Hamilton post-hip-funk-gaze band Junestone continues on its post-covid journey into regional stardom with the people that matter: their audience. “The Bong Song” has been a track in evolution for a couple of years, with this newly released version being a symbol of the band’s attention to detail and determination to not get boxed in.
Junestone is about the people in the band ==> the musicians, and being free to express a vision of creative energy as determined by their Collective Bonding Agent (CBA) which is eclectic-yet-always-energetic and FUN musical tastes.
Named for the sixth month of the year and a semiprecious stone said to protect anyone travelling by night or by water, Junestone is the innovative and illuminating musical visions of Olivia Brown, as performed and realized by herself, Borys Franiczek, Ian Aisling, and Justin Mchugh.
LOONY, Haviah Mighty, Zach Zoya Headline Three-Day Event at Bridgeworks
(Hamilton, ON) Fresh Up, Hamilton’s newest festival showcasing Ontario’s freshest R&B talent, returns to Hamilton’s BridgeworksJune 23-25, 2023. Presented by Sonic Unyon, the festival will feature headlining performances from breakout artists LOONY, Haviah Mighty, and Zach Zoya. Single-day and weekend tickets are available now through freshupfest.ca for $24.99 and $49.99 respectively (plus fees and taxes).
The festival will be hosted by former MuchMusic VJ Canadian urban music icon Master T, as well as Hamilton-based emcee and event host Deemz. Over the festival weekend, the two will be joined onstage by a lineup stacked with rising talents.
Friday June 23, neo-soul phenom LOONY will be supported by Toronto R&B artist Aqyila, soul-filled R&B songwriter Adria Kain, JUNO nominee Jhyve, and singer-songwriter Kaija.
Saturday June 24, Polaris Music Prize winner and kinetic live performer Haviah Mighty will be supported by R&B/reggae artist Omega Mighty, as well as Toronto R&B recording artists Romeyo Wilson and EverythingOShauN.
Sunday, June 25, emotionally driven R&B singer/songwriter/rapper Zach Zoya will be supported by introspective Haitian-Canadian recording artist and social media superstar Tedy, sonic globetrotter Nonso Amadi, JUNO-nominated singer/songwriter Zenesoul, passionate R&B crooner GODBLESSRODNEY, and next-gen R&B talent Quincy Griffith.
For more information on the festival or to purchase tickets, visit freshupfest.ca.
The new album has garnered buzz from Addicted Magazine, Alan Cross’ “5 Songs You Must Hear”, CBC Radio One, CityNews, Eat North, Great Dark Wonder, Red Guitar Music, Slow City, Tinnitist + many more.
“I’ve always used music as a kind of gateway to processing the difficult times in my life, and Fight Left In Me started in a similar way. However, as I began writing, I ended up turning outwards, and drew inspiration from the experiences of people close to me, with a little sprinkling of my imagination. Many of the stories that circulate on the album draw from the nooks and crannies, from the unsung and under the radar experiences of (mostly) women who are in the time of their life when their own personal identity is often tangled up with those close to them, be it partners, children, parents etc.”– Emma Cook
“Tired” boasts a slow, melodic pace wrapped up in some dominant piano notes, while Emma’s soft, rich vocals leave me drawing comparisons to contemporaries such as Dido and Natalie Imbruglia.” – Great Dark Wonder
“The sublime lead single, ‘Messed It Up’, is lovingly produced by Andrew Rasmussen and is chock full of light-touch pop flourishes, forming the perfect backdrop for Cook’s breathy but rich vocal. Exquisite.” – Red Guitar Music
Launches Foret Cabins – a net-zero eco cabin resort in Muskoka, ON.
Emma & her family moved from her hometown of Toronto to Ontario’s cottage country to create a net-zero carbon eco cabin resort. After 3 long years, the ambitious project has finally passed council and construction begins this summer.
A Story of Recovery and Resilience –
After a concussion in 2013 left Emma with serious lasting symptoms, she finds her way back to her music and her dreams. Read Recent Article in the Huntsville Doppler HERE
CANADIAN SYNC AWARDS ANNOUNCE NOMINEES AND PERFORMERS presented by Canadian Music Week and Guild Of Music Supervisors, Canada
Cody Partridge and Natasha Duprey Lead In Nominations Preston Pablo, Milk & Bone, Adria Kain to Perform
Tickets On Sale Now!
Adria Kain, Preston Pablo, and Milk & Bone
The Guild of Music Supervisors, Canada (GMSC) and Canadian Music Week (CMW) are proud to reveal the nominees and performers for the 2023 Canadian Sync Awards! Cody Partridge of Pear Tree Music Supervision leads with six nominations followed by Natasha Duprey with five nominations.
The Canadian Sync Awards will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto and include performances by Preston Pablo, Milk & Bone, and Adria Kain.
