Ottawa’s Tribe Royal Playing Hometown Gig at Babylon

Fri Nov 23, 2018

Ottawa’s Tribe Royal have had an incredible 2018, and what better way to be closing out a successful year than by performing in your hometown with family, friends and fans.

November 30, 2018, Tribe Royal is set to take the stage with special guests Drae & Six Points North.

The year was definitely one that had this local Canadian band garnering attention worldwide. First on the agenda was going to the legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama studio, The Nutthouse (engineered by Jimmy Nutt himself) work with legendary producer, Norbert Putnam. Putnam, who has a credit list a mile long brought out the best in the band, producing a Double A side release of Holding On listen here https://youtu.be/uNRGrysoPq0 and Good to Me listen here https://youtu.be/qz_LraJXxf0).

Jennifer Lopez releases Limitless from New Film Second Act

Fri Nov 23, 2018

The multiplatinum-selling recording artist, actress, producer and entertainer JENNIFER LOPEZ shares a new anthem entitled “LIMITLESS” from her forthcoming film, Second Act from STXfilms – HERE via Sony Music Masterworks.

Second Act opens in theaters nationwide on December 21 with “Limitless” emphasizing the powerful message of the movie – the only thing stopping you is you.

“LIMITLESS” spotlights Lopez’s instantly recognizable show-stopping voice and undeniable charisma. Penned by Sia, “Limitless” is song with soaring vocals and music that delivers a timely, empowering, and inspiring message.

Publicist Sarah French Awarded Keeping The Blues Alive Award from The Blues Foundation

Fri Nov 16, 2018

Sarah French, a long-time supporter of Canadian blues & roots artists is pleased to announce that she will be awarded the Keeping the Blues Alive Award from Memphis-based, world-renowned Blues Foundation in January 2019. French is the 13th Canadian recipient of the KBA since the award’s inception in 1981.

French, 40, started her boutique publicity agency, Sarah French Publicity as a part-time venture a decade ago with one client, a handful of contacts and the support of her mentor, Richard Flohil. Since then she has grown the company to become one of the busiest blues & roots publicity agencies in Canada. “I am honoured and extremely grateful to The Blues Foundation and all involved for this award,” she says. “I am also eternally thankful to Richard Flohil, Derek Andrews, Holger Petersen, The Toronto Blues Society, my friends & family, and the scores of musicians and record labels who have supported me and given me the opportunity to do what I love for a living.”

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Taking Back Sunday Commemorate Their 20TH Anniversary

Fri Nov 16, 2018

Taking Back Sunday has unveiled the track listing and format details for their 20-year anniversary compilation, Twenty. The 21-song collection will be released on January 11, 2019, and spans all seven of their full-length albums; 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, 2004’s Where You Want To Be, 2006’s Louder Now, 2009’s New Again, 2011’s Taking Back Sunday, 2014’s Happiness Is and 2016’s Tidal Wave.

The set also features two new studio recordings, All Ready To Go and A Song For Dan, tracks which hint at the direction that Taking Back Sunday are heading in the coming years. Available via Craft Recordings, Twenty will be released on CD, digital, and a 2-LP gatefold vinyl package. The album can be pre-ordered now, with an instant grat of All Ready To Go available on November 19th.

Bob Lefsetz and Jason Flom Announce 'No Holds Barred' Tour

Fri Oct 05, 2018

Music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz and outspoken veteran music industry executive Jason Flom have joined forces for a live show set to hit the road for a limited run of dates this October.

Lefsetz, who is known across the music industry for his regularly published “Lefsetz Letter,” which is always packed with colourful and often illuminating music biz commentary, as well as his podcast “The Lefsetz Podcast,” has described the show as a an opportunity to “get up close and personal with personalities who refuse to hold back and will speak the truth about not only the music business, but politics and law.”

Brad and Kimberly Paisley Giving Back Brick by Brick

Fri Oct 05, 2018

Country singer Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have teamed with Belmont University to open The Store, a modern version of a food pantry that is set up like a free grocery store.

“This is a grocery store with dignity for people who have fallen on hard times,” said Paisley, president of The Store’s board of trustees. “All of us are one unforeseen disaster away from rock bottom. It’s nice to think about a place where when that happens to someone, they can use it to get back on their feet.”

Located at 2005 12th Ave. S. next to Belmont University’s Ministry Center, The Store will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and other organizations to provide both fresh and nonperishable groceries to individuals and families in need for one year. Customers will be referred by nonprofit and government agencies. The nonprofit has an initial goal to serve 3,000 people per year.

