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Half Moon Run, Hunter Brothers and more to perform at 2020 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards

Country star Brett Kissel and CBC Music's Amanda Parris will host.

City and Colour, Alexandra Stréliski and more set to perform at the 2020 Juno Awards

The Junos will air live from Saskatoon on Sunday, March 15.

5 big takeaways from Justin Bieber's Changes

The Canadian pop star is back with his first album in 5 years.

Here are the Canadians to be featured at the Metropolitan Opera next season

Joshua Hopkins, Étienne Dupuis and Gerald Finley will sing title roles.

Lights and q's Tom Power to host the 2020 Juno Songwriters' Circle

Performers include Tim Baker, Nuela Charles, Aaron Goodvin and more.

'It was my best friend': Angela Hewitt devastated by destruction of her piano

Accidentally dropped by movers, her Fazioli concert grand is not salvageable.

Telling Justin Bieber's story: a 'wildly time-consuming' effort, says docuseries director

Justin Bieber: Seasons is now the most-viewed YouTube original video ever.

The New Pornographers censor their band name for kids' T-shirt

The News Photographers, anyone?

The 2020 Juno nominations, by the numbers

A closer look reveals that Ontario artists and men still dominate.

Alessia Cara to host the 2020 Juno Awards

The 23-year-old pop star will take the stage for the March 15 broadcast.

Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men open Grammys with emotional Kobe Bryant tribute

The NBA legend and his daughter died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

'She just kicks so much butt': the Dead South cover Anne Murray

The Juno Award-winning band braves 'Could I Have This Dance' at its Junos 365 session.

'Je t'aime maman': Céline Dion pays tribute to her late mother with emotional cover

The Canadian star performed Judy Garland's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.'

'I like a challenge': Haviah Mighty covers Tegan and Sara's 'Closer'

The Polaris Prize-winning rapper does a bold new take on the pop hit for her Junos 365 session.

Neil Peart, drummer of Rush, has died

He was considered one of the greatest rock drummers of his generation.

Patti Smith delivers gorgeous cover of Neil Young's 'After the Gold Rush'

The iconic singer-songwriter was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.

'Love you Gord': F--ked Up covers the Tragically Hip's 'In View'

The single was released on an exclusive 7" last year, and is now available online.

Shawn Mendes joins growing list of celebrities donating to Australian wildfire relief

The Canadian pop star and his recently launched foundation will pledge donations to 3 organizations.

Why you should be paying attention to composer Hildur Guðnadóttir right now

The Icelandic musician scored 2 of 2019's most successful projects: Joker and Chernobyl.

Justin Bieber returns with Yummy new single

The Canadian pop star is gearing up for a busy year that includes new music, a tour and a docu-series.

Alanis Morissette announces new album, hear lead single 'Reasons I Drink'

Such Pretty Forks in the Road will be released on May 1, 2020.

2020 Juno Awards: tickets go on sale this week

The year's largest celebration of Canadian music will take place on Sunday, March 15, in Saskatoon.

Kanye West announces his 1st-ever opera, Nebuchadnezzar

The project will debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Nov. 24

Drake mysteriously delivers flowers in Toronto to tease More Life Growth Co.

Those are some fancy greenhouses in the rapper's recent Instagram post.

Enjoy this fun arrangement of Mozart's Queen of the Night aria — with costume changes

Montreal's Pentaèdre Wind Quintet teamed up with Shoot Studio to create this stunning video.

Musicians band together to boycott Amazon over ties to ICE

Hundreds of artists are speaking out after Amazon announced its inaugural music festival.

Watch the Jagged Little Pill musical cast perform Alanis Morissette's hit, 'Head Over Feet'

Jagged Little Pill will make its Broadway debut next month.

Justin Bieber becomes first artist to reach No. 1 on these 7 Billboard charts

His latest collaboration with Dan + Shay has secured him a top spot on the country charts.

New Neil Young and Crazy Horse movie trailer reveals intense recording sessions

See how the rockers created their upcoming album, Colorado.

'It sells records': Drake and his dad clash over absentee father claims in lyrics

The Toronto rapper fired back on social media after Dennis Graham's latest radio interview.

Watch Choir! Choir! Choir!'s powerful performance with Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland

Together, they performed 'People Have the Power' in New York City.

Céline Dion returns with 3 new songs: listen

The Canadian icon's new album comes out Nov. 15.

Haviah Mighty wins the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

The Toronto rapper is the first hip hop artist to win the $50,000 grand prize.

