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REEL Indie Film Fest bringing film and music together for IndieWeek

REEL Indie Film Fest bringing film and music together for IndieWeek
The Reel Indie Film Festival (RiFF) launched this week with it’s lineup of six features, six shorts and six music videos, for the inaugural music-themed film festival. RiFF is an extension of the international music festival Indie Week  and seeks to cover the gamut of musical inspiration, from the teenage dream of following in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, to using music... Read More

Classic Canadian artists get the digital treatment

Classic Canadian artists get the digital treatment
Warner Music Canada opens its vaults today with the first of a series of digital releases from classic Canadian artists ranging from Honeymoon Suite to Streetheart to Messenjah and the Rheostatics. The label has gone back to the original master tapes of albums that have not been in circulation in over a decade in order to make them available through... Read More

CMAO Awards – Hot Night In Markham

CMAO Awards – Hot Night In Markham
It was a picture perfect night at the lovely Markham Theatre, a most appropriate setting for what turned out to be a very successful Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Show. Based on this inaugural show, the CMAO’s should serve as the model for every other awards ceremony out there. It was well paced at just over two hours and... Read More

Karen Bliss Wins CMW Award

Karen Bliss Wins CMW Award
Congratulations to Music Express correspondent Karen Bliss who received Top Journalist award at the 31st Annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards staged Thursday March 21st at the Kool Haus venue in Toronto. Karen is a regular writer for ME and has posted features on Loverboy and Billy Talent and has filed concert reviews on Alanis Morissette, Justin Bieber and... Read More

Tom Cochrane to be honoured with the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Tom Cochrane to be honoured with the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award
Toronto, ON (February 26, 2013) — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced Tom Cochrane as the recipient of the 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Bell Media.  Throughout his career, Cochrane has supported a wide variety of vital initiatives – from World Vision to Parkinson’s research. The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding Canadian artists... Read More

Hallelujah! k.d. lang to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Hallelujah! k.d. lang to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
Toronto, ON (February 12, 2013) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce k.d. lang as the 2013 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In a career spanning over 25 years, the Edmonton native has re-written the rules of country and pop music, garnering eight JUNO Awards and four Grammy Awards in... Read More

Live Is Very Much Alive

Live Is Very Much Alive
Bruce Morrison vividly remembers the Eagles’ ticket fiasco. It was their comeback “Hell Freezes Over” 1995 tour and for their CNE date in Toronto, Concert Productions International announced that the band was asking a top ticket price of $100! All hell broke loose. The media jumped all over the band, screaming it was unethical to demand such a high price... Read More

Nominees & Performers announced for 2013 Canadian Radio Music Awards

Nominees & Performers announced for 2013 Canadian Radio Music Awards
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce nominations for the 16th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMAs). Sponsored by Astral Radio, the awards, celebrating first-time charted artists and honouring individuals or groups among them with some of the most played songs at Canadian radio, will be handed out on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, doors 7 p.m. at Kool Haus in... Read More

Ticketfly Announces Ambitious Expansion

Ticketfly Announces Ambitious Expansion
Watch out Ticketmaster, there’s a new gun in town who is taking aim at knocking you off your dominant perch. San Francisco-based Ticketfly have thrown down the gauntlet by announcing an ambitious expansion into Canada. Ticketfly, a leading independent ticketing and marketing platform is now powering the ticketing and marketing efforts for a number of Canada’s top venues and event... Read More