Alex Henry Foster (pictured) confronts grief with art, Canadian honkytonker Whitney Rose is eager to get back onstage, and Cadence Weapon discusses his new album. Others in the headlines include Hot Docs, Spotify, Bay City Rollers, Concord, Downtown, Napster, Mandolin, Jon Batiste, Michael Rapino, Al Schmitt, Van Morrison, Stephen Lipson, Britney Spears, Billie Eilish, The Who, Tunefind, and Burning Man.
The fascinating career of renaissance man Bill King (pictured), Doug Chappell and Denise Jones are remembered, and The Band’s Stage Fright gets a deluxe reissue. Also in the headlines are Brian Edwards, the Juno statuette, the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge, The Slocan Ramblers, Blinker The Star, Merck Mercuriadis, Tencent, Concord, Bad Bunny, Jose Feliciano, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Billie Eilish, and Robert Johnson.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) scales the heights for The Raptors, The Weeknd airs his remix of a Lana del Rey cut, and Serena Ryder gets confessional. Also in the headlines are Jazz Bistro, Donovan Woods, Syd Smith, The Empress, TikTok, Concord Music Publishing, AWAL, Tencent Music, Big Hit, Creem, WAP, Bad Religion, Robert Wyatt, Hank Williams Jr, and the Rolling Stones.
Susan Aglukark (pictured) is honoured at BreakOut West, M for Montreal announces notable names, and Concord acquires Victory Records. Also in the news are Sultans of String, Mississauga Music Awards, Arts & Crafts, Dave Sampson, Ontario Creates, SING!, Orbit Room, John P. Allen, Jimi Hendrix, and farewell Walter Rathie and Jessye Norman. With video.
Duncan Sinclair (pictured) and Hank Karr are honoured by the WCMA, the Junos head home to Toronto in 2021, and the YYC Music Awards are handed out. Also in the news are the NMC, Canadian Music Therapy Fund, Berry Gordy, music memoirs, Triumph, Concord, Dan Pitt, Dear Youth, Searson, and farewell Robert Hunter.