Big announcements coming from Canadian music headlines this week. From the return of a popular East Coast festival to the announcement of a much welcomed Music Hall of Fame, here are some music items making news this week:

Canada Getting a Music Hall of Fame

As Alan Cross reports, Canada will finally be getting a national Music Hall of Fame. The hall will be part of a multi-purpose complex at the soon-to-be-built National Music Centre in Calgary.

The 160,000 square foot facility will house a recording studio, museum, live-in residence, educational centre, a 300-seat theatre as well as a Hall of Fame honoring Canada’s most influential artists.

Halifax’s Summersonic Festival Returns

The Summersonic Festival who’s inaugural year was back in 2008 (also the only time it was presented) is returning to Halifax with a lineup of extraordinary talent.

The festivities, taking place on Citadel Hill, will feature performances by Ben Harper, and Rise Against, as well as popular Canadian artists Stars, Daniel Lanois, K’naan, and more.

SOCAN Elects a New President & Chairman

The Society Of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), Canada’s top performance rights organizations announced Stan Meissner as the newly elected President and Charman of the organization.

Meissner is an internationally accomplished songwriter and has held numerous roles within the SOCAN organization including treasurer of SOCAN, president of the SOCAN Foundation, and a member of the board of directors for the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

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