A documentary portrait of Shania Twain (pictured) is now out, Drizzy honours Canadian hip-hop pioneers, and concert cancellations hurt fans. Also in the headlines are Mother Mother, Vancouver concerts, One Republic, Beyonce, TikTok, Cecilia Concerts, LJ Tyson, Sony Music, Bob Dylan, car radios, Shakira, Shopify, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.
Michael Barclay probes a seminal period in Canadian music, Arcade Fire (pictured) scores a rave review, and Allison Russell rediscovers Montreal. Also in the headlines are The Weekend, Michael Bublé, Allegories, Canadian Opera Company, Tory Lanez, The Dirty Nil, Victoria Anthony, Andrew Smith, N.B. Youth Orchestra, Roblox, Soundful, the cassette revival, T Bone Burnett, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Bonnie Raitt, Logic, The Who, DaBaby, Re Styles, and The B-52's.
Neil Young (pictured) removes his music from Spotify, Sony Music buys Bob Dylan’s recorded music catalog, and Ontario covid restrictions still impact live music. Also in the headlines are The Glenn Gould Foundation, ASD Band, the Top Drawers, Ben Sures, Patrick Moxey, Kanye West, the Beatles, Julian Lennon, JazzTimes Critics’ Poll, Dope Lemon, Elton John, Damon Albarn, and Taylor Swift.
Corb Lund (pictured) fights open pit coal mines, Kim Mitchell enters the CSHF, and The Horseshoe Tavern resumes live music. Others in the headlines include John Orpheus, “Gunner” Smith , Charlotte Day Wilson, Vivendi, UMG, Doug Morris, Lorde, Sony Music Publishing, The Faces, Inhaler, Bob Dylan, Rick Laird, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Surf Curse, and Chuck E. Weiss.
A Joni Mitchell classic turns 50 (pictured), a new profile of jazz guitarist Lorne Lofsky, and Neil Young is working with Crazy Horse again. Also in the headlines are Top5, Paul Pigat, UMG, Songtradr, Sony Music, Endeavor, Twitch, Randall Poster, Marianne Faithfull, Francoise Hardy, MF DOOM, Brian Wilson, Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots, and Lucy Dacus.
Accolades galore as Bob Dylan (pictured) turns 80, Greg Keelor explores heartbreak on a new album, and The Tragically Hip scours the vaults. Others in the headlines include Bob D’Eith, I M U R, Gabrielle Papillon, The Beaches, Art Bergmann, Opera Atelier, Cirque du Soleil, TikTok, WaveOptics, Facebook, Sparks, Roger Daltrey, Duran Duran, PM Dawn, Jay Landers, Jackson Browne, Bob Koester, Eurovision, and Olivia Rodrigo.
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.