William Prince (pictured) wins big at the WCMAs, Neon Dreams and Chantal Kreviazuk resume touring, and Rez Bluez turns 25. Also in the news are CIMA, Tucker Lane, Tory Lanez, the CCMA, Festival of Small Halls Ontario, Hot Docs, Downchild, Music PEI, Michael Kiwanuka, Measha Brueggergosman, Jackie Washington, Steel River, Anthony Gomes, and farewell WS Holland and SP Balasubrahmanyam.
Jim Cuddy (pictured) helps launch a new partnership of the NAC National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada, The Weeknd breaks a record, and Measha Brueggergosman has livestreamed all week. Also in the news are The Young Canadians, Luck Reunion, The Blues Foundation, and Music PEI. With video.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) returns to the spotlight, Justin Bieber is sued for publishing his photo, and Thomas Wade details his battle with neurological disease. Others in the headlines include Adam Baldwin, Measha Brueggergosman, Hagler, Shovels & Rope, Hipgnosis, Vivendi, 360 Reality Audio, Ben Cook, TikTok, Renée Zellweger, and Elton John.
Garth Hudson (pictured) and Buffy Sainte-Marie receive Order of Canada honours, Kathryn Calder is an Artist in Residence, and Charlotte Cornfield leaves Burdock. Others making news include Measha Brueggergosman. CLMA, Festival of Friends, Ori Dagan, Bentway Block Party, Danforth Music Hall, Polaris Music Prize, and Jimmy Scopes.
A world class opera singer awaits emergency surgery that pre-empts her returning home to attend her father's funeral; Drake revives OVOfest for 2019, the Wolfe Island Fest announces its lineup, The Toronto Blues Society reveal their finalists and the Arkells extend their Rally Cry tour dates to cover Halifax and Ontario are among the items for today.
The resurgence of Snow, a tribute to Joe Hall, and NAV (pictured) hits No. 1. Also in the headlines: Maestro Fresh-Wes, Measha Brueggergosman, Stephen Fearing, Ben Caplan, Damian Marley, Spotify, YouTube, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jeff Buckley.
Jessie Reyez takes a bite out of The Big Apple and the Into The Night fest will warm up Halifax. Also in the news are the Polaris Prize, Netflix, SCMA, The Velvet Underground, Manitoba Music, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Measha Brueggergosman, SaskMusic, Birds of Bellwoods, and a farewell to John Morris.