Drake reflects upon music during the pandemic, Bif Naked (pictured) gives her convocation speech, and Johnny Reid offers solace to Nova Scotia. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, Bruce Cockburn, Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Sonic Boom, Bandcamp, drive-in concerts, streaming royalties, Tony Allen, and War.
City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.
Jerry Leger (pictured) is amongst the Toronto artists harmed by COVID-19, online concerts multiply, and the Calgary Philharmonic lays off the entire orchestra. Also in the headlines are Paradigm, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Stratford, SXSW, Ben Gibbard, John Loeffler, Tony Allen, Elvis, and Toots and The Maytals.