Corus adds CHUCK Radio to its brands, David Marsden reunites with Brad McNally, an intelligent analysis of what’s wrong with radio and how to fix the problems, and many US media sites are dark in Europe.
It was not a big week for changes in the upper region of the Albums chart. Highlights include Drake holding supreme with Scorpion remaining in first place in its fifth week, and (pictured) Kenny Chesney’s latest album landing a top 10 placement in the first week.
There are some big names grabbing radio’s attention that include new material from The Chainsmokers, Chad Brownlee, Imagine Dragons, Meghan Trainor, 54-40, and (pictured) DJ Khaled, whose latest again features Justin Bieber.
The powerhouse soul singer has just earned a Road Gold award for the extensive gigging with her band Delta Sugar. Here she reflects upon that honour, the vintage vibe of their new record, and the songs that mean the most to her.
Bryan Adams joins Taylor Swift (pictured) onstage in Toronto, Alfie Zappacosta is the subject of a new documentary, and Jazz Cartier is making moves. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, Music NL, Pink, Road Gold, Boots & Hearts, The Avulsions, Ray Bonneville, Goldilox, and farewells to Lorrie Collins and Brad Daymond. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The love affair of Toronto and The National (pictured), two contrasting takes on Taylor Swift and the candid recollections of Kiesza. Others in the headlines include Seymour Stein, ticket scalping, Big Valley Jamboree, Zildjian, Twitch. Tv, Lady Gaga, Canadian record stores, Patti-Anne Tarlton, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Drake, Tommy Chong, James, The PepTides, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Added this week is the deadline for showcase submissions for next year’s Canadian Music Week.
The hitmakers behind “Rude” and Kiss Me” have high expectations for their upcoming album. This title track is a more mellow affair than those songs, but it features some sage advice while showcasing their considerable songcraft.