Helen Reddy and the original feminist anthem: new film will share untold story

I Am Woman made its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

'It's taken me years to bounce back': Justin Bieber opens up about struggles with stardom

The Canadian pop star also looks back at how fame at a young age drove him to drugs.

Shawn Mendes launches new foundation to encourage his young fans to promote positive change

The Shawn Mendes Foundation has already raised over $1 million.

Watch Partner transform into a prog-rock force on its cover of Rush's 'Limelight'

'We love you, Rush. You seem like the coolest people ever.'

The only known soundtrack by John Coltrane was for a Quebec film — and now you can listen to it

The legendary saxophonist recorded the music for filmmaker Gilles Groulx's Le chat dans le sac 55 years ago.

Alessia Cara's impression of Alanis Morissette is pretty spot-on: watch

The Canadian singer nails the Wheel of Impressions on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Is Drake's new Beatles tattoo an ode or insult to the British rockers?

The Toronto rapper shattered 2 of the band's Billboard records last year.

Watch Johnny Orlando take on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'

The 16-year-old performed the hit with Hayden Summerall and Jacob Sartorius at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

Denzel Curry feat. F--ked Up, Carly Rae Jepsen, Garçons and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are four fresh tracks from Canadian artists.
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Shad, Pup, Marie Davidson and more to perform at 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala

9 of this year's nominees will take the stage.

Tegan and Sara's new song 'I'll be Back Someday' is today's required listening

The Canadian duo's new album revisits songs the sisters wrote in high school.

Robbie Robertson returns with new album, Sinematic

You can hear lead single 'I Hear You Paint Houses' now.

Watch Walk Off the Earth celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with new cover

The Canadian band takes on the Police's 'Walking on the Moon.'

Meet the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

These Canadian musicians will vie for the $50,000 grand prize.

Neil Young and Bob Dylan sing together for first time in 25 years

Watch the 2 perform 'Will the Circle be Unbroken' at their co-headlining show in Ireland.

Listen to Justin Bieber hop on Billie Eilish's hit song 'Bad Guy'

'Anything is possible,' exclaims Bieber superfan, Eilish.

Which one is more energizing: coffee or music?

Taking a deeper look at how the brain processes both.

Lizzo is here to remind you why Nickelback is great

Listen up, Nickelback haters!
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Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled — here's everything that went wrong

It's been four months of setbacks, drop outs and drama.

Daniel Caesar's back with a surprise new album featuring Brandy, Pharrell, more

Case Study 01 comes just months after the Toronto singer's first Grammy win.

Feist launches new storytelling podcast called Pleasure Studies

'Hard times are made harder by hiding out in that feeling that we're alone. This podcast seeks to look at how we're not.'

'I'm rooting for you': Shawn Mendes reflects on 5 years of success in heartfelt message

The Canadian pop star first started posting covers on YouTube in 2014.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Masked country crooner Orville Peck is excited to see the genre embrace 'new perspectives'

The up-and-comer discusses what it means to break down country barriers in 2019.

'Was it a dream?': Drake, Shania Twain and more Canadian musicians react to Raptors win

All of Canada was watching on Thursday night, including the country's biggest artists.

Drake's 'God's Plan' reaches 1 billion YouTube views

The Toronto rapper joins an elite club of musicians who have multiple billion-plus-viewed videos.
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Joni Mitchell among artists who lost master recordings in 2008 Universal Studios fire

A new report reveals more damage in the accident than expected.

Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week

Pop bangers, sex songs, breakup songs and summer anthems to add to your playlist right now.

Expect a symphony of bids as Beethoven's hair gets put up for auction

The strands date back to 1826.

Vancouver's Chor Leoni has won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence

'A testament to the choir’s ability to connect,' says artistic director Erick Lichte.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Philadelphia Orchestra receives $55 million donation

'Words are simply not enough to express my heartfelt gratitude,' says the Canadian conductor

Watch 9 Yukon acts perform throughout CBC North's basement in new film

Beneath the Broadcast aims to capture 'the experience of living and creating art in the Yukon.'

Jean-Michel Blais receives honourable mention from Cannes Soundtrack

The Quebec pianist composed the music for Xavier Dolan's film Matthias et Maxime.

Smash Mouth sparks all-star beef with Drake over upcoming NBA finals

The California band is telling the Toronto rapper to 'sit the FCK down.'

The best moments from the 2019 CBC Music Festival

Rain caused a brief evacuation, but the show went on.

