Laura Niquay (pictured) wins the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award, the Polaris Prize announces its Shortlist today, and BreakOut West 2022 has multiple partnerships this year. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, CIMA, Global Music Match, Unity Fest, Tegan and Sara, The Weeknd, CNE, Folk Alliance, Shawn Mendes, Michelle McAdorey, Jess Moskaluke, Toronto International Samba Reggae Festival, Bernie Finkelstein, Alicia Toner, and Sharon, Lois & Bram.
Arkells (pictured) rally their fans and discuss their new album, Tami Neilson scores a prestigious rave review, and Drake sells his LA party compound. Also in the headlines are Alexisonfire, Rory Dodd, gas prices, Diljit Dosanjh, Garth Brooks, Graham Brown, stars vs SCOTUS, Mel Warner Day, TikTok, CAA, MANifesto, Stephen Stills, Steve Cooper, Paul McCartney, John Williams, Elvis, and BTS.
Josh Ramsay (pictured) teams up with Chad Kroeger, The Beaches launch The Lemmon Stage, and Andy Curran sells artwork for a good cause. Others in the news include The Glorious Sons, Andrea Ramolo, Gord Bamford, Ian Lake, Priyanka, Robi Botos, Tami Neilson, Folk Alliance, and farewell Andy Barker.
The 2021 Forest City London Music Awards (pictured) are handed out, Drake teases his new album, and Hugh Dillon films his star-studded new series. Also making news are The Polaris Music Prize Long List, Tami Neilson, Ontario Creates, Indie Weekly, Mike 'Parkside' Renaud, the Halifax Folklore Centre, Wesli, David Bowie’s painting, and farewell Al Stanwyck and Juan Nelson.
The Weeknd (pictured) is set to play the Super Bowl halftime show next year, Johnny Orlando wins a MTV Europe Music Award, and Justin Bieber gets festive for Amazon Music. Others in the news include Kathleen Edwards, CIMA, Crown Lands, FACTOR, &C Record Club, Grimes, Dan Fortin, Tami Neilson, Sheenah Ko, and farewell Des O’Connor and Doug Supernaw.
Danko Jones (pictured), Marc Jordan, Frazey Ford, and Tami Neilson grab international attention, Gustavo Gimeno now heads the TSO, and Caribou’s life changes. Others in the headlines include WMG, Sheila Jordan, Elaine Bomberry, Vadell Gabriel, Identifyy, Brexit, Google, Amoeba Music, Green Day, Kobe, and Florida Georgia Line.
Shopé (pictured) wins CBC's Searchlight 2019, Randy Bachman gets profiled, and Unison teams with StayBillety. Also in the news are Squamish Constellation Festival, Tami Neilson, CIMA, Chris Hardy, Come From Away, Mappe Of, Drake, SING!, The Police, Farnaz Ohadi, Carbon Memory, and farewell Robbie Smith and Charlie Panigoniak. Videos added for your enjoyment.
M for Montreal features Reuben and the Dark (pictured), Andy Kim takes his Xmas show on the road, and nominees for the Saskatchewan Music Awards are announced. Others in the news include FAI, U2, Canadian Music Class Challenge, Elise LeGrow, Joe Nolan, The Midem Artist Accelerator, Ken Tizzard, Tami Neilson, Village Vinyl, Chloe Watkinson, and a farewell to Roy Clark. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Drake (pictured) muses about retirement as he tops Spotify's most-streamed list, BreakOut West kicks off, and Halifax Pop Explosion nears. Also making news are Believe, Nuclear Blast, Music New Brunswick Awards, FMO, Folly & The Hunter, the AMAs, Music PEI Awards, Tami Neilson, Table-Turned, Jack de Keyzer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Trews, Jerry Granelli, and a farewell to M. William Krasilovsky.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.
Now a major star in her adopted homeland of New Zealand, the Canadian-raised roots singer/songwriter previews a new album with a killer old-school country ballad that'll hit your tear ducts.
Arcade Fire complains about the misunderstanding of their satire, and soul diva Sade makes a welcome return. Others in the headlines include Tami Neilson, Spin, Lorde, Lil Peep, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Annie Lennox, Kacey Musgraves, Jerry Leger, grebo, and Superorganism.