David Wilcox (pictured) is shown some love, the Mod Club closes, and MacKenzie Porter is making moves. Also in the headlines are SNRK, Teenage Head, The Fugitives, Round Hill, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, WMG, music metadata, Megaphone, Lil Nas X, Roblox, Foo Fighters, Madame Gandhi, AI, Jon Landau, and Lady A.
Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment with Live Nation and Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp.
Karl Wolf (pictured) is excited to get back on stage, the Horseshoe Tavern mulls its options, and the search for a song for this summer. Also in the headlines are Drake, BreakOut West, Kate Boothman, Live Nation, Telefilm, Chi Pig, David Foster, UMG, Marc Geiger, Unison, David Lee Roth, Talking Heads, Instagram Reels, the Chicks, Juice-WRLD, and Maya J.
The fast career ascent of Tate McRae (pictured) pauses, a good deed from Michael Buble, and a Suzi Quatro biopic is coming. Also in the headlines are Drake, Little Richard, Colin James, fan pods, Nav, Everyseeker fest, Mirvish, Live Nation, Scooter Braun, Hayley Williams, and Soundgarden.
Aquakultre (pictured) delivers the goods, Jake Gold deals with the pandemic positively, and rumours swirl around Warner Music Group. Also in the headlines are Live Nation, music venues, concert plans, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Don McLean, and Prince’s guitar.
Norma MacDonald (pictured) explores her roots, Spotify reports growth, and a look at the Marley family empire. Also in the headlines are Mayworks Halifax, Toronto venues, podcasts, The Elmo, Michael Rapino, vinyl, Sony/ATV, Stephen Sondheim, Eminem, Sonic Youth, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Bohannon.
Rihanna (pictured) digs deep, Drake gets dissed, and ticketing firms change refund policies. Others in the headlines include Live Nation, #CanadaPerforms, Justin Trudeau, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Clegg, Yoko One, Eddie Kramer, Neil Young, Billie Eilish, Hipgnosis, and Apple Music.
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.
No one saw this coming, but it had to happen.
Bahamas (pictured) is thrilled to work with Robbie Robertson, Haviah Mighty makes Polaris history, and Bruce Cockburn goes instrumental. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Drake, The Band, Live Nation, Elephant Stone, YYC Music Awards, Carl Newman, Taylor Swift, CREEM, and Britney Spears.
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.