The Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) announce details of next week’s events, Blue Rodeo presents a live-stream on April 30, and a CMW session goes to pot. Also in the news are Radio Starmaker, Gene Champagne, Tim Westergren, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Creative Manitoba, Shambhala, Festival (506), Dean Brody and Mickey Guyton, Tegan and Sara, Dezza, Reid Jamieson, MMF, and Fresh AIR.
Tegan and Sara
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Tegan and Sara (pictured) feature at the Vancouver Writers Fest, SNL has a Canadian-themed sketch, and Joey Moi makes a noise in Nashville. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Hamilton Music Collective, Jann Arden, Backxwash, Gord Downie, UMG, Apple Music TV, WMG, L.A. Reid, BMG, Mike Love, Beastie Boys, Bob Mould, and Steve Winwood.
Donnie Campbell (pictured) receives the CFMAs Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Tegan and Sara announce an extensive tour, and Toronto’s Wheatsheaf is given new musical life. Others in the news include The Pack AD, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Chris Birkett, and Chalk Circle. With video.
A4A Records to host a vinyl pop-up event, U.S. Girls (pictured) announces a tour, and Drake surprises at a Dababy show. Others making news include Andy Kim, Jully Black, Mariposa, Tegan and Sara, Melanie Peterson, Creative Manitoba, Boreal, Toronto Jazz Festival, and farewell Simon Streatfeild. With video.
Jane Bunnett (pictured) is Cuban music's Canadian connection, Endeavor Group postpones planned IPO, and Billboard's list of top young executives. Others in the headlines include Tegan and Sara, HMV, Begonia, Simply Saucer, Spotify, Bobby Curtola, 2 Chainz, Patti Smith, and Itzhak Perlman.
Carly Rae Jepsen (pictured) charms in Toronto, Tegan and Sara return to their teen years, and Arcade Fre's Funeral turns 15. Also in the headlines are Mobina Galore, Sinzere, country music, Global Citizen, Ric Ocasek, Sony Walkman, Whitney Houston, Bob Lefsetz, and Lewis Capaldi
Publicly traded Canadian multinational entertainment company eOne has expanded its artist management business with the addition of Amelia Artists,
Tegan and Sara are sending more than 100 young people to LGBTQ camp this summer in the U.S. and Canada for a total cost of about US$100,000 and have invited the public to help make that dream a reality.
The pop duo receives the National Arts Centre Award and the veteran songsmith joins Angela Hewitt in being honoured with a lifetime artistic achievement award. All will be celebrated at an Ottawa gala on June 2.
In the news today, low album sales, Liona Boyd, Geddy Lee, hip-hop nihilism, Sheila E., Gord Downie, Justin Timberlake, Tegan and Sara, Bert Berns, Patti Smith, A$SAP, The Treble, Margaret Thatcher, Harry Styles and Joe Henry.