RALPH ( pictured) is on a roll, a look at Frank Dukes' project with RPSM, and country radio ignores female artists. Also in the headlines are Ghettosocks, SaskMusic, Woodstock, YouTube, Led Zeppelin, hippies, Jay-Z, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Sleater-Kinney, and Jack White.
Tory Lanez (pictured) finds his groove, Ottawa rallies for tornado relief, and Said The Whale's new video dazzles. Also making headlines are CPO, Stiff Little Fingers, The Sadies, TSO, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates, election pop culture, Spotify, YouTube, Glenn Gould, Moby, Sinead O'Connor, Giles Martin, Grimes, Joni Mitchell, Jack White, and Frank Zappa.
The Eagles (pictured) now have the best-selling album ever, Drake's legacy explored, and Kim Cooke discusses his hit Aretha compilation. Also in the headlines are Sony Music, Spotify, VMAs, Madonna, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Liam Gallagher, 604 Records, Lil Wayne, Wordburglar, Soft Cell, AC/DC, Musical Youth, Chamberfest, Katy Perry, Fake Shark, Nico, and Def Jam.
Madonna (pictured) turns 60, a look at Aretha's private life, and Jack White assumes guitar god status. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop, Jacob Hoggard, Osheaga, Jerry Garcia, Cory Weeds, Danny Bonaduce, SOCAN, SODRAC, Alexander Stewart, Sudbury's Up Here fest, Shakey Graves, YOLA, Shortstack records, Pearl Jam, and Camden's The Lock.
George Canyon (pictured) announces a major fall tour, Arkells set a date for their new album and a Foreigner-based musical premieres in Calgary. Others in the news include Jack White, POP Montreal, Focus Wales, CNE, Folk Music Ontario, FAI, Drake Underground, Not Of, and Northern Power Summit. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Trent Reznor (pictured) laments the state of his homeland, Nile Rogers reflects on a turbulent life, and Scott Helman remembers a drunken escapade. Also in the headlines are Simply Saucer, D.O.A., The Flaming Lips, Kilmore, Big Daddy Kane, Rita MacNeil, Massey Hall, Edmonton and Toronto Jazz Festivals, Olafur Arnalds, Boris Brott, and Jack White.
A record number of songs are contending to be World Cup anthems, Bey and Jay's duo album celebrates their union, and a look back at NXNE. Also in the headlines are Exclaim's top albums, Steve Albini, Katalogue, sexual harassment at festivals, the Monkees, Rainbow Robert, Heidi Munro, Robbie Williams, Jesse Zubot, Ben Sures, and the death of the CD.
An unreleased album by John Coltrane has been discovered, Spotify comes under fire, and Music Canada calls for a new fund. Also in the headlines are Peter Oundjian, RBC Emerging Musician Program , Coeur de Pirate, Playboy Jazz Festival, John Perry Barlow, Jack White, Solveig Deason, Telephone Explosion, Ginger Baker, Janelle Monáe, Vicky Beeching, and Surf Dads.
The Juno Awards a week ago Sunday helped a number of artists on the charts this week. Among them: Shawn Mendes, Daniel Caesar, Jessie Reyez and for sure, the Barenaked Ladies. Chart report includes video, including [pictured] Quebec star Yoan's latest.
Jessie Reyez's success boosts the Remix Project, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly at The Junos. Those also in the headlines include Harry Styles, inclusion riders, Killer Mike, Todd Kerns, the Beatles, Ronnie Prophet, Quake Matthews, The Jerry Cans, Jack White, Onegin, and Lana Del Rey.
UMG delivers impressive revenue result, Jack White is hoping for new blood to revitalize rock 'n roll, and the future of vinyl remains a hot topic. Also in the headlines are Toronto's top dance producers and hard rockers, The Cobalt, Donovan Woods, Olympic music, Randy Bachman, Yasmine, The Brit Awards, Facebook, Healey Willan, and New Orleans brass bands.
Shania comes clean about the much ballyhooed next album, Rush and Triumph get skewered by The Onion, Trump advisers caution Canada's net neutrality regs, Babs laments a lack of due recognition, Mary Ann Farrell gets what Babs wants, plus a bundle of other news, views served with a lashing of balderdash.