Choir! Choir! Choir!, Rufus Wainwright and 1,500 singers create an epic video (pictured), Sarah Harmer boosts Care Not Profits campaign, and Drake sets a monumental new record. Also in the news are Barenaked Ladies, Rough Trade, CES, Wavelength 800, Scott Helman, Tory Lanez, SaskMusic, Jesse Wente, Selci, DJ Agile, Create Music Group, Sarah Slean, CityFolk, Shania Twain, Jenny Mitchell, OKAN, Justin Bieber, Duo Concertante, and farewell Denise Johnson.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a renowned and platinum-plated folk-rock songsmith.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.
The pure and intimate voice of the folk-rock star is a tonic in troubled times.
Ron Hynes (pictured) to be celebrated at the ECMAs, Michael Kaeshammer premieres a concert film, and another hometown show for The Weeknd. Others in the news include Ernesto Cervini, Sarah Harmer, IFPI stats, Cancer Bats, Public Enemy, Serena Ryder, The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and farewell Rhéal Lanthier,
Guitar wizard Domenic Troiano (pictured) is profiled, Sarah Harmer reflects upon spring, and the streaming boom continues. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Jagged Little Pill, Mark Cohon, VSO, Justin Haynes, Paul Rosenberg, Sega, Rihanna, TikTok, Miles Davis, Bushfire Relief, Plácido Domingo, and Kraftwerk.
Sarah Harmer (pictured) returns to the fray, the Sheepdogs set to play the Juno kick-off concert, and the new Bieber album gets dissed. Others in the headlines include Jeremy Spurgeon, Festival Lingua Franca, Bedouin Soundclash, UMPG, freebie culture, James Taylor, The Grateful Dead, Primus, Ozzy, Tim McGraw, and Wiz Khalifa.
The first song from an eagerly awaited album features virile electric guitar, a lacing of brass, and forceful vocals, making for a rousing call to arms.
Alanis Morissette set to tour Jagged Little Pill (pictured), Six Shooter shutters Interstellar Rodeo, and the return of Sarah Harmer. Also making news are the Apple Music Awards, Genius, LyricFind, Winterruption YEG, Walk Off the Earth, and farewells to Joe Smith and Greedy Smith.
Expect tears to flow at the broadcast from Vancouver on March 25 when the two stars pay tribute to their good friend Gord.
Barenaked Ladies slam-dunk the national anthem, a new wave of African-Canadian pop music emerges, and Neil Young discusses Pono. Also in the headlines are Folk Alliance, women in country, Come From Away, Troker, Enter Sikari, Jon Erickson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, John Lydon, and Sarah Harmer.