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Triumph Honoured With Legends Of Live Award At CMW 2019
Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore - best known as Mississauga-based hard rock trio Triumph - were named Legends Of Live at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards at Canadian Music Week on Friday night. Read » more
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Roy Orbison / Buddy Holly ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour To Hit North America
Roy Orbison / Buddy Holly ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream’ Hologram Tour To Hit North America 2:58 PM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 By: Ryan Borba Roy Orbison Buddy Holly BASE Hologram BASE Hologram has announced the Roy ... more
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Asia: YG Head Steps Down, BTS Tickets, Chainsmokers Cancel
By: Philip Brasor YG Founder Steps Down Yang Hyun-suk, the founder of YG Entertainment Inc., one of South Korea's biggest artist management companies, announced his resignation on June 14, giving up a... more
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Meek Mill And Future Book Co-Headline U.S. Fall Tour
Meek Mill And Future Book Co-Headline U.S. Fall Tour 4:48 PM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 By: Sarah Pittman Meek Mill & Future Meek Mill and Future are headed out on tour together for the first time, with show... more
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Elite 100: Jonas Brothers Sells 408,200 Albums In A Week
By: Francisco Rendon Peggy Sirota Jonas Brothers So, maybe you heard, the Jonas Brothers released an album? 408,200 consumers heard, because that is how many people purchased one of their albums in th... more
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NEW SIGNING: Deanna Petcoff
Her sweeping vocals intertwined with lyrics that are almost playfully blue of her lyrics reveal to listeners a worldview that's full of pain at the loss of love, and full of hope for something more beautiful. Meet Deanna Petcoff » more
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Scone Cash Players Pay Homage to Apartment Living with "My House Is Small (But I Dream Big)" Video
Scone Cash Players Pay Homage to Apartment Living with "My House Is Small (But I Dream Big)" Video The Naomi Shelton-led song appears on the band's new album 'As the Screw Turns' By Brock Thiessen Pub... more
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Ed Sheeran’s Upcoming Album Features An Impressive Roster Of Artists — Here’s Who Made The Cut
Jordyn Tilchen 9h ago Fans of Ed Sheeran have already been gifted with two tracks from his upcoming fourth studio album, No.6 Collaborations Project , set to drop on July 12. Among them is his single ... more
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Mac Miller’s Filmography Is A Bittersweet Portrait Of Struggle and Success
Trey Alston 8h ago Earlier this month, Canadian filmmaker C.J. Wallis announced plans to make a documentary about late rapper Mac Miller , complete with animated segments and told through, as he later... more
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MTV Push Live Announces Summer Concert Series Lineup
Patrick Hosken patrickhosken 7h ago Earlier this month, MTV kicked off its new Push Live campaign with an intimate concert in New York City featuring rising acts Jack Harlow, Phony Ppl, and NanaBcool.... more
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NEW SIGNING: Mating Ritual
Blending their love of 80’s synth pop and post punk infatuation, these indie-pop brothers have turned their individual talents into a dark, gritty, and unified sound you need to hear! Meet Mating Ritual » more
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Chase Rice Announces AM/PM Tour
Chase Rice Announces AM/PM Tour 11:34 AM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 11:34 AM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 By: Sarah Pittman Rick Diamond / Getty Images for Kicker Country Stampede Chase Rice Kicker Country Stampede, ... more
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Polo G Signs With MAC Agency
Polo G Signs With MAC Agency 12:14 PM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 By: Francisco Rendon Polo G Andrew Lieber’s MAC Agency is making moves, signing rapper/singer Polo G for representation in North America in al... more
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NEW SIGNING: Good Charlotte
With a storied career spanning two decades and the release of their seventh LP now under their belt, there’s no slowing down for these multiplatinum modern rock mavericks » more
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US Patent Office Reveals Microsoft's Next Gen AirPods Killer Dubbed the Surface Pen - Digital Music News
1 Apple’s wireless earbuds, the AirPods, have proven a success for the Cupertino tech giant. Now, Microsoft wants in. Providing an estimated amount of units sold, Ming-Chi Kuo, a trusted Apple analyst... more
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BMI Salutes Renowned Singer/Songwriter Paul Anka at 71st Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas
