Fiver’s Simone Schmidt (pictured) discusses her social activism, Canadian female rock bands remembered, and indie artists on the pros and cons of NFTs. Others in the headlines include Chippy Nonstop, CARAS, Scott Smith, Believe, Bob Marley, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Jimmy Iovine, Joe Jonas, Van Morrison, TikTok, Godspell, and Shaun Ryder.
Linda Dawe was a fighter, for the rights of women, particularly women in the music business; for her family, both familial and the artists she worked with; for love, an emotion that caused her unimaginable pain. She died Saturday from a heart attack at age 72.
Norma MacDonald (pictured) explores her roots, Spotify reports growth, and a look at the Marley family empire. Also in the headlines are Mayworks Halifax, Toronto venues, podcasts, The Elmo, Michael Rapino, vinyl, Sony/ATV, Stephen Sondheim, Eminem, Sonic Youth, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Bohannon.
Angela Hewitt (pictured) suffers a major loss, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien debuts in Toronto, and Billie Eilish defends Drake. Others in the headlines include William Prince, Tencent, Cheapies, Taylor Swift, SoundCloud, Oscars, vinyl, and Bob Marley.
Rihanna (pictured) praises education, ticket gouging explored, and the Music Modernization Act passes. Others in the headlines include William Prince, Quebec's music industry, Martin Bandier, Michael Ford, Bob Marley, The Mercury Prize, luthiers, Hubert Lenoir, Prince, and Rifflandia.
The music of the king of reggae, on full display at a legendary show at Massey Hall, had a huge impact on Bill King, and, later, upon his son, Juno-winning producer Jesse 'Dubmatix' King.
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