1. Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin Pay Tribute to Guy Clark

    November 14, 2011 2:15 PM EST He's one of the most revered writers to ever roam Music City, and the cream of the musical crop will be paying tribute to the great Guy Clark with the release of "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark." "Guy's songs are literature," says Lyle Lovett,…

  2. Arcade Fire & the Weeknd Lead Polaris Prize Nominees, Founder Comments on Picks

    July 07, 2011 1:10 PM EDT Yesterday (July 6), the short list of nominees for the coveted Polaris Music Prize, an award that honors the best album of the year made by a Canadian artist, were officially announced. The list of albums includes Destroyer's acclaimed "Kaputt," Arcade Fire's grammy…

  3. Arcade Fire, Neil Young, the Weeknd Among Polaris Prize Nominees

    June 16, 2011 4:31 PM EDT Arcade Fire , Neil Young , the Weeknd , Colin Stetson , Ron Sexsmith and Black Mountain are among the 40 artists that made the 2011 Polaris Music Prize long list, revealed today (June 16) at a press conference in Toronto hosted by CBC Radio's Grant Lawrence. The winner will be debated…

  4. Ron Sexsmith Premiere: Watch a Clip From His 'Love Shines' Documentary

    March 15, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is the subject of a new documentary titled "Love Shines," and Billboard.com has an exclusive clip from the film. Watch below. In the clip, Sexsmith records his song "Love Shines" with mega-producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon…

  5. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  6. Elvis Costello's Live Series Continues With 'Hollywood High'

    December 09, 2009 4:15 PM EST E lvis Costello 's second release in his "The Costello Show" live performance series will be "Live at Hollywood High," a complete 20-song concert recording from June, 1978. The album, which includes 11 previously unreleased tracks performed by Costello and his band…

  7. Neil Young Tribute Set For Vancouver Winter Olympics

    December 02, 2009 12:02 PM EST Members of Broken Social Scene , Iron & Wine , Sun Kil Moon , Ron Sexsmith and Joan As Police Woman are among the artists confirmed to appear at a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young as part of the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics. The event will be held Feb. 18 at the city'…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beck and Danger Mouse make a lean and mean psychedelic opus, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. presses on with his solo career and Imani Coppola gets back to pop with Little Jackie in this week's H A collaborative album from Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson, "Two Men With the…

  9. Sexsmith Plots His 'Exit Strategy'

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his tenth album, "Exit Strategy of the Soul," on July 8 via Yep Roc. Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his tenth album, "Exit Strategy of the Soul," on July 8 via Yep Roc. The 14-track set was produced…

  10. Feist Forward

    April 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die," Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist realized she had really just been making "baby steps toward an undetermined future." So ra After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die…

  11. Feist Forward: Canadian Singer/Songwriter Gets Major Push

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die," Canadian singer/songwriter Leslie Feist realized she had really just been making "baby steps toward an undetermined future." So ra After two years of touring in support of her 2004 album "Let It Die…

  12. Spoon, New Pornographers Rock The 'River'

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have signed on for the summer-long River to River concert series in New York. Acts like Spoon, Booker T. & the MGs, Drive-By Truckers, the New Pornographers and Sharon…

  13. Sexsmith, Donovan Set For Sundance Showcases

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of the artists bringing music to next month's Sundance Film Festival, where organizers will hold a series of concerts Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ron Sexsmith, Cash/Case, Apple

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith has signed a U.S. deal with Ironworks Music, owned by Keifer Sutherland and Jude Cole, for his latest album, "Time Being." Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith has signed a U.S. deal with Ironworks Music, owned by Keifer Sutherland and Jude…

  15. McKay Rears Her 'Head' On Own Label

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More than nine months after its originally scheduled release via Columbia, Nellie McKay's sophomore album, "Pretty Little Head," will finally arrive Oct. 31 on her own Hungry Mouse label. More than nine months after its originally scheduled release via Columbia, Nellie McKay&…

  16. Feist Keeps Touring, Plots Next Album

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST For more than two years, Calgary native/Paris resident Leslie Feist has been touring behind her debut Cherry Tree/Interscope album, "Let It Die." For more than two years, Calgary native/Paris resident Leslie Feist has been touring behind her debut Cherry Tree/Interscope album, "…

  17. M.I.A., MC5 To Visit New York's SummerStage

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. M.I.A., the MC5 and Coheed & Cambria are among the acts confirmed to play free shows as part of New York's Central Park SummerStage. The…

  18. Avril Takes Juno Hat-Trick

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno Awards, held last night (April 3) at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. Lavigne, who is currently on tour in the Far East, won artist of With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno…

  19. Out Past the Lights

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn-by-way-of-Austin songsmith Ana Egge emerges from opening-act status for the likes of Shawn Colvin and Ron Sexsmith to deserving headliner with her fourth CD, "Out Past the Lights," a breakout Brooklyn-by-way-of-Austin songsmith Ana Egge emerges from opening-act status for…

  20. Ghosts

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Irishman Mark Geary, a recent finalist in Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series (of which Billboard is a sponsor), offers an outstanding sophomore release in "Ghosts." His obscuri New York-based Irishman Mark Geary, a recent finalist in Disc Makers'…

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