Hedley dropped by management, radio, tour opener amid sexual misconduct allegations

Besieged pop-rockers Hedley faced a barrage of more bad news Friday as they were dropped by their management team, abandoned by other musicians opening for them on their cross-Canada tour and had their music blacklisted by the CBC and more than 100 Bell Media radio stations.
(Times Colonist)

B.C.’s Cousin Harley pays tribute to Merle Travis

Cousin Harley’s latest album, Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis, is a tribute compilation Pigat made to honour Merle Travis 100 years after his birth.
(CBC news British Columbia)

Q&A: Raine Maida and Matthew Good on steering clear of the ‘nostalgia vortex’

Matthew Good and Our Lady Peace are joining forces for a cross-country concert tour, but don’t suggest they’re trying to recapture their past glory days.
(The Chronicle Herald)

Why Calgary should turn its empty office towers over to the creative economy

Here in the land of oil and gas, in the land of suit-and-tie “business”, we could create — an artists’ colony. A part of Calgary’s heart could be converted to studio/workspace for independent artists, painters, writers, musicians, sculptors, architects, 3D animators, fashion designers. Or an incubator for commercial galleries and/or recording studios.
(CBC news Calgary)

And Finally

Watch Odonis Odonis’ Full set for CBC Music’s First Play Live.