Skydiggers (pictured) play a house concert to benefit Unison, Alessia Cara joins Shawn Mendes' world tour, and Scott Long departs Music Nova Scotia. Others in the news include the New Colossus Festival, Music Canada certifications, Norah Jones, Houdini, Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival, SHINE concert, CLMA, SaskMusic, and farewells to Fred Foster and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Terra Lightfoot (pictured) heads up an all-female road show, a Shawn Mendes hit is dissected, and advice for HMV and Sunrise. Also in the headlines are Jessie Reyez, Sting, Emily King, Hamilton, COC, 21 Savage, The Clash, OBEY, R. Kelly, Al Green, Salif Keita, Sam Cooke, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, and Ringo Starr.
Lindsay Ell (pictured) and Tenille Townes to tour Down Under via a CMA series, Teenage Head hosts a vinyl pressing session, and a Tegan and Sara memoir is coming. Others in the news include Shotty Horroh, Jeremy Dutcher, Pigeon Row, The Elwins, Shawn Mendes, Bernice, Sound Central, and farewell to Anca Pop and Joe Osborn.
Drizzy leads the Maple Leaf contingent with seven noms, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall (pictured with Tony Bennett) earn two apiece, Drake collaborators are cited, classical artists fare well, and Rob Bowman makes the cut again.
A defense of Mariah Carey (pictured), terrible album covers, and boom times for Quebec's comedians make news in today's edition. Also in the headlines are creepy carols, UK indie labels, Billboard, musical fakes, One Love Malibu, Queen, Nick Lowe, Prince, Ellen Reid, Florida Georgia Line, Billy Strayhorn, The Beach Boys, John Coltrane, and Hootie & the Blowfish.
Canada's chart-topping pop star has ascended to full-blown arena attraction. His North American trek next summer reaches a climax with his biggest-ever Toronto concert on Sept. 6.
(Pictured) Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara triumph at MTV Euro Awards, RBC's Emerging Musicians showcase in Toronto, and biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is already a smash hit. Others making news include Jon Anderson, Jack Lenz, KTOE, Tyler Shaw, Carole King, Coalition, Myles Goodwyn, Tom Wilson, ole, Simone Morris, and farewells to Dave Rowland and Roy Hargrove. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Said The Whale (pictured) surface on Arts & Crafts, Billboard honours Shawn Mendes, and a new Prince video is out. Also making news are Bandzoogle, Toronto Audio Engineering Society, Spotify, Rob Tardik, Wreckhouse fest, and Joel Couture. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Meghan Patrick and MusiCounts boost a Hamilton school's music program (pictured), Shawn Mendes makes a foray into Nashville, and Celine Dion's summer tour is a blockbuster. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Music BC, Andrew Hyatt, the FCAA, La Force, and a farewell to Mac Miller. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Canadian pop heartthrob was the big winner in Toronto last night, pocketing four trophies and opening and closing the two hour show. Star performances took precedence over acceptance speeches.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) will perform at the VMAs in NYC, Honey Jam returns, and CNW showcase applications are now open. Others in the news include Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Music PEI, Ron Mann, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Robertson, Manitoba Music, CNE, Tragedy Ann, and Harrison Brome. Videos added for your enjoyment.