Justin Rutledge (pictured) finally releases a fan favourite, Toronto club owners are hoping for better, and a look at the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. Also in the headlines are Mo Kenney, Aretha Franklin, Jean Yoon, Matt Masters, The Weeknd, SNFU, Alex Pangman, Warner, Tencent Music, BMG, Paradigm, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, the cassette revival, Fanny, and Ringo Starr.
Shawn Mendes profiled in a new doco, Splash ‘N Boots (pictured) lure Alice Cooper into children’s music, and Celine Dion talks about a lost lawsuit. Others in the headlines include Tom Wilson, Tencent, APG, Dave Martone, Cousin Harley, Rafael Energía Dominicana, Eddie Kramer, Leonard Cohen, Savannah Ré, Music Week, Patty Wilson Aden, Andy Ma, Bones Hillman, Irving Azoff, Crowded House, William S Burroughs, Nirvana, and Jan Morris.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) scales the heights for The Raptors, The Weeknd airs his remix of a Lana del Rey cut, and Serena Ryder gets confessional. Also in the headlines are Jazz Bistro, Donovan Woods, Syd Smith, The Empress, TikTok, Concord Music Publishing, AWAL, Tencent Music, Big Hit, Creem, WAP, Bad Religion, Robert Wyatt, Hank Williams Jr, and the Rolling Stones.
David Collier illustrates the life of Gary Topp (pictured), a look at the arts in Canada post-pandemic, and Bob Dylan opens up. Others in the headlines include Blue Frog Studio, Tencent Music, WMG, BMG, BLM, Lady Antebellum, the Rolling Stones, Peter Jackson, the Grammys, Ted Cockle, the Australasian industry, N.W.A., Seal, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Run the Jewels.
Martha Wainwright (pictured) leads another Montreal singalong, a playlist for John Prine, and a plethora of pandemic-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Tencent, UMG, Kobalt, TikTok, Tom Rush, Basia Bulat, Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation, Robbie Williams, Spotify, Adam Schlesinger, and Huawei.
Angela Hewitt (pictured) suffers a major loss, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien debuts in Toronto, and Billie Eilish defends Drake. Others in the headlines include William Prince, Tencent, Cheapies, Taylor Swift, SoundCloud, Oscars, vinyl, and Bob Marley.
More tributes to Neil Peart, Billie Eilish (pictured) is a new Bond Girl, and reasons to love Drive-By Truckers. Others in the headlines include Revv52, TSO, Anghami, UMG, TikTok, Country Music Hall of Fame, Warner Chappell, Spotify, Roddy Ricch, NPR, Harry Nilsson, and Oprah.
Rah Rah (pictured) says bye bye, the Elmo's tab reportedly at $28M, and Michael Wrycraft advocates for accessibility. Others in the headlines include Justin Bieber, Drake, year end lists, Jack Scott, lost venues, Tencent, UMG, Jack de Keyzer, Miranda Mulholland, Entertainment One, Glen Barros, Live Nation, Joe Smith, Depeche Mode, Linda Ronstadt, and Dr. John.
The accolades flow for Triumph (pictured), Blowup turns 25, and a new song from Grimes. Others in the headlines include Tencent, Leonard Cohen, Matt Mays, Drake, green tours, Boney M, Taylor Swift, Billboard, music royalties, The Clash, Rod Stewart, Dr. Dre, CMJ, and Carol Kaye.
Toronto’s Nyssa (pictured) dials up the heat, Cardi B plays Veld Festival, and John Legend slams Trump. Others in the headlines include A$AP Rocky, David Crosby, Tanglewood, Rae Spoon, Young Guv, Herbie Hancock, Lil Nas X, Warner Music, Santana, Kraftwerk, cassettes, Chic, John Legend, Koffee, Bryan Ferry, and Tencent.
Ed Robertson's Big Bang Theory theme (pictured), the legacy of Kurt Cobain, and Shawn Mendes' search for fun. Also in the headlines: Carmine Street Guitars, Rita Chiarelli, The Weeknd, Dave Davies, Khalid, Slash, psychedelia, Tom Petty, Nickelback, and David Crosby.
The Junos run back to Saskatoon, The Dirty Nil (pictured) join Canadian Blast at SXSW, and competing bids for Universal Music. Also in the news are Bryan Adams, Facebook, Emm Gryner, Justin West, Talking Stick, Music Manitoba, The Barr Brothers, Paul Reddick, Music Nova Scotia, Darryl Hurs, Michael Jerome Browne, Blues Hall of Fame, MusicOntario and farewell Ross Lowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.