Canadian musicians weigh in on today's election (pictured Jesse Reyez, Shad and Steve Sladowski), three notable artists are chasing seats, and farewell Guess Who manager Don Hunter. Others in the news include Noah '40' Shebib, Maple Blues Awards, Altameda, Taylor Swift, Stephen Fearing, Anthony Gomes, Sina Bathaie, and Nick Tosches. With video.
Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
Lights (pictured) discusses her work with deadmau5, Queen Celine is back in the spotlight, and Avril Lavigne is all grown up. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Devarrow, La Hacienda, Troubadour fest, Spotify, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith, Tanya Tucker, Harry Styles, Tay, David Solomon, and Thom Yorke.
Bahamas (pictured) is thrilled to work with Robbie Robertson, Haviah Mighty makes Polaris history, and Bruce Cockburn goes instrumental. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Drake, The Band, Live Nation, Elephant Stone, YYC Music Awards, Carl Newman, Taylor Swift, CREEM, and Britney Spears.
Dallas Smith (pictured) hits No. 1...again, Anyway Gang is a new Canrock supergroup, and Justin Bieber gets confessional. Also in the news are the MusiCounts Scholarship, Taylor Swift, Terra Lightfoot, Casino NS, Harris Institute, Kevin Hearn, Vivek Shraya, Harrow Fair, Gillian Smith, and farewell Jim Swindel.
Tay is tops with her fans who helped push her Lover album straight to No. 1 on the chart. It's the American pop star's sixth record to debut in 1st place in its first week.
The differing perspectives of Ian & Sylvia Tyson, picks for Mattyfest, and the longevity of Said the Whale. Others in the headlines include Menno Versteeg, Walter Homburger, Out of Earshot, Azrieli Foundation, VMAs, BMG, Tencent, Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis, Hasbro, Spotify, Scooter Braun, Riot Grrrl, Taylor Swift, and Ken Burns.
Frank Dukes (pictured) and RPSM are shown love by Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes does well at the VMAs, and Tragically Hip Radio plays on Sirius XM. Others in the news include Emily Reid, Big Wreck, Chris Kirby, Ontario Creates, Canadian Brass, CFMAs, MMF, and farewell Dave Richardson and Neal Casal. Video added.
The Sheepdogs (pictured) go platinum, the Northern Power Summit is rated a success, and Taylor Swift vows to re-record her albums. Others in the news include George Canyon, Windsong, a Patsy Cline tribute, Unison, Music PEI, Justin Stirling, Killer Dwarfs, Kendra Kay, Jamphitheatre, the Tranzac, and farewell Julien Gauthier. Video added.
Toronto's Danforth Music Hall (pictured) turns 100, Drakes new tat arouses ire, and a brace of Woodstock stories. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, A Tribe Called Red, ASAP Rocky, Peaches, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Tencent, music films, Yola Día, Lil Nas X, HMV, Red Kross, and Peter Murphy.
Included today: Inuktitut electropop of Riit (pictured), the classic Sugar Sugar turns 50, and the evolution of Canadian metal. Also in the headlines are Shambhala fest, Maestro Fresh Wes, JindaLee, Abbey Road, Woodstock, pot fests, Josh Ritter, cassettes, Garth Brooks, Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift, Ko Jamal, and Iron Maiden.
Jim Cuddy (pictured) up close and personal, the divisive nature of Taylor Swift, and the Roxodus fallout. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Lil Nas X, BSS, Big Machine, Justin Bieber, Troy Carter, Neil Diamond, Grace Jones, Graham Nash, Hipgnosis, and the Rolling Stone Charts.