Jessie Reyez (pictured) scales the heights for The Raptors, The Weeknd airs his remix of a Lana del Rey cut, and Serena Ryder gets confessional. Also in the headlines are Jazz Bistro, Donovan Woods, Syd Smith, The Empress, TikTok, Concord Music Publishing, AWAL, Tencent Music, Big Hit, Creem, WAP, Bad Religion, Robert Wyatt, Hank Williams Jr, and the Rolling Stones.
The inside story of the demise of NME, Toronto's top 100 songs, and criticism of contemporary hip-hop for ignoring its roots. Also in the headlines are Rachel Beck, ageing rockers, Lindi Ortega, Rory Gallagher, John Prine, music biz sexism, The Mekons, Juno Songwriting Circle, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Gobsmacked!
A Bieber exhibit is taking Stratford by storm, NME publishes its last print edition, and Record Store Day announces its offerings. Also in the headlines are Spice Girls, Rhye, Memphis music, a code of conduct, Nickelodeon, Canadian stand-up comics, Dwight Yoakam, Frigs, Jane Bunnett, Mo Kenney, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Skaface, and Alice Bags.