Two looks at the new posthumous album from Gord Downie (pictured), Windsor's 89X boosted CanRock in Detroit, new songs from Stevie Wonder, and Tunecore shells out the shekels. Also in the headlines are the Cameron House, Darcy James Argue, Garth Brooks, UK festivals, Guy Moot, Stevie Wonder, BTS, Dolly Parton, Dawes, Hal Willner, and T. Rex.
Kathleen Edwards (pictured) returns to the fray, Merck Mercuriadis assesses the value of songs, and four recommended music docs. Others in the headlines include Nap Eyes, Fast Romantics, Paul Reddick, Global Toronto, Tegan and Sara, TikTok, Live Nation, Simon Fuller, Roc Nation, the Go-Go’s, Midnight Oil, Prince, Perry Farrell, Garth Brooks, protest songs, and Beyoncé.
David Collier illustrates the life of Gary Topp (pictured), a look at the arts in Canada post-pandemic, and Bob Dylan opens up. Others in the headlines include Blue Frog Studio, Tencent Music, WMG, BMG, BLM, Lady Antebellum, the Rolling Stones, Peter Jackson, the Grammys, Ted Cockle, the Australasian industry, N.W.A., Seal, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Run the Jewels.
Alejandra Ribera (pictured) displays her courage, possible help for Toronto music venues, and the CMTF assists frontline healthcare workers and their families. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters Circle, Hannah Georgas, Truths & Rights, Garth Brooks, TBS, MusicOntario, Gordie Tentrees, Alex Cuba, and farewell Moon Martin.
Manitoba Music launches an emergency COVID-19 relief fund, URGNT live streams concerts in Toronto, and Jessie Reyez earns a glowing review. Also in the news are the Oshawa Music Awards, Leonard Cohen, Home Routes, The Casbah, Garth Brooks, Sean Cunnington, Corb Lund, Randy and Tal Bachman, Jewel, and farewell Kenny Rogers (pictured), Wray Downes, Ted Moses, Marcelo Peralta, and Aurlus Mabélé.
Included today: Inuktitut electropop of Riit (pictured), the classic Sugar Sugar turns 50, and the evolution of Canadian metal. Also in the headlines are Shambhala fest, Maestro Fresh Wes, JindaLee, Abbey Road, Woodstock, pot fests, Josh Ritter, cassettes, Garth Brooks, Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift, Ko Jamal, and Iron Maiden.
Marie-Mai is honoured by SOCAN (pictured), Chris Blackwell attends ole's party, and Walk Off The Earth announced a world tour . Also in the news are Wacken fest, Music NL, TD Markham Jazz Festival, Garth Brooks, Music PEI, and farewell Nancy Wilson. Videos added for your enjoyment.