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.
The Screen X Screen online conference launches shortly, Music NL announces its awards nominees, and the APA presents ShiftChange 2021. Others in the news include Alanis Morissette, The Glenn Gould Foundation, Petula Clark, FACTOR, Liona Boyd, Mike Carr, PoLe featuring NLX, Neil Peart, Madisyn Whajne, and farewell Charley Pride (pictured) and Mojo Morganfield.
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.
Neil Young’s legendary lost album gets a release (pictured), singing is banned on Ontario patios, and Montreal’s Canada Day plans. Also in the headlines are Steven Lee Olsen, Kwento, Live Nation, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, EMI Records, indie power players, Spotify, covid-era concerts, MusiCares, Wave, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beyonce, and indie record stores.
Jocelyn Alice (pictured) is featured on a charity cover, The Hunter Brothers win big at the SCMA Awards, and Dropkick Murphys play Fenway. Also making news are jazz festivals, TommyGunn, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Oh Susanna, Oshawa Music Awards, Buddy Holly, The Jerry Cans, Neil Young, MMF, and farewell Phil May, Jorge Santana, Astrid Kirchherr, Lucky Peterson, and Denny De Marchi.
Jerry Leger (pictured) is amongst the Toronto artists harmed by COVID-19, online concerts multiply, and the Calgary Philharmonic lays off the entire orchestra. Also in the headlines are Paradigm, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Stratford, SXSW, Ben Gibbard, John Loeffler, Tony Allen, Elvis, and Toots and The Maytals.
eOne signs Canadian country star Jason Blaine (pictured), CIMA launches a COVID-19 survey, and Neil Young turns to live streaming. Others in the news include Project WILD, Music Alberta, Kristen Olson, Bob Ezrin, Deep Purple, and The Sadies.
The extraordinary story of Storry (pictured), Facebook gets musical, and the Junos get delicious. Also in the headlines are Bobby Breeze, P-2 visas, violence in hip-hop, Allie X, Quique Escamilla, Dean Brody, new venues, Post Malone, Berlin clubs, Neil Young, Son Little, and Britney.
Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock (pictured) creates an inspirational piece, Kevin Hearn probes an art fraud, and Vegas loves Shania. Others in the headlines include Destroyer, Neil Young, Ben Caplan, Juno noms, a streaming revolt, the Grateful Dead, Boston Symphony, Huey Lewis, MIA, Finneas O'Connell, Andy Gill, and Elon Musk.
SOCAN members (pictured) and Grammy Award nominees party in LA, Gordon Lightfoot goes solo on a new album, and Neil Young gets his US citizenship. Others in the news include Joel Plaskett, the Up Sh*t Creek fundraiser, Mariposa, Burlington PAC, Music BC, Matt Zaddy, Folk on the Rocks, and farewell Norm Amadio and Ken Pernokis.