The just-announced lineup for the blockbuster Quebec City Summer Festival includes The Weeknd, CBC's Searchlight names the ten finalists, and Field Trip ditches Nestle. Also in the news are SXSW, CMPA, MerleFest, BreakOut West, Music Moves Me, Fred Turner, Vans Warped Tour, Bender, and Andrew Rathbun, plus farewells to Craig Mack, Nokie Edwards, and Ken Dodd.
The Canadian Music Publishers Association is actively pumping Canadian songwriter profiles abroad and the upshot is foreign revenue for domestic writers is ballooning.
Making the news today are Leonard Cohen, the CMPA Create initiative, Neon Dreams, Caribbean hurricane relief, Hey Ocean!, SOCAN, Jack De Keyzer, and Johnny Sandlin.
The federal government wants to overhaul the Copyright Board and is asking stakeholders for ideas that can be submitted now through until Sept. 29.