Anka was honored with the BMI Board of Directors Award for his immense impact on contemporary music. Read » more
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NEW SIGNING: Valley
A sound that is utterly contemporary and sophisticated, but also, in all the right ways, a little bit throwback. With their timeless, anthemic songcraft, this Toronto band is about to be at the top of your radar. Meet Valley » more
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Old Man Luedecke Plots Full Band Canadian Tour
Old Man Luedecke Plots Full-Band Canadian Tour The trek comes in support of his new album 'Easy Money' By Calum Slingerland Published Jun 18, 2019 Fresh off the release of new album Easy Money , Old M... more
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Sum 41 Share Sombre Piano Ballad for Single Parents Everywhere
Sum 41 Share Sombre Piano Ballad for Single Parents Everywhere "Never There" appears on the band's new album 'Order in Decline' By Josiah Hughes Next month, pop-punk survivors Sum 41 will return with ... more
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Meek Mill, Future, And Megan Thee Stallion Will Make Summer Nights Legendary On New Tour
Trey Alston 9h ago Summertime is when the fun usually starts, when the weather is warm and inviting, and there's so much to do and so many faces to see. This summer, a new tour is coming to take over ... more
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Taylor Swift Explains Why She And Katy Perry Squashed Their Beef
Brittany Vincent 8h ago For a while, it felt like this day may never come, but Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's feuds officially over. Though inklings that their messy rivalry was on its way to a close h... more
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NEW SIGNING: Notifi
Over crisp beats and dark, blitzed-out production, the Toronto auteur brings a fresh, unfiltered level of authenticity to his music. With open eyes and a bravado that leaves room for self-effacing charm Meet Notifi! » more
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Cardi B, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Eminem are all on the new Ed Sheeran album’s tracklist
music / Pop Cardi B, Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Eminem are all on the new Ed Sheeran album’s tracklist Bruno Mars, Ella Mai, Meek Mill, H.E.R., J Hus, and many more are all set for No. 6 Collaborat... more
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Leif Vollebekk Returns with 'New Ways' LP
Leif Vollebekk Returns with 'New Ways' LP Watch a video for the album track "Hot Tears" By Brock Thiessen Montreal's Leif Vollebekk is at last returning with a follow-up to his 2017 Polaris Music Priz... more
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Spotify targets “underserved markets” with FB’s Libra crypto
news Spotify targets “underserved markets” with FB’s Libra crypto Joining the Libra Association represents "an opportunity to better reach Spotify’s total addressable market", according to the stream... more
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The Beaches Share New Song "Snake Tongue"
Watch a video for the Toronto outfit`s latest now » more
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The Feldman Agency Makes Positive Strides For Future Growth in 2019 With Executive Appointments
TFA promotes Tom Kemp to Senior Vice President and Joel Baskin to Vice President among changes elevating the company and its client roster. Read » more
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LN launches accessibility initiative in Australasia
news LN launches accessibility initiative in Australasia In partnership with Dylan Alcott's Get Skilled Access, Live Nation and Ticketmaster aim to "make live more accessible and inclusive for all" B... more
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Pink shifts 1.2m tickets for European Beautiful Trauma dates
news Pink shifts 1.2m tickets for European Beautiful Trauma dates The Beautiful Trauma juggernaut rumbles on, beginning a run of 27 European dates ahead of its triumphant conclusion at the US GP in N... more
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CTS “examining implications” after EU blocks German road toll
news CTS “examining implications” after EU blocks German road toll The European Union's highest court has ruled plans to charge foreign drivers a toll to use Germany's motorways – worth €20bn to a Ev... more
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​Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Holograms Heading Out on Joint North American Tour
​Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly Holograms Heading Out on Joint North American Tour They'll stop in Hamilton and Toronto By Sarah Murphy Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly have been resurrected as holograms and ... more
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NEW SIGNING: Fade Awaays
Hot on the heels of their debut EP ‘Taste of Life’, this Toronto Garage Rock band is ready to share their rowdy live sets, sing along choruses, fuzz driven guitars, and catchy riffs with all of Canada. Meet Face Awaays » more
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Frankie Cosmos Unveil 'Close It Quietly' Album, Premiere New Song
