Skratch Bastid (pictured) comes up with a quarantine playlist, music clubs now eligible for a government credit program, and a host of Covid-19-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Wild Strawberries, The Tragically Hip, Tom Wright, Apple Music, UMG, Warner Records, Pink, Kurt Cobain, The Grammy Museum, and Bill Withers.
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (pictured) boost Afro-Cuban jazz, climate change impacts festivals, and a monstrous R.E.M. display. Others in the headlines include Prince, Taylor Swift, Rosanne Cash, Karina Gauvin, Jeff Lynne, Pandora, Bernie Sanders , Fender, Booker T, Threatin, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, Garth Brooks, Selena Gomez, and Michael Kiwanuka.
The Northern Pikes (pictured) to release new music, Sawdust City fest returns, and RIP The Matador and The Borderline. Others in the news include Alexisonfire, Lights, Pink, CHAOS AB, Ralph Murphy, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Doris Day.
Nav (pictured) keeps it real, Todd Rundgren reflects, and Pink opens up about mental health. Also in the headlines: Hot Docs, Dean Brody, Taylor Swift, Johnny Orlando, Drake, Charlotte Cornfield, Morrissey, Shelley Lazar, Bob Dylan, podcasts, Al Green, Willie Nelson, and Patti Smith.
Bryan Adams joins Taylor Swift (pictured) onstage in Toronto, Alfie Zappacosta is the subject of a new documentary, and Jazz Cartier is making moves. Also in the news are Royal Tusk, Music NL, Pink, Road Gold, Boots & Hearts, The Avulsions, Ray Bonneville, Goldilox, and farewells to Lorrie Collins and Brad Daymond. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The topline news this week is that Drake has himself three of the Top 5 hits and he's just beaten Elvis Presley's record in the US of A for having the most Top 10s in a career.
Brian Eno turns 70, Pink goes hiking in Vancouver, and Kiefer Sutherland gets personal. Also in the headlines are Charlotte Day Wilson, Wild T., Wiley, Liam Gallagher, Sean McCann, Bishop Briggs, and Stephen Malkmus.
Kathy Hahn, the CASBYs, Johnny Brower, Roger Waters, Johnny Clegg, Matt Hulobowski, Hugh MacLellan, Roch Carrier, Ellie Goulding, DJ Mag, Spotify, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Frey, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yangaroo, P!nk, Chunk O' Funk, Eliana Cuevas, Yitzy, Daisy Berkowitz, and George Young make headlines in today's column.
Included in today's headlines are CMT, music journalists, recording studios, Music Heals, Iggy Pop, Stars, Leonard Cohen, Vancouver Opera, Kacy and Clayton, Bruce Springsteen, Kings of Leon, Hudson, Pink, COC, and Barenaked Ladies.
Pink, Our Lady Peace and Bobby Wills are among the top new songs added by Canada's commercial broadcasters in the past week.