Music News Digest

Music News Digest

The Good Brothers
October 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Good Brothers (pictured) will be honoured at the 2019 CMAOntario Awards, Indie Week throws a rousing preview party, and LU wins big in Canada’s Walk of Fame contest. Others in the news include NMC, M for Montreal, Gord Downie, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Belly, BMG Books, NSMW, Ken Tizzard, The Handsome Shadows, Mariah Carey, Minor Empire, Soweto Gospel Choir, Another North, and farewell Paul Allen. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Shawn Mendes
October 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Drake  Instagram photo
October 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake (pictured) muses about retirement as he tops Spotify's most-streamed list,  BreakOut West kicks off, and Halifax Pop Explosion nears. Also making news are Believe, Nuclear Blast,  Music New Brunswick Awards, FMO, Folly & The Hunter, the AMAs, Music PEI Awards, Tami Neilson, Table-Turned, Jack de Keyzer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Trews, Jerry Granelli, and a farewell to M. William Krasilovsky.

October 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.

The Lovelocks at the 2018 CCMA Awards
October 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Country duo The Lovelocks (pictured) call it a day, CIMA heads to AmericanaFest UK, and the SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala celebrates female creators. Also in the news are Jonathan Torrens, Mundial Montreal, AfrotroniX, SOCAN, El Coyote, The Tea Party, Rob Webster, and a farewell to Geoff Emerick. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

The Re:Sound Band in action at Re:Wind
October 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Re:Wind fundraiser (pictured) is a smash hit, Barenaked Ladies get their Day in Toronto, and Juno submissions open. Others in the news include CIMA, MusicOntario, Sheepdogs, Led Zeppelin, CMAOntario, Whitehorse, Myriad3, Jess Moskaluke, Basement Revolver, Don McLean, Max Kerman, TBS, Slim Jim Phantom, and farewells to Kim Larsen and Charles Aznavour. Videos supplied for your enjoyment.

Alessia Cara
October 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) will perform at the Grey Cup, Sharon and Bram announce a farewell tour, and pot-sponsored concerts raise eyebrows. Also in the news are Seas, Tyler Shaw, The Del-Fi's, Patricia Cano, and farewells to John Leimseider, Otis Rush, and Marty Balin. Videos included for your enjoyment.

September 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Country-rocker Cory Marks (pictured) signs a US deal, new Leonard Cohen material is on the way, and Music NL announces its Export Buyers Program lineup. Also making news are the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Saskatchewan Music Awards, Manitoba Music, Colyn Cameron, Lazy Ways, ECMA NYE bash, Music PEI Awards, Danger Grove and Awards. Videos added for your enjoyment.

September 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Colin James (pictured) announces a major 2019 tour, Gord Bamford partners with Kubota, and Shad will hit the road. Also making news are Emm Gryner, Nova Scotia Music Week, Steph Cameron, The Voices of Freedom Concert, Juno judges, Willie and Van, Deeps, FMO, Folk Under The Clock, and Steven Taetz. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

Taggart & Torrens   Photo: Chris Malloy
September 24, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Podcast faves Taggart & Torrens (pictured) sign to Dine Alone, Grossman's turns 75, and SaskMusic presents the Very Prairie summit. Also in the news are Tragedy Ann, Drake, Kiss, Edmonton Music Prize, Wolf Alice, Run Coyote, and farewells to Joseph Hoo Kim and Chas Hodges. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Said the Whale
September 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Said The Whale (pictured) surface on Arts & Crafts, Billboard honours Shawn Mendes, and a new Prince video is out. Also making news are Bandzoogle, Toronto Audio Engineering Society, Spotify, Rob Tardik, Wreckhouse fest, and Joel Couture. Videos added for your enjoyment.

L-R: ole’s Gilles Godard, Gord Bamford, ole CEO, Robert Ott
September 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Gord Bamford (pictured) hits the top in both Canada and Oz, imagineNATIVE announces its schedule, and Rogers Hometown Hockey seeks local bands, Also making news are music streaming, Phil Collins, The Dungarees, Harris Institute, Bob Seger, Billy Idol, TSO, Specialtones, L&O Music, and farewell Big Jay McNeely. Videos added for your enjoyment.