Emergency funds assist Canadian musicians, the dystopian worldview of The Weeknd (pictured) is timely, and Canadian record stores are under threat. Also in the headlines are COVID-19 stories, Win Butler, Jesse Zubot, Sony, Stage Door, Bob Pittman, StubHub, BTS, Adam Schlesinger, copyright, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton.
Barbara Hannigan (pictured) offers listening picks for times of crisis, the pandemic reminds us of the power of the arts, and a cancer diagnosis for Rae Spoon. Also in the headlines are more COVID-19 stories, Ernesto Cervini, Sean Cunnington, Sir Andrew Davis, GEMA, Bruce Springsteen, Father John Misty, Nirvana, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan.
Bell Media announced today the all-new ad-free one-hour music benefit event, The iHeart Living Room Concert will be broadcast in Canada this Sunday
COVID-19 themed stories continue to dominate the headlines. Those here feature Kevin Griffin, Rob Halford, SOCAN members, CISAC, NSYNC, Kevin Liles, UTA, and Michael Stipe. Also covered aree The Weeknd (pictured), BMG, and rock memoirs.
Jerry Leger (pictured) is amongst the Toronto artists harmed by COVID-19, online concerts multiply, and the Calgary Philharmonic lays off the entire orchestra. Also in the headlines are Paradigm, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Stratford, SXSW, Ben Gibbard, John Loeffler, Tony Allen, Elvis, and Toots and The Maytals.
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the music business, it is not just the artists who are impacted. The publicists vital to their careers are also affected, but those we interviewed, including Eric Alper (pictured) remain positive.