Justin Bieber (pictured) leads the nominees for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, The Music Pro Summit announces more speakers, and The Grammy Museum features Alex Cuba. Others in the news include CIMA, AmericanaFest UK, Chairmen Of The Boards, Gordie Tentrees, Elora Festival, Martin Verrall, Big Wreck, and farewell R. Murray Schafer, and Nanci Griffith.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.
The Polaris Music Prize’s Short List programming is announced, Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi (pictured) team up, and the premiere of Mint Simon. Also in the news are Charlotte Cardin, Breaking Down Racial Barriers, Groovin in the Park, The Luvmenauts, Aquakultre, SaskMusic, Crystal Shawanda, Alexander Saint, Harrison Kennedy, Indigenous Music, and farewell Jivan Gasparyan.
In a very quiet week for new releases, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour remains No.
Despite major competition with four new albums debut in the top ten this week, American cross-over actress Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour remains
Justin Bieber (pictured) will play the Junos, The Weeknd and Drake score at the Billboard Music Awards, and an anti-racism pledge for the Canadian music industry. Also making news are Chi Pig, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, CIMA, Music Publishers Canada, Joe Coughlin, Elliott BROOD, Discogs, Reid Zoé, and farewell Kathryn Moses, Frank Wright, James Harman, and Roger Hawkins.
The Phoenix Concert Theatre hangs tough, Kardinal Offishall (pictured) pays homage to his roots, and Toronto concerts are announced. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, The Damn Truth, jooj, Garth Richardson, NFTs, Skratch Bastid, Soundcloud, Larry Mercey, Patreon, Margaret Atwood, Influence Media Partners, Eric Bloom, Merry Clayton, Taylor Swift, Dave Grohl, Prince, Pearl Jam, and Matt Gudinski.
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.
Moist (pictured) announce a new album, The Weeknd boards the NFT bandwagon, and Justin Bieber delivers an Easter surprise. Also in the news are Bonsound, Great Lake Swimmers, Soundscapes, Global Music Match, Horseshoe Hootenanny, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, Madison Violet, Chris Murphy, Over the Bridge, Barrie’s Live Music Show, Genevieve Fisher, and François Bourassa.
Justin Bieber and Lana Del Rey have the week's top album debuts; meantime, Morgan Wallen stubbornly remains a success, with his album staying in 2nd place.
Justin Bieber releases a new album (pictured) but runs into legal trouble, Music Canada announces new gold and platinum certifications, and Brett Kissel’s hit now has a video. Others in the news include Just John, Gig Life Pro, Andy Maize and Michael Timmins, Willie Dunn, Small Sins, Teddy Hawkins, Linda Maruta Kronbergs, Holly Cole, and farewell James Levine.