Adele (pictured) triumphs at the BRITS, Neil Young renews his attack on Spotify, and Bill King’s book gets a rave review in LA. Also in the headlines are Hugh’s Room, Tanya Tagaq, the CD revival, Will Butler, Chalcedony, Royal City Studios, Warner Chappell, Travis Scott, Linda Lindas, Led Zeppelin, Caetano Veloso, Glastonbury, and Bob Dylan.
Neil Young's Spotify boycott continues to reverberate, Jann Arden (pictured) is out promoting her new album, and Mel Shaw is remembered. Others in the headlines include Rihanna, Drake, Sony Music, Aline, P.J. Perry, Maylee Todd, Bobby Herriot, heritage artists, one of, Roblox, Troy Carter, Chris Strachwitz, Kanye West, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Neil Young’s Barn (pictured) comes out in album and movie form this week, Justin Bieber draws flak for playing Saudi Arabia, and Carl Newman looks back. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Alan Zweig, Mike Tod, Drake, Kandle, Alice Cooper, Get Back, Live Nation, West Side Story, Jim Peterik, Spotify, Courtney Love, Lana Del Rey, vinyl, Primal Scream, Harry Chapin, Nick Cave, Shonen Knife, and Johnny Cash.
Two Troopers (pictured) announce their retirement, Alanis Morissette is developing an autobiographical TV comedy, and the Astrofest tragedy continues to make news. Also in the headlines are the Nova Scotia Music Awards, The Phoenix, Neil Young, Kaya Usher, Justin Bieber, Alex Porat, Cirque du Soleil, The Mayor of Kingstown, Live Nation, Lucian Grainge, Ed Sheeran, Seeco, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and John Lurie.
Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.
Don Everly has passed away. Pictured here at the 1986 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. He was 84 years of age.
Edgar Breau reaches into the vault, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Pictured) is receiving renewed attention, and Christopher Ward discusses Black Velvet. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Century Egg, Shania, The Halluci Nation, Paul Brandt, Bruce Springsteen, kd lang, Liberty Silver, Bachman Cummings, Sony Music, Fanhouse, Bob Dylan, SoundScan, Bat for Lashes, The Linda Lindas, Moby, and Neil Young.
Studio wizard Bob Lanois (pictured) is remembered, Neil Young returns to his Canadian roots, and Canadian comics deal with the lockdown. Others in the headlines include Roots Revival, Steve Cropper, Rochelle Jordan, Bobbi Jo Hart, Genesis, Drake, Fungus, UMG, Luminato, The Grammys, Prince, Dave Grohl, Tom Jones, Glenn Danzig, and Paul Weller.
Colin Linden (pictured) is a Maple Blues award winner, the Country Music Alberta Awards names its performers, David Myles launches a new podcast, and early Neil Young footage surfaces. Also in the news are CMAOntario Awards, Top5, Music Nova Scotia , Carol Welsman, FMC, Tokyo Police Club, Mo Kenney, Dean Brody, and farewell Raymond Levesque and Johnny Pacheco.
A rave review for The Weather Station (pictured), a new memoir from Greg Godovitz, and Chris Houston’s partnership with Michael Fonfara. Also in the headlines are Neil Peart, podcasts, Mozart, Neil Young, Morgan Wallen, Marilyn Manson, Sony Music, Kobalt, WMG, Hipgnosis, Clubhouse, Eric Church, Trackd, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Bennett, Dusty Springfield, and Cheap Trick.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) anticipates the Grammys, Neil Young addresses the insurrectionists, and Hipgnosis inks another big deal. Others in the headlines include MF Doom, India Gailey, Capitol Studios, Ryan Tedder, Instagram, a Bowie Celebration, AMA-UK, women in jazz, Steve Jones, Rebekah, Billie Eilish, and Ebenezer Obey.
Neil Young (pictured) signs a blockbuster deal with Hipgnosis, Linus takes over the Borealis Records roster, and the Northern Power Summit goes virtual. Also in the news are The Weeknd, Maple Blues Awards, Canadian Independent Music Awards, the Rolling Stones, vinyl sales, The Toronto Arts Foundation, Dropout Entertainment, MMF, Soul Nation Radio, Ontario Creates, and farewell Steve Brown, Phyllis McGuire, and Alexi Laiho.