The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 9-18. Here’s a preview of its impressive lineup of music documentaries and music-themed features.
The Bell Media-commissioned Oscar Peterson documentary directed by Barry Avrich will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest
Nick Nurse (pictured) boosts a school’s music program, Unison Benevolent Fund’s #WithoutMusic project grabs attention, and David Byrne’s American Utopia will open TIFF. Also making news are MusiCounts, Alex Henry Foster, the Banff Centre International String Quartet Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Starlight Social Club, N'Awlins Jazz Bar, LyricFind, Anyway Gang, Array Space, and farewell Annie Ross.
Robbie Robertson and the Band, David Foster and Bruce Springsteen are among the marquee subjects of documentaries premiering at this year’s Toronto
Shawn Mendes (pictured) is a star at Timmy's, local composers star at TIFF, and The Highwomen are making moves. Others in the headlines include Casey MQ, John Fogerty, Meek Mill, Avicii, Debbie Harry, AB5, and Billboard.
The Dirty Nil (pictured) delivers a SNL parody, MusicOntario goes to NewSkool Rules, and Trent Severn goes on hiatus. Also in the news are pipeline protests, CIMA, FAI, Hugh's Room Live, Michael Occhipinti, WNMF, Alexandra Streliski, the Oscars, Northern Touch Music Festival, Scrape Records, Cadence Grace, The Darcys, Ladom Ensemble, Don Brownrigg, The Fretless, and farewell Ted McKenna and Kaye Ballard.
At the recently concluded Toronto International Film Festival, this compelling film won the coveted People's Choice Award. Winners often go on to Academy Award glory, and Bill King considers this one Oscar-worthy.
Avril Lavigne teases a new video, Drake to introduce a film at TIFF, and Rebel nightclub has Toronto police concerned. Also in the news are Lord Byrun, Ought, Music NL, Loyal Thieves, Justin Bieber, Howard Gladstone and Laura Fernandez, and farewells to Kyle Pavone, Lindsay Kemp, and Neil Simon. Videos added for your enjoyment.
It is a milestone anniversary for this initiative co-presented by The Canadian Music Publishers Association and the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). The two-day event showcases Canadian talent for film industry professionals attending TIFF, and it boasts an impressive track record.
Those making our headlines today include Taylor Swift, the Polaris Prize, Alex Larsen, the TSO, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, TIFF, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Amy Helm and Tafelmusik.
When The Tragically Hip chose its name, the band's members never could have guessed the tragic consequence that came with it.
Music pirates, Amazon Music, the CCMA Awards, Apple, Ottawa clubs, Radiohead, Spotify, NYC club kids, Corey Taylor, Lowest Of The Low, Steely Dan, Yes, Lucille Starr, Chad VanGaalen, TIFF, and Lido Pimienta in today's headlines.