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2020 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Rescheduled for October

2020 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Rescheduled for October
2020 CMAONTARIO FESTIVAL & AWARDS Rescheduled for October 1 – 4, 2020 in London, Ontario  The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has rescheduled the 2020 CMAOntario Awards for Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Centennial Hall in London. Presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend... Read More

Get Into The Spirit Of Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves’

Get Into The Spirit Of Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves’
Canadian rock legends commemorate classic album’s 40th anniversary with imagination-capturing expanded reissues on May 29 On May 29th, UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive Rush 40th-anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and... Read More

The Wild! Release Still Believe In Rock And Roll

The Wild! Release Still Believe In Rock And Roll
Today, West Coast Canadian rockers, The Wild!, return with their new full-length album, Still Believe In Rock And Roll, out now via Entertainment One (“eOne”). As COVID-19 impacts artists worldwide, The Wild! were set to hit the road for a tour across Europe this week. In lieu of this being postponed, the band will deliver a live set via Facebook... Read More

Nikki Yanofsky Releases New Song Nerve

Nikki Yanofsky Releases New Song Nerve
Nikki Yanofsky Releases New Song Nerve Inspired By Songwriter Rod Temperton   Toronto, ON – March 20, 2020   Nikki Yanofsky releases her new song, Nerve, from her forthcoming album, Black Sheep, out later this year on eOne Music. Recorded at Planet Studios in Montreal and produced by Zachary Seman and Roger Kleinman (Joey Bada$$, ASAP Rocky), Nerve is Nikki’s attempt to capture the aesthetic... Read More

Gordon Lightfoot Solo Available Today

Gordon Lightfoot Solo Available Today
Solo Marks First New Album In Over A Decade LISTEN HERE March 20, 2020 – Canada’s most celebrated songwriter and international folk legend Gordon Lightfoot has released today his new album SOLO.  The album sees Lightfoot returning to the studio to release his first album of new music since 2004’s HARMONY.  The album showcases Lightfoot at his most pure, alone in... Read More

The Sadies Announce Archives Vol. 1 Rarities, Oddities and Radio 1995-2019

The Sadies Announce Archives Vol. 1 Rarities, Oddities and Radio 1995-2019
Photo by Heather Pollock “…while others in Americana field get stuck in a groove, that will never be a problem with the Sadies…a now-veteran act who refuse to be pigeonholed.” – American Songwriter March 16, 2020 – Toronto, ON The Sadies, have announced a very special collection titled Archives Vol. 1 Rarities, Oddities and Radio: 1995-2019. The record which features... Read More

Country Thunder Florida Postponement – See you all in October

Country Thunder Florida Postponement – See you all in October
Osceola County Announcement Results In Country Thunder Florida Postponement Amid Covid–19 Concerns – Festival Announces New Dates For Mid-October Country Thunder Music Festivals has had to make the difficult decision to postpone its first event of the 2020 season due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic. The final decision came down following Friday afternoon’s announcement from Osceola County officials... Read More

The Glorious Sons ‘A War on Everything Tour’ is Postponed

The Glorious Sons ‘A War on Everything Tour’ is Postponed
TORONTO, ON (March 12, 2020) – The remainder of The Glorious Sons’ “A War On Everything Tour” has been postponed, including tonight’s show in Calgary, Alberta. All dates will be rescheduled. Hold on to your tickets, as new dates will be announced in the coming weeks and they will be honoured for the rescheduled date. Dates to be rescheduled: March 12         Calgary                       MacEwan Hall... Read More

Final Presenters Announced for The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast

Final Presenters Announced for The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast
Alessia Cara Junos Host Photo by Olivia Aita TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC today announced the final lineup of presenters who will appear on The 2020 JUNO Awards Broadcast, hosted by Alessia Cara.  The eclectic list of artists and notables will be joining Anne Murray in presenting this year’s performers and award... Read More

