyes
May 31, 2019
by Karen Bliss

On May 29, starting at 6 a.m., Indie88 held a 12-hour radiothon to honour Dave "Bookie" Bookman and help raise money for MusiCounts in his memory.

DHL plane at Munich International Airport — photo credit: Instagram @eddmspotter.
May 16, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Bryan Adams is shining a light on the environment with a simple but effective gesture for his current world tour in support of his new album, S

Sully Erna's Facebook image
April 19, 2019
by External Source

Sully Erna, the frontman for American hard rock quartet Godsmack, has launched a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues.

Bryan Adams FB photo
March 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Down Under tour of Bryan Adams (pictured) hit a few roadblocks, the lineups of Osheaga and Mutek are announced, and Music For Good partners with Samaritanmag. Also in the news: Nunavut Music Week, Halifax Jazz Festival, Breakout West, Death From Above, Andrew James Patterson, Alex Henry Foster, Voivod, George Martin, and farewells to Doug Crosley, Ranking Roger, and Scott Walker. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Kevin Doyle with students from ABC School — photo provided
March 22, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

Veteran recording engineer/music producer Kevin Doyle's recent efforts could soon be helping a number of young people in Nicaragua learn English la

The Painted Lady, scene of tonight's benefit
March 8, 2019
by External Source

A charity concert will be held tonight (March 8) in Toronto to benefit the victims of a tragic downtown fire that left a 22-year-old man dead, anot

Mick Jones, Gordie Brown, Lou Gramm. Photo credit: Tom Sandler
March 1, 2019
by Karen Bliss

An exclusive collection of Foreigner’s greatest hits, Jukebox Hero The Musical, named after the musical theatre production which had its w

Photo courtesy of Morrissey's Instagram page.
February 21, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Unwavering animal rights activist Morrissey, who released a statement in 2006 boycotting Canada because of the “horrific slaughter” of seals, is fi

Arkells with New Circles' Diane Gibbs at a previous drive at Union Station. Pic courtesy of MLSE
February 14, 2019
by External Source

Canadian rock band Arkells has teamed up with the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to launch a clothing drive for New Circles Community Services as part

Gerry at Tom Cochrane’s cottage last summer.
December 13, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

Alex Lifeson, Ron Sexsmith and members of Broken Social Scene and Barenaked Ladies joined Andy Kim onstage on one of his earlier Christmas shows.
December 7, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Andy Kim gets emotional when talking about the ill children he met at the ICAR Complex racetrack in Montreal who were able to whiz around in fancy

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program celebration at Music For the Spirit in Ohsweken, ON on the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. Photo credit: Barry Roden
November 23, 2018
by External Source

The music-focused organizations ranged in scope from Toronto's The Hammer Band to Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Fredericton Girls Rock Camp.