Canadian

New Music Nation Lives!

New Music Nation will premiere online today at Noon eastern. And it will feature independent artists and their music videos, with emphasis on the Canadian industry, so don’t forget to tune in.

Canada Post Celebrates Juno’s 50th

Canada Post has released a series of stamps celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Juno Awards, which will air on June 6th, 2021 on CBC TV, CBC GEM, CBC Radio One and globally on CBCmusic.ca/junos.

Ed The Sock Returns With New Channel

2019 Canada’s Walk Of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to hard rock trio Triumph, comedian Will Arnett, children’s television personality Mr. Dressup, NHL hockey player Mark Messier and entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den co-host Jim Treliving.

The main event will occur on Saturday, November 23rd and addition information on Canada’s Walk Of Fame can be found on their official site.


Triumph is one of my very favourite Canadian hard rock bands from the 70’s and 80’s and I highly recommend their Greatest Hits CD/DVD, which is available from amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.


Au Revoir MusiquePlus

Quebecois music video broadcaster MusiquePlus will go off air in August.

This is one the channels I use to watch alternatively with Much Music in the 80’s and 90’s, which introduced me to francophone rock and pop from Quebec/Canada, France and Belgium, through music videos and live performances.

Unfortunately, like most music channels they started diversifying their content in the late 90’s, slowly leaving music videos behind and i’ve stopped watching it because it had been flooded with “reality” programs.

When Youtube came along in 2005, this was the beginning of the end for these stations, the coup de grace being Vevo, which came online in December 2009.

I will miss it, especially Claude Rajote’s “Le Cimetière des CD”, one of the channel’s longest running music critique program.

Riddle

Who wears sunglasses at night and is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this year?

Starting on May 31st, Corey Hart is will be touring Canada with Glass Tiger to promote their latest albums.