New music series launches in honour of victims of 2017 Rebel nightclub shooting

The Tyler Effect’s first annual community and charity event will be thrown by friends of Tyler McLean and Amir Jamal and raise money for victims of gun violence

Who’s fighting for gender parity in the Canadian music industry?

The flagship event of the music industry largely shut out women. The only televised female performer to win was Brampton’s Alessia Cara for best new artist. SZA, the most-nominated female musician, didn’t win anything. Lorde was not offered a solo performance, while all the other Album of the Year nominees were.

Canadian music festivals among 45 pledging gender equality in lineups by 2022

Montreal’s electronic music festival Mutek, western Canadian-based conference BreakOut West, and both North By Northeast and Canadian Music Week in Toronto are among 45 global events agreeing to take part in the initiative.
(The Chronicle Herald)

Kamloops nightclub to close after 32 years; no buyer in sight

The nightclub CJ’s will be shutting its doors after a final show on March 3, 2018 — marking 32 years in operation.

Club co-owner Tammy Baron says it’s time move on, but that didn’t make the decision an easy one.CBC (News British Columbia)

Radio broadcasting #MeToo hypocrisy

But Corus, which has Winnipeg affiliate stations, has no problem playing L.A. metal band Mötley Crüe, despite lead singer Vince Neil’s multiple convictions of assaulting women. Crüe drummer Tommy Lee spent six months in jail after battering then-wife Pamela Anderson; he and bassist Nikki Sixx admitted to raping a woman in their band autobiography, The Dirt.
(Winnipeg Free Press)

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

With huge funding cuts from the government and increasing costs, this has meant equally massive staff and production cuts. Rapidly developing technological developments are also driving the changes. The broadcaster with stations across the country has, over the decades, amassed a vast collection of recorded music and other artefacts.

Canada’s Stingray Music Reports 14 Percent User Growth, Reaching a Third of Cable TV Subscribers

Fifty percent of Canadians with access to Stingray Music tuned into the music service in January, according to figures from the Canadian Listenership Study conducted by market research company Maru/Matchbox. The stat is a 14 percent increase over the September 2017 results.

How the Arkells ended up performing at Canada House during the Olympics

What started as a playful tweet by Canadian rock band the Arkells turned into a trip that left Canada’s Olympians rocking out to their music for most of the final week of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
(Global News)

And Finally

I could only find footage of the Arkells at Canada House here, so instead we leave yoou with their visit to another Canadian institution, The House of Strombo.