The 2022 CCMA Awards on Sunday feature Tenille Townes (pictured) leading the noms list, the Supercrawl fest begins with a $250K federal grant, and Taylor Swift, Buffy, and Honey Jam star at TIFF. Also in the news are The Weeknd, Estonian Music Week, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Music Cities Forum, CMRRA, CIMA, Patsy Cline Tribute concert, Reliant Music, The Damn Truth, Joe Coughlin, and Canzona Chamber Players.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations are led by Allison Russell (pictured) and Rob Lutes, Celine Dion will be profiled in a feature-length documentary, and Alex Cuba is up for another Latin Grammy. Also in the news are Supercrawl, The Dream Café, Oshawa and YYC Music Awards, Nice Horse, Adina V, We Are Busy Bodies, MusicNL, Caroline Wiles, and farewell Bobby Edwards and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
Justin Bieber stars in a video for a hit by DJ Khaled and Drake (pictured), a rooftop concert series comes to The Hammer, and Jann Arden’s hit show returns. Also making news are George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett, HUFF, Dean Brody, Evangeline Gentle, Corb Lund, Half Moon Run, The Rex, Alan Doyle, Melanie Brulée, Kaytranada, The Darcys, URGNT, and farewell Lucille Starr and Gary Peacock.
Hard rockers Sumo Cyco (pictured) sign a deal, Polaris Prize dates announced, and Neil Peart is to be honoured. Also in the news are Supercrawl , Wavelength Winter Festival, The Hidden Cameras , Music Canada, Jessie Reyez, Bad Child, Christos Hatzis, Billie Eilish, Kendra Kay, and farewell Bob Shane and Reed Mullin.
Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Matt Boudreau (pictured) and Tomato/Tomato lead the MNB Awards noms, Harmonium to enter the CSHF, and Ellis shines at Supercrawl. Others in the news include HMV, Shawn Mendes, ZipDJ, Dundurn Press, Rod Stewart, Esthero, Indie Week, Miloš, Grimes, Music PEI, Jean-Paul De Roover, and farewell to Ric Ocasek, Hossam Ramzy, and Eddie Money.
The eleventh edition of the popular Hamilton street fest launches today. We interview founders Tim Potocic and Mark Milne (pictured) on the event and their other ventures that have had a considerable impact on the city they love.
Earlier this week, Corey Hart joined MusiCounts, Canada's leading music education charity, to surprise the students of Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay, NL with a special performance, and $10K in new instruments from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program.
Kensington Market Jazz Festival and Tiki Collective (pictured) shine, Drake tops AMA noms list, and WE Day returns to Toronto. Also in the news are Bandzoogle, Manitoba Showcase, Lennon Stella, Supercrawl, SXSW, Brad Fordham, SAC, Cowboy Junkies, Storyhive, and farewell Ira Sabin. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The third Kensington Market Jazz Festival starts today, Supercrawl (pictured) rocks Hamilton this weekend, and Jimmy Buffett goes to pot. Also in the news are Bob Moses, Voivod, The Reklaws, Matador Ballroom, Project Wild, Luminato, Kids Music Day, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Creative Manitoba, Keith Richards, 604 Records, and a farewell to Rachid Taha. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Supercrawl expands for its 10th anniversary, famed photographer Mick Rock holds court, and Grammys head Neil Portnow is on the way out. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, Electric Eclectics, Slocan Ramblers, SummerWorks, Sākihiwē fest, Francois Bourassa, Patrik, Stalone, and David Myles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Topics in this edition of headlines include Jessie Reyez, the Canada Council, slow music, Otis Redding, the plight of female MCs, Death from Above, Supercrawl, Faith Healer, Partner, Neil Young, and the Westward Music Festival.