Guitar genius Ed Bickert (pictured) is remembered, Donna Grantis learned from Prince, and Barbra Streisand sparks outrage. Also featured: Matt Epp, Kanye West, Hailey Baldwin, Debbie Harry, Andre Williams, Phil Collins, Dubmatix, Rosanne Cash, the Stones, and Suzi Quatro.
Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn (pictured) are honoured by MusiCounts, Veld Festival announces a formidable lineup, and the RBC Canadian Open gets musical. Also in the news are Mundial Montréal, Hayloft Dance Hall, Tourist Company, Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Soundtrack fest, Stratford Summer Music, Oshawa Music Week, Deeps, Chrissie Hynde, Simon Brault, Cliburn Competition,, Gregg Lawless, and farewell to Andre Williams, Chauncey “Chick” Crumpacker, and Bernie Torme. Videos added for your enjoyment.