Michael Barclay probes a seminal period in Canadian music, Arcade Fire (pictured) scores a rave review, and Allison Russell rediscovers Montreal. Also in the headlines are The Weekend, Michael Bublé, Allegories, Canadian Opera Company, Tory Lanez, The Dirty Nil, Victoria Anthony, Andrew Smith, N.B. Youth Orchestra, Roblox, Soundful, the cassette revival, T Bone Burnett, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Bonnie Raitt, Logic, The Who, DaBaby, Re Styles, and The B-52's.
Tory Lanez (pictured) is facing felony charges, We Are The City break up, and the results of the Niagara Music Awards are in. Others in the news include Unison, Indie Week, Downchild, OKAN, Terra Lightfoot, Madisyn Gifford, Samian, John Lennon, Gord Sinclair, the Glenn Gould Prize Laureate, #MondoNYC, Bahamas, Paul Hyde, and farewell Erin Wall, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, and Zoe Chilco.
Rich Aucoin (pictured) analyses the US, k-os goes supernova, and Tenille Townes is having a breakthrough year. Also in the headlines are Sylvie Courtemanche, Roberta Battaglia, Joni and Neil, Tory Lanez, Blurred Vision, Amplify, Old Man Luedecke, RCM, The Music Hall, Mark Miller, Daniel Ek, Hipgnosis, Amuse, TikTok, A&R, Van Morrison, Mariah Carey, and Bob Mould.
The Kings (pictured) celebrate two milestone anniversaries, Toronto music venues get a boost, and Tory Lanez is in hot water. Others making news include The Dead South, The Tragically Hip, Unison, Michael Owen, RUShfest, Arkells, Cory Marks, Kaia Kater, Love Mansuy, Alberta Music, Colter Wall, Holly Woods, and farewell Jack Sherman, Frankie Banali, Ron Gaskin, and Justin Townes Earle.
Rachel Beck (pictured) on the joys of trading, Tory Lanez finds trouble in LA, and Canadian vinyl sales slump. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Ida Haendel, Stay Home County, Facebook vs YouTube. Live Nation, Google, SiriusXM, Billboard charts, Simon Cowell, The Jayhawks, Billy Bragg, Linkin Park, Ellie Goulding, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Bob Geldof.
The Guess Who celebrate a milestone anniversary for a signature song (pictured), Drake teases more new music, and Jesse Cook finds global collaborators. Others in the news include Jesse Cook, Brandi Sidoryk, Mike Boguski, Buck 65, French Montana, Tory Lanez, and farewell Bobby Lewis and Greg McLean.
Tory Lanez’s The New Toronto 3 debuts at No.
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from the East Coast's biggest hip-hop star.
Tory Lanez (pictured) parts ways with his label, Creative BC launches an online music hub, and Drake attracts flak. Others in the news include Franglais rappers, FACTOR, Lady Gaga, Deane Cameron, Skye Wallace, Madeline Merlo, Joel Plaskett, Burton Cummings, RBT, Sunrise Records, The Choir of Women Physicians, H.E.R., Lennon Stella, The Washboard Union, Harrow Fair, and farewell Andy González, Aziz Abdi, and Onaje Allan Gumbs. With video.
The mega-hit videos of The Weeknd (pictured), Leonard Cohen's swansong, and a lost Neil Young album resurfaces. Also in the headlines are Ren, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Grimes, Corin Raymond, Neon Dreams, Deric Ruttan, Tory Lanez, Monstercat, Apple, AMAs, Coldplay, The Who, and Oasis.
Rising country star Kalsey Kulyk(pictured) signs to Sakamoto Agency, Indigenous Music Awards face a boycott, and a documentary portrait of Stiv Bators. Also in the news: Kevin Hearn, neon art, Tory Lanez, Nipsey Hussle, Justin Wright, Ian Thomas, Irish Mythen, Céline Dion, and farewells to Shahnaz Rahmatullah and Patricia Rolston. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Tory Lanez (pictured) finds his groove, Ottawa rallies for tornado relief, and Said The Whale's new video dazzles. Also making headlines are CPO, Stiff Little Fingers, The Sadies, TSO, Carly Rae Jepsen, Francesco Yates, election pop culture, Spotify, YouTube, Glenn Gould, Moby, Sinead O'Connor, Giles Martin, Grimes, Joni Mitchell, Jack White, and Frank Zappa.