It's been a tough past year for Canada's premier concert firm, but Live Nation chairman Riley O'Connor is bullish on the return of big shows in major markets. A lot of people are banking on him being right, and his team have all been called back to work. Virtually, of course.
It's midway through the afternoon and you are loading in gear, pause, then glance across your new surroundings.
Last we heard from Suzi Kory, the mother of two teenaged boys had lost her airline job and turned her attention to furthering a musical career.
Throughout the pandemic, Music Canada has been tracking views, perceptions, and intended behaviours of Canadians towards music generally and live music specifically. The latest findings are out and show that there is widespread support for government support in resuscitating the arts and the live music industry in particular.
The Toronto Blues Society’s Maple Blues Awards traditionally kicks off the music award season in Canada every January.
The show must go on.
That’s the message from Erin Benjamin, Canada’s Live Music Association president and CEO.
A coalition from the travel and tourism, hospitality, the Canadian Live Music Association
The Slaight family is a beacon of hope and generosity in a world tightly held in the grip of anxieties. Today, the Slaight Family Foundation has bequeathed $5-million to a fund established to refurbish and modernise Massey Hall. That's $5M on top of a previous donation of $5M made in 2017. That's amore, and music to all our ears.