Jann Arden and Bob Rock will co-host and perform at the Junos Songwriters Circle, and the very funny Jessi Cruickshank returns as host of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards. Also in the news are Canadian acts heading to SXSW, a Juno sold for charity, Chris Blackwell, Bob Marley songs, ImprovLab, and farewells to Edwin Hawkins, Myles Hunter, and Dolores O'Riordan.
Brian Robertson, Jay Switzer and Jann Arden are three of eight music industry notables announced as new appointments to the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette.
In today's roundup, a pioneering digital currency scheme allows fans to purchase a piece of a song. Other topics include a rating of singing drummers, a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure, Johnny Hallyday's mass funeral, and Neil Young's massive archives.
This year's Grammy noms list shows that the Academy is now recognising the impact of hip-hop. Also in today's headlines, Jimmy Iovine, Steve Earle, Jann Arden, R. Kelly, Gorillaz, Andy Shauf, A Tribe Called Red, Come From Away, and The Beaches.
The songs surgeons play while working in the operating room make our roundup of headlines, alongside Jann Arden's new memoir, the Doctor Who theme, and dance music in outer space.