The extraordinary story of Storry (pictured), Facebook gets musical, and the Junos get delicious. Also in the headlines are Bobby Breeze, P-2 visas, violence in hip-hop, Allie X, Quique Escamilla, Dean Brody, new venues, Post Malone, Berlin clubs, Neil Young, Son Little, and Britney.
Friday, Justin Bieber released Chances, his fifth studio album and the first since Purpose in 2015.
BMG gets new Toronto digs, the smash Justin Bieber exhibit keeps on running, and Liona Boyd (pictured) has a hit concert film. Others in the news include Steve Prendergast, Suzi Kory, Peter Foldy, Terry Draper, Rhapsody in Blue, J.D. Sage, rock star real estate, Dawn Tyler Watson, Sue Foley, Terry Russell, The Magic of Music, Gordon Grdina, and Dodge Fiasco.
The tasty return of Justin Bieber, Canadian stars set for Coachella, and Sir Rod finds trouble. Others in the headlines include T. Thomason, Capitol, Tim Potocic, Rhapsody in Blue, Jimmy Iovine, K-pop, Taj Farrant, Willie Nelson, Meat Loaf, Guided by Voices, Carol Kaye, Barack Obama, and Graceland.
Andre Menard (pictured) is amongst those named to the Order of Canada, Justin Bieber returns to action, and CMW goes Dutch. Also in the news are CIMA, Bar Robo, The Small Glories, Lynn Harrison, the Sapphire Award, and farewells to Kelly Fraser, Bvlly, Allee Willis, Sleepy LaBeef, Roy Lesperance, Marty Grebb, Jerry Herman, and Neil Innes.
Rah Rah (pictured) says bye bye, the Elmo's tab reportedly at $28M, and Michael Wrycraft advocates for accessibility. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, Drake, year end lists, Jack Scott, lost venues, Tencent, UMG, Jack de Keyzer, Miranda Mulholland, Entertainment One, Glen Barros, Live Nation, Joe Smith, Depeche Mode, Linda Ronstadt, and Dr. John.
Scooter Braun hints at new music from Justin Bieber (pictured), Gowan discusses Styx, and the Women's Blues Revue is a hit. Also in the news are Rosemary Siemens, Tones and I, Kurt Swinghammer, Creative BC, Jerry Leger, Lindy Vopnfjord, Genevieve Marentette, Don Francks, and farewell Irving Burgie.
Dallas Smith (pictured) hits No. 1...again, Anyway Gang is a new Canrock supergroup, and Justin Bieber gets confessional. Also in the news are the MusiCounts Scholarship, Taylor Swift, Terra Lightfoot, Casino NS, Harris Institute, Kevin Hearn, Vivek Shraya, Harrow Fair, Gillian Smith, and farewell Jim Swindel.
Toronto rapper Puffy L’z is making moves, Bieber calls out Trump, and the horror obsession of Kirk Hammett. Others in the headlines include Lido Pimienta, Randy and Burton, Sam Roberts, J Mascis, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Live Nation, Beyoncé, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Hussle, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.
Pop pals Justin and Ed (pictured) team up, Warner Music Canada partners with Anti-Gravity Records, and The Trille Or and Forest City London Music Awards name the victors. Others in the news include Television, Kandle, Madonna, TSYO, Collective Arts Brewing, Elisa Citterio, Jane Aurora, Tanya Tagaq, and Manitoba Music. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Lennie Gallant (pictured) is amongst the new ECMA honorees, Bronson Centre partners with The Phoenix, and CIMA is on a mission to NYC. Others in the news: Music BC, Justin Bieber, David Wilcox, Indie Week, Sylvia Rhone, Gord Downie, Ingrid Veninger, and farewell Tony Bird. Videos added for your enjoyment.