Angela Hewitt (pictured) has a beloved new instrument, David Strickland gives props to his peers, and a tribute to Queen West queen Deanne Taylor. Also in the headlines are BC arts grants, vinyl sales, Spotify, Dr. Dre, UMG, Ticketmaster, Lindsey Buckingham, Alibaba, MF DOOM, The Velvet Underground, AI, and the Grammys.
BMG launches a new Toronto branch (staff pictured), fans lobby for a Neil Peart statue, and CBC Music's Searchlight is accepting submissions. Also in the news are Pearl Jam, TD Discovery Series, vinyl sales, Royal Conservatory of Music, Halifax Pop Explosion, Teddy Triebner, Harris Institute, Hugh Dillon, and Creative Manitoba.
Drake is a surprise performer at the Wireless fest in London, US vinyl album sales soar, and the rebirth of Arista. Also in the news are Tokyo Police Club, Public Limited Ltd., Manifesto, Julian Kuerti, Voivod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Halifax Jazz Fest, Canibales, Crystal Shawanda, Kultrun, and a farewell to Carmen Campagne.
The countdown is on for Neil Young's secret concert somewhere in Canada tonight. Others in the news include Emily Haines, Kevin Drew, Andy Hines, Patricia Conroy, the UK vinyl boom, Music PEI Awards, Sarah Slean, and the Dirty Dishes.