The secret of the roots magazine's success lies in the fact that Edmonton’s Roddy Campbell is a businessman as much as he is an intensely-focused fan of folk and roots music. Plus, he’s got a firm grasp on his audience, and he lives to tell them all he knows about the subject.
The media is barking up the wrong tree as fans continue to stand by their band. The verdict is until proven guilty this is a tour that is on a roll and thrilling fans.
Fans weigh in on Hedley's status on Facebook and the range of opinion is all over the place but the shows are selling out, the audiences are engaging on social media and 10 days into the controversy the police have not laid a single charge. Rock & roll was spawned by booze, broads and sinful ways. That has now all changed. What will become of R&R?
Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.
Hollywood’s latest Marvel comic books action flick Black Panther is poised to have a super-sized box-office return and its accompanying soundtrack, featuring big singles from Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd, shoots into 1st place on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart in its first week of release.
The long-awaited video, released Friday morning, showcases the Toronto native’s giving spree in the city earlier this month. “The budget for this video was $996,631. 90,” the opening title card says. “We gave it all away. Don’t tell the label.”
Phil and Leonard’s groundbreaking ‘50s Chicago label imprint (heralded by their surname), Chess Records, provides the fixings for Elise LeGrow’s debut album that puts a new spin on standards by such greats as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and The Moonglows.
Defamed by tornado-strength, mostly anonymous allegations and innuendo of sexual impropriety on social media this week, Hedley’s band camp is fast falling apart in the early stage of a national arena tour that was expected to be a sinfully profitable affair.
In the space of four days, pop quartet Hedley has gone from being poster boys for homegrown Canadian stardom to outcasts on a tour that is fighting a backlash.
On Thursday the longstanding Calgary morning man announced his retirement on-air and his off-beat humour and goodwill in the community made his announcement big news in Stampede City.
The cuts across the country will be tied to traditional TV production staff positions. Despite the changes, Sr. VP Troy Reeb confirmed that the network will not be producing less content or fewer hours of television news.
The allegations first became public on Monday after a Twitter user who goes by the name of @_cndnpsycho began sharing screenshots of conversations with anonymous people who allege they are victims.