Steven Page (pictured) gets political, Rihanna’s superstardom is analyzed in economic terms, and Drake's plane is reported to be a freebie. Also in the headlines are Hot Shots Lounge, Merritt murals, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Beastie Boys, Apple Music, royalties, AI, generative music apps, Trans World, and Primavera Sound.
Dears frontman Murray Lightburn (pictured) goes solo, Ralph Murphy is remembered, and contrasting takes on Raptors fan Drake. Also in the headlines are Elton John, TSO, Dave Stewart, Spice Girls, Duff McKagan, Will Smith, metadata, Willie Nelson, and Moby.
Quebec star Jean Leloup (pictured) has a new album, Raptors superfan Drake draws flak, and The Verve settles a dispute with The Stones. Also in the headlines are Bashar Murad, Old Town Road, Stewart Copeland, Eliza Doyle, Evalyn Parry, The Verve, The Stray Cats, Snow, Woodstock 50, Elton John, Ornette Coleman, The National, Gilles Peterson, and Cracker.
The soundtrack album for Elton John’s Rocketman (pictured) comes out soon, Drake triumphs at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, and Canada House showcases at The Great Escape. Also in the news: So You Think You Can Rap Canada, Palestine comes to CMW, Music-Musique NB, M.E.A.T., Terry Christenson, André Mathieu, L’Atelier Grigorian, Tanya Tagaq, Music NL, Music BC and farewell Jah Stitch.
Gordon Lightfoot turns 80, a look inside CBC's music vault, and candid confessions from Shania (pictured). Also in the headlines are the Sask Music Awards, an Ottawa tornado benefit, Rick Worrall, Echlo, David Jay, Arkells, YouTube, T-series, meta-trends, Elton John, The Kinks. Mighty Sparrow, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons, and Paul Kelly.
Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.
Madeline Merlo (pictured) signs to Deluge Music, Arkells pop up at Union Station today, and Drake wins a BET Hip Hop Award. Also in the news are Janet Jackson, Canadian Blast, Ashley MacIsaac, CMTTF, Born Ruffians, Elton John, Shivering Songs, NSMW, Scott Cushnie, Harpdog Brown, and farewell Ian Miles. Videos added for your enjoyment.
British knight and songwriting legend Elton John loves Canadians, and not just his husband, David Furnish.
The remarkable career of Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion, and Ticketmaster’s ‘TradeDesk’ scalper tool explained. Others in the headlines include Borns. the Beatles, Elton John, Polaris Prize, Venus Fest, Planets suite, Metric, Keith Urban, La Force, Prince, Regina Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Alejandro Escovedo, and Gordon Bintner.
An expert film portrait of Whitney Houston is released, BNL's Ed Robertson looks back at "One Week," and Robert Lepage is fired up. Others in the headlines include Interstellar Rodeo, Christina Aguilera, Solange, Toronto hip-hop, FVDED in the Park, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Fungus, Tremoloco, Carnaval del Sol, Elton John, and Charli XCX.
Jack White cracks down on phones at his shows, and Elton John, Slayer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd all announce final tours. Also in the headlines are Mark E. Smith, Rush, The Smiths, Dolores O'Riordan, Bon Jovi, Petunia, Jeremiah McDade, and William Prince.