Tim Hicks (pictured) announces a major winter tour, Cardi B tops the MTV Video Musi Awards noms, and Sting sets sail for Toronto. Others in the news include Robert Harris, the CCMA, Home County fest, Emie R Roussel Trio, ArtsFest Waterdown, The Pack A.D., CIMA, and Edwards Summer Music. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Reggae hitmaker Shaggy has taken time off work with Sting to join Canadian singer Massari on a breezy and catchy single. Given that Caribbean-tinged pop tracks are hot these days, this one might blow up.
Pop music is in a state of flux. How else does one explain a hit parade featuring Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Drake, Matthew Good and Sting with Shaggy?
In today's roundup, a pioneering digital currency scheme allows fans to purchase a piece of a song. Other topics include a rating of singing drummers, a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure, Johnny Hallyday's mass funeral, and Neil Young's massive archives.
Monday night in Montreal, on the eve of the first anniversary of his death, his presence was keenly felt by the 17,000 people who attended a sold out, three-hour, star-studded concert in his memory.