The Halifax Pop Explosion is under fire, Daniel Lanois’ new album (pictured) get a rave review, and there is controversy around the Grammys. Also in the headlines are the Brad Turner Quartet, Lido Pimienta, eOne, Golden Feather, Eddie Van Halen, US covid relief bill, Spotify protests, RIAA, SXSW, Sally Grossman, U2, Aphex Twin, H.E.R., Judee Sill, and CSNY.
Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
Folk-rocker Eamon McGrath(pictured) publishes a new book, Toronto venues plagued by the pandemic, and Round Hill Music to offer an IPO. Others in the headlines include Oscar Peterson, Tyler Shaw, Drake, DVSN, the COC, Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Spotify, BMG, Warner Music, Rolling Stone, Jac Holzman, Harry Smith, Morgan Wallen, Courtney Barnett, UMG, Flaming Lips, Sean Ono Lennon, Wellness in Music, and Jon Bon Jovi.
Popular music industry veteran Kim Cooke receives a special Juno from Allan Reid (pictured), a Finger Eleven hit reaches a milestone, and rumours of a Justin and Shawn collaboration. Also in the news are TBS, Juno judges, Monowhales, Indie Week, MusicNL, William Prince, Karl Wolf, Polaris Music Prize, David Vertesi, Play MPE, Jazz Bistro, Interactive Ontario , Audrey Ochoa, Henriette Sennenvaldt, and farewell to Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Nash, Bunny Lee, and John Valentyn.
Tributes pour in for Eddie Van Halen (pictured) Johnny Cash is filmed hunting moose in NL, and Bahamas opens up. Also in the headlines are Shawn Mendes, Northcote, Spotify, Aaron Allen, Viola Desmond, Mac Davis, BTS, Pay-for-Play, Led Zeppelin, digital wellness, AC/DC, CMAs, Fleetwood Mac, and song segues.