Frankie Cosmos Unveil 'Close It Quietly' Album, Premiere New Song The band will also hit Canada on a sprawling world tour By Brock Thiessen Frankie Cosmos are headed back our way with a new album. Tit... more
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Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 13th, 2019
Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 13th, 2019 Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 13th, 2019 Jun 18, 2019 by External Source Comments Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report whic... more
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TFA`s Meghan Patrick and Tim Hicks Lead 2019 CMAOntario Awards Nominations
The Reklaws, Kira Isabella, Jessica Mitchell, James Barker Band, Eric Ethridge, and Jade Eagleson all land on this year`s nominations list. Read » more
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NEW SIGNING: Villages
Ringing like a rural anthem, the debut self-titled album from these four young Nova Scotians serves as a reminder that while it's easy to leave home, for some, it's never quite possible for that home to leave you. Meet Villages! » more
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Frankie Cosmos announce new album, share “Windows”
Frankie Cosmos announce new album, share “Windows” Close It Quietly is out in September. Share Frankie Cosmos Jackie Lee Young Frankie Cosmos will release new album Close It Quietly on September 6. In... more
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Alex Cameron announces new album Miami Memory
Alex Cameron announces new album Miami Memory “The story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary values.” Share Chris Rodes After sharing its raunchy title track last month, Alex Cameron has forma... more
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Alex Cameron Details New Album 'Miami Memory'
By Calum Slingerland Published Jun 18, 2019 Nearly two years removed from his Forced Witness album, Alex Cameron has shared the details behind a follow-up effort. Titled Miami Memory , Cameron's lates... more
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NEW SIGNING: Pkew Pkew Pkew
“On their new third album Optimal Lifestyles, this Toronto band shows off the world-weary wisdom that comes from too much drinking on your couch”. A new wave of punk existentialism Now Toronto says you need to know about. Meet Pkew Pkew Pkew! »
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BC's Cumberland Wild Gears Up for 2019 Festival
Contests BC's Cumberland Wild Gears Up for 2019 Festival Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Many Zooz, the Sorority and more will perform at the Vancouver Island event By Exclaim! Staff Vancouver Island festiv... more
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​Toronto Fringe Announces Free PS: Music Fest with No Joy, Maylee Todd, Cartel Madras
By Sarah Murphy Toronto Fringe Festival will take over the city next month, and this year's event will feature a new musical component called PS: Music Fest . The music festival will take place from a... more
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Steve Gunn Shares Two New Songs
Steve Gunn Shares Two New Songs, Adds Dates with Dinosaur Jr. The acts will hit Vancouver this fall By Calum Slingerland With already a big North American tour ahead of him, Steve Gunn has shared a pa... more
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Prism Prize Announces 2019 Top 10 Finalists
Of the Top 10 finalists, six videos feature Feldman artists. Read » more
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NEW SIGNING: Maddie Storvold
From emotive finger picking to righteous ballads, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us, and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. Meet Maddie Storvold » more
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Arkells Map Out More Canadian "Rally Cry Tour" Dates
Arkells Map Out More Canadian "Rally Cry Tour" Dates They'll play dates in Ontario and Nova Scotia this fall By Calum Slingerland Days ahead of hosting a massive summer show in Toronto , Arkells have ... more
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Young Guv Unveils New Album 'GUV I'
Young Guv Unveils New Album 'GUV I' Hear the newly shared track "Every Flower I See" By Brock Thiessen Fucked Up dude Ben Cook is returning to his Young Guv project for a new album. Called GUV I , the... more
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Australia: Elton Extends Aussie Run, U2 Adds Two; Falls Festival, Vivid Sydney
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Elton John Performing before announcing final world tour at Gotham Hall in New York. Elton John Extends Aussie Run, Opening Four Stadiums Chugg Entertainment announced June 1... more
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Wintersleep Covers Ground
On its seventh album In the Land Of, the band explores the great outdoors as well as its internal psychological land. more
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In The Wake Of The Paradigm-UTA Non-Merger
In The Wake Of The Paradigm-UTA Non-Merger 5:00 AM, Tuesday, 6/18/2019 By: Deborah Speer David McNew/Getty Images 2007 WGA In recent weeks, the live industry has witnessed one major talent agency file... more
