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Pesky Promoters Prompt Harem Scarem Revival

Pesky Promoters Prompt Harem Scarem Revival
Harem Scarem lead vocalist Harry Hess was quite content working away in his recording studio, producing other artists as well as laying down tracks on various on-going projects. By his own admission, he didn’t miss the classic rock band he pulled the plug on following the release of the band’s `final’ record release `Hope’ in 2008. But those pesky promoters... Read More

Scott Helman Checks Into Hotel De Ville

Scott Helman Checks Into Hotel De Ville
Finding his musical influences in album-focused artists like Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, The Cure, Bon Iver and Paul Simon, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman returns May 12, 2017 with his debut full-length album, Hôtel de Ville. Recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording and produced by Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth, USS), the album’s first official single is... Read More

Canadian Radio Music Awards Performers Nominees Announced

Canadian Radio Music Awards Performers Nominees Announced
CMW is proud to announce the nominees and performers for the 20th Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The Strumbellas, Alessia Cara, Ruth B, and Justin Bieber lead in nominations.   The Canadian Radio Music Awards will spotlight first-time charting artists on the airwaves.TheCRMA ceremony will feature performances by Bleeker, James Barker Band, Jonathan Roy,... Read More

TIM HICKS SET TO LAUNCH A REAL WALL SHAKER!

TIM HICKS SET TO LAUNCH A REAL WALL SHAKER!
Toronto, ON (August 3, 2016) – JUNO Award nominee and CCMA Award winning entertainer Tim Hicks announced today the release of his hotly anticipated third studio album “Shake These Walls” available everywhere September 9th via Open Road Recordings/Universal Music Canada. The follow-up to 2014’s CCMA Award nominated sophomore album 5:01/5:01+, “Shake These Walls” is a combination of slick party-fueled anthems,... Read More

Kitchener Blues Festival: When is a Blues Festival not a Blues Festival?

Kitchener Blues Festival: When is a Blues Festival not a Blues Festival?
When is a Blues Festival not a Blues Festival? This is the continuous challenge facing Claude Cloutier, artistic  director of the annual four-day Kitchener  (Ontario) Blues Festival which launches Thursday with a special (paid admission) lineup that features Eric Burdon, Foghat and Earl And The Agitators.     The festival’s following three days (August... Read More

Pemberton Music Festival Wraps Up Its Third Consecutive Year and Shatters All Previous Attendance Records

Pemberton Music Festival Wraps Up Its Third Consecutive Year and Shatters All Previous Attendance Records
Fans across North America and fifteen countries around the world arrived by the thousands to enjoy four days and four nights of music, comedy, a festive camping environment, and scenic shuttle rides to and from Whistler for the third installment of Pemberton Music Festival.   Double rainbows and one of the world’s most majestic settings welcomed approximately 45,000 fans per... Read More

IAN THOMAS: ORCHESTAL PROJECT HELD IN CZECH

IAN THOMAS: ORCHESTAL PROJECT HELD IN CZECH
By Keith Sharp In June 2014, Ian Thomas donated his musical archives to his alma mater, Hamilton’s McMaster University. In appreciation of Thomas’s donation, Hamilton saxophonist Darcy Hepner staged a concert in which a couple of Thomas’s key compositions were performed by a small orchestral string section.  The response was so positive that Thomas, Hepner (whose father Lee, founded the... Read More

2016 MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award Recipients Announced

2016 MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award Recipients Announced
Toronto, ON – MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), hosted an intimate tour in Toronto yesterday to fête the 2016 Fred Sherratt Award recipients who exhibit extraordinary talent, leadership, prowess and potential in the music industry. This year’s celebrations included a visit to Universal Music Canada; a tour of the SOCAN offices, the... Read More

HEDLEY SAYS “HELLO” TO THE MMVA’S…AND SO DOES SHAWN MENDES AND JULY TALK

HEDLEY SAYS “HELLO” TO THE MMVA’S…AND SO DOES SHAWN MENDES AND JULY TALK
    TORONTO (May 30, 2016) – Much announced today the next group of A-list talent confirmed to appear at THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. MMVA winner and JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, hip-hop artist Desiigner, Grammy® Award-nominated singer-songwriter James Bay, multi-platinum, JUNO and MMVA award-winning Canadian rockers Hedley,... Read More

SCARLETT JANE CELEBRATES WITH DANCE REMIX AND NATIONAL SUMMER TOUR

SCARLETT JANE CELEBRATES WITH DANCE REMIX AND NATIONAL SUMMER TOUR
Toronto-based folk/noir duo Scarlett Jane have today released a remix of the track “Come Around,” from their 2015 self-titled critically –acclaimed sophomore album. The Poolside Remix was remixed by Nick Fiorucci and S4AD. Fiorucci is best known for his remix work on tracks by Britany Spears, Katy Perry and Celine Dion.  “Come Around” is taken from the group’s 2015 self-titled... Read More

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES THE 2016 INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK ANNOUNCES THE 2016 INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES
MAY 4 GALA AT THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE WITH INDIE88 Canadian Music Week is proud to announce the nominees for the 2016 Indies – the16th Annual Independent Music Awards – presented with Indie88. Whitehorse, The Strumbellas, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, Tobias Jesso Jr. are among the nominated artists being honoured across 14 categories on Wednesday May 4th at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto. The... Read More