The Canadian Sync Awards celebrates the craft of music supervision in filmed media in Canada with the presentation of 15 awards, with 8 categories voted on by the public. Voting is now open until midnight on June 2, 2023 at: guildofmusicsupervisors.ca/vote The Canadian Sync Awards will also feature “The Huey” Award, an award honouring legendary music supervisor David Hayman, who passed away in May 2020. “The Huey”, which includes a $1500 honorarium, will be bestowed upon an aspiring music supervisor who has passion for the craft. To apply for “The Huey”, visit: guildofmusicsupervisors.ca/2023-the-hueyTickets (which include pre-Awards party) and further information: guildofmusicsupervisors.ca/sync-awards
THE 2023 CANADIAN SYNC AWARDS NOMINEES PUBLIC VOTING NOMINEES ARE:
Best Sync – Sports Program or Sports Promo2022 FIFA World Cup (France vs Argentina – Finals) “Billie Eilish” by Armani White Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge Toronto Blue Jays – Restart: Next Level “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” Performed by Charlotte Day Wilson Music Supervisor: Carson Illidge2022/2023 IIHF World Jrs. of Hockey (Canada v. Czechia Finals Promo) “Stereo” by The Watchmen Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge Hockey Night in Canada – Battle of Alberta “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue Music Supervisor: Carson Illidge
Best Sync – Commercial Apple AirPods 2022 “Voodoo” by Badshah, J Balvin, and Tainy Music Supervisor: Everton Lewis, Jr Ikea: Bring Home to Life “Your Song” by Vapor Music ft. AHI Music Supervisor: Heather Gardner Kids Help Phone “Oh, So Quiet” by Alexandra Petkovski Music Supervisor: Christine Leslie Kraft Peanut Butter “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette Music Supervisor: Warren Bray Sobey’s: Cloud Project “Broken Sleep” by Agnes Obel Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge
Best Sync – Scene, Feature or Documentary Film Bloody Hell “Fuck The Pain Away” by Peaches Music Supervisor: Scotty TaylorBromates “Lion Head” by Grand Analog Music Supervisor: John RowleyChampions “Hey Ya!” by OUTKAST Music Supervisor: Natasha DupreyDoor Mouse “Bitch Theme” by Bratmobile Music Supervisor: Dondrea ErauwFancy Dance “Honour Song” by Ottertrail Music Supervisor: Sean Mulligan, Victoria Beard
Best Sync – Soundtrack, Episodic Series (Drama) Circuit Breakers (Season 1) Music Supervisor: Michael Perlmutter Let The Right One In (Season 1) Music Supervisor: Natasha Duprey Pretty Hard Cases (Season 3) Music Supervisors: Mikaila Simmons, Michael Perlmutter Snowpiercer (Season 3) Music Supervisor: Natasha Duprey Sort Of (Season 2) Music Supervisor: Jody Colero
Best Sync – Soundtrack, Episodic Series (Comedy) Acting Good (Season 1) Music Supervisors: Heather Gardner, Telan Wong Kids In The Hall (Season 1) Music Supervisor: Natasha Duprey Shoresy (Season 1) Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge Canada’s Drag Race (Season 3) Music Supervisor: Asha Dillon Workin’ Moms (Season 7) Music Supervisor: Andrea Higgins
Best Sync – Soundtrack, TV Movie A Picture of Her Music Supervisors: Emma Lewicky, Hollie Sanders Love Classified Music Supervisor: Sian O’Byrne Margaux Music Supervisor: Valerie Biggin Romance in Style Music Supervisor: Valerie Biggin
Best Sync – Scene, Episodic Series (Drama or Comedy) Moonshine “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell Music Supervisors: Victoria Beard, Jody Colero Pretty Hard Cases “Praise You” by Fatboy Slim Music Supervisors: Mikaila Simmons, Michael Perlmutter Reginald the Vampire “Total Eclipse Of the Heart” performed by The Cast Music Supervisor: Valerie Biggin Shoresy “True Love” by Tobias Jesso Jr. Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge Workin’ Moms “Listen To The Music” by The Doobie Brothers Music Supervisor: Andrea Higgins
Best Sync – Soundtrack, Feature or Documentary Film Bandit Music Supervisor: Cody Partridge Bloody Hell Music Supervisor: Scotty Taylor Brother Music Supervisor: Jody Colero Champions Music Supervisor: Natasha Duprey Fancy Dance Music Supervisors: Sean Mulligan, Victoria Beard
THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2023 CANADIAN SYNC AWARDS VOTED ON BY THE GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS CANADA ARE:
Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year Alessia Cara Charlotte Day Wilson FJØRA Milk & Bone Tanya Tagaq
Best Sync Team – Sync Agency Bank Robber Music Secret Road Sorelle Sound Terrorbird The Greater Goods Co.
Best Sync Team – Indie Record Label Arts & Crafts Productions Cadence Music Group Dine Alone Records Nettwerk Music Group Six Shooter Records
Best Sync Team – Major Record Label Sony Music Sync Shop Universal Music Canada Warner Music Canada
Best Sync Team – Indie Music Publisher Cymba Music Publishing peermusic Canada Primary Wave Red Brick Songs Third Side Music
Best Sync Team – Major Music Publisher BMG Rights Management Kobalt Music Publishing Sony Music Publishing Universal Music Publishing Warner Chappell Music
ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK: Now in its 41st year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. All conference functions occur at The Westin Harbour Castle at 1 Harbour Square in Toronto.
The Canadian Sync Awards are supported by: SILVER: Third Side Music, Universal Music Canada/Universal Music Publishing BRONZE: APM Music, Cymba Music Publishing, Daytripper, Eggplant Music + Sound, Lovecat, Melbar Entertainment Group, peermusic Canada, Primary Wave Music, Reservoir Media, Sony Music Publishing/Sony Music Sync Shop, Take 5, Terrorbird Founding Sponsor: Sync Summit