Rufus Wainwright (pictured) lands a new record deal, pot plants get musical for the first time, and (Sandy) Alex G covers Shania. Also in the news are Ronley Teper, We Were Sharks, Anthem Entertainment, Diane Roblin, Matt Mays, London Music Census, and Canal Bank Shuffle. With video.
A demo by a teenage Amy Winehouse creates a stir, and Saga has a swansong show in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Typhoon, Alice Glass, France Joli, 10cc, Ronley Teper, Southern rock, gender parity, Len Mizzoni, Yoko Ono, and Big Wreck.
Joan Jett launches a biopic at Sundance, Toronto singer Neil Donell joins Chicago, and Ed Sheeran stays top of the pops Down Under. Others in today's news include Megaphono, Neil Young, Upstream, Ronley Teper, Corey Gulkin, and a farewell to Jim Rodford. Videos are featured for your enjoyment.