#CFG | The music business is growing again – really growing – and it’s because of streaming

The music business is growing again - really growing - and it’s because of streaming The music business is growing again — really growing — and it’s because of streaming Spotify, Apple Music and other services have 30 million U.S. subscribers, and streaming revenue is up 48 percent so far this year. Source: www.recode.net/201... Read More

#CFG | Q & A: New Forms Festival executive director Malcolm Levy

Q & A: New Forms Festival executive director Malcolm Levy Q & A: New Forms Festival executive director Malcolm Levy Originally a showcase for what were the outside sounds of electronic music and arts, New Forms Festival now tries to showcase what’s outside that electronic mainstream. Source: vancouversun.com/entertainment/l... Read More

#CFG | B.C. music festivals may be allowed to keep booze profits

B.C. music festivals may be allowed to keep booze profits B.C. music festivals may be allowed to keep booze profits The province is proposing to make it easier for music festival promoters to profit off alcohol sales, which could mean an increase in the number of events in the province but also a jump to what mu… Source: vancouvers... Read More

#CFG | Dance festival taps into the whimsical side of the Goldberg Variations

Dance festival taps into the whimsical side of the Goldberg Variations Dance festival taps into the whimsical side of the Goldberg Variations J.S. Bach has been interpreted in many ways. Tap dancing is unlikely to have been one of them — until now. Source: vancouversun.com/entertainment/festivals/dance-festival-taps-into-the-whimsi... Read More

#CFG | Hapa-palooza Festival returns to Vancouver, will honour local hapa figures

Hapa-palooza Festival returns to Vancouver, will honor local hapa figures Hapa-palooza Festival returns to Vancouver, will honour local hapa figures Hapa-palooza Festival, a festival celebrating hapa and mixed heritage culture, is returning to Vancouver this month.The festival features music, art, storytelling, and dance over three days ... Read More

#CFG | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 99th season reflects the Tovey era

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 99th season reflects the Tovey era Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 99th season reflects the Tovey era The 2017/18 season is the 99th for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the last for Bramwell Tovey as musical director. Source: vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/vancouver-symphony-orchestras-99... Read More

#CFG | David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation’s charity concert

David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation's charity concert David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation's charity concert Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, and others will join the music mogul at Rogers Arena in October. Source: vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/david-foster-b... Read More

#CFG | Montreal to host Leonard Cohen tribute concert featuring Sting, k.d. lang, Lana Del Rey, Feist | Toronto Star

Montreal to host Leonard Cohen tribute concert featuring Sting, k.d. lang, Lana Del Rey, Feist | Toronto Star Montreal to host Leonard Cohen tribute concert featuring Sting, k.d. lang, Lana Del Rey, Feist | Toronto Star Tickets for the Nov. 6 concert go on sale this Saturday at noon. The show will be held at the Bell Centre a day before ... Read More

#CFG | Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimienta awarded Polaris Music Prize | Toronto Star

Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimienta awarded Polaris Music Prize | Toronto Star Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimienta awarded Polaris Music Prize | Toronto Star Lido Pimienta’s album La Papessa won the $50,000 prize after she was chosen by an 11 member jury who cast secret ballots Source: www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/20... Read More

#CFG | From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong – celebrate Oktoberfest around the world

From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong – celebrate Oktoberfest around the world From Munich to Kitchener to Hong Kong – celebrate Oktoberfest around the world The annual Bavarian celebration can be found in some unlikely places – including China, southern Brazil, and southwestern Ontario Source: beta.theglobeandmail.com/life/t... Read More