On Thursday night, members of Toronto’s music industry came together for a fundraiser in support of the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. The group attended a Toronto Blue Jays game and gathered beforehand at Steam Whistle Brewery for a pre-game social.
Through beer, snack, and ticket sales, as well as a silent auction, attendees raised $2,100 for the Sunnybrook charity, surpassing the $1,000 goal leading up to the event.
More than 170 tickets were sold to the Blue Jays game, which included a donation to the Downie Fund with purchase. The event was organized by Jon Box of Universal Music Canada, who hopes the event can continue again next year and surpass 200 ticket sales.
The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most beloved bands, and recipients of multiple Diamond, Platinum and Gold certifications, conclude their Man Machine Poem Tour this Saturday in the band’s hometown of Kingston, ON. The CBC has announced that it will be broadcasting the August 20 show live from the Rogers K-Rock Centre (located at 1 The Tragically Hip Way) across its television, radio and digital platforms.
A listing of CBC’s broadcast channels showing the concert is available here. The broadcast starts with a pre-show at 8pm EST and The Tragically Hip will begin promptly at 8:30pm EST.
In a touching tribute, staff from Sunnybrook filmed a performance of The Hip classic “Courage” as a thank you to Gord, the band, and everyone who has donated to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research.
In an interview with the CBC, Gord Downie’s chief oncologist, Dr. James Perry, thanked fans for all of their fundraising efforts following Downie’s decision to make his diagnosis public. “I’m really thankful to all of the folks from all of the cities on the tour so far that have held fundraising events outside the venues — you know, house parties, all kinds of things have been going on.” He reportedly likened the response to the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 supporting ALS research.
The Industry Insider Video Series presented by Music Canada & @CONNECTml is an exciting new web series created in collaboration with Toronto-based artist @DomaniqueGrant. https://musiccanada.com/news/music-canada-and-connect-music-licensing-partner-for-industry-insider-video-series-hosted-by-domanique-grant/
One of these albums will be declared the #Polaris2020 winner tonight.
Starting at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT.
If you applied for the new Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and received error code 026, the Canada Revenue Agency is recommending you resubmit your application.
We really miss doing the Polaris Gala at The Carlu this year, but we're still going to be in that beautiful building for tonight's Celebration viewing event. Tune in via @CBCMusic starting at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT.
On Tues, Oct 20 at 12pm EST, tune in to the final episode of Music Canada & @CONNECTml's Industry Insider Video Series, as artist/host @domaniquegrant speaks w/ JUNO Award-winning rapper & @hiphopevolution's @shadkmusic!
Jackie Dean, Music Canada's interim co-CEO is on @PopLifeCTV with @JimCuddy & @alexislynnmusic talking about the impact of the pandemic on artists, and what this means for the future of the music industry. Check it out here: https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ctv-news-channel/pop-life
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In Episode 2 of the Industry Insider Video Series, artist/host @DomaniqueGrant speaks w/@CONNECTml Exec. Director Catherine Jones on navigating Canada’s music licensing framework as an artist entrepreneur.