The Weeknd (pictured) releases his new album tomorrow, omicron forces the Grammys to postpone, and ArtHaus serenades air travellers. Also in the news are the Maple Blues Awards, Claude Cloutier, Terry Parsons, Jacob Hoggard, Duane ‘D.O’ Gibson, Black 365, Markham Jazz Festival, Screen X Screen, Music Nova Scotia, Bernie Senensky, and farewell Sandra Jaffe.
The Polaris Music Prize (pictured) goes virtual, Tenille Townes raises big bucks for two charities, and Indie Week begins hosting online events. Also making news are Alexandra Stréliski, Roots Music Canada, the Drake,Toronto hip-hop violence, Kestrels, Blakdenim, ArtHaus, Adria Kain, The Beat Club, Holger Petersen, Paul Reddick, and farewell Freddy Cole, Sean Tyla, and Ida Hendel.
Kaelan Roddy wins the final OMA, Joey O’Neil (pictured) starts a virtual tour, and POP Montreal brings Le Funhouse fest. Also in the news are Arthaus, CIMA, MMF, WHOOP-Szo, Martha and The Muffins, Land of Talk, Ken Tizzard, and farewell Jimmy Cobb, Bucky Baxter, and Allan Baekeland.
A strong HPX lineup includes Arkells (pictured), ArtHaus is up and running, and David Wiffen is honoured in Ottawa. Others in the news include Linus, Jazzahead, CIMA, Sam Weber, Banksy, Naxos World, Rose Cousins, Stickman, Shad, Jon Brooks, Aviva Chernick, and farewell Robert Frank.