Walk off the Earth dedicates new song to Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor

The band says writing this track was 'a therapeutic process.'

Everything you need to know about the 2019 CBC Music Festival

From set times to food trucks, all your festival questions can be answered here.

Here's your first look at the Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen documentary

The trailer includes archival footage of the couple.

Prepare yourself for the wonderful weirdness of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran's 'I Don't Care' video

Its wacky mix of animation and sloppy green-screen editing will not be to everyone's taste.
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Karina Canellakis conducts unrehearsed Tchaikovsky after OSM soloist Daniil Trifonov suddenly falls ill

A stressful debut for the star conductor, but the show must go on.

What has Carly Rae Jepsen been up to since Emotion? A guide to her recent work

From televised musicals to exciting collabs, the Canadian pop star has had a busy few years.

Robbie Robertson and the Band announce new, career-spanning documentary

The Canadian icons reunite with director Martin Scorsese, who will executive produce the project.

This video of 2 trombonists playing Bach in a basement is oddly satisfying

For a quick DIY video, it's pretty good!

5 Franz Schubert songs you should know better

Baritone Tyler Duncan explains why these hidden gems deserve a double-take.

Will a rap video convince you to buy this Toronto home?

'This has been a great promotional tool,' says the realtor behind the video.

Watch Mac DeMarco cover 'Queen of Canada,' Feist

The Canadian crooner also released a new song of his own this week.

Here's everything you need to know about Shawn Mendes' new single

"If I Can't Have You" includes nods to Toronto and British band the 1975.

Here are the 10 quartets taking part in the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition

From Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, they'll compete for a prize package worth more than $300,000.

New Game of Thrones compilation includes track from the Weeknd, SZA and Travis Scott: listen now

"Heavy is the crown/ but never for a queen" sounds about right.

Justin Bieber hits pause on hiatus to join all-star supergroup on Earth Day single

Thirty artists converge on Lil Dicky's "Earth," set for release on April 18 at 9 p.m. PT.

Céline Dion praises Lady Gaga for being 'a powerful influence on society' in Time 100 issue

Shawn Mendes also pens a piece on Time 100 icon Taylor Swift.

Here are the Canadians to be featured at the 2019 BBC Proms

The world's biggest classical music festival runs from July 19 to Sept. 14.

New East Coast music industry survey on mental health reveals 'a lot of people are struggling'

The first of its kind in Canada, the East Coast Music Association survey reveals 40 per cent of East Coast musicians report being diagnosed with a mental health disorder; one-fifth report having suicidal thoughts.

Is this the last music recorded at Notre-Dame de Paris?

Organist Olivier Latry's all-Bach album was recorded in January and released on March 22, 2019.

Montreal may soon be declared a 'city of excellence in metal music'

They'll vote on city councillor (and metal fan) Craig Sauvé's motion on April 15.

Van break-in forces Valley to cancel upcoming U.S. tour

The Toronto band was supposed to open for the Wldlfe in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee next week.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Vladimir Orloff, famed cellist and U of T professor, has died at 90

"A true gentleman of music, as elegantly beautiful a person as he was a cellist," a former student recalls.

'Time to hit the road': Céline Dion announces post-Vegas world tour

Dion also confirmed a brand new album is on its way later this year.

Jann Arden and Scott Helman's 'Lovesong' cover will brighten your day

They teamed up on the Cure classic for their Hotel Session shot in Calgary. Watch it now.

'Who the hell are you?': American Idol judges blown away by Uché's cover of Jessie Reyez's 'Figures'

The Houston singer put his own spin on the Canadian hit — and Katy Perry fake fainted.

Justin Bieber announces break from music to focus on 'deep rooted issues'

The Canadian pop star promises to return with a 'kick ass' album when he's ready.

'The Hermit rides again': Thrush Hermit announces reunion shows and anniversary vinyl

The Halifax alt-rockers — who included Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan and Cliff Gibb — mark 20 years since their final album, Clayton Park, with some good news.

Grimes announces new climate change concept album, Miss_Anthropocene

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through pop star demonology."

7-year-old fan wows everyone at Céline Dion's Las Vegas residency

Dion was such a big fan of Anjali Singh's performance that she even asked for an autograph.

The amazing story of 2019 Searchlight winner Shopé

Shopé was born in Nigeria and came to Canada as an impressionable 11-year-old in 2000.

Searchlight 2019 winner: Shopé

Toronto hip-hop artist Shopé has won Searchlight 2019.