Neil Young (pictured) signs a blockbuster deal with Hipgnosis, Linus takes over the Borealis Records roster, and the Northern Power Summit goes virtual. Also in the news are The Weeknd, Maple Blues Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, the Rolling Stones, vinyl sales, The Toronto Arts Foundation, Dropout Entertainment, MMF, Soul Nation Radio, Ontario Creates, and farewell Steve Brown, Phyllis McGuire, and Alexi Laiho.
Tegan and Sara (pictured) feature at the Vancouver Writers Fest, SNL has a Canadian-themed sketch, and Joey Moi makes a noise in Nashville. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Hamilton Music Collective, Jann Arden, Backxwash, Gord Downie, UMG, Apple Music TV, WMG, L.A. Reid, BMG, Mike Love, Beastie Boys, Bob Mould, and Steve Winwood.
Country trailblazer Lucille Starr (pictured) is remembered, Toronto venues return to action, and Hipgnosis makes more big moves. Others in the headlines include Sneaky Dee’s, Roberta Battaglia, Springsteen, the Stones, TikTok, Jean Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Lido Pimienta, Crown Royal, Little Richard, Alicia Keys, back catalogs, and Taylor Swift.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) is getting talked about, Canada’s concert venues need help, and Alanis Morissette discusses irony. Others in the headlines include TikTok, Amazon, Kasabian, Kim Mitchell, eMERGEnce, Neil Young, Lady A, Jessie Reyez, Gerry Atwell, Alex Cuba, Eric Wong, Hipgnosis, Eminem, The Grammys, Sony, Muzak, Pop Smoke, Coldplay, and Bob Marley.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.
The differing perspectives of Ian & Sylvia Tyson, picks for Mattyfest, and the longevity of Said the Whale. Others in the headlines include Menno Versteeg, Walter Homburger, Out of Earshot, Azrieli Foundation, VMAs, BMG, Tencent, Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis, Hasbro, Spotify, Scooter Braun, Riot Grrrl, Taylor Swift, and Ken Burns.
Eurythmics co-founder and Grammy-winning songwriter, recording artist and producer David A. Stewart joins Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers' Hipgnosis Songs Ltd. and sells them his thousand-plus song catalogue.