Foster & The Pranksters are as "Live As It Gets"

Fri Oct 05, 2018

There are legendary days in every band’s history, and nothing could be truer than Saturday, July 28th, 2018 and its resulting 12-hour ‘one-take’ recording session for New Jersey-based rap garage rock collective Foster & The Pranksters.

The results produced the group’s freshest single, “Live As It Gets [Prankster Remix featuring Royce Da 5’9]”, as well as their newest EP, La Honda — available now!

Equally influenced by hip-hop heavyweights like Kanye West and The Roots, and rock icons like The Strokes, Jimi Hendrix, and The White Stripes, Foster & The Pranksters — including Foster the Prankster (vocals), Mike Chowanec (guitar), Steve Padelski (bass), and Chris Stadler (drums) — create a sound that feels familiar, yet completely original, all at once.

Upcoming Montreal Show With Kllo At Theatre Fairmount On October 27

Fri Oct 05, 2018

Montreal producer, singer & songwriter, Genevieve Ryan Martel, who performs under the moniker, RYAN Playground, has released her highly-anticipated debut album titled, 16/17, today on Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. The album includes stunning singles, Pie In The Sky (feat. Robert Robert) and Empty Pool, featuring acclaimed New Zealand artist, Lontalius.

Birds of Bellwoods Announce New LP Victoria

Fri Sep 21, 2018

Toronto-based alt-rock outfit, Birds of Bellwoods, are thrilled to announce the release details of their highly-anticipated debut LP, Victoria. Out on October 19th via eOne, Victoria invites listeners to join the band’s high-energy musical parade built on honest, emotive songwriting and laced with sweet, sticky hooks. Listeners can pre-order/pre-save the album digitally here. CD and Vinyl copies of the album will be available for purchase as well.

“In a lot of ways, when we finished Victoria we saw for the first time the combined weight of our lives so far,” the band reflects. “Years of love, fear, hope, and doubt made into a celebration. I'm moving on. I love you. I'm getting older and I'm scared. Some of these songs started more than five years ago. Some were created much faster, late in the recording process. Victoria is a time capsule, as all albums are. A span of youth. And we are excited to share it with you.”

Girl Pow-R Nominated For Best New Group At 2018 Niagara Music Awards

Fri Sep 21, 2018

“One amazing message: Empowering girls to become the best versions of themselves.”

The girls stuck to their Canadian roots with the video for“Stronger Than Yesterday” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UolYm0SnbH0). It was filmed in 6 different Ontario locations and the girls toldCeleb Secrets (http://celebsecrets.com/girl-pow-r-spreads-self-confidence-with-new-son…) exclusively; “Filming our music video was a very fun and amazing experience. We had multiple clothing changes, performed our choreography that we do when we are on tour, did a live performance where we played our instruments and sang, used this really cool white bridge that connects two parts of the city, and more!”

Brooklyn Indie-Pop Group, St. Lucia Kicks Off U.S.Tour

Fri Sep 21, 2018

Today, Brooklyn indie-pop group, St. Lucia, has released their third album, Hyperion, via Columbia Records. The 11-track LP features previously released tracks, A Brighter Love, Paradise Is Waiting, and lead single, Walking Away. See full tracklisting below. Produced by Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode) and mixed by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Oasis), Hyperion is available HERE.

I just feel like so much of the music that’s ‘big’ these days is made in a very cynical way,” says frontman Jean-Philip Grobler, “I wanted to try and make something that aims high in every possible aspect of the music: it’s personal, it’s big, it’s ambitious, it’s very much ‘me’ and ‘us’, but it’s also made to connect with people.”

Peter Rowan Stanley’s Eyes

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Peter Rowan is a genuine, modern country music great, a guy with one foot in the hallowed past shared with his days as a Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boy, and the other always poised to step ahead, with the likes of his remarkable forays into ‘Crucial Country,’ alongside Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Larry ATTAMATUIK, and the much- loved tracks, ‘Moonlight Midnight,’  ‘Free Mexican Airforce’ and ‘Panama Red,’ the latter a track he wrote way back when and which he laughs about when I suggest it must be a nice pension-pot to fall back on:

“I never made a dime from that song. It was just the way it worked at the time,” he shrugs with a shake of the head.

Ole Wins 12th Consecutive Music Publishing Company of the Year at the CCMAs

Fri Sep 14, 2018

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On September 10, ole, the world's fastest-growing independent music publishing and rights management company, is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Music Publishing Company of the Year’ for an unprecedented twelfth consecutive time at the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Gala Dinner & Awards held Saturday Night in Hamilton, Ontario

“ole is proud of the accomplishments of our Staff, Songwriters and Artists, and thanks the CCMA community for their support,” commented Robert Ott, ole’s CEO.

