Justin Bieber and Drake win Billboard Music awards, Buffy takes home two Indigenous Music prizes, and the SING! a cappella festival gets under way.
The effect of legal pot on music, the obstacles placed upon black genius, and sexual harassment at Coachella. Also making headlines are Buffy Sainte-Marie, Compact Music, 4/20, Memphis music, The Damned, J Cole, The Olympic Symphonium, Tess Roby, and Ford Pier.
At 76, the legendary singer/songwriter remains a potent creative force. She is also an eloquent observer of contemporary politics and social issues, as Bill King discovered in this wide-ranging interview.
Kathy Hahn, the CASBYs, Johnny Brower, Roger Waters, Johnny Clegg, Matt Hulobowski, Hugh MacLellan, Roch Carrier, Ellie Goulding, DJ Mag, Spotify, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yangaroo, P!nk, Chunk O' Funk, Eliana Cuevas, Yitzy, Daisy Berkowitz, and George Young make headlines in today's column.