Congratulations to Saskatchewan’s The Sheepdogs, who were presented with their Gold Digital Download plaques for the rock hit “Feeling Good” before their Canada Day show at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The track comes off their 2013 Gold album The Sheepdogs released by Warner Music Canada. The plaques feature custom action figurines of the band members which were designed by Toronto artist Kira Shaimanova and featured in the “Feeling Good” music video.
On Friday May 9, 2014, Music Canada was on hand at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario, for Teenage Head’s hometown show in celebration of George Pevere’s new book “Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story.” The much anticipated book release was not the only call for celebration at the special homecoming. In front of a sold-out crowd, the Hamilton natives were presented with Gold records for their 1982 album “Some Kinda Fun” confirming the sale of 50,000 albums since its release. The award plaques were presented on stage during their set by club owner and longtime friend Lou Molinaro.
Original Teenage Head members Stephen Mahon (bass) and Gord Lewis (guitar) happily accepted their awards mid-set. An additional award was presented in memory of Frankie “Venom” Kerr, who passed away in 2008 after a battle with throat cancer. Kerr’s sisters Christine Crawford and Dorothy Mark were on hand to accept the award and toasted to their late brother on stage with the rest of the band.
The special evening was filled with many guest vocalists including Max Kerman from Arkells and Chris Houston of Forgotten Rebels.
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.@abacusdataca's @DavidColetto spoke w/ @590VOCM's @RadioGregSmith about their recent research commissioned by Music Canada, which explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the experience of Canada’s artists.
More info: https://abacusdata.ca/crowded-out-musicians-live-performances-covid19-pandemic/
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and incomes of Canada’s professional musicians. Not only have live events been cancelled or postponed this year, but the outlook for 2021 is not promising.
this new @Music_Canada @abacusdataca study shows #covid19's impact on professional musicians in canada. it tracks the risks of returning to work and that the vast majority of musicians face immediate financial, mental health and creativity challenges.⬇️
Our Entertainment and Sports Law Group – in partnership with @CONNECTml & @Music_Canada – recently held a webinar that provided insight into the many legal issues that surround the widespread industry upheaval caused by #COVID19. Recording available here: https://bit.ly/3jdabPF
#ourmember @Music_Canada commissioned research from @abacusdataca which shows that "Live music is the lifeblood for Canada’s professional musicians": https://abacusdata.ca/crowded-out-musicians-live-performances-covid19-pandemic/