Super-manager Sal Slaiby (pictured with The Weeknd) is profiled, Harmonium get symphonic, and a rave review of the new Shawn Mendes album. Others in the headlines include Ron Hawkins, Lyor Cohen, Commodore Ballroom, Stars, Jully Black, Drake, Opera Atelier, RCM, Hipgnosis, Human Re-Sources, Stevie Nicks, Roland Gift, Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, and Prince.
The Hip’s Gord Sinclair (pictured) goes solo, rave reviews for the new Caribou album, and a look at star composer Mychael Danna. Others in the headlines include Compact Music, Stars, Clinton's, Enter the Haggis, Séance Centre, streaming revenues, Blood Blast Distribution, Nashvlle, Kelly Clarkson, Public Enemy, Peter Green, Best Coast, and Jay-Z.
Stars (pictured) gets theatrical, Leonard Cohen's swansong, and the grief of Dallas Green. Others in the headlines include Whipped Cream, Arthur Fogel, Chilly Gonzales, Lyor Cohen, ASAP Rocky, Taylor Swift, Audiam, Lil Nas X, eOne, Amazon Music HD, Black Crowes, Ja Rule, and Phil Lynott.
The Washboard Union (pictured) and other Canadian stars to play Fan Village, Shawn Mendes and Tim Hortons team up, and Partner tackles Rush for Polaris. Also in the news: Stars, Re:Sound, CMAO, NMC: ON, Naya Ali, NSMW, FME, Iggy Pop, and farewell Donnie Fritts and Nancy Yu.
Creative Export Canada's funding recipients include SING! (pictured), Canada's Music Incubator is open for registration, and Three Days Grace sets a record. Also in the news are Stars, NSMW, Outlaw Divas, David Newland, Music PEI, Danny Goldberg, Fleetwood Mac, and Johnnie Lovesin.
Inspired by Gord Downie and produced by Kevin Drew, this sombre new track from the indie rock veterans has an elegiac quality enhanced by the gently haunting vocals of Torq Campbell.
Included in today's headlines are CMT, music journalists, recording studios, Music Heals, Iggy Pop, Stars, Leonard Cohen, Vancouver Opera, Kacy and Clayton, Bruce Springsteen, Kings of Leon, Hudson, Pink, COC, and Barenaked Ladies.
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