The first Police Picnic (pictured) turns 40, Sarah McLachlan sells her Whistler retreat, and a big honour for Joni Mitchell. Also in the headlines are Drake, Mirvish Productions, Aerosmith, Warner Music Group, TuneCore, mandatory vaccinations, the Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, Sirius XM, Tom T. Hall, Holly Gleason, Pixies, Billie Eilish, Newport Jazz Festival, and Nirvana.
Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever remains No.
Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever debuts at No.
Drake and Ryan Reynolds invest in Wealthsimple, Americana queen Lucinda Williams (pictured) recovers from a stroke, and the Kitchener Blues Festival is forced to cancel. Also in the headlines are Paul Pigat, Bonny Brent, Tidal, Jack Dorsey, Hipgnosis, Billie Eilish, WMG, Wave, PROs, YouTube, Bright, Bruce Springsteen, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scroll, Don Cherry, and Robert Palmer.
The romanticism of Ali Gatie (pictured) is profiled, the astonishing output of Daniel Romano, and Grimes sells her soul. Others in the headlines include the ESO, Kristen Martell, drive-ins, Tencent, Guy Oseary, Apple Music, TikTok, Taylor Swift, Billy Bragg, Billie Eilish, Killer Mike, Chrissy Teigen, London venues, and Neil Finn.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) turns 75, the new career of Trevor Hurst, and a tribute to Renée Claude. Also in the headlines are Billie Eilish, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Rufus Wainwright, Drake, SOCAN, Black Dresses, BeApp, Def Jam Africa, Taylor Swift, Cat Stevens, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Ely, Eminem, and album covers.
Rihanna (pictured) digs deep, Drake gets dissed, and ticketing firms change refund policies. Others in the headlines include Live Nation, #CanadaPerforms, Justin Trudeau, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Clegg, Yoko One, Eddie Kramer, Neil Young, Billie Eilish, Hipgnosis, and Apple Music.
Hard rockers Sumo Cyco (pictured) sign a deal, Polaris Prize dates announced, and Neil Peart is to be honoured. Also in the news are Supercrawl , Wavelength Winter Festival, The Hidden Cameras , Music Canada, Jessie Reyez, Bad Child, Christos Hatzis, Billie Eilish, Kendra Kay, and farewell Bob Shane and Reed Mullin.
More tributes to Neil Peart, Billie Eilish (pictured) is a new Bond Girl, and reasons to love Drive-By Truckers. Others in the headlines include Revv52, TSO, Anghami, UMG, TikTok, Country Music Hall of Fame, Warner Chappell, Spotify, Roddy Ricch, NPR, Harry Nilsson, and Oprah.
Dubmatique (pictured) makes Quebec hip-hop history, David Foster gets candid, and advice from Terry McBride. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, MattyFest, Jason Cloth, Jonathan Batiste, Nicki Minaj, Steve Hackett, Liz Phair, DJ Muggs, Tyler, The Creator, Billie Eilish, Robert Plant, and Helen Reddy.
Soulful Somali-Canadian Amaal (pictured) gets intimate, the grand ambitions of Clairmont The Second, and Billie Eilish enlists the Biebs. Others in the headlines include Victoria Anthony, Grimes, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Wilson, Nat King Cole, Fab 5 Freddy, Drake, Sum 41, BTS, Corb Lund, CMA Fest, Celine Dion, and Come From Away.
Billie Eilish (pictured) is changing pop, Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise, and more on the UMG fire. Others in the headlines include the CMAO, Reid Jamieson, The Trews, Echo in the Canyon, SKOOKUM, Jay-Z, Joy Division, Madonna, Stereolab, John Prine, Bob Harris, and DJ Khaled.