Robots are influencing the music industry, Macca plays a secret show at Grand Central Station, and Nicki Minaj and Cardi B duke it out. Others in the headlines include Avril Lavigne, Terra Lightfoot, Justin Trudeau, Haim, Ron Mann, Steve Perry, Courtney Barnett, Mutek Montreal, Eminem, and Elizabeth Fraser.
The odds to win has won, as Cardi B's debut long-play rockets straight to No. 1 in its first week of release. There are a few other new entries, including Canada's favourite-to-win pop band
Sloan, with album '12' breaking into the top 50.
A Yoko Ono art exhibit is burgled in Toronto, Cardi B's star is in the ascendant, and Linda McRae teaches songwriting to inmates. Those also in the headlines include Jeff Dalziel, Vivienne Westwood, drill music, Slow, Elk Run & Riot, Jesse Cook, Rich Aucoin, tribute albums, music cities, Mitch Melnick, and Itzhak Perlman.