David Clayton-Thomas (pictured) reflects on his appearance at Woodstock, Six Shooter dynamo Shauna de Cartier is profiled, and backstage at the Edmonton Folk Fest. Also in the headlines: We Will Rock You, Blinded By The Light, Willie Nelson, Teenage Fanclub, Spotify, Khalid, Garth Brooks, concept albums, Chuck Berry, and Haim Saban.
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.
Tenille Arts and WOTE get anthemic, hip-hop and basketball are intertwined, and PUP returns to its roots. Also in the headlines are Don Brownrigg, Black Mountain, EWF, Billboard's new charts, streaming, Dr. John, Madonna, UTA, Paradigm, and Spotify .
Canadian stars endorse a Green New Deal (pictured), suggested CMW musical picks, and Solitair's work with inmates. Also in headlines: Spotify, Jory Nash, Kelly Fraser, PledgeMusic, copyright, Kamasi Washington, Live Nation, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, and Marina.
The famous pianos of Glenn Gould, more Rock Hall ceremony highlights, (pictured) Mick Jagger takes a pause, plus updates about Devours, IMAs, Ontario fests, IFPI, Phil Lynott, Spotify, Billie Eilish, Eric Clapton, Mott The Hoople, and Wanda Jackson.
Jann Arden (pictured) shines in her new show, the attractions of house concerts, and plenty of Juno-related stories. Also in the headlines are Bry Webb, Robyn, Jesse Parent, Madison Olds, Sook-Yin Lee, The Greatest Showman, Ed Sheeran, Sandstorm, Spotify, Avril Lavigne, Special Olympics, The Sadies, Hal Blaine, K-pop, The Mekons, the 45 RPM single, and The Pixies.
Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.
Canadian sound engineer Paul Massey (pictured) wins an Oscar, The Beaches land on a big tour, and Warner and Spotify trade blows. Others in the news include Arcade Fire, Noah Mintz, The Strumbellas, Curve Music, Joel Kazmi, and farewells to Daniel Di Giacomo, Mac Wiseman, Charlie Phillips, and Mark Hollis.
Arkells deliver in Toronto, the return of Alexisonfire, and opera star Jessye Norman imparts her wisdom. Also in the headlines are Bob Mould, Vancouver vinyl, Leonard Bernstein, the Gallaghers, Nickelback, Lydia Loveless, The Chills, EU copyright, Hozier, Ian Hunter, Spotify, Deadmau5, 21 Savage, and women hitmakers.
Spotify finished 2018 with 96M paying subscribers around the world, up by 25M year-on-year.
Arkells celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient (pictured), T. Thomason wins on The Launch, and Royal Mountain Records establishes a mental health fund. Also in the news are Audrey Ochoa, Edmonton Music Prize, Spotify, ole, Al Pedecine, CMA International Awards, Grammy odds, Sharon and Bram, TR/ST, and Said The Whale. Videos added for your enjoyment.