SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown (pictured) is in the Hot Seat, Stratford and Shaw return to life, and a look at the new MuchMusic. Also in the headlines are Jim Cuddy, Breagh Isabel, Shakura S’Aida, Dakota Bear, Jerry Granelli, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, Sony Music, Hella Mega, Lollapalooza, James Brown, the Olympics, Morgan Wallen, TikTok, Jackie Leven, and the Rolling Stones.
The return of MuchMusic is inducing nostalgia, a look at new Juno and ECMA Award winner Rose Cousins (pictured), and The Zolas get political. Also in the headlines are FeSKival, Belly, Sony Music, Believe, roadies, Roblox, Primary Wave, Kim Jong-un, Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Doja Cat, Garbage, Danny Elfman, and Foo Fighters.
Aquakultre (pictured) spreads compassion, Neil Young releases a legendary long-lost album, and drive-in concerts take hold. Also in the headlines are throat singers, Oscar Peterson, Powfu, Jordan Wiberg, Ivan Sorensen, Jah'Mila, live-streaming, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Billie Eilish, A Tribe Called Quest, Funkadelic, Keedron Bryant, Quincy Jones, and Kurt Cobain.
Toronto’s bubbling psych scene, Leonard Podolak (featured) offers a lament for the Winnipeg Folk Fest, and the expansion of Apple Music. Others in the headlines include TikTok, cancelled concerts, UMG, streaming stats, record stores, PlayOn fest, Tracy Chan, Warner Music Group, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, Rowland S Howard, Fiona Apple, Johnny Marr, and Billy McFarland.
The songwriting process of Dan Mangan (pictured), a possible Drake curse, and Mitch Podolak remembered. Others in the headlines include Deadmau5, Wilson and Lee, Anya Wilson, Dave Richardson, Dapper Labs, Americana Awards, Amy Winehouse, Ken Burns, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, ageism, Mac Miller, Daniel Johnston, Jake Clemons, and Prince.
Neil Young is on a lonely crusade, Bryan Adams teases new music, and Nettwerk’s Terry McBride (pictured) talks content quotas. Others in the headlines include the Edmonton Folk Festival, Devours, Tom Macdonald, HMV, Spotify, Bruce Springsteen, Woodstock 50, Katy Perry, Blockchain, RIAA, Slayer, Q&A, Elvis, Shaggy, $not, and earbuds.
Bruce Springsteen's new album Western Stars (pictured), a profile of Michael McCarty, and Brian Wilson postpones a tour. Others in the headlines include Teenage Head, NXNE, Leon Redbone, Laurel Canyon, Amanda Palmer, Skid Row, Super Hi-Fi, Peter Perrett, Rolling Thunder, Herbie Hancock, and Spotify.
The Alanis Morissette (pictured) has her musical headed to Broadway, The Trews and Jack de Keyzer win a prestigious contest, and a new gig for Faye Perkins. Others in the news: Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Hall, Colin Linden, Marty Melhuish, Transmit Festival, Wide Cut Weekend, Tin Pan North fest, Jim Cuddy, Sharon & Bram, Music Monday, David Francey, and farewell John Starling. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Florence + The Machine (pictured) shatter Shazam records, The Grateful Dead top RSD sales, and Prince and Springsteen have new albums coming. Also in the news: The CCMAs, Randy Bachman, Casumo, Sylvia Rhone, The Cooper Brothers, Mariposa, Stephanie Hardman, June Records, and Music BC. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Charlotte Cardin (pictured) evolves as a songwriter, Robert Christgau offers listening advice, and the Very Prairie music summit boosts local talent. Also in the headlines are The Barr Brothers, Tom Wilson, Greg Couillard, Spotify, Excello Records, Mark Zuckerberg, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain, and Bruce Springsteen.
Folk Alliance will honour Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Gordon Lightfoot adds extra shows, and The Boss hits Netflix. Also in the news are the ECMA, Karen Kosowski, Jeremy Dutcher, Stompin' Tom, Parts & Labour, Keithmas, Music Nova Scotia, Music Canada Live, Rubberneck, Music BC, and a farewell to Ustad Imrat Khan. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Canadian cultural protections become a NAFTA issue, Bruce Springsteen ages well on Broadway, and Asian rappers face stereotypes. Others in the headlines include Tsianina Redfeather, Prince, Toby Mamis, Dolores O'Riordan, Aretha, Sistema Toronto, fentanyl, kindie rock, Dilly Dally, Garbage, Drake, Skookum, Paul Brandt, Vancouver opera, and Chinese Festival Halifax.