1. Allan Reid, Newly Appointed Head of Canada's Recording Academy, Talks Junos

    January 28, 2015 5:35 PM EST Allan Reid has been a towering, affable presence in the Canadian music industry for over 25 years. The newly named president and CEO of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), based in Toronto, Reid was behind contracts with artists such as Jann Arden , Sam Roberts…

  2. Feist Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 25, 2012 12:10 PM EDT 'Metals' wins Canadian award for album of the year, besting full-lengths by Drake, Grimes, Japandroids. Feist's fourth album "Metals" earned the singer-songwriter the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, given to the best album of the year by a Canadian musician, which was…

  3. Polaris Music Prize Shortlist: Drake, Feist, Japandroids in Running

    July 17, 2012 4:55 PM EDT Drake , Grimes , Japandroids , Feist , Handsome Furs and Kathleen Edwards were among the ten artists short-listed for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, which recognizes "the best" Canadian album of the year as determined by more 200 members of the Canadian music media. The announcement…

  4. Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced: Radiohead, Phish, Chili Peppers Headlining

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM EST Radiohead , Phish , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the reunited Beach Boys will head to Manchester, Tenn. this June for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The initial lineup for the annual festival, which takes place from June 7-10 this year, was announced on Tuesday (Feb. 14).…

  5. Bon Iver, Alicia Keys to Collaborate

    February 02, 2012 9:14 PM EST Bon Iver 's Justin Vernon might be indie rock's busiest performer. The Grammy-nominated musician, whose past collaborations range from Kanye West to the National to Kathleen Edwards (whom he joined for a World Cafe performance this week), is about to add another: Alicia Keys . The…

  6. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Woes, Linkin Park's Secret Show

    July 05, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber's Vanity Fair Cover Lowest Seller in 12 Years Justin Bieber may have more than 10 million Twitter followers, and a hit with his documentary "Never Say Never" -- but that doesn't…

  7. DMB, Wilco, Panic Set For 10,000 Lakes Fest

    January 21, 2009 1:16 PM EST Dave Matthews Band, Wilco and Widespread Panic will headline the seventh 10,000 Lakes Festival, to be held July 22-25 at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Also on the bill are Umphrey's McGee, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Railroad Earth, Tea Leaf Green, Junior Brown, WookieFoot…

  8. Caribou's 'Andorra' Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize. Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson gets back to his brand of traditional country, the Black Crowes unveil their first new album in more than seven years, Michael McDonald scores again by showing his "soul" and AB Quintanil The debut album from Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan's Gutter Twins, "…

  10. New Kathleen Edwards Album Due In March

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4 via Zoe/Rounder, was produced by the songwriter herself... Kathleen Edwards will release her first album in three years come March. "Asking for Flowers," due March 4…

  11. Doe Back From The 'Wilderness' On New Album

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wilderness": he didn't give himself a choice. John Doe figured out a unique way to finish his forthcoming solo album, "A Year in the Wilderness": he didn't give himself a…

  12. Petty, Morrison, Nelson Top 'Austin City Limits' Bill

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those lined up to play the 2006 Austin City Limits Festival. The Sept. 15-17 event will present 130 artists on eight Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack and Gnarls Barkley are among those…

  13. ON TV

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 17 “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Jamie Foxx (also scheduled: Jeff Bridges). “My Music Mix,” Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sara Evans “VH1 News Presents: Blackmail,” VH1 Featured artist(s):…

  14. Crowe Finalizes 'Elizabethtown' Soundtrack

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. The full track list has been confirmed for the soundtrack to "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new film. Due Sept. 13 via…

  15. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  16. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  17. Edwards Plots North American Tour

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." Kathleen Edwards has confirmed dates for a North American tour in support of her Zoe/Rounder sophomore album, "Back to Me." The trek will kick off…

  18. Lineup Set For Glastonbury Festival

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, to be held June 24-26. Veteran artists Brian Wilson, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello are a Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and the White Stripes are among the headline acts at the U.K.&…

  19. Back to Me

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards delivers "Back to Me," a gorgeous collection that is equal parts country and rock, joy and (more often than not Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer…

  20. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (4 of 4)

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Willy Mason, Kathleen Edwards, L'Altra and M.I.A Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's…

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