Cree cellist and composer showcases Orchestral Powwow in Vancouver

A UBC graduate and former Vancouver resident, Derksen is performing music from her album Orchestral Powwow, the first album to showcase the unique music genre Derksen created, at Vancouver’s PuSh Festival.
(CBC News British Columbia)

Musicians Are Finding New Sources of Income with Professional Entertainment

Many musicians are finding a new source of income by booking local acts in addition to their own band. By simply doing something they already need to do as a professional local performer, some of them are discovering that by acting as an agent they can create even more income than their onstage career itself.
(Quebec Daily Examiner)

Moondance: Canada’s oldest independent record store will close in April

Moondance Records, the iconic downtown music shop on George Street in Peterborough, is playing its final farewell tune.
After 46 years in business, owner and music aficionado Mike Taveroff says it’s time to close shop as he announced his retirement.
(Global News)

Socan Paid Out Over $240m In 2017 – But Warns ‘Remuneration From Digital Music Must Be Corrected’

Canadian collection and licensing society SOCAN collected and paid out record figures for songwriters last year – but has issued a stark warning over the revenue coming in from digital services.
(Music Business Worldwide)

Sloan Announce ’12’ LP, Share New Single

Long-running Canadian rockers Sloan have revealed plans for their next studio album. The band’s aptly titled 12th album, 12, will arrive on April 6 via Murderecords/Universal Music Canada.