The Wu-Tang Clan (pictured) boosts Ottawa charities, Justin and Ariana fight back, and the plight of live music. Others in the headlines include Sony Music, Band Ladies, Cirkut, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, David Byrne, drive-in shows, Nine Inch Nails, Robert Johnson, Sparks, Bruce Springsteen, and Charlie Minor.
Coachella (pictured) grabs plenty of attention, Nirvana reunites in LA, and 2019's top francophone albums. Also in the headlines are Audrey Ochoa, David Francey, Queen, Concord, David Byrne, Randy Newman, Kylie Minogue, The Police, A. R. Rahman, and streaming services.
The Weeknd (pictured) partners with Mercedes-Benz, a Toronto firm to revamp Geffen Hall, and Drake's powerful impact. Others in the headlines include Domenic Troiano, Wayne Rostad, Spotify, Jon Singer, Airbnb, UK bestsellers, Chris Martin, David Byrne, John Sinclair, and Beck.
Tyler Shaw (pictured) gets inspired by an astronaut, Celine Dion does Aretha proud, and Dallas Green on the perils of touring. Also in the headlines are Jack Pine and The Fire, the Junos, The Strumbellas, Cat Empire, Fist of Facts, Johni Esho, Pointed Sticks, Danielle Todd, Theatre Calgary, Drake, De La Soul, Johnny Rotten, Ryan Cook, Britney Spears, Mötley Crüe, Martin Phillipps, Lou Pearlman, David Byrne, and Gordon Lightfoot.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) fuel an Indigenous resurgence, pot, Otis Williams discusses the new Temptations musical, and the fiery rock of Urvah Khan. Also in the headlines are the Hip, Jeffery Straker, David Gogo, Opera Philadelphia, the streaming boom, Eventbrite, YouTube, Lovelytheband, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Megative, Rihanna, David Byrne, Ariana Grande, and Jessie Reyez.
The love affair of Toronto and The National (pictured), two contrasting takes on Taylor Swift and the candid recollections of Kiesza. Others in the headlines include Seymour Stein, ticket scalping, Big Valley Jamboree, Zildjian, Twitch. Tv, Lady Gaga, Canadian record stores, Patti-Anne Tarlton, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Drake, Tommy Chong, James, The PepTides, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.
The Spice Girls make mega-bucks for reuniting for public appearances, but David Byrne won't put Talking Heads back together. Those also in the headlines include Justin Timberlake, Dungarees, Elijah Will, EDM, Tona Tencreddi, Sheepdogs, Juno Cup, Rumours, and Adventure Club.
In today's wrap, the New Constellations tour builds bridges; podcasting revives storytelling, plus some non-fiction about David Byrne, the Falcons, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Brett Kissel, Alvvays, and the lyrically famous Hotel California.