Rising country star Kalsey Kulyk(pictured) signs to Sakamoto Agency, Indigenous Music Awards face a boycott, and a documentary portrait of Stiv Bators. Also in the news: Kevin Hearn, neon art, Tory Lanez, Nipsey Hussle, Justin Wright, Ian Thomas, Irish Mythen, Céline Dion, and farewells to Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Patricia Rolston. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Tory Lanez (pictured) finds his groove, Ottawa rallies for tornado relief, and Said The Whale's new video dazzles. Also making headlines are CPO, Stiff Little Fingers, The Sadies, TSO, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates, election pop culture, Spotify, YouTube, Glenn Gould, Moby, Sinead O'Connor, Giles Martin, Grimes, Joni Mitchell, Jack White, and Frank Zappa.
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack spends its fourth week at No. 1, marking it as the longest running soundtrack chart-topper since Frozen spent seven weeks at the top in 2014, but it's Lanez (pictured here) who grabs the glory with his second album this year.
Senator Winebar imports secretly seductive sorcerer Elle Madeline tonight and Saturday, cellist Margaret Maria honours Canadian women, Tory Lanez announces international tour dates, and Nando’s Music Exchange workshop expands to Canada. Also in the news are Long Range Hustle, Mickey Gilley, Beaches Jazz, Hamilton Arts Awards, Merkules, Obey The Brave, and it's farewell Cecil Taylor.
Canadian dancehall rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie.
Names in the news today include Spotify, Diana Panton, Charlie Watts, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez, the CMA, British jazz, Johnson Crook, Hedley, Kim Deal, Memphis music, Born Ruffians, and Lila Downs.
The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund gets a $5M boost in the Budget, Tory Lanez hypes his new album with free shows, and the Vans Warped Tour bids farewell. Also in the news are UMC, SOCAN Song House, Liteyears, Jessie Reyez, The Blues Brothers Revue, Obey fest, Graham Nicholas, Ellen Doty, and Downchild Blues Band. Videos added for your enjoyment.