A playlist for potheads, Classified is curious about cannabis promotion, and Eminem shows a sense of humour. Others in the headlines include Troye Sivan, Art d'Ecco, Murray McLauchlan, consumer tech spending, Spotify, MMA, Sony's blockchain, Grammy picks, Drake, Elle King, K-pop, Kanye West, Disturbed, and Avril Lavigne.
Casting has begun for the second season of The Launch, Trent Severn attracts stars to a Toronto show, and Drake is urged to stand down on his feud with Pusha-T. Those also making news include MusiCares, Canadian Blast in Australia, Danielle Bourjeaurd, Upper Canada Choristers, Kalle Mattson, Pierre-Philippe Côté, Murray McLauchlan, Kris the $pirit, and a farewell to Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The pop duo receives the National Arts Centre Award and the veteran songsmith joins Angela Hewitt in being honoured with a lifetime artistic achievement award. All will be celebrated at an Ottawa gala on June 2.
Making albums was once a pathway to success, but today the process is more about the love of the craft than making a buck. It's sad but true, and nothin' but nothin's gonna change that fact.