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Devendra Banhart Unveils New Album 'Ma,' Shares "Kantori Ongaku"
Devendra Banhart Unveils New Album 'Ma,' Shares "Kantori Ongaku" He will also hit Toronto and Montreal on a North American tour By Brock Thiessen Devendra Banhart is returning with his first new album... more
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Watch Harry Styles Get Hit Right In The 1D With A Dodgeball
Patrick Hosken patrickhosken 12h ago Harry Styles released his debut (and to date, only) album a little over two years ago. Then, he popped up in the Oscar-nominated Dunkirk , went on tour with Kacey ... more
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Jesse Cook takes `big step` with PBS special
Cook, working with roadie William Went, used nine cameras to film 25 Canadian concerts to create Beyond Borders that aired on PBS stations this month. Read » more
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​Mauno Announce New Album 'Really Well,' Share "Vampire" Video
06/20 Milwaukee, WI - The Cooperage 06/22 Winnipeg, MB - ACE Art 06/24 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium 06/27 Nashville, TN - East Room 06/29 Dallas, TX - Transit Bike Co 07/02 Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie's... more
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Chelsea Wolfe Returns with New Album 'Birth of Violence'
Chelsea Wolfe Returns with New Album 'Birth of Violence' She's also mapped out an acoustic North American tour By Calum Slingerland Published Jun 18, 2019 Nearly two years removed from sharing her His... more
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Carly Rae Jepsen Announces New Album Dedicated
After a four-year wait, the E•MO•TION follow-up is out this May. Read » more
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Bonnaroo 2019 Day Four: Brandi Carlile Slays, Cardi B Rips, Phish's Epic Set
8:09 PM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Andy Gensler and Holly Gleason Brandi Carlile performs a stunning set on What Stage on June 16, 2019 at Bonnaroo, where she recalled first playing years ago in “small ro... more
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Interview: Jann Arden wants to make you cringe with her CTV show
The Calgary-born singer/songwriter talks playing a washed-up version of herself on TV, music industry sexism and rejecting labels. Read » more
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OVG Plans Arena In Milan – Venue Is Company’s First Project Outside U.S.; Live Nation Also Involved
OVG Plans Arena In Milan – Venue Is Company’s First Project Outside U.S.; Live Nation Also Involved 3:00 PM, Monday, 6/17/2019 3:00 VenuesNow Staff A rendering shows the arena as part of the Santa Giu... more
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Evenko Announces Inaugural ‘Lasso’ Montreal Country Fest For 2020
Evenko Announces Inaugural ‘Lasso’ Montreal Country Fest For 2020 4:41 Ryan Borba Evenko Lasso Montreal Independent Canadian promoter Evenko has announced a new country music festival to take place Au... more
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The Mavericks Celebrate 30 Years With A World Tour, 'Unique" Staging
The Mavericks Celebrate 30 Years With A World Tour, 'Unique" Staging 7:00 AM, Deborah Speer The Mavericks Tejano phenoms The Mavericks are celebrating their 30th year on the road, performing what's pr... more
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Comedian Rodney Carrington Signs With APA In All Areas
Comedian Rodney Carrington Signs With APA In All Areas 9:00 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Deborah Speer Corbey R. Dorsey Rodney Carrington Viaero Event Center, Kearney, Neb. Multi-talented country comedia... more
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'No One Can Touch Them In Their Field': A Look At Take That's Greatest Hits Live 2019 Tour
12:40 PM, Gideon Gottfried Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Take That Take That Take That perform on stage at the FlyDSA Arena on April 12, 2019 in Sheffield, England. Take That is in the finishing stage... more
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Taylor Swift’s ‘You Need To Calm Down’ Video Is Full Of Easter Eggs — Let’s Break Them All Down
Jordyn Tilchen 11h ago As promised, Taylor Swift dropped the highly anticipated music video for her bright and pride-filled new single, " You Need To Calm Down ," this morning (June 17) on Good Mornin... more
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Spindle Session: Craig Stickland ‘Rolling River’
Craig Stickland`s incredibly versatile range allows him to perform beautifully orchestrated pieces as demonstrated in ‘Rolling River`. Watch » more
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Bonnaroo 2019 Day Three: Jim James, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Leaving Centeroo
4:10 PM, Sunday, 6/16/2019 By: Andy Gensler and Holly Gleason Disco Inferno: Post Malone performs on What Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tenness... more
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Porter Robinson Rises To New Heights In Second Sky Fest
