Brian Allen and Sheron Alton (pictured) and Jim Vallance will be honoured by the CSHF for writing a smash Heart hit, The Reklaws top the CCMA noms list, M for Montreal returns, and Ben Kunder launches his Songs On Fire streaming series. Also in the news are Venus Fest, Sam Roberts Band, Music Nova Scotia, NewsAid, Donovan Woods, IRCPA, Opera Atelier, Make Music Matter, Free Times Café, Shipyards Festival, Unplugged North, and farewell Marilynne Caswell, Harry Coombs, Sarah Dash, and Richard H. Kirk.
A celebration of the life of Ralph Murphy is approaching, Kiefer Sutherland is touring Canada, and Ed Sheeran pops up in Toronto. Also in the news are In the Dead of Winter, Music BC, Venus Fest, Summer Mardi Gras, Hugh's Room Live, Alberta Music, Alexandra Stréliski, Sherry Ryan, Music BC, Stingray Rising Stars, and Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The remarkable career of Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion, and Ticketmaster’s ‘TradeDesk’ scalper tool explained. Others in the headlines include Borns. the Beatles, Elton John, Polaris Prize, Venus Fest, Planets suite, Metric, Keith Urban, La Force, Prince, Regina Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Alejandro Escovedo, and Gordon Bintner.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.