Polaris winner Backxwash (pictured) discusses witchcraft, controversy swirls around funding for Grimes, and a legal setback for Celine Dion. Also in the headlines are Wentworth Music, Sylvia Massy, Harry Styles, Big Hit, Taylor Swift, YouTube, UTA, Bandcamp, Shazam, Dolly Parton, Prince, Morrissey, Todd Snider, Dave Alvin, and Lil Wayne.
Sarah McLachlan (pictured) offers solace to Nova Scotia, Griffen Palmer gets a big break, and Sonic Boom launches live streams. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, Bandcamp, ACM, Jesse Parent, MusicTogether, CION, Flamingo Bay, Tony Bennett, Terra Lightfoot, and farewell John Cheesman. With video.