A doco on Teenage Head (pictured) repeats on TVO this weekend, Arcade Fire premieres a new song on US TV, and Emm Gryner turns to jazz. Also in the headlines are Toronto record stores, Shannon Hoon, the Zolas, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Discogs, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and The Grammys.
Country trailblazer Lucille Starr (pictured) is remembered, Toronto venues return to action, and Hipgnosis makes more big moves. Others in the headlines include Sneaky Dee’s, Roberta Battaglia, Springsteen, the Stones, TikTok, Jean Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Lido Pimienta, Crown Royal, Little Richard, Alicia Keys, back catalogs, and Taylor Swift.
Frank Dukes (pictured) is helping to revolutionise sampling, a new Celine Dion biopic is coming, and the 10 best Canadian music video directors are named. Also in the headlines are Drake, Jody Glenham, Van Morrison, London Symphonia, TikTok, live-streams, The Weeknd, LA clubs, BTS, Stevie Wonder, Mark Mothersbaugh, the CMAs, New York Philharmonic, and Bill & Ted.
The Trump campaigns runs afoul of Leonard Cohen (pictured), a detailed obituary of Cathy Smith, and the songwriting of The Band. Others in the headlines include Gerry McGhee, Jill Barber, The Whole Note, NAC, Steven Page, Triller, TikTok, Hipgnosis, Beatchain, Cribs, Kendrick Lamar, Dolly Parton, Charlie Parker, and Chadwick Boseman.
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.
Junia-T (pictured) gets a Polaris boost, a time capsule from Neil Young, and Toronto concert venues still face problems. Also in the headlines are Rush, Fergus Hambleton, Elise LeGrow, Salmon Arm fest, UMG, Facebook, TikTok, Tidal, YouTube, U2, SEO, live-streaming, The Go-Go’s, Taylor Swift, Twitch, Madonna, Iggy Pop, and Arlo Guthrie.
Rufus Wainwright (pictured) is getting talked about, Canada’s concert venues need help, and Alanis Morissette discusses irony. Others in the headlines include TikTok, Amazon, Kasabian, Kim Mitchell, eMERGEnce, Neil Young, Lady A, Jessie Reyez, Gerry Atwell, Alex Cuba, Eric Wong, Hipgnosis, Eminem, The Grammys, Sony, Muzak, Pop Smoke, Coldplay, and Bob Marley.
The romanticism of Ali Gatie (pictured) is profiled, the astonishing output of Daniel Romano, and Grimes sells her soul. Others in the headlines include the ESO, Kristen Martell, drive-ins, Tencent, Guy Oseary, Apple Music, TikTok, Taylor Swift, Billy Bragg, Billie Eilish, Killer Mike, Chrissy Teigen, London venues, and Neil Finn.
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.
The wild ride of Hugh Dillon (pictured), the return of Patrick Watson, and an honour for Domenic Troiano. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Gord Downie, TikTok, Spotify, Cameron Crowe, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, NMC, and Miles Davis.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) returns to the spotlight, Justin Bieber is sued for publishing his photo, and Thomas Wade details his battle with neurological disease. Others in the headlines include Adam Baldwin, Measha Brueggergosman, Hagler, Shovels & Rope, Hipgnosis, Vivendi, 360 Reality Audio, Ben Cook, TikTok, Renée Zellweger, and Elton John.
Soulful Somali-Canadian Amaal (pictured) gets intimate, the grand ambitions of Clairmont The Second, and Billie Eilish enlists the Biebs. Others in the headlines include Victoria Anthony, Grimes, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Wilson, Nat King Cole, Fab 5 Freddy, Drake, Sum 41, BTS, Corb Lund, CMA Fest, Celine Dion, and Come From Away.