Drake (pictured) muses about retirement as he tops Spotify's most-streamed list, BreakOut West kicks off, and Halifax Pop Explosion nears. Also making news are Believe, Nuclear Blast, Music New Brunswick Awards, FMO, Folly & The Hunter, the AMAs, Music PEI Awards, Tami Neilson, Table-Turned, Jack de Keyzer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Trews, Jerry Granelli, and a farewell to M. William Krasilovsky.
A strong lineup for Estonia Music Week in Toronto, the Francouvertes competition is well underway, and a special reissue from Serena Ryder. Also in our news roundup are Neil Young and Stephen Stills, The Good Brothers, M.I.A. at Hot Docs, Hotel Mira, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elisapie, and a farewell to EDM star Avicii.