After a 50-year career, Bruce Cockburn is still going strong, Drake’s Grammy snub reflects the times, and Colter Wall turns down a big name. Others in the headlines include Andy Kim, the Beatles, Jason Blaine, Neil Young, ARC Ensemble, UMG, Michael Nesmith, Thundercat, Geoffrey Himes, Vicente Fernández, and Slim 400.
Jann Arden (pictured) is on a roll, a look at Gord Downie’s posthumous solo album, and Dayna Manning offers a tribute to Stratford. Others in the headlines include Bruce Cockburn, London Music Week, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Terry Fox, Dakota Tavern, TikTok, Bandcamp, Greg Marella, Joni Mitchell, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, Miley Cyrus, karaoke moments, Fred Schneider, and This Heat.
A vinyl-exclusive three-album collection from the folk music luminary coincides with the 50th anniversary of a legendary Canadian independent record label, one founded by Cockburn’s longtime manager, Bernie Finkelstein. Pictured (l-r) Bernie, Bruce and current True North head, Geoff Kulawick.
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.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) announces a 50th-anniversary North American tour, Canadian Live Music Industry Awards noms are open, and Sass Jordan tours with the David Bowie Alumni Band. Also in the news are NSMW, CIMA, Tim Baker, Contact East 2020, and farewell Luther Randolph and Tyronne Noseworthy.
A Kurt Swinghammer-created video for this track from the folk legend's upcoming instrumental album masterfully enhances the musical tribute to Martin Luther King.
Drake partners with LeBron on a new venture (pictured), Polaris Prize performers are announced, and Mattyfest features music and food. Also in the news are LyricFind, Molly Johnson, Unison, CMAOntario, Sass Jordan, CD Baby, CIMA, Bruce Cockburn, Charlie Angus, Alberta Music, Laura Barrett, Rachel Cousins, Manitoba Music, and Alex Pangman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) speaks out on Indigenous issues, Raptors energy fuels NXNE, and the Rickshaw Theatre turns 10. Others in the headlines include Corey Hart, Raptor Foot, Saweetie, Sir Lucian Grainge, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Merck Mercuriadis, and US music publishing.
Today has been proclaimed Massey Hall Day (pictured), Bruce Cockburn announces a new album, and Festival Village at NXNE gets underway. Also in the news are CMW, Kelly Jay, The Key of X, HUFF, Cabana Room tribute, Indie Week, Pride Hamilton, Carole Pope, Greg Keelor, and Music NB. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Junos run back to Saskatoon, The Dirty Nil (pictured) join Canadian Blast at SXSW, and competing bids for Universal Music. Also in the news are Bryan Adams, Facebook, Emm Gryner, Justin West, Talking Stick, Music Manitoba, The Barr Brothers, Paul Reddick, Music Nova Scotia, Darryl Hurs, Michael Jerome Browne, Blues Hall of Fame, MusicOntario and farewell Ross Lowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Late great Canadian poet Al Purdy helped this veteran troubadour rediscover his muse. More US dates have been announced, with Canadian shows expected.
Spotify is helping Germans pair up with dogs sharing their musical tastes, and stars were given a pre-Grammy security briefing. Also in the headlines, ticket reselling, Barbara Hannigan, Fifty Shades, Toronto rap, Bruce Cockburn, Lights, First Aid Kit, Kathleen Battle, and Neil Portnow.