Drake (pictured) releases a surprise EP, tips on releasing an album in a pandemic, and Toronto artists to watch for. Also in the headlines are Our Lady Peace, NFTs, TIDAL, Grimes, Walk Off The Earth, Christa Couture, Michael Gudinski, Lenny Williams, The Dictators, Dua Lipa, St. Vincent, Bunny Wailer, Kings of Leon, Bob Ezrin, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, and the birth of reggae.
Classified (pictured) heads the East Coast Music Awards nominees, Credit Union Music PEI Week is forced to postpone, and Music BC lobbies to renew the Amplify BC fund. Also in the news are CIMA, the Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search Tour, Vancouver Music Fund, Jaymz Bee, Kyp Harness, Kandle, TuneTown, International Women’s Day, Music NL, Dead by Daylight, Uma Nota, and farewell Chris Barber, Michael Gudinski, and Bunny Wailer.
The country masquerades of Orville Peck (pictured), Godin Guitars are a Montreal success story, and UK rising star Sam Fender. Also in the headlines: Canadian reggae, Michael Cavanagh, Dr. Dre, Steve Earle, Marc Martel, BMG, Motley Crue, and Alan Krueger.