Ontario locks live-streams down again, Justin Bieber (pictured) delivers an Easter surprise, and D.O.A. reflects upon touring life. Others in the headlines include Kim Harris, the ACM Awards, BMG, KKR, Tina Turner, Linda Dawe, dancehall, Anghami, Amoeba Music, Cathal Coughlan, DMX, Paul Simon, Keith Urban, John Lennon, Ryley Walker, Richard Thompson, and Pino Palladino.
Tory Lanez (pictured) is facing felony charges, We Are The City break up, and the results of the Niagara Music Awards are in. Others in the news include Unison, Indie Week, Downchild, OKAN, Terra Lightfoot, Madisyn Gifford, Samian, John Lennon, Gord Sinclair, the Glenn Gould Prize Laureate, #MondoNYC, Bahamas, Paul Hyde, and farewell Erin Wall, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, and Zoe Chilco.
A Canadian connection for Macy Gray (pictured), Vancouver launches a new arts grant program, and the use of avatars in pop. Also in the headlines are Brett Kissel, Holly Ellsworth-Clark, Shakers Roadhouse, Jim Byrnes, Pete Ganbarg, Napster, Prince, Twitch, Austin venues, BTS, Vin Diesel, Noel Gallagher, Lizzo, Bob Dylan, Shy Carter, Panic! at the Disco, Eric Clapton, and John Lennon.
There’s a strong Canadian connection to the upcoming John Lennon tribute concert (pictured), Post Malone heads the Billboard Music Awards noms, and CARAS names four new Board members. Also in the news are CIMA, Lori Yates, BreakOut West, TBS Talent Search, Leahy, Amanda Martinez, Sultans of String, Contact(less) East 2020, Laila Biali, Drake, Carla Collins, Victoria Anthony, Izabelle, and farewell Tommy DeVito, Juliette Greco, and Roy Head.
Two major Montreal summer fests are cancelled, Choir! Choir! Choir! (pictured) partners with the Canadian Cancer Society, and changes for the Prism Prize. Also in the news are 8 Til Faint, Hamilton Artists Relief Fund, Tory Lanez, The Trews, John Lennon, and farewell Bill Withers and Barry Allen.
On December 16, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono arrived in Toronto and were taken straight to Ronnie Hawkins' 20-acre farm in Mississauga's northeas
The US-based entertainment rights colossus has acquired a treasure chest of rights and song catalogues that include some of the most revered names in popular music. Among them Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Kurt Cobain, Lamont Dozier, Glenn Gould, Paul Anka, and now a considerable blue-chip list featuring Bob Ezrin's credits.
Roots-rock ensemble Cuff the Duke (pictured) returns to the fray, vinyl supplier RPM closes down, a Beatles collection is stolen, and the Who announces another farewell tour. Also in the headlines are John Lennon, Lana Del Rey, Dierks Bentley, Spotify, R. Kelly, Total Gadjos, TSO, CES, Asian underground, music videos, The Masked Singer, the 1975, United Sound Systems, and Lou Reed.
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones (pictured) reflects on painful personal loss, Drake and Meek Mill make up, and John Lennon is remembered with a special US stamp. Also in the headlines are Ron Delsener, the CCMAs, Mac Miller, Hole, Aqua, Roger Waters, Skookum, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Kara Grainger, Chicago, Joan Jett, and Lindy Morrison.
The songs surgeons play while working in the operating room make our roundup of headlines, alongside Jann Arden's new memoir, the Doctor Who theme, and dance music in outer space.
Among the 99 appointees are Daniel Lanois, Alan Doyle and retired Montreal studio owner Andre Perry who famously produced John & Yoko's "Give Peace A Chance."