The Weeknd (pictured) and Justin Bieber dazzle at The American Music Awards, Shawn Mendes has a film documentary premiering today, and Radiohead’s Toronto tragedy is back in the spotlight. Also making news are Lil Berete, Jimmy Rankin, Pretty, Aluna, Kaytranada, MPC, Wade MacNeil, Larnell Lewis, AGH, and farewell Tony Hooper.
Bob Dylan (pictured) finally gets a Billboard No. 1 hit, Drake shows off his extravagant mansion, and David Clayton Thomas is outspoken on a new album. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, John Prine, Hal Willner, TikTok, Julian Taylor, Bryan Adams, Hellfest, and Lady Gaga.
Martin Scorsese's new Dylan rock doc (pictured) is reviewed, Tin Machine explored, and controversy over a UMG archives fire. Also in the headlines are NXNE, Gordon Lightfoot, John Doe, video games, Courtney Love, Lil Nas X, music catalogues, and Radiohead.
Terri Clark (pictured) has been named RBC Master in Residence at Studio Bell, Sonic Unyon turns 25, and Global partners with the CCMA. Also in the news: The Weeknd, ticket scalping, Radiohead, CFMU, PEI songwriters, The Acoustic Guitar Project, OBEY fest, Shelagh Rogers, Calgary Folk Fest, Collingwood Elvis Festival, and farewell Earl Thomas Conley and James Renald.
Arkells on a serious roll, Mick Jagger's health issue forces Stones tour postponement, and rapper Nipsey Hussle is killed. Also in the news: Canadian Screen Awards, SOCAN, Radio Starmaker Fund, Justin Bieber, Radiohead, VIJF, Lenny Stoute, Tyler Hay, Joe Hall and Sina Bathaie.
This is the music project of Toronto actor/filmmaker Kaelen Ohm, and she dazzles on a mesmerising dream-pop take of a Radiohead tune.
Arkells deliver in Toronto, the return of Alexisonfire, and opera star Jessye Norman imparts her wisdom. Also in the headlines are Bob Mould, Vancouver vinyl, Leonard Bernstein, the Gallaghers, Nickelback, Lydia Loveless, The Chills, EU copyright, Hozier, Ian Hunter, Spotify, Deadmau5, 21 Savage, and women hitmakers.
The El Mocambo hosts the Live Music Industry Awards, Monster Truck (pictured) returns to the road, and UMC spotlights its domestic roster. Also in the news are the Canadian Music Class Challenge, TD Discovery Series, Big Fun Festival, Radiohead, Edmonton Music Prize, FAI, NYE gigs, Bumbershoot, Music BC, Rock the Joint, Surauchie, The Drake, and Jacob Hoggard. Video added for your enjoyment.
Kraftwerk gets a musical assist from a German spaceman (pictured), Radiohead's return to Toronto grabs international attention, and Despacito gives Latin music a boost in Canada. Also in the headlines are Justin Bieber, Andrea Nixon, Ontario festivals, Juliette Lewis, Club 23 West, Wagner's Ring, Garry Lowe, celebrity opioid deaths, Current fest, Foonyap, and Mamma Mia!
Radiohead feels betrayed by the Ontario justice system, Roger McGuinn reflects upon a seminal album, and Merck Mercuriadis wants to raise a billion dollars. Also in the headlines are Jonelle Monae, The Go-Go's, Cliff Richard, Cowboy Junkies, Joey Stylez, Judges, Cher, Lauryn Hill, London rock clubs, Chaka Khan, the Polaris shortlist, Psyche, Ryan Cook, and Element fest.
Down Under Kate Bush fans celebrate, Radiohead in full flight on tour, and major labels are unhappy with Spotify. Also in the headlines are Zac Brown Band, cannabis sponsorship, Harry Styles, Elora festival, Nancy Sinatra, Jessie Reyez, Courtney Barnett, Iskwe, Childish Gambino, Lindsay Ell, retro rap, Hillside, and The Pretenders.
Indigenous roots artist William Prince signs to Glassnote and SOCAN member Eric Radford wins Olympic gold. Others in the news today include Dallas Smith, Radiohead, Elton John, Grand Analog, Ludacris, Winterfolk, Bomargo, Drake, Catherine MacLellan, Laura Hubert, and farewells to Didier Lockwood, Stormin, and Alexander Sevastian. Videos included for your enjoyment.