City and Colour supports Nick Nurse Foundation with new merch (pictured), Samsung and UMG For Brands launch Music Galaxy Thursday, and Crown Lands pay homage to Rush. Also in the news are Ariel Posen, Barenaked Ladies, Les Deuxluxes, MusiCounts, Kanata, FACTOR, Indie Weekly, BreakOut West, Scott Helman, Linda McRae, and farewell Ray Campi.
Scott Helman (pictured) makes his video directing debut, Indie Week gets the thumbs up, and Amaal stars on Juno TV. Also making news are Byta Internet, Tom Wilson, iskwē, CityFolk, Shaye Zadravec, Dave Young, Jeffery Straker, Lou Molinaro, Colonel Tom and the American Pour, Tom Cochrane, MMF, and farewell Bruce Swedien.
NXNE and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival are postponed, international fests and conferences are cancelled or postponed, and top Canadian artists continue to livestream from home. Also in the news are Ryson's United Studio of Music, Toronto Bach Festival, Rozette, and farewell Jan Howard and Wallace Roney. With video.
Toronto pop singer Scott Helman has created a wall mural installation and is releasing a song to raise awareness about the ongoing climate crisis.
Ottawa rapper Night Lovell (pictured) shines on Juno TV, Drake promotes J Hus, and Mariposa beefs up. Also in the news: The ECMAs, Tucker Lane, 420 fest, Ozzy, Loud As Hell, Nash The Slash, Scott Helman, Tim Moxam, and farewell Bill Isles. Video added for your enjoyment.
Following his European tour with Vance Joy, the Toronto pop artist has mapped out a headlining Canadian tour of clubs and concert halls, beginning Feb. 26 in Winnipeg.
Terry Wickham (pictured) receives the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award, The Weeknd has his first feature film role, and Scott Helman releases new music. Also in the news are Drake, imagineNATIVE, Bullseye Music Prize, Britney Spears, The Cold Manitoba Project, Barbra Streisand, Monster Truck, and farewell Oli Herbert. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Trent Reznor (pictured) laments the state of his homeland, Nile Rogers reflects on a turbulent life, and Scott Helman remembers a drunken escapade. Also in the headlines are Simply Saucer, D.O.A., The Flaming Lips, Kilmore, Big Daddy Kane, Rita MacNeil, Massey Hall, Edmonton and Toronto Jazz Festivals, Olafur Arnalds, Boris Brott, and Jack White.
Scott Helman, The Rural Alberta Advantage and The Tragically Hip are among the sweepstake winners on the radio this week.
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Harry Styles’ self-titled debut solo album enters at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 19,000 total consumption units that bl