Crystal Shawanda (pictured) moves from country to blues, Josh Ramsay goes solo in grand style, and Ought is reborn as Cola. Also in the headlines are John Derringer, Tess Parks, The Bros. Landreth, Nicole Lizée, Stratford fest, Caribou, Tesher, NAC, J. Cole, Rich Aucoin, Patrick Watson, The Weeknd, Willie Stratton, Elon Musk, Paul McCartney, Tencent Music, tsundoku, Bruce Springsteen, John Doe, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tears for Fears, and Taylor Swift.
The Polaris Music Prize’s Short List programming is announced, Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi (pictured) team up, and the premiere of Mint Simon. Also in the news are Charlotte Cardin, Breaking Down Racial Barriers, Groovin in the Park, The Luvmenauts, Aquakultre, SaskMusic, Crystal Shawanda, Alexander Saint, Harrison Kennedy, Indigenous Music, and farewell Jivan Gasparyan.
CanadaPerforms attracts big names, Silverstein (pictured) has rush-released a COVID-19-themed T-shirt, and Sick Festivals lets you track postponed or cancelled gatherings. Also in the news are Crystal Shawanda, APAC, Beatport, Jon Bon Jovi, and farewell Manu Dibango and Eric Weissberg.
Drake is a surprise performer at the Wireless fest in London, US vinyl album sales soar, and the rebirth of Arista. Also in the news are Tokyo Police Club, Public Limited Ltd., Manifesto, Julian Kuerti, Voivod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Halifax Jazz Fest, Canibales, Crystal Shawanda, Kultrun, and a farewell to Carmen Campagne.