Toronto, ON – October 30, 2013 – The first of this year’s Christmas albums has been announced by Warner Music Canada. Measha Brueggergosman has released Christmas and it is now available, and can be ordered both digitally and physically.
Toronto, ON – October 29, 2014 – Folk Music Ontario held its 28th Annual General Meeting in Toronto recently. It attracts up to 700 delegates from throughout North America. Many are new to “the business” while others are seasoned professionals. In our ongoing series of interviews, we speak with Toronto publicist Richard Flohil. At 80 years young and 50 years experience in the music industry, he provides a first hand account of the music industry in Canada like no one else can. Our video interview is available in the story.
Halifax, NS – October 27, 2014 - The increasing popularity of craft beer in the Maritimes reflects not only a demand for specialty products, but a viable up-and-coming industry in Nova Scotia. This past Friday, at the Craft Brewers and Distillers Workshop at Acadia University, industry stakeholders and community organizers gathered to share knowledge and refine their skills.
Corner Brook, NL – October 27, 2014 - MusicNL announced the 2014 MusicNL Award winners at an Awars Gala in Corner Brook, Newfoundland at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. The list of winners is available in our story.
Fredericton, NB – October 26, 2014 - The annual Silver Wave Film Festival (formerly Tidal Wave) features something for everyone. This year’s event offers a showcase of multicultural, new youth screenings, French and English programming of all genres and lengths and a comprehensive industry series which brings experienced and emerging producers and filmmakers together.
Ottawa, ON – October 21, 2014 – This year’s Canadian Folk Music Award nominations have immediately place the Cape Breton music scene on center stage. Colin Grant, Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissy Crowley and Jason Roach released their debut album in June and immediately went on a North America. We interviewed members of COIG during the recent Ottawa Folk Festival. You can watch it here.
Fredericton, NB - October 19, 2014 - Music New Brunswick announced the winners of this year's Music Award's during a Sunday. Here's the complete list of winners.
Halifax, NS – October 15, 2014 - Newfoundland’s celebrated seven-piece rock band Hey Rosetta! Has announced Canadian tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album Second Sight, due out Oct. 21 (Sonic Records/Warner).
Toronto, ON – October 7, 2014 - Music Canada Live, a new national association that will represent members of the live music community, has announced that Erin Benjamin will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin, formerly the Executive Director of both the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now known as Folk Music Ontario), has spent the past 14 years of her career working on behalf of the presenting and touring sector.
St. John’s NL – October 8, 2014 - Six Shooter Records announces details of the forthcoming and seventh album, They Promised You Mercy, from acclaimed Newfoundland songwriter Amelia Curran, set for release on November 4, 2014.
Charlottetown, PEI – October 5, 2014 – Amy and Rachel Beck release a new EP produced by multiple award-winning artist Tim Chaisson. The six-track “Run” will be available in stores and online October 28, 2014. We're streaming music from it now in our story.