Beverly Glenn-Copeland (pictured) gets a late career boost, Geddy Lee reflects on life after Rush, and live music returns to Calgary. Also in the headlines are Kestrels, Toronto venues, Eric Ethridge, Chris Taylor, Mustafa, Twitch, Amazon Music, YouTube, AC/DC, Keith Richards, ShareChat, Peter Hook, Bob Dylan, and Times Square.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) is getting talked about, Canada’s concert venues need help, and Alanis Morissette discusses irony. Others in the headlines include TikTok, Amazon, Kasabian, Kim Mitchell, eMERGEnce, Neil Young, Lady A, Jessie Reyez, Gerry Atwell, Alex Cuba, Eric Wong, Hipgnosis, Eminem, The Grammys, Sony, Muzak, Pop Smoke, Coldplay, and Bob Marley.
A look back at Downchild (pictured), Arnold Gosewich remembered, and a boom time for Live Nation and Apple. Others in the headlines include Little Scream, Glenn Gould, Prince, Sorrey, dead celebrities, Miles Davis, farewell tours, Ricky Reed, Amazon, X, Ronnie Wood, Ticketmaster, Sex Pistols, Ringo Starr, Lana Del Rey, Lou Reed, and Maria Muldaur.
An archive of Toronto concert flyers is published (pictured), Neil Young talks about his new album and film, and Chuck D is honoured. Others in the headlines include Elton John, Amazon, Drake, Black Mastiff, Haviah Mighty, Triller, Max Martin, Stop Making Sense, Kanye, Tool, and Prince.
The 2019 MusiCounts TD Community Music Program recipients include Strings Across the Sky (pictured), Serena Ryder and Jim Cuddy announce tours, and Amazon has launched a hi-def music streaming subscription service. Others in the news include Gordie Sampson, NSMW, Studio Bell, The Strumbellas, CIMA, Music PEI, The Chills, Creative Manitoba, and farewells to Clark Figenshau, Vic Vogel, and John Cohen.
The following is excerpted from Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's proposal to
You can’t just wait on 40 million people around the world to pay $10 each, although that’s a really good business model. If you really want to change the industry for the better, you’ve got to get the other 90 million people with access to a credit card and cable. That’s when it’s gonna start to explode.
While incumbent federal party heads have said ‘no’ to applying content levies to online streaming services and ISPs, the CRTC has edged the Trudeau government one step closer to reassessing its own policy in a backgrounder document released last week.
Drake's beef with Pusha T escalates, Grammy chief under fire, and a look at Stones producer Jimmy Miller. Also in the headlines are Amazon, Kpop, SOCAN, Jennifer Castle, Shawn Mendes, Sherry Ryan, Big Shiny Tunes, Stratford musicals, Wynton Marsalis, and Great Escape.
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