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There’s No Place Like Home – Blake Shelton Re-signs with Warner Nashville

There’s No Place Like Home – Blake Shelton Re-signs with Warner Nashville
Country music superstar and multimedia entertainer Blake Shelton has long called Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville his label home, and last night he inked a deal reaffirming the commitment. Their 17-year partnership has produced accomplishments ranging from 25 No. 1 singles to 10 Gold and Platinum-selling albums, in addition to seven GRAMMY nominations and five CMA Male Vocalist of... Read More

2017 – That’s a Wrap!

2017 – That’s a Wrap!
by Roman Mitz, Open Spaces This has been quite a year for fans of Canadian Country Music. Veteran performers like Dean Brody and transplanted Scot Johnny Reid continued to make their mark, with Brody taking the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Fan Choice Award while Reid released a fine new soulful album called Revival. While it’s great to see... Read More

Kardinal Offishall Presents Celebrity Marauders Debut video Winner

Kardinal Offishall Presents Celebrity Marauders   Debut video Winner
After much anticipation, the debut video from the forthcoming “Kardinal Offishall Presents Celebrity Marauders” project premiered last night on Billboard: In 2017 Kardinal launched a new creative collective, Celebrity Marauders, a platform for discovering and showcasing a diverse circle of creative talents who will feature on his new EP “Kardinal Presents Celebrity Marauders” set to be released in 2018 through... Read More

THE BALCONIES ANNOUNCE FAREWELL SHOWS

THE BALCONIES ANNOUNCE FAREWELL SHOWS
After ten years, alt-rockers, The Balconies, are saying farewell. Known for their mesmerizing stage presence, incredible musicianship, and powerhouse vocals from frontwoman, Jacquie Neville, the group has toured tirelessly for the better part of a decade, releasing three full-length albums along the way. Now, they’re taking a step back from “The Balconies” and will be marking the transformation with two final... Read More

A Balance Between Gloss And Grit

A Balance Between Gloss And Grit
Winning a 2016 Juno Award for Top Breakthrough Band may have come as a positive boost for Danielle and Drew McTaggart, known to the Canadian music industry as Dear Rouge but the Vancouver-based husband and wife pair knew they couldn’t rest on the laurels of the initial success generated by their debut album, `Black To Gold’ in moving forward with... Read More

The Sadies 17th New Year’s Eve show at The Horseshoe Tavern

The Sadies 17th New Year’s Eve show at The Horseshoe Tavern
The Sadies premiere a video for “Another Season Again” today. The video was shot earlier this year at newly-renovated The Royal on College Street in Toronto. “Another Season Again” is from Northern Passages, the band’s most recent, widely-acclaimed studio album on Dine Alone Records (Canada) and Yep Roc Records (US).   The band will perform their 17th New Year’s Eve show... Read More

MusiCounts Announces Hedley As Sponsor Of 2018 Teacher Of The Year Award

MusiCounts Announces Hedley As Sponsor Of 2018 Teacher Of The Year Award
Today, MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, is pleased to announce JUNO Award winning band Hedley will sponsor the 2018 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award. Established in 2005, the Award pays tribute to the accomplishments of one exceptional music teacher each year. Nominations are now open and can be made via musicounts.ca until January 5, 2018. “We’re thrilled that Hedley is sponsoring the 2018 MusiCounts Teacher... Read More

NEON DREAMS RELEASE NEW EP, “ACOUSTIC SESSIONS”, ANNOUNCE US TOUR

NEON DREAMS RELEASE NEW EP, “ACOUSTIC SESSIONS”, ANNOUNCE US TOUR
Neon Dreams are closing out a highly successful 2017 by releasing a new EP, Acoustic Sessions, on December 8, on their own imprint, Dreaming Out Loud Records (distributed by Warner Music Canada). Drummer Adrian Morris explains that Neon Dreams loved this challenge. “Re-working a track this way is a cool opportunity because it taps into our roots as a group. We all started... Read More

Serena Ryder Announces West Coast Headlining Tour In Support Of Utopia

Serena Ryder Announces West Coast Headlining Tour In Support Of Utopia
Latest Single, “Ice Age”, Available Now Today, multi-platinum songstress Serena Ryder announces the West Coast leg of her headlining tour in support of her latest album, Utopia, released this past May via Serenader Source/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Beginning in February, the 12-date tour will stop in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg with one Ontario date... Read More

Tete’s January Canadian Tour – A Christmas Present To Himself

Tete’s January Canadian Tour – A Christmas Present To Himself
French superstar performer, Tété has created a special Christmas present for himself, a mini tour of Montreal and Ontario which he is set to launch Friday January 12th with an appearance at Ottawa’s Brass Monkey venue. Paris resident, Tété created a major impression at the 2017 Canadian Music Week French showcase at Toronto’s Rivoli with his mixture of folk, blues... Read More

The Dead South Make Triumphant Return to Toronto December 13 and 14

The Dead South Make Triumphant Return to Toronto December 13 and 14
Hot on the heels of “In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company” reaching an astonishing 36 million views on YouTube in the past 12 months, The Dead South will return to Toronto for two shows. The first stop is at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern on December 13 followed by Lee’s Palace on Thursday December 14, both in support of their current album Illusion and Doubt.     Comprised of Nate Hilts (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin), Scott... Read More

Country Thunder Franchise Takes Shape In Canada

Country Thunder Franchise Takes Shape In Canada
        When certain Saskatchewan fans took umbrage that their beloved Craven Country Jamboree had been renamed Country Thunder Saskatchewan, they took to social media to rail against “those Americans who had initiated the image switch”.  Gerry Krochak and Troy Vollhoffer, the targets in question,  had to laugh. These two good ole Regina boys are about as far... Read More

U2 Songs Of Experience New Studio Album – Out Today

U2 Songs Of Experience New Studio Album – Out Today
The wait is over. U2’s 14th studio album Songs of Experience is out now on all digital retailers as well as in CD/LP formats via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The new album features previously released tracks “Get Out Of Your Own Way”, “You’re The Best Thing About Me” and “The Blackout”. In celebration of its release, U2 is set to... Read More