An in-depth look at the new album by The Dirty Nil (pictured), predictions about music in 2021, and the tireless work ethic of Terry David Mulligan. Also in the headlines are Dave Gunning, The Matador, Once A Tree, Bob Dylan, Harold Budd, Paul Robinson, copyright scandals, Chris Cornell, music docs, Leo Sayer, live-streaming, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and Joe Bonamassa.
Bob Dylan’s publishing mega-deal grabs attention, the balladry of Donovan Woods (pictured) wins hearts, and Jill Barber’s live-stream sets the bar high. Others in the headlines include Michael Cavanagh, Canadian caroling, The Thread Shop, John Lennon, best albums lists, Barry Gibb, Sinéad O’Connor, Johnny Winter, The Pogues, Miley Cyrus, The Who, Chris Hillman, and Arhoolie Records.
Beverly Glenn-Copeland (pictured) gets a late career boost, Geddy Lee reflects on life after Rush, and live music returns to Calgary. Also in the headlines are Kestrels, Toronto venues, Eric Ethridge, Chris Taylor, Mustafa, Twitch, Amazon Music, YouTube, AC/DC, Keith Richards, ShareChat, Peter Hook, Bob Dylan, and Times Square.
Neil Young’s legendary lost album gets a release (pictured), singing is banned on Ontario patios, and Montreal’s Canada Day plans. Also in the headlines are Steven Lee Olsen, Kwento, Live Nation, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, EMI Records, indie power players, Spotify, covid-era concerts, MusiCares, Wave, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beyonce, and indie record stores.
David Collier illustrates the life of Gary Topp (pictured), a look at the arts in Canada post-pandemic, and Bob Dylan opens up. Others in the headlines include Blue Frog Studio, Tencent Music, WMG, BMG, BLM, Lady Antebellum, the Rolling Stones, Peter Jackson, the Grammys, Ted Cockle, the Australasian industry, N.W.A., Seal, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Run the Jewels.
The 2020 Canadian Songwriter Challenge is underway, Melanie Peterson (pictured) has a regular live stream, and Universal Honey’s debut is reissued. Also in the news are A2IM Indie Week, CIMA, Music BC, Evangeline Gentle, The Gord Downie Fund, Sierra Noble, DeeDee7, SaskMusic, Bob Dylan, Alberta Music, and farewell Mory Kanté and Bobby Digital.
Choir! Choir! Choir! and Rufus Wainwright will sing across the universe, Liona Boyd offers solace with a new song, and Ariana and Justin join forces. Also in the news are Crown Lands, Big Sugar, The Spoons, Taco Pica, Bob Dylan, Justin Fancy, David Myles, CIMA, and farewell Andre Harrell and Betty Wright.
Michael Wekerle (pictured) has to postpone the Elmo’s reopening, High Priestess joins the music publishing game, and virtual clubbing via Zoom takes off. Also in the headlines are The Strokes, Vivek Shraya, Bob Dylan, Paradigm, Ed O’Brien, Glastonbury, quarantine pop, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull, and DroppTV.
Bob Dylan (pictured) finally gets a Billboard No. 1 hit, Drake shows off his extravagant mansion, and David Clayton Thomas is outspoken on a new album. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, John Prine, Hal Willner, TikTok, Julian Taylor, Bryan Adams, Hellfest, and Lady Gaga.
Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
Kiesza (pictured) is on the comeback trail, Carly Rae Jepsen puts out an eye-catching video, and The Remix Project is a hip-hop success story. Others in the headlines include Owen Pallett, SSO, Troubadour Festival, Lloyd Spiegel, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Emmys, Believe, George Harrison, Linda Ronstadt, music royalty funds, and Emmylou Harris.
Martin Scorsese's new Dylan rock doc (pictured) is reviewed, Tin Machine explored, and controversy over a UMG archives fire. Also in the headlines are NXNE, Gordon Lightfoot, John Doe, video games, Courtney Love, Lil Nas X, music catalogues, and Radiohead.