Music News Digest, August 18, 2022

Awards News

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) has announced the final round of presenters and performers who will headline the CSHF Gala on September 24 at Massey Hall in Toronto. Grammy-winning singer Olivia Rodrigue will present Alanis Morissette with his induction into the Hall of Fame. As part of the tribute, Juno-winner Alessia Cara will perform in honor of Morissette (NB: Rodrigo and Cara are both Grammy winners Best New artist). JP Saxony will also perform alongside previously announced artist Ruby Waters in the Morissette tribute. This year’s Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees are Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Alanis Morissette, David Foster and Daniel Lavoie.

– With the official countdown Country Music Week 2022 in Calgary now, the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has named the full range of CCMA Songwriters’ Unplugged presented by the TD series, the acoustic performances take place over three days. The first session, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. MT at Performance Hall @ National Music Center, will see performances by Jason Benoit, Aaron Goodvin, Nate Haller, Madison Kozak, Mackenzie Leigh Meyer, Tyler Joe Miller, Mariya Stokes, and Tim and the Glory Boys.

Second session, September 9, 4 p.m., same location, presents Don Amero, Kyle McKearney, Griffen Palmer, Meghan Patrick, Kelly Prescott, Owen Riegling, Dave Sampson and Shantaia. The final session will take place September 10 at 1 p.m. at the NMC and will feature Dean Brody, Kelly Archer, Brad Rempel (High Valley) and Phil Barton, sharing stories and songs. Tix on sale at NMC.

– The artists have been announced for CCMA House presented by Amazon Music and Alexa, taking place at the Palace Theater in Calgary on September 9 as part of Country Music Week 2022. The event is free and RSVPs will be required for entry. Notables on the long list of performers include Don Amero, Gord Bamford, Steven Lee Olsen, Tyler Joe Miller, Jade Eagleson, Meghan Patrick, Five Roses, Brad Rempel (High Valley) and Tebey. See the full list and RSVP here.

– The Mississauga Music Walk of Fame announced Alessia Cara and Don Mills as its 2022 inductees, and they will be honored at an induction ceremony on September 11 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park’s Gazebo Stage in Port Credit, Ontario to honor these renowned Canadians with their roots in Mississauga. The ceremony is part of the Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival. Cara was born in Mississauga and raised in Brampton, while successful producer and songwriter Mills has resided in Mississauga for over 20 years.

Festival news

POP Montreal will run from September 28 to October 2 this year, and it just announced a final round of performers. This group includes Tess Roby, Joe Rainey, Isabella Lovestory, Witch Prophet, Ombiigizi, Esmerine and Sophia Bel, joining a strong cast of previously announced headliners including Tortoise, Allison Russell, The Linda Lindas, Cymande, Wayne Snow, Lydia Kepinsky. , and Martha Wainwright. Consult the complete program here.

– The Muskoka Music Festival and Dockside Festival of the Arts return to Gravenhurst, ON, August 19-21, with performances in three venues. The Whitehorse headliner was forced to cancel, with Terra Foot-Light acts as a replacement. Jim Bryson, Steve Poltz, Matthew Barber, Ahi, Devin Cuddy Band, Caroline Marie Brooks, Alex Pangman, Tania Joy and Shawna Caspi are among other artists featured on a powerhouse lineup. More information here.

-The Havelock Country Jamboree was due to take place over four days this weekend in Havelock, Ont., but was canceled on short notice, marking the third straight cancellation of an annual festival that once drew up to 20,000 attendees. CTV News reports that ticket buyers are unhappy with the news, while organizers say they will resolve the refund situation.

Industry News

Canadian Heritage offers Canadian creative industries the opportunity to enter the Australian and New Zealand markets by participating in a commercial pre-mission. The tentative dates for the event are October 25 and 26. Due to the significant time difference between Canada and Australia, the two half-day event will take place in the evening (ET) in Canada (morning in Australia and New Zealand). This virtual pre-mission will allow participants to familiarize themselves with Australia and New Zealand as potential export destinations and make an informed decision on whether to participate in the planned in-person trade mission to Australia. and potentially in New Zealand, which will take place in late winter 2023. .

