Kyle McKearney (pictured) wins of the first ever Henry Armstrong Award, Alanis Morissette cancels her Down Under tour, and Tom Treumuth launches a podcast. Also in the news are HUFF, MusicNL, Decimate Metal Fest, Harbourfront Centre, Tami Neilson, Dream in High Park, True Myth, Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, JoJo Bennett, Symphonic Distribution, Jerry Leger, Storry, and Tara MacLean.
Kathleen Edwards (pictured) returns to the fray, Merck Mercuriadis assesses the value of songs, and four recommended music docs. Others in the headlines include Nap Eyes, Fast Romantics, Paul Reddick, Global Toronto, Tegan and Sara, TikTok, Live Nation, Simon Fuller, Roc Nation, the Go-Go’s, Midnight Oil, Prince, Perry Farrell, Garth Brooks, protest songs, and Beyoncé.
The Junos run back to Saskatoon, The Dirty Nil (pictured) join Canadian Blast at SXSW, and competing bids for Universal Music. Also in the news are Bryan Adams, Facebook, Emm Gryner, Justin West, Talking Stick, Music Manitoba, The Barr Brothers, Paul Reddick, Music Nova Scotia, Darryl Hurs, Michael Jerome Browne, Blues Hall of Fame, MusicOntario and farewell Ross Lowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Dan Mangan (pictured) gets back to basics, Sass Jordan offers sage advice, and Tegan and Sara talk LGBTQ rights with Justin. Also in the headlines are Neil Young, Jess Knights, Tash Sultana, Paul Reddick, Freddie Mercury, Beastie Boys, Spotify, Live Nation, Bat Out Of Hell, Kanye West, Cat Power. Massive Attack, Post Malone, and Steve Reich.