Bluesman Steve Strongman (pictured) wins in Memphis, Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards nominations open, and a coup for Citadel Theatre. Also in the news are Stompin’ Tom Connors, CMW, Devin Townsend, Pandora, Sirius XM, and farewells to Ray Walsh and James Ingram.
Presented by SiriusXM Canada and the CCMA, this nationwide talent search provides a $25K cash prize, plus invaluable performance and songwriting opportunities, and industry mentorship. Andrew Hyatt won last year's inaugural contest.
Elton John (pictured) is loyal to his label, Paul Simon's swansong tour ends, and SiriusXM acquires Pandora. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Spotify, Brodie West, MMA, 6lack, Kitty & The Rooster, “Joe Joe” Hoo Kim, Dr. Dre, Fred Eaglesmith, Grossman's Tavern, and Mandy Morris.
The Sudbury ironworker turned country singer took $25K home from Hamilton on the weekend, thanks to his victory in the hotly-contested Top of the Country competition.
Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.
Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.
The new national music competition nets the winner $25K and offers major showcasing and mentoring opportunities to the top three finalists.
The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...