Rufus Wainwright (pictured) has announced a spring Canadian tour, Nova Scotia Music Week will celebrate its 25th anniversary in Cape Breton, and The Music Cities Convention begins today. Also in the news are Music PEI Week Awards, Side Door, SXSW, Bad Waitress, CMAOntario Awards, Dream Café, Laila Biali, Bob Luhtala, Sweet Alibi, Séan McCann, Bruce Cockburn, Rhythms and Resistance , Terry Gomes MMF Canada, and farewell Michael Jones, George Crumb, and Betty Davis.
An in-depth look at hitmaker Stephan Moccio (pictured), mavericks Hawksley Workman and Kevin Breit join forces, and high marks for Arkells’ Grey Cup show. Also in the headlines are Amaal, Hawksley Workman, No, It’s Fine., Joe Keithley, Kardinal Offishall, Matt Andersen, MIDEM, Capitol Records, Spotify, Utopia, Rob Stringer, Brad Pitt, Olivia Rodrigo, Springsteen, West Side Story, and Xmas music.
Dance meets operatic pop, and the result is both dramatic and danceable.
Ron Sexsmith (pictured) encounters Robert Plant, Canadian women making waves in Nashville, and Rufus Wainwright bids Trump farewell. Others in the headlines include Michael Fonfara, Brian Blain, Jenius, Dee Lippingwell, Shingoose, Garth Brooks, Glastonbury, Tommy James, Cardi B, Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono, and Nils Lofgren.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) anticipates the Grammys, Neil Young addresses the insurrectionists, and Hipgnosis inks another big deal. Others in the headlines include MF Doom, India Gailey, Capitol Studios, Ryan Tedder, Instagram, a Bowie Celebration, AMA-UK, women in jazz, Steve Jones, Rebekah, Billie Eilish, and Ebenezer Obey.
Geddy Lee (pictured) is part of a star-studded VSO benefit event, registration for ShiftChange 2021 is open, and Music Canada is surveying artists. Also in the news are the Raise Your Voice Concert Series, The Tragically Hip, Unison, SOCAN, Silverstein, Creative Manitoba, CIMA, MusicOntario, Small Sins, Tokyo Police Club, k-os, and farewell Shingoose, Tim Bogert, and Howard Johnson.
Choir! Choir! Choir!, Rufus Wainwright and 1,500 singers create an epic video (pictured), Sarah Harmer boosts Care Not Profits campaign, and Drake sets a monumental new record. Also in the news are Barenaked Ladies, Rough Trade, CES, Wavelength 800, Scott Helman, Tory Lanez, SaskMusic, Jesse Wente, Selci, DJ Agile, Create Music Group, Sarah Slean, CityFolk, Shania Twain, Jenny Mitchell, OKAN, Justin Bieber, Duo Concertante, and farewell Denise Johnson.
Bruce Cockburn (pictured) turns 75, the new career of Trevor Hurst, and a tribute to Renée Claude. Also in the headlines are Billie Eilish, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Rufus Wainwright, Drake, SOCAN, Black Dresses, BeApp, Def Jam Africa, Taylor Swift, Cat Stevens, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Ely, Eminem, and album covers.
Choir! Choir! Choir! and Rufus Wainwright will sing across the universe, Liona Boyd offers solace with a new song, and Ariana and Justin join forces. Also in the news are Crown Lands, Big Sugar, The Spoons, Taco Pica, Bob Dylan, Justin Fancy, David Myles, CIMA, and farewell Andre Harrell and Betty Wright.
Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.
Rheostatic Dave Bidini (pictured) earns a rave review for his new book, Rufus Wainwright's opera draws mixed notices, and Tragically Hip tribute bands keep Gord Downie's legacy alive. Also in the headlines are Annie Leibovitz, The Town Heroes, Cub Sports, Lefsetz vs Flom, Tom DeLonge, Chinese hip-hop, Spotify, IFPI report, Tencent, The Orchard, MMA, Richard Branson, Chris Stein, Thom Yorke, Drake, Colter Wall, XTC, Prince, Bob Dylan, and Rihanna.
The Olympic Symphonium's Shivering Songs fest warms up Fredericton, the ECMAs attract big names, and Rufus Wainwright returns to the world of opera. Also making the news are Kandle, the Indigenous Music Residency, a Guinness record in Stouffville, Hey Ocean!, Music Manitoba, Folk Alliance, and Brenda Navarrete. Videos included for your entertainment.