Porter Robinson Rises To New Heights In Second Sky Fest 11:11 PM, Sunday, 6/16/2019 11:11 PM, Sunday, 6/16/2019 By: Francisco Rendon Francisco Rendon Porter Robinson's Second Sky Fest Porter Robinson ... more
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Guns N' Roses Adds North American Fall Headlining Dates
Guns N' Roses Adds North American Fall Headlining Dates 7:27 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 7:27 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Eric Renner Brown Photo by Marc Grimwade / WireImage Guns N' Roses Legendary hard-rock... more
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Thom Yorke Announces New Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Dates
Thom Yorke Announces New Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Dates 7:56 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 7:56 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Eric Renner Brown Scott Dudelson / Getty Images Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Thom Yorke perf... more
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Shania Twain Announces New ‘Let’s Go!’ Las Vegas Residency
Shania Twain Announces New ‘Let’s Go!’ Las Vegas Residency 8:25 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 8:25 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Eric Renner Brown Samir Hussein / Getty Images Shania Twain Shania Twain performs a... more
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Megadeth Cancels Tour Plans After Dave Mustaine Is Diagnosed With Throat Cancer
Megadeth Cancels Tour Plans After Dave Mustaine Is Diagnosed With Throat Cancer 11:56 AM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Deborah Speer Rod Tanaka / www.tanakaphoto.com Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Fillmore Audito... more
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'No One Can Touch Them In Their Field': A Look At Take That's Greates Hits Live 2019 Tour
12:40 PM, Monday, 6/17/2019 By: Gideon Gottfried Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Take That Take That Take That perform on stage at the FlyDSA Arena on April 12, 2019 in Sheffield, England. Take That is ... more
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Drake Confirms the Return of OVO Fest at Toronto Raptors Championship Parade
Drake Confirms the Return of OVO Fest at Toronto Raptors Championship Parade The news comes after a morning of celebrations By Calum Slingerland Published Jun 17, 2019 After hinting at the possibility... more
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Thrush Hermit Announce `Clayton Park` 20th Anniversary Reunion Shows and Vinyl Release
Billed "Thrush Hermit Revisits Clayton Park 20 Years On," the tour will feature performances in Moncton, Halifax, Ottawa, London and Toronto. Read » more
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Nas Wrote a Kids' Book
Nas Wrote a Children's Book 'I Know I Can' takes its name from Nas' 2002 song "I Know" By Josiah Hughes Published Jun 17, 2019 Nas recently announced plans to release The Lost Tapes II for all the adu... more
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Danzig on Misfits Reunion Shows: "There's Not Gonna Be Many More of Them"
By Calum Slingerland Published Jun 17, 2019 Last week, it was reported that Glenn Danzig only reunited with the Misfits due to legal reasons , with court documents revealing the band plan to "perform ... more
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Apple Music Secures Trademark Filing in Canada for Its 'Up Next' Documentary Series - Digital Music News (0 visits)
June 17, 2019 Several years ago, Apple Music officially unveiled a ‘now-forgotten’ mini-documentary series. In an effort to place the spotlight on its then-growing indie music catalog, the monthly ser... more
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Black Mountain Hit Canada on "Horns Arising Tour"
Black Mountain Hit Canada on "Horns Arising Tour" The band will be playing Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg and more By Brock Thiessen Published Jun 17, 2019 Following a few tour dates earlier this year, B... more
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Q&A: See Tickets global CEO Rob Wilmshurst
sponsored Q&A: See Tickets global CEO Rob Wilmshurst See Tickets chief Rob Wilmshurst talks competition, secondary, festivals, Europe and how See is punching above its weight By IQ on 17 Jun 2019 Aft... more
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Alessia Cara: How I Wrote This
Singer-songwriter explains dual meaning of ‘The Pains of Growing’ ballad "A Little More". Read » more
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Wolfe Island Music Festival 2019 Gets Born Ruffians, the Sadies, NQ Arbuckle
Wolfe Island Music Festival 2019 Gets Born Ruffians, the Sadies, NQ Arbuckle Jim Bryson, Ice Cream and Charlotte Cornfield will also perform By Sarah Murphy Published Jun 17, 2019 Following its Winter... more
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Calgary-Based Rap Duo Cartel Madras Sign to Sub Pop
By Josiah Hughes Published Jun 17, 2019 Madras-born, Calgary-based rappers Contra and Eboshi Ramesh have been impressing audiences with their Cartel Madras project for the last year, and now they'll r... more