Rufus Wainwright (pictured) has announced a spring Canadian tour, Nova Scotia Music Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Cape Breton, and The Music Cities Convention begins today. Also in the news are Music PEI Week Awards, Side Door, SXSW, Bad Waitress, CMAOntario Awards, Dream Café, Laila Biali, Bob Luhtala, Sweet Alibi, Séan McCann, Bruce Cockburn, Rhythms and Resistance , Terry Gomes MMF Canada, and farewell Michael Jones, George Crumb, and Betty Davis.
A new film depicts funk star Betty Davis (pictured), John Lydon mouths off, and how Robyn helped transform pop. Also in the headlines are Tupac Shakur, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Yungblud, Birdie Whyte, Tim Williams, Ultra fest, Toronto dance music, Rod Stewart, Queer Songbook Orchestra, Arcade Fire, Giles Martin, and Mavis Staples.
Photos of T.O. hip-hop scene, EMI Publishing, Lyor Cohen, YouTube, and Paul Simon's farewell in Vancouver. Also in the headlines are Betty Davis, music videos, Jessie Reyez, Donald Whitton, The Last Poets, Ma Rainey, Rita Ora, and Blessed.