London wins bid to host 2019 Junos

Coming to London in 2019, this is the first time the Forest City will host the Junos. The city pledged $1.3 million to help fund the event in order to win. Ward 6 councillor Phil Squire is looking forward to the increased profile that the awards will bring to London.
(The Western Gazette)

Canadian Media Veteran Jay Switzer Dies at 61

Canadian media giant Jay Switzer, a former CHUM CEO who helped launch the country’s first national music video channel MuchMusic in 1984 and most recently co-founded classic movie platform Hollywood Suite, died today (Jan. 29) in Toronto of brain cancer, his family by his side. He was 61.

Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, Kinley, The East Pointers grab ECMA noms

P.E.I. has 13 official nominations for the 30th edition of the East Coast Music Awards, while many more acts who are originally from P.E.I., including Rose Cousins and Jenn Grant, unofficially take the number higher.
(CBC News)

Well-Known Store Suddenly Closes in Square One in Mississauga

A Square One representative confirmed that Sunrise Records, which recently took over the former HMV location in the mall’s lower level, closed on Jan. 21.

Webequie youth release ‘coming of age’ music video

Youth from Webequie First Nation have released a new music video featuring lyrics that speak of finding strength through connections to their heritage and each other.
(CBC News)