MuchMusic returns as a mini-me, News Media Canada raps the PM’s knuckles, the CRTC gets (another) earful from an irate electorate, Rupert Murdoch takes a smack-down, Big Tech’s grab for world domination, and Bob Hoffman’s cheek make headlines in today’s edition.
The ECMA Awards were handed out via two virtual shows on Thursday and Sunday night. The spoils were divided equally, with Maritime mainstays Classified, Les Hay Babies, Maxim Cormier, Rich Aucoin, and Rose Cousins winning two trophies apiece.
Rodrigo (pictured) holds firm, but clearly the Junos cast a favourable spell on a couple of our own as The Weeknd’s Highlights rebounds 21-3, and The Tragically Hip enjoy having two albums in the top 20.
Big Wreck and Chad Kroeger’s ham-fisted bruiser Middle of Nowhere is one of the week’s top radio adds, Alberta’s Aaron Goodvin has another hit with Boy Like Me, and Toronto songstress (pictured) Ralph’s latest pop confection looks to be a popular summer song.
The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez’s Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the prize, including this one from a popular Montreal pop-rock artist.
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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The Global Toronto conference (pictured) runs virtually this week, from June 14-18.
The 2021 Forest City London Music Awards (pictured) are handed out, Drake teases his new album, and Hugh Dillon films his star-studded new series. Also making news are The Polaris Music Prize Long List, Tami Neilson, Ontario Creates, Indie Weekly, Mike ‘Parkside’ Renaud, the Halifax Folklore Centre, Wesli, David Bowie’s painting, and farewell Al Stanwyck and Juan Nelson.
The return of MuchMusic is inducing nostalgia, a look at new Juno and ECMA Award winner Rose Cousins (pictured), and The Zolas get political. Also in the headlines are FeSKival, Belly, Sony Music, Believe, roadies, Roblox, Primary Wave, Kim Jong-un, Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Doja Cat, Garbage, Danny Elfman, and Foo Fighters.