The art of Joni Mitchell (pictured), Elton John's swansong, and a graphic review of Charli XCX are in the news today. Also in the headlines: SSO, ASCAP, Amazon Music, Ben Cooper, Beyoncé, Lizzo, George Michael, Brandi Carlile, Baby Shark Live, Motorhead, and David Byrne.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) attends a Blondie concert, a look at failed music fests, and up close with Taylor Swift. Others in the headlines include Laura Barrett, Dan Mangan, Mitchell Cohen, Benny Blanco, Beyonce, David Crosby, Jack Black, Jim Lauderdale, Bon Iver, Austin punk, David Berman, and Wacken.
Larry Gowan (pictured) takes a nasty fall onstage, Linda Perry participates in CMPA's Women in the Studio, Canadian talent heads to Austin, and a new doco will feature Neil Young at Woodstock. Also in the news are CIMA, Joni Mitchell, Mariposa, Art of Time Ensemble, Steve Earle, Marie Bottrell, Carole Bayer Sager, Bryan Adams, Cirque Éloize, Serge Fiori, Margaret Atwood, Rose Cousins, and farewells to Sidney Sheinberg, Jacques Loussier, and Frank MacKay. Videos added for your enjoyment.
q - Live at the Junos in London features Bahamas (pictured), Avril Lavigne teams up with Nicki Minaj, and Joni attends Grammy festivities. Also in the news are UMG, Ingrooves, Hilario Durán, Cadence Grace, Larry Stanley, Jackie Washington, JV's Boogaloo Squad, and farewells to Joe Hardy, Darryl Weeks, and Phil Western.
An all-star in-concert Joni Mitchell tribute hits cinemas next month. But tickets will go faster than a Backstreet Boys reunion as the show date is only one date, on Feb. 7.
The Toronto jazz/pop singer/songwriter turns her focus to an ambitious new series of covers of Joni Mitchell material. It is off to a grand start with this sparse solo take on a Mitchell holiday season classic, one featuring fluent piano and subtly expressive vocals.
Erin Costelo (pictured) shows her self-confidence, Robbie Robertson tackles multiple projects, and Ontario musicians advocate for tenants' rights. Others in the headlines include Crown Lands, Tafelmusik, Jacob Hoggard, The Weeknd, Reignwolf, Freddie Mercury, Sharon and Bram, Raghav, Spotify, Philip Norman, the Beatles, Al Schmitt, Joni Mitchell, Damon Albarn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maria Callas, Snoop Dogg, and Jeff Tweedy.
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.
Gord Bamford (pictured) donates $10K to a Hamilton hospital, a cavalcade of stars will celebrate Joni at 75, and Belly announces a new album. Others in the news include NAFTA, CCMA Top of the Country, The SOCAN Foundation, Dolly Parton, People's Choice Awards, Paradigm Talent Agency, Ensign Broderick, Music Harvest Fest, and farewell Iosif Kobzon. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
An interview with Aretha reprised, fraud poses a problem for streaming, and Joni Mitchell's music is honoured in Saskatoon. Also making headlines are Armored Saint, Conan, Madonna, Piknic Électronik, phone songs, CNE, and Ryley Walker.
CNN covers Saskatoon's tribute to Joni Mitchell, Robbie Williams comes under fire, and the ascent of Jorja Smith. Others in the headlines include Xavier Rudd, Al Muirhead, Kendrick Lamar, Bodega, NOFX, Leon Bridges, Wares, Little Matchgirl, and Wang Chung.
Shawn Mendes releases a new track, Denis Wolf helps launch Ray-On, and Slaight Music donates $25K to BC's Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. Also in the news are David Clayton-Thomas, Voivod, Amoeba Music, Alessia Cara, Budweiser's Country Fair, Joni Mitchell, LHM Records, Aaron Pollock, Kim Clarke Champniss, the CCMA, Canadian Music Café, SiriusXM Top of the Country, KD Lang, Amy Cervini, Pavlo, and Grease.