BMG launches a new Toronto branch (staff pictured), fans lobby for a Neil Peart statue, and CBC Music's Searchlight is accepting submissions. Also in the news are Pearl Jam, TD Discovery Series, vinyl sales, Royal Conservatory of Music, Halifax Pop Explosion, Teddy Triebner, Harris Institute, Hugh Dillon, and Creative Manitoba.
The Cuban connection of Jane Bunnett (pictured), Drake plays a GTA supper club, and Ariana Grande's pop culture references. Also in the headlines are Toronto jazz, Hall and Oates, School of Rock, Joe Bonamassa, classical music, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, Alessia Cara, Deadmau5, Hugh Jackman, Scottish Music Awards, Freddie Mercury, and Feargal Sharkey.
Hey Ocean! hosts its annual benefit concert #SingItFwd in Juno Week, and a stellar lineup is announced for the Outlaws & Gunslingers shindig. Those in the news today also include SXSW, RapCaviar, Cirque du Soleil, SOCAN, Toronto jazz history, Howard Shore, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and Rachel Beck, and we farewell Andrei Talbot and Mickey Foote. Videos added for your enjoyment.