The virtual pre-mission program will include networking opportunities, options for self-booked B2B meetings with Australasian counterparts, as well as presentations from Canadian, Australian and New Zealand speakers, to inform participating Canadian companies of the opportunities in the creative industries than these two destination markets currently present. Participation in the virtual pre-mission is free, but places are limited and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The completed form (request here) must be returned to no later than September 6.

The Royal Canadian Mint launches special $1 coin celebrating late music legend Oscar Peterson. The one-dollar circulation coin was unveiled at an event in Toronto on August 11, attended by the jazz pianist’s widow, Kelly Peterson, and daughter, Celine Peterson. Pianist and composer Thompson Egbo-Egbo paid tribute to Peterson with a special performance. A winner of numerous Junos and Grammys over his 60-year career, Peterson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame before dying of kidney failure in 2007 at the age of 82.

– The deadline for reserving accommodation for the Contact East conference at a special rate at the Halifax Hotel has been extended until August 31. here. The event takes place September 22-25 in Halifax.

creative Manitoba is looking for additional members to volunteer board of directors. If you are interested, contact Executive Director Thom Sparling by email with a brief and concise summary of what you can offer as a board member. The deadline for submission is September 2.

– The just announced Nova Scotia Music Week Travel Bursary Fund is a grant to help offset travel and accommodation costs for artists and bands/groups performing at the NSMW who are not eligible for FACTOR showcase funding. To apply, click on here. Music Nova Scotia, with support from the province, will contribute $30,000 to the fund over the next three years.


– In a surprise appearance by Rushthe band performed the classic Closer to the Heart with Matt Stone and Primus at South Park the 25th anniversary concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 10. The 25th anniversary concert includes South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone taking the stage to perform songs from the show’s 25-year history. They were joined by Primus, Ween, and other special guests. Watch the concert for free here or on Paramount+.

Duck officially broke up The Beatles‘ Billboard Hot 100 record, which they held for 55 years, USA today reports. Drizzy now has more songs on the list of the top five hits in Hot 100 history than any other artist thanks to his recent collaboration with DJ Khaled and Lil Baby on the hit Staying Alive. Drake broke his 29-song, now 30, tie with the Beatles. According Billboard Monday. “Okay, I broke my records for the month,” Drake wrote on Instagram on Monday, acknowledging the milestone. On his Instagram, Drake posted a photo of a plate that read, “Just another celebration.” He also holds the record for most top 10, 20, 40 and Hot 100 entries, with Staying Alive extending the title, reports Billboard.

– Canadian rapper bbno$ announced the dates for their Singapore and Australia tour which are set to take place in September and October. His headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne accompany his string of appearances on all four days of the upcoming Listen Out festival, which is taking place in four different cities across Australia. The rapper will perform in Melbourne on September 22 and in Sydney on September 27. bbno$ released their sixth studio album eat vegetables last September. NME

– Acclaimed Toronto singer/songwriter Julian Taylor released Wide Awake, a new single from his second solo album due out in October. The single was released on Howling Turtle/Warner Music Canada and is available on all major platforms. Check out Taylor’s concert schedule here.

– Veteran indie rockers Universal honey recently released a new single, Is This The Real Thing? The principals of the group, Leslie Stanwyck and Johnny Sinclairscored in an incarnation of The Pursuit of Happiness, and are both active with another roots-tinged band, Tucker Lane.

– Canadian Rock Favorites Sloan will play at the Stockey Center in Parry Sound, Ontario on August 26. A show from August 22 of Bruce Cockburn at the same place is complete. Get off the Concerts bus has both concerts. Sloan is releasing a new album, Constant, October 21.

– Toronto punk band Silverstein is set to embark on its next run with co-headliners, The affliction of friendship. Starting August 25 in Phoenix, AZ at the Marquee Theater, the band will tour over 25 cities across North America, including stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and more before wrapping up with a local show October 2 at History. The Tix for the tour are now available here. Silverstein released their latest studio album, Misery made melast May via the UNFD.

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