During Sunday night’s televised awards show, ole songwriter, Meghan Patrick, repeated her 2017 win for ‘Female Artist of the Year’, and ole’s brother and sister songwriting duo, The Reklaws, received the ‘SiriusXM Rising Star’ award.

In addition, “Chills” by the James Barker Band and co-written by ole songwriter Gavin Slate was awarded both ‘Single of the Year’ and ‘Top Selling Canadian Single of the Year’ over the course of the two festive evenings.

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express Announce 2018 Tour Dates

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Barney Bentall is taking The Cariboo Express back on the road, announcing 11 shows for November — including a three-night run at the Charlie White Theatre in Sidney, BC.

Recently nominated for a 2018 Western Canadian Music Alliance Community Excellence Award, Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express will continue to use this, their 13th annual tour, to benefit local charities. The initiative has raised more than $1.4 million over the years and counting. This year’s tour will benefit the Empress Theatre Society, Friends of Children, CKUA, Classroom Champions, Saanich Peninsula Lions, Salt Spring Community Services, Nanaimo Region John Howard Society, and the Potluck Café Society.

Megan Bonnell Kicks Off Western Canadian Tour With Great Lake Swimmers

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell will be joining The Once for the Eastern leg of their upcoming Canadian tour (dates can be found below). This Thursday she joins Great Lake Swimmers on the Western leg of their Canadian tour, as both support and a backing vocalist. She'll be bringing her third full-length album, Separate Rooms, released April 6 on Cadence Music. Full details about the tour can be found below and at http://meganbonnellmusic.com/tour-dates/.

Stone Temple Pilots And Seether Announce Co-Headline Tour In Canada

Fri Sep 07, 2018

Stone Temple Pilots and Seether have announced a co-headline tour, along with special guests, Default and Age of Days, in Canada – kicking off October 23rd in Penticton, BC.

With over 50 million albums sold, Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene in 1992 with their raucous debut, Core. A breakout success, the album peaked #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and dominated radio waves with hits like Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, and the Grammy-Award winning, Plush. STP founding members, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, Eric Kretz, along with new lead vocalist, Jeff Gutt, released their seventh studio album, Stone Temple Pilots (2018), and just wrapped the Rev 3 tour to rave reviews. The Atlanta Journal Constitution said, “STP made the comeback they’ve been trying for,” and DC Music Review stated, “The band was tighter than ever.”  

Headstones Reissue Picture of Health to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Fri Sep 07, 2018

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Headstones' critically-acclaimed debut album Picture of Health and to celebrate, they will be re-issuing the album on October 26 via Cadence Recordings.

Headstones will also be heading on the road this fall for the official Picture of Health Tour, playing this seminal album from front to back live, as well as your favourite hits! They will be bringing along The Matchstick Skeletons to open each show. Fans will also have access to the VIP Fan Experience Upgrade Package at each show - learn more here.

Tribe Royal About to Hit Sweden’s Live at Heart Festival

Fri Aug 31, 2018

It has been a whirlwind year for Ottawa’s Tribe Royal, the new band with a vintage sound.

Teaming up in early January with Toronto’s marketing and strategy company, EMG, was the beginning of what was to be several life-changing events. In February, Tribe Royal played to a full house at Babylon nightclub, a well-known music haunt, more than six months removed from their headline show in their hometown. In June of this year, they returned to the scene with an opening show with Australian reggae-rockers Ocean Alley at The 27 Club thanks to SpectraSonic.

A few months into the year, discussions started with the exciting news that the legendary producer Norbert Putnam (Joan Baez, Dan Fogelberg, Kris Kristofferson, Mickey Newbury and Jimmy Buffett to name a few) was interested in doing a two-song production in Muscle Shoals at the famous NuttHouse Recording Studio. 

Canadian Country Star Gord Bamford Announces Honkytonks and Dive Bar Tour

Fri Aug 31, 2018

Today, Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford, announced he is returning to his performing roots to celebrate the release of his latest single "Dive Bar", with the Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour. Beginning in Calgary, AB on October 17 the tour will hit 29 Canadian cities from coast to coast, giving fans the chance to see one of Canada’s biggest Country music superstars in an intimate setting, at their favourite local bars and honkytonks.

"’Honkytonks and dive bars are where I cut my teeth in this business and fell in love with country music and performing. It’s where I feel right at home,” said Gord Bamford. “I'm looking forward to getting back to my roots where it all began. Make sure to grab your tickets fast cause it's gonna be a party!”

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