Nick Blagona's Hamilton connection, Matador (pictured) plans are revealed, and US streams hit a trillion. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Jacob Hoggard, Justin Bieber, Calgary concerts, Merlin, Todd Walker, John Densmore, David Bowie, Taylor Swift, and Rascal Flatts.
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.
A look back at Downchild (pictured), Arnold Gosewich remembered, and a boom time for Live Nation and Apple. Others in the headlines include Little Scream, Glenn Gould, Prince, Sorrey, dead celebrities, Miles Davis, farewell tours, Ricky Reed, Amazon, X, Ronnie Wood, Ticketmaster, Sex Pistols, Ringo Starr, Lana Del Rey, Lou Reed, and Maria Muldaur.
Lennie Gallant (pictured) is amongst the new ECMA honorees, Bronson Centre partners with The Phoenix, and CIMA is on a mission to NYC. Others in the news: Music BC, Justin Bieber, David Wilcox, Indie Week, Sylvia Rhone, Gord Downie, Ingrid Veninger, and farewell Tony Bird. Videos added for your enjoyment.
After paying her dues on the Toronto club scene, the dynamic guitar-slinger's career exploded when she teamed up with the Purple One's project, 3RDEYEGIRL. Here she reflects upon that life-changing experience, her love of jazz fusion, and her new debut solo album.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) triumphs in hometown shows, a list of Canadian albums of the year, and the '90s Canrock revival. Also in the headlines are Doug Paisley, the Lunenburg Academy, ESO, MacMaster-Leahy, streaming DJs, Brexit, Andrew Gertler, Hugh Jackman, Vegas acts, Prince, Johnny Thunders, and Metallica whiskey.
Folly & The Hunter (pictured) share their creative process, Netflix is producing a Prince documentary, Music Canada Cares boosts music in schools, and Kiss faces the end of the road. Also in the news are Manitoba Music, SOCAN, the IMAs, Lisa Dodd, Rick White, Songwriter Sessions, Furniture Bank, and farewells to Todd Youth, Herb Remington, and Freddie Hart. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.
The remarkable career of Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured), Drake's extravagant Toronto mansion, and Ticketmaster’s ‘TradeDesk’ scalper tool explained. Others in the headlines include Borns. the Beatles, Elton John, Polaris Prize, Venus Fest, Planets suite, Metric, Keith Urban, La Force, Prince, Regina Symphony Orchestra, WSO, Alejandro Escovedo, and Gordon Bintner.
Said The Whale (pictured) surface on Arts & Crafts, Billboard honours Shawn Mendes, and a new Prince video is out. Also making news are Bandzoogle, Toronto Audio Engineering Society, Spotify, Rob Tardik, Wreckhouse fest, and Joel Couture. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canadian cultural protections become a NAFTA issue, Bruce Springsteen ages well on Broadway, and Asian rappers face stereotypes. Others in the headlines include Tsianina Redfeather, Prince, Toby Mamis, Dolores O'Riordan, Aretha, Sistema Toronto, fentanyl, kindie rock, Dilly Dally, Garbage, Drake, Skookum, Paul Brandt, Vancouver opera, and Chinese Festival Halifax.