Albums and concerts to watch for in 2019, hip-hop dominates US streaming, and the Harlem Hellfighters brought jazz to Europe. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Pro Coro, Taylor Swift, Japanese copyright, Memphis power pop, Barack Obama, Kanye West, and Hootie and the Blowfish.
New life for the Victory Burlesque, Shad hosts an art exhibition, and new Rock Hall of Fame inductees are announced. Also in the news are CIMA, the Junos, Jessie Reyez, FACTOR, Taylor Swift, Doug Paisley, Serena Ryder, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Dusk. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Reklaws (pictured) announce a headlining tour, the Taverne Tour fest sports a strong lineup, and Tom Cochrane boosts Halifax's CFL bid. Others making news include Bruce Springsteen, Creative Manitoba, LyricFind, Taylor Swift, Unity Charity, Allan Rayman, 21C fest, Music Nova Scotia, the Niagara Jazz Festival, The Del Fi's, Buddy Guy, Friar’s Music Museum, Music PEI, ECMA, and farewell Pete Shelley.
Jessica Mitchell (pictured) finds herself in country music, Danny Michel candidly discusses his finances, and Taylor Swift's new UMG deal. Also in the headlines are Old Man Canyon, Bramwell Tovey, Dream Serenade, Bob Mersereau, Pusha T vs Drake, Tencent Music, gender equality, Spinal Tap, John Legend, The Beatles, and Mumford and Sons.
Rachel Beck (pictured) heads nominees for the 2019 Music PEI Awards, Matt Mays gets intimate, and Taylor Swift signs to UMG. Also making news are Derek Andrews, Terra Lightfoot, the Junos, Barra MacNeils, CMTTF, Michael Buble, Sue Foley, Jason Aldean, Alan Cross, and farewell to Eddie Reeves and Scott English. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A day in the life of Jessie Reyez (pictured), Toronto's next big pop star, Roy Orbison is brought back to life, and Gord Downie's brothers reminisce. Also in the headlines are Dear Rouge, Jay Aymar, Wide Cut Weekend, Cat Power, Leonard Cohen, MMA, The Palomino, AMAs, the Internet Archive, Alessia Cara, Steve Perry, and Lindsey Buckingham.
Two days before winning four American Music Awards, Taylor Swift made her political views known in a lengthy stateme
54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Taylor Swift (pictured) is sure to score huge bucks, Aretha is back in the charts, and Hey Jude turns 50. Also in the headlines are Viv Albertine, Ariana Grande, Drake, Robert Plant, Culture Club, Edmonton Blues Festival, Elliott Smith, Adidas, Cryptorips, and Rory Gallagher.
The love affair of Toronto and The National (pictured), two contrasting takes on Taylor Swift and the candid recollections of Kiesza. Others in the headlines include Seymour Stein, ticket scalping, Big Valley Jamboree, Zildjian, Twitch. Tv, Lady Gaga, Canadian record stores, Patti-Anne Tarlton, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Drake, Tommy Chong, James, The PepTides, and Cambridge Folk Festival.
Neko Case survives adversity, Taylor Swift battles scalpers, and Teenage Head gets a hometown honour. Also in the headlines are Spotify, Sony/ATV, Kardinal Offishall, Serge Fiori, Tanya Tagaq, Jennifer Castle, Ed Sheeran, the Stones, Amuse, Slayer, Rich Aucoin, Moogfest, Aaron Allen, Baptists, and Bush Tetras.
Alice Glass opens up, Tidal is accused of faking numbers, and Canada's biggest live venues are ranked. Also in the headlines are Bob Goodlatte, Tony Kinman, Prince, Katy Perry, CMW, Tyrant Studios, Eurovision, and streaming.