The fascinating career of renaissance man Bill King (pictured), Doug Chappell and Denise Jones are remembered, and The Band’s Stage Fright gets a deluxe reissue. Also in the headlines are Brian Edwards, the Juno statuette, the CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge, The Slocan Ramblers, Blinker The Star, Merck Mercuriadis, Tencent, Concord, Bad Bunny, Jose Feliciano, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Billie Eilish, and Robert Johnson.
Hipgnosis Songs Fund
Hipgnosis Songs Fund
Super-manager Sal Slaiby (pictured with The Weeknd) is profiled, Harmonium get symphonic, and a rave review of the new Shawn Mendes album. Others in the headlines include Ron Hawkins, Lyor Cohen, Commodore Ballroom, Stars, Jully Black, Drake, Opera Atelier, RCM, Hipgnosis, Human Re-Sources, Stevie Nicks, Roland Gift, Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, and Prince.
Montreal concert venue La Vitrola (pictured) is closing, Vancouver clubs are under threat, and an aid package for UK music. Also in the headlines are Rufus Wainwright, maestro Victor Feldbrill, Neil Young, Halifax Pop Explosion, Haviah Mighty, Leonard Cohen, Ernesto Cervini, Sarah Wickett, Hipgnosis, CDs, Kanye West, Roy Ayers, Don Henley, Beyoncé, Suzi Quatro, Ryan Adams, and The Clash.
Choir! Choir! Choir! (pictured with Rick Astley) is a feel good sensation, John Mann is remembered, and Shania slams ageist country stations. Also in the headlines are Celine, Keith Urban, Hipgnosis, Bruce Cockburn, Drake, Harris Institute, Viagogo, Billboard, audiobooks, Andrea Bocelli, the AMAs, and Eric Clapton.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) returns to the spotlight, Justin Bieber is sued for publishing his photo, and Thomas Wade details his battle with neurological disease. Others in the headlines include Adam Baldwin, Measha Brueggergosman, Hagler, Shovels & Rope, Hipgnosis, Vivendi, 360 Reality Audio, Ben Cook, TikTok, Renée Zellweger, and Elton John.
Honey Jam (pictured) showcases Canadian female talent, The Offspring and Sum 41 announce a cross-country tour and Calgary's NMC connects with a new Polaris Prize project. Also making news are Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Kiefer Sutherland, Jann Arden, Hunter Hayes, Banff Centre, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, LyricFind, Sam Kirmayer, and farewell Larry Taylor. Video added.