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.
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (pictured) boost Afro-Cuban jazz, climate change impacts festivals, and a monstrous R.E.M. display. Others in the headlines include Prince, Taylor Swift, Rosanne Cash, Karina Gauvin, Jeff Lynne, Pandora, Bernie Sanders , Fender, Booker T, Threatin, John Fogerty, Van Morrison, Garth Brooks, Selena Gomez, and Michael Kiwanuka.
Master luthier Linda Manzer (pictured) discusses her craft, Nickelback at odds with Trump, and a slump in streaming stocks. Others in the headlines include Leeroy Stagger, Jessye Norman, Nuit Blanche, ASM Global, Sony, Morrissey, Ted Templeman, Nick Cave, and Plácido Domingo.
Elizabeth Shepherd (pictured) takes a musical tour of Montreal, the cassette revival continues, and Drake's new $2,2M car is on display. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop artists, 21C Festival, Sharon Van Etten, The Jerry Cans, AGO, Spotify, music licenses, Liberty Media, Rumble, The Who, Alex Lifeson, Stephen King, Van Morrison, R. Kelly, and Bootsy Collins.
How the NMC acquired TONTO (pictured), the El Mocambo's neon sign is reinstalled, and a young Neil muses about the business. Others in the headlines include Nick Fiorucci, Maria Dunn, Vince Staples, Christine Fellows, SSO, boygenius, Rolling Stone, California fires, GDPR, Spotify, album sales, Trojan Records, surround sound, Gregg Alexander, Great Van Fleet, Astral Weeks, Dido, Douglas Rain, Ed Sheeran, and Kate Bush.
Macklemore debuts at #1 on the Albums chart, Ed Sheeran's March 03 album release continues to do strong business, and Lights has the second best-selling album in the week.