A profile of hitmaker Frank Dukes (pictured), the fallout from Roxodus, and Damhnait Doyle advocates for sober musicians. Others in the headlines include PUP, Kelis, Adam Lambert, Orville Peck, Nico, The Clash, Céline Dion, k.d. lang, Ed Sheeran, Sandy Denny, Thom Yorke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, Sharon Osbourne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.
PUP (pictured) is on a roll, Gordon Lightfoot gets profiled, and the global value of music copyright rises. Also in the headlines: Dirty Radio, Earl Sweatshirt, King Crimson, Buckman Coe, R, Kelly, David Gilmour, Justin Bieber, Jane Siberry, Tanya Tagaq, Lang Lang, and Google Play Music.
Artists Against Racism launches its Eagles Rising campaign (pictured), PUP sells out a Canadian tour, and celebs rally around Radio 3. Others in the news: Lenny Stoute, Danielle Knibbe, Streetheart, Ekelle, Rita Chiarelli, Kimye, and Johnnie Lovesin. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Star couple Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk (pictured) are profiled in a new documentary, concern over Canada's new Minister of Justice's view of copyright, and Spotify's Preferred Distributors list. Also in the headlines are Dear Evan Hansen, John Werner, PUP, Duke Robillard, Call Me Mildy, Carl Morey, Cory Weeds, Putin, Bitfury, Country Music Critics’ Poll, Chris Cornell, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Drake, Soulja Boy, and Jackie Shane.
Following a rogue shooter killing two people and injuring 13 in the Danforth Village district of Toronto, Billy Talent is hosting a benefit concert on August 11 with proceeds going to a support fund for the victims and their families.
The Toronto punk band wins the lucrative and prestigious Prize for their song "DVP." The French version was won by Klô Pelgag's "Les ferrofluides-fleurs."