Famed honkytonk The Matador (pictured) is sold, Dan Boeckner is a true rocker, and a new report on Canadian copyright. Others in the headlines include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Chris Taylor, Alessia Cara, Lizzo, Gordon Lightfoot, The Persuasions, Eurovision, Don Was, John Prine, and Whitney Houston.
Merck Mercuriadis (pictured) and comrades advocate for songwriters, Nils Lofgren remembers Lou Reed, and CMW highlights. Also in headlines: Toronto Bach Festival, shadow, Art of Time Ensemble, Liz Cooper, rock sidemen, Ed Sheeran, Woodstock, PledgeMusic, Common, R. Kelly, Madonna, Idris Elba, Pras Michel, and Merle Haggard.
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.
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Montreal's famed Archambault sign needs a new home, Shawn Mendes makes the cover of Rolling Stone (pictured), and Drake opens a new store and boosts a Toronto gym. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Stiff Little Fingers, Craig Cardiff, Spotify, Anderson. Paak, Pro Coro, 50 Cent, Ted Joseph, Mick Jagger, Canadian Brass, Diddy, Bring Me The Horizon, Aretha, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and The National.
Madonna appeared at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Monday night to present the award for Video of the Year and while on stage gave a lengthy speech in honour of the late Aretha Franklin, an oration that was intended to be laudatory but ended up perceived by many as self-indulgent.
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.
Madonna (pictured) turns 60, a look at Aretha's private life, and Jack White assumes guitar god status. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop, Jacob Hoggard, Osheaga, Jerry Garcia, Cory Weeds, Danny Bonaduce, SOCAN, SODRAC, Alexander Stewart, Sudbury's Up Here fest, Shakey Graves, YOLA, Shortstack records, Pearl Jam, and Camden's The Lock.
Assessing personal wealth is always a bit of a crapshoot, but it also makes for a fascinating read and, perhaps, leaves some of us feeling just a tad bit envious, eh! The Wealthy Gorilla has compiled an A-list singers with the big bucks, and it offers some surprises.
Vinyl relief for small labels, Madonna loses a court battle, and Shania opens up about her long hiatus. Also in the headlines are Slow Leaves, Jim Kerr, queer pop, Kontravoid, Guitar Center, Harry Manx, Camila Cabello, Tronical, Adrian Glynn, Delta Jackson, and Billy Raffoul.