Paper Bag Records (pictured) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style, Elton John cancels four Canadian shows, and James Gordon takes on the truckers. Also in the news are Nickelback, SXSW, The Road Hammers, Country Music Alberta Awards, AFROWAVETO, Reid Jamieson, Baby G, Madison Violet, and farewell Rose-Ellen Nichols, Salim Sachedina, and Ian McDonald.
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler (pictured) on the pandemic’s impact, the Suzuki Foundation warns about the environmental damage of NFT’s, and Johnny Orlando develops his songwriting. Also in the headlines are Tom Jackson, Brett Kissel, Spotify, ACM Awards, Morrissey, SXSW, Casey Wasserman, Ted Nugent, BTS, Richard Thompson, Amy Lee, Oscar songs, Bob Dylan, Bounty Killer, Bonnaroo, and School of Rock.
Everbloom Virtual Music Festival (pictured) is launched, Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the noms for International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards, and rapper Connor Price grabs attention. Also in the news are Block Heater, MusicNL Awards, SXSW, Donald Robins, Jacob Hoggard, Andrea Morris, Tami Neilson, goodboy noah, Let’s Hear It! Live, and the Jane LeBlanc Music Award.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The South By Southwest fest and conference (pictured) will proceed in March, but online only.
David Clayton Thomas (pictured) heads up the Caravan of Music fundraiser, Steve Jordan farewelled by Polaris, and coronavirus fears impact SXSW. Also in the news are the CBC Music Festival, Ultra, The Lumineers, Lady Gaga, Jane Siberry, Mini Pop Kids, Hugh's Room Live, Jully Black, Alissa Faratro, TBS, Jean-Paul De Roover, and The Pairs.
A Gordon Lightfoot documentary to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, the Gonzervatory returns, and Jane Harbury (pictured) is honoured. Others making news include Courage My Love, Skye Wallace, the ECMAs, Juice WRLD, Fucked Up, SXSW, Contact East, and farewell Hal Blaine. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Larry Gowan (pictured) takes a nasty fall onstage, Linda Perry participates in CMPA's Women in the Studio, Canadian talent heads to Austin, and a new doco will feature Neil Young at Woodstock. Also in the news are CIMA, Joni Mitchell, Mariposa, Art of Time Ensemble, Steve Earle, Marie Bottrell, Carole Bayer Sager, Bryan Adams, Cirque Éloize, Serge Fiori, Margaret Atwood, Rose Cousins, and farewells to Sidney Sheinberg, Jacques Loussier, and Frank MacKay. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.
The Junos run back to Saskatoon, The Dirty Nil (pictured) join Canadian Blast at SXSW, and competing bids for Universal Music. Also in the news are Bryan Adams, Facebook, Emm Gryner, Justin West, Talking Stick, Music Manitoba, The Barr Brothers, Paul Reddick, Music Nova Scotia, Darryl Hurs, Michael Jerome Browne, Blues Hall of Fame, MusicOntario and farewell Ross Lowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Grammy winner Brandi Carlile (pictured) will speak at SXSW, Drake's victory is celebrated in the 6ix, and The Sakamoto Agency expands. Also making news are Roxodus Music Fest, Kasador, Music BC, RPM, Jillard Guitars, Sonic Unyon, and SATE. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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.