City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.
Alex Henry Foster (pictured) releases a short film today, #CanadaPerforms continues to attract stars, and a Rush reissue is delayed. Also in the news are Mathew V and Jocelyn Alice, Drake’s sneakers, Kenny Rogers, The Monowhales, TBS Talent Search, coronavirus relief, Soft Plastics, and farewell Bill Rieflin and Jean Leber.
The Prism Prize Top 20 list is announced, Gord Bamford (pictured) signs to Anthem, and a hometown tribute to Neil Peart is set. Also in the news are Thundermug, The Wheat Sheaf, D.O.A., Alexina Louie, Florent Vollant, Lindy Vopnfjord, Busty and the Bass, TBS, the RBCxMusic Concert Series, and farewell David Roback.
Honouring the best in Canadian blues, the 23rd annual gave multiple trophies to three major talents Monday night in Toronto , including Dawn Tyler Watson who is pictured here.
The Toronto Blues Society turns 35 (pictured), Drake turns to pot, and Bad Child gets a MVP boost. Others in the headlines include The Judges, Jully Black, Guns N’ Roses, SOCAN, Super Bowl show, SiriusXM, Metallica, Debbie Harry, Lucinda Williams, Billie Eilish, Bob Mould, Britney Spears, and Sass Jordan.
There was nothing in yesterday’s Throne Speech that addresses the government’s action plan and commitments to Arts & Culture.
David Foster was a surprise guest with The Tenors at Canada's Walk of Fame gala Saturday in Toronto. The trio had some fun with him, too, taking some liberties with the lyrics to The Prayer, the popular song the piano man co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis.
Loreena McKennitt (pictured) is putting her music career on hold, Sean Pinchin and Sandra Bouza head to Memphis, and Andrew Loog Oldham will now teach in Kamloops. Also in the news are SUMMIT, Music Nova Scotia, ALGMS, Renegade Studios, BTS, Justin Bieber, Metalworks, and farewell Littles the General.
The takeover of Big Machine Label Group by Ithaca Holdings LLC., a media holding company, led by SB Projects founder and artist ma
Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The veteran from Vancouver (pictured) took home five trophies from the biggest night in Canadian blues. Also making regular trips to the podium were female musicians, with Ellen McIlwaine receiving the coveted Blues With A Feeling Award.
Don Ierullo turns 70 in style, Drake returns to No. 1, and a BMG reunion is planned. Also in the news are SOCAN, Canadian Music Publishers Association, Matt Mays, Willie Nelson, Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame, Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Jennie Laws, TBS, Brave Shores, Andy Kim, The Ault Sisters, Animal Parts, The Tenors, Andre Rieu, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung, and a farewell to Stewart Lupton.