Calgarian Tate McRae (pictured) finds global success, every Neil Young album ranked, and Donovan Woods remains creative. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Metallica, The Old Nick, Jimmy Wisdom, TiKA, Tafelmusik, Michael Rapino, Steve Barnett , Harry Styles, David Bowie, the theremin, Willie Nelson, and System of a Down.
The Dead South (pictured) celebrates a major milestone, the Jim Beam National Talent Search goes virtual, and CMAO resets its performance series. Also making news are Lindsay Ell, Oh Susanna, Kathleen Edwards, Jay Douglas, Bryce Clifford, Metallica, Mississauga Music Walk of Fame, Patti Jannetta, The Weeknd, Adrian Sutherland, NOW, The Georgia Straight, MMF, Southern Supper, Regina Folk Festival, Samantha Martin, and farewell Trini Lopez.
His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden personally gave Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo the award.
Jane Siberry is nominated at The IMAs and Folk Alliance honours the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Also in today's news are Migos, John Box, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonya Côté, Terrell Morris & Free n Losh, Soundstreams, Ben Klick, Rhye, Grounders, Winterfolk, Carole Pope, West End Phoenix, Sean Hogan, Attack In Black, Craig Northey, and a farewell to Tom Rapp.
Amongst the topics making headlines today are the digitization of old records, the rating of MuchMusic VJs, Elvis Presley remembered 40 years on, the male dominance of the charts, Metallica, Win Butler, Herbie Hancock, Glen Campbell, and Gregg Allman's final album.