Tate McRae  Facebook photo
April 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Osheaga fest is cancelled and the ECMAs go totally virtual, Tate McRae (pictured) has a global smash hit, and a new Stompin’ Tom collection is coming. Also in the news are Drake, FACTOR, CBC Searchlight, Play MPE, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Jukebox Books, Virtual Music Fest MS, Village Vinyl, Stephen Stanley, and farewell Shock G and Les McKeown.

Photo: Shawnee Kish, winner of CBC Music's Searchlight 2020 (credit : Blondy Photography)
April 18, 2021
by Nick Krewen

Toyota Canada has come aboard as the chief sponsor of this year's CBC music talent search - and the prizing has increased accordingly.

Searchlight winner Shopé from his Instagram page
March 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shopé (pictured) wins CBC's Searchlight 2019, Randy Bachman gets profiled, and Unison teams with StayBillety. Also in the news are Squamish Constellation Festival, Tami Neilson, CIMA, Chris Hardy, Come From Away, Mappe Of,  Drake, SING!, The Police, Farnaz Ohadi, Carbon Memory, and farewell Robbie Smith and Charlie Panigoniak. Videos added for your enjoyment.

March 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax rapper born Lance Sampson honed his musical chops in prison. He is now breaking out as the winner of CBC Music’s 2018 Searchlight competition and the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, but he's not quitting his gig as a plumber just yet.

Kiefer Sutherland to headline Sirius XM House at CMW
March 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Kiefer Sutherland co-headlines Sirius XM House at CMW, the iHeart Radio FanFest announces its lineup, and Classified will perform on the ECMAs. Also making news are Searchlight, Aquakultre, Indigenous Music Awards, Drake, Danielle Bourjeaurd, A3C Festival, Patrick Watson, Sugar Brown, Joe Keithley, Steven Tyler, CMTTF, and Battle of Santiago. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Weeknd is one of the headliners at the Quebec City Summer Festival
March 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The just-announced lineup for the blockbuster Quebec City Summer Festival includes The Weeknd, CBC's Searchlight names the ten finalists, and Field Trip ditches Nestle. Also in the news are SXSW, CMPA, MerleFest, BreakOut West, Music Moves Me, Fred Turner, Vans Warped Tour, Bender, and Andrew Rathbun, plus farewells to Craig Mack, Nokie Edwards, and Ken Dodd.