Neil Young's Spotify boycott continues to reverberate, Jann Arden (pictured) is out promoting her new album, and Mel Shaw is remembered. Others in the headlines include Rihanna, Drake, Sony Music, Aline, P.J. Perry, Maylee Todd, Bobby Herriot, heritage artists, one of, Roblox, Troy Carter, Chris Strachwitz, Kanye West, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Veteran roots-rocker Scott Bradshaw (pictured) draws fresh attention, Renforshort is breaking the mould, and a look back at country music on Queen Street. Others in the headlines include Jake Gold, Manila Grey, Twin Flames, Ruel James, Sony Music, Tencent, UMG, Au Pairs, The Chills, Demi Lovato, Alan Jackson, Madonna, Irving Plaza, Jim Steinman, Alan Jackson, Jayne County, Avicii, and John Hiatt.
Paul Brandt (pictured) fights human trafficking, baseball nut Geddy Lee speaks out, and Holly Cole discusses her new album. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Patti Smith, Soundgarden, Jess Moskaluke, Against the Grain, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Som Livre, Kanye West, Brit Awards, Lorde, Britfunk, Malcolm Cecil, Bhad Bhabie, and Amy Winehouse.
A rave review for The Weather Station (pictured), a new memoir from Greg Godovitz, and Chris Houston’s partnership with Michael Fonfara. Also in the headlines are Neil Peart, podcasts, Mozart, Neil Young, Morgan Wallen, Marilyn Manson, Sony Music, Kobalt, WMG, Hipgnosis, Clubhouse, Eric Church, Trackd, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Bennett, Dusty Springfield, and Cheap Trick.
Cory Marks (pictured) has a big hit on his hands, Glenn Gould disses Mozart, and a crop of Canadian guitar heroes. Also in the headlines are Neil and Bob Young, Halifax Pop Explosion, Spotify, Amanda Parris, Harm Franklin, Sony, BMG, Tencent, Marc Geiger,, Kanye, NZ concerts, Billie Eilish, Offset, Tool, Shane MacGowan, Danny Elfman, and Brian May.
The Wu-Tang Clan (pictured) boosts Ottawa charities, Justin and Ariana fight back, and the plight of live music. Others in the headlines include Sony Music, Band Ladies, Cirkut, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, David Byrne, drive-in shows, Nine Inch Nails, Robert Johnson, Sparks, Bruce Springsteen, and Charlie Minor.
Sheila E. excels at Interstellar, The Ensemble Made in Canada features star composers, and Meghan Patrick (pictured) takes no prisoners. Others in the headlines include Cosmo Sheldrake, Maggie Rogers, Suzanne Vega, Kirk Hammett, Loreena McKennitt, Lil Nas X, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Live Nation.
Famed honkytonk The Matador (pictured) is sold, Dan Boeckner is a true rocker, and a new report on Canadian copyright. Others in the headlines include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Chris Taylor, Alessia Cara, Lizzo, Gordon Lightfoot, The Persuasions, Eurovision, Don Was, John Prine, and Whitney Houston.
Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.
Jenie Thai (pictured) finds her sound, rap battle etiquette is explored, and Nick Cave dazzles in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Alicia Hansen, Windhand, Murray McLauchlan, Reuben Bullock, Sony Music, Pharrell Williams, Guy Oseary, Bob Dylan, Candi Staton, John Deacon, and the Rockettes.
The Eagles (pictured) now have the best-selling album ever, Drake's legacy explored, and Kim Cooke discusses his hit Aretha compilation. Also in the headlines are Sony Music, Spotify, VMAs, Madonna, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Liam Gallagher, 604 Records, Lil Wayne, Wordburglar, Soft Cell, AC/DC, Musical Youth, Chamberfest, Katy Perry, Fake Shark, Nico, and Def Jam.
Canada's reigning king of country has announced a 29-city tour in support of his next album that has its release through Sony this Friday.