The Winnipeg Folk Festival Announces its 2020 Lineup

The Winnipeg Folk Festival Announces its 2020 Lineup
The Winnipeg Folk Festival announces the artist lineup for the 47th edition running from July 9 to 12 at Birds Hill Provincial Park featuring some of the finest folk, roots, bluegrass, pop, rock, indie, country and many more genres from around the world. Top acts this year include Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, legendary folk singer John Prine, self-taught multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana,... Read More

Corb Lund Releases New Song “Old Men” From Agricultural Tragic Album Release

Corb Lund Releases New Song “Old Men” From Agricultural Tragic Album Release
Corb Lund Photo by Credit Scott Council WATCH AGRICULTURAL TRAGIC ALBUM TRAILER:  https://youtu.be/IS7AI27rzG4  Corb Lund has released the second song from his forthcoming album Agricultural Tragic, Lund’s first album of original material in five years.  The new track, “Old Men,” celebrates those that have taken the time to perfect their craft.  Click here to hear “Old Men” now. Agricultural Tragic is due out on April... Read More

MusiCounts Band Aid Program Awards $900,000 in Musical Instruments to 90 Schools Nationwide

MusiCounts Band Aid Program Awards $900,000 in Musical Instruments to 90 Schools Nationwide
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — Toronto, ON – Today MusiCounts, Canada’s leading music education charity, is pleased to announce that $900,000 in musical instruments and equipment will be distributed to 90 schools across Canada through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The MusiCounts Band Aid Program provides up to $15,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment to schools in need. These instruments will enable... Read More

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Announce New Ep Born Deadly

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Announce New Ep Born Deadly
PREMIERE VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE REAL DEADLY VIA COMPLEX WATCH/SHARE HERE FIRST-EVER U.S. HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 12  Haisla Nation hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, today announced a new EP, Born Deadly, set for release April 3. Fans also received a taste of the new EP with a video for the lead single, Real Deadly – premiering today via... Read More

Tim Hicks Reveals First Leg Of The ‘Wreck This Town World Tour” / New Single ‘No Truck Song’ Leads EP Release

Tim Hicks Reveals First Leg Of The ‘Wreck This Town World Tour” / New Single ‘No Truck Song’ Leads EP Release
Four-time JUNO Award nominee and platinum-selling CCMA Award winner Tim Hicks announced the details today for his “Wreck This Town World Tour” with DJ Johnny Rivex featured on the Canadian leg.  The tour kicks off in Berlin, Germany on March 6 and travels to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, London, UK and Brisbane, Australia before landing in Canada, on May 21 for a trio... Read More

Brett Kissel to host the 2020 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards

Brett Kissel to host the 2020 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards
Brett Kissel TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced country artist Brett Kissel as host of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Presented by Music Canada, taking place at WTC Saskatoon at Prairieland Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020 for an evening in celebration of Canadian music.  This exclusive industry event will be live-streamed... Read More

New Music from Warner Music Canada: Matthew Good “Moving Walls”

New Music from Warner Music Canada: Matthew Good “Moving Walls”
MOVING WALLS WILL BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 21 Leave it to Matthew Good — peerless singer/songwriter, bona fide if reluctant rock star, notorious straight-shooter — to transform a simple question into an astute observation about people’s relationship to music. To wit: ask Good to sum up his dazzling new solo album, the sumptuous, orchestral, and wildly multifaceted Moving Walls in an elevator... Read More

Rock Icon Kim Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame During Canadian Music Week, May 21st

Rock Icon Kim Mitchell to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame During Canadian Music Week, May 21st
Kim Mitchell – Photo Credit Al Pettman The induction will take place as part of CMW’s Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards on Thursday, May 21 at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto. CMW recently announced its first slate of special awards recipients including Buffy Sainte-Marie who will receive the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, Debra Rathwell to the Canadian Music... Read More

Meghan Patrick To Perform At The 2020 Juno Awards

Meghan Patrick To Perform At The 2020 Juno Awards
Meghan Patrick will be one of the televised performers on the 2020 Juno Awards.  The Warner Music recording artist will add this to her impressive resume of award show performances which also includes 3 televised performances at the Canadian Country Music Awards.  Tune into the 2020 Juno Awards on Sunday, March 15th to see Meghan’s electrifying performance. In addition to this... Read More