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.
An Ontario date for The Rolling Stones (pictured) is rumoured, Terra Lightfoot's The Longest Road Show tour was a hit last week, rapper Lil Berete is in hot water at home, and Lee Harvey Osmond's hometown album launch. Others in the news include Mariposa, The Clash, Lindsey Buckingham, Early Spirit, Art Bergmann, Manitoba Music, Music Ontario, FAI, and farewell Izzy Young.
Caracol (pictured) treads new paths on Symbolism, garage rockers UIC are rejuvenated, and the Stones' "She's A Rainbow" is a synch smash. Also in the headlines are Sharon and Bram, The Steadies, Travis Scott, Kiss, Top albums lists, Cardi B, Jackie Fuchs, pay to play, Kate Bush, Robbie Williams, Kacey Musgraves, Bob Dylan, and David Bowie.
In today's summary of headlines, Warner Music Canada exec Steve Coady (pictured with Brett Kissel) reflects on his career that started off in the Maritimes where his values were hewn in the bedrock of Atlantic Canada.