Travis Scott’s Astroworld spends its second straight week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with 13,000 total consumption
An interview with Aretha reprised, fraud poses a problem for streaming, and Joni Mitchell's music is honoured in Saskatoon. Also making headlines are Armored Saint, Conan, Madonna, Piknic Électronik, phone songs, CNE, and Ryley Walker.
Her legacy is twofold: Delivering an irreversible vocal truncheon to America’s systemic racial intolerance, and offering women of the world an emphatic credo that stated it was time to rise up and respect themselves.
Madonna (pictured) turns 60, a look at Aretha's private life, and Jack White assumes guitar god status. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop, Jacob Hoggard, Osheaga, Jerry Garcia, Cory Weeds, Danny Bonaduce, SOCAN, SODRAC, Alexander Stewart, Sudbury's Up Here fest, Shakey Graves, YOLA, Shortstack records, Pearl Jam, and Camden's The Lock.
The music world is mourning the loss of one of its greats yesterday. Beyond the 75 million records sold and the many Grammys, the power of that magnificent soulful voice will live on.
Senator Winebar imports secretly seductive sorcerer Elle Madeline tonight and Saturday, cellist Margaret Maria honours Canadian women, Tory Lanez announces international tour dates, and Nando’s Music Exchange workshop expands to Canada. Also in the news are Long Range Hustle, Mickey Gilley, Beaches Jazz, Hamilton Arts Awards, Merkules, Obey The Brave, and it's farewell Cecil Taylor.
Clive Davis offers insights into how he has dealt with various types of artists in his long and storied career. His observations are fascinating and well worth taking note of as he breaks the differing artists he has worked with into four distinct categories.