Choir! Choir! Choir! and Rufus Wainwright will sing across the universe, Liona Boyd offers solace with a new song, and Ariana and Justin join forces. Also in the news are Crown Lands, Big Sugar, The Spoons, Taco Pica, Bob Dylan, Justin Fancy, David Myles, CIMA, and farewell Andre Harrell and Betty Wright.
City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.
Billy Talent (pictured) releases a new episode of its multi-part short film, Canada's Great Kitchen Party attracts stars, and more major summer fests are cancelled. Others in the news include CIMA, CMRRA, Neil Young, Ontario Creates, The Spoons, Storry, The Independent Music Awards, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Manitoba Music, and dvsn. With video.
eOne signs Canadian country star Jason Blaine (pictured), CIMA launches a COVID-19 survey, and Neil Young turns to live streaming. Others in the news include Project WILD, Music Alberta, Kristen Olson, Bob Ezrin, Deep Purple, and The Sadies.
Drake releases two surprise new tracks, Curve Music signs The Western Swing Authority (pictured), and a name change for Director X. Also in the news are Canadian Blast, Mikhail Laxton, Forge Fest, Music Canada certifications, Loud Luxury, Music BC, FIMPRO, and MusicNL.
Justin Bieber (pictured) breaks an Elvis record, The CFMAs announce programming, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse will tour. Also in the news are New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Six Shooter, CIMA, Leonard Cohen, The Shuffle Demons, Rocks the Park, Bloodshot Bill, We Are The Stronghold, Land of Talk, Festival of Beer, and 5X Festival.
STORRY (pictured) dazzles at her album launch, High Priestess roster includes Zaki Ibrahim and Witch Prophet, and We Are The Stronghold supports Wet'suwet'en. Also in the news are CIMA, Clinton's, Bachman Cummings, IMR, Manitoba Music, Twin Kennedy, SHINE! Music Bursary, SaskMusic, and The Wild!.
True North Records has signed Craig Cardiff (pictured), Brian Hetherman revives the Sonic Envy label, and a new song from Gordon Lightfoot. Also in the news are SoundCloud Creator Forum, Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella, The Golden Ticket, Music PEI, Music BC, and farewell Buzzy Linhart.
Tim Baker (pictured) and Wintersleep lead the East Coast Music Award nominees, Music P.E.I. Week is under way, new videos from Leonard Cohen and Robbie Robertson, and the Stones announce a new tour. Also in the news are the Edmonton Music Prize, nêhiyawak, Jon Box, 2020 CMAOntario Awards, Oshawa Music Awards, the Record Nook, BIGSOUND, CIMA, and farewell Buddy Cage.
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.
Lennie Gallant (pictured) will perform at the CFMAs, Barenaked Ladies announce a major summer tour, and Castro's Lounge is under threat. Others in the news include NLX, Holy Fuck, Jane Siberry, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Rising Insane, CIMA, and farewell David Olney and Chris Darrow.
Andre Menard (pictured) is amongst those named to the Order of Canada, Justin Bieber returns to action, and CMW goes Dutch. Also in the news are CIMA, Bar Robo, The Small Glories, Lynn Harrison, the Sapphire Award, and farewells to Kelly Fraser, Bvlly, Allee Willis, Sleepy LaBeef, Roy Lesperance, Marty Grebb, Jerry Herman, and Neil Innes.