Elizabeth Shepherd (pictured) takes a musical tour of Montreal, the cassette revival continues, and Drake's new $2,2M car is on display. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop artists, 21C Festival, Sharon Van Etten, The Jerry Cans, AGO, Spotify, music licenses, Liberty Media, Rumble, The Who, Alex Lifeson, Stephen King, Van Morrison, R. Kelly, and Bootsy Collins.
The hit Justin Bieber exhibit in Stratford inspires a book, R. Kelly is dropped by Sony, Ariana Grande sets a Spotify record, and Donna Grantis (pictured) goes solo. Also in the news are John and Yoko, The Dead South, APTN, Drake, Ian Blurton, Trille Or, Lenny Stoute, Verboden, Monster Truck, Music BC, and a farewell to Reggie Young. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Star couple Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk (pictured) are profiled in a new documentary, concern over Canada's new Minister of Justice's view of copyright, and Spotify's Preferred Distributors list. Also in the headlines are Dear Evan Hansen, John Werner, PUP, Duke Robillard, Call Me Mildy, Carl Morey, Cory Weeds, Putin, Bitfury, Country Music Critics’ Poll, Chris Cornell, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Drake, Soulja Boy, and Jackie Shane.
Drake (pictured) signs up for a Vegas residency, The Who returns with three Canadian concert dates, and MDM signs Don Amero. Others names in the news include Elton Rohn, Kelowna, A2IM, Manitoba Film and Music, Vivek Shraya, Contact East, Gene MacLellan, Music BC, The PepTides, Jeremy Darby, Brittany Lyseng, and farewells to Bonnie Guitar, Shirley Boone, and Carol Channing. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Drake rules in the 2018 Top 10 countdowns, and we have the facts to prove it.
Kinnie Starr (pictured) finds her way back through music, the High Performance Rodeo rounds up intriguing mash-ups, and a valuation of Universal Music Group. Also in the headlines are Amber Epp, Alicia Toner, record labels, streaming, CD Baby, Drake, music biz trends, Broadway box office, The Golden Globes, Charlie Watts, Chita Rivera, Britney Spears, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, the Austin scene, and Norman Gimbel.
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Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.
Jennifer Castle (pictured) is finding an audience, Kanye and Drake are at odds, and Calpurnia discusses their influences. Also in the headlines are Christmas albums, Alessia Cara, TTC video, Rich Hope, ticket brokers, Putin, music royalties, industry predictions, Best Songs lists, Queen, and Geddy Lee.
Drizzy leads the Maple Leaf contingent with seven noms, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall (pictured with Tony Bennett) earn two apiece, Drake collaborators are cited, classical artists fare well, and Rob Bowman makes the cut again.
Montreal's famed Archambault sign needs a new home, Shawn Mendes makes the cover of Rolling Stone (pictured), and Drake opens a new store and boosts a Toronto gym. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Stiff Little Fingers, Craig Cardiff, Spotify, Anderson. Paak, Pro Coro, 50 Cent, Ted Joseph, Mick Jagger, Canadian Brass, Diddy, Bring Me The Horizon, Aretha, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and The National.