The songwriting process of Dan Mangan (pictured), a possible Drake curse, and Mitch Podolak remembered. Others in the headlines include Deadmau5, Wilson and Lee, Anya Wilson, Dave Richardson, Dapper Labs, Americana Awards, Amy Winehouse, Ken Burns, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, ageism, Mac Miller, Daniel Johnston, Jake Clemons, and Prince.
Halifax trio Neon Dream has a renewed focus, Canada’s artistic middle class is under threat, and Phil Collins impresses in concert. Others in the headlines include Spotify, Real Ponchos, Liz Phair, cowboy poets, Lil Wayne, USMCA, IFPI, Horseshoe Tavern, Hey Ocean!, Sentric, Genius, female producers, Bryan Adams, Amy Winehouse, Drake, Katy Perry, Nirvana, and Bob Dylan.
A demo by a teenage Amy Winehouse creates a stir, and Saga has a swansong show in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Typhoon, Alice Glass, France Joli, 10cc, Ronley Teper, Southern rock, gender parity, Len Mizzoni, Yoko Ono, and Big Wreck.