Tributes pour in for Ronnie Hawkins and Michael Wrycraft, a Stones gig at The El Mocambo (pictured) had a huge impact, and a TV series boosts a Kate Bush classic. Also in the headlines are Lester Smith, Scotia Festival of Music, Hopscotch Fest, Vancouver punks, Railway Club, UMG, TikTok, Bob Dylan, Russian oligarchs, Eminem, Abba, Mavis and Levon, BTS, Billy Bragg, and The Sex Pistols.
Charlotte Day Wilson (pictured) will perform at the Juno Songwriters Circle, the Stones will release Live At The El Mocambo in May, and Roberto Occhipinti launches The Next Step. Others in the news include Tami Neilson, Banx & Ranx, Art d‘Ecco, Jerry Leger, Shaela Miller, Charlotte Cornfield, Aviv, Theo Tams, Maria Muldaur, Heavyweights Brass Band, Danny Michel, and farewell Jeff Carson and Taylor Hawkins.
Celine Dion (pictured) is giving her blessing to a new documentary, Dallas Smith curates a fundraising festival, and Leonard Cohen’s doctor’s visit is captured on film. Also in the headlines are Rafael Payare, Morgan Toney, Cadence Weapon, Shan Vincent de Paul, Mr. Morgan, La Rev, Craig Small, Sony Music, LCD Soundsystem, Mickey Guyton, Shaun Ryder, Shakira, the Stones, Alien Weaponry, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.
Tate McRae (pictured) breaks globally, Dallas Green eyes a return to the stage, and the NAC’s new season includes Feist. Also in the headlines are Matt Mays, Boris Brott, Harmonia Orchestra, Spotify, VMAs, The Monkees, Deafheaven, guitar heroes, the Stones, Chick Corea, Village Vanguard, Bon Iver, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, and Aaliyah.
Blue Peter frontman Paul Humphrey (pictured) is remembered, Canadian summer music fests are forced to cancel, and Keeper E. addresses the climate crisis. Also in the headlines are Nathan Fleet, Music on Main, Encore Records, Dany Laj, Spotify, WMG, AI songs, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Liona Boyd, David Bowie, Diane Warren, the Stones, and Chet Baker.
The head of the Kitchener museum has scored a major coup by securing the Canadian premiere of The Rolling Stones | UNZIPPED exhibition. Here the longtime Stones fan explains how he pulled this feat off.
Nav (pictured) delivers a new mixtape tomorrow, a Stones exhibit will roll into Kitchener, and Radio Starmaker launches a new program. Also in the news are AmericanaFest UK, Music PEI, CMW's Virtual Voices, Mariposa, CIMA, Tom Wilson, Tucker Lane, Universal Honey, Brayden Alexander, Mario Romano, Al Qahwa Ensemble, Sacha, and farewell Peter Erdmann and Baron Wolman.
William Prince (pictured) has won the 2020 English SOCAN Songwriting Prize, Arcade Fire releases a new video, and the deadline to apply for the CMF Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund has been extended. Others in the news include Bad Child, Michael Bublé, Halifax Jazz Festival, Samantha Wilson, MusicWorks, CIMA, Guess Who, Habari Africa Festival, the Stones, Ghosts of the Royal Alex, Care Not Profits, Inna Modja, Warren P. Sonoda, FabCollab, and farewell Michael P. Smith.
BC punk legend Joe Keithley (pictured) does good on Council, drones create a buzz at concerts, and Drake shows off his new mansion. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, John Armstrong, the Elmo, SSO, Willie Nelson, U2, The Stones, David Byrne, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, The Pixies, and John Legend.
Don Brownrigg (pictured) and AQUASOCKS lead the Music Nova Scotia Award noms, KMJF starts today, and Monster Truck heads back to Europe. Also in the news are YYC Music Awards, Neil Crory, Downtown Yonge BIA, Polaris Music Prize, Boi-1da, ECMAs, the Rolling Stones, and farewell Daniel Johnston.
The Stones show dominates the media (pictured Mick Jagger), CMW nears gender parity, and things to know about Scooter Braun. Others in the headlines include The Beaches, Spotify, Yesterday, Sara Bareilles, Daniel Caesar, the Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, David Clayton-Thomas, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Dr. John, Troye Sivan, and 7digital.
Yvonne Matsell (pictured) is an Unsung Hero, the SING! Vocal Arts Festival returns, and the full CMAOntario Weekend lineup is announced. Also in the news are the Rolling Stones, Polaris Prize, A2IM, Tony Tobias, CMPA, Music Express, Marcia Chum, Sandbanks fest, Parkdale Rebels, CFMU, Quique Escamilla, and farewell Peggy Lipton.