Abel Tesfaye’s charitable side shines brightly during the pandemic via his lavish gifts to a range of charities, including one in his hometown.
Musician and writer Dave Bidini (pictured) reflects upon the pandemic, The Weekend settles a copyright battle, and WMG’s IPO is a hit. Also in the headlines are David Hayman, Alex Lifeson, live streams, Owen Pallett, Steve’s Music, Midnight Shine, Jon Platt, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Hipgnosis, AFM, Facebook, CeeLo Green, NWA, CDs, and Monte Warden.
The Weeknd and Michael Bublé (pictured) dig deep for worthy causes, Howard Shore and Finding The Secret Path score at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, and Dan Mangan heads a CIMA webinar. Also in the news are The Polaris Music Prize, Bryce Clifford, Donny Anderson, Ori Dagan, Chad Brownlee, Rush, The Lowest Of The Low, T. Thomason, Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Mark Miller, Sonny Greenwich, Melissa Bel, The Music Hall, and farewell Majek Fashek, Bob Kulick, and Jimmy Capps.
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.
Toronto is sitting atop Billboard’s Hot 100 single chart and top 200 album chart this week. Drake’s Toosie Slide single and The Weeknd’s After
The Weeknd’s After Hours spends its third straight week at number one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, once again picking up the hi
Bob Dylan (pictured) finally gets a Billboard No. 1 hit, Drake shows off his extravagant mansion, and David Clayton Thomas is outspoken on a new album. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, John Prine, Hal Willner, TikTok, Julian Taylor, Bryan Adams, Hellfest, and Lady Gaga.
The Weeknd’s After Hours remains at Number One on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart for the second week, achieving over 1K album sales a
Emergency funds assist Canadian musicians, the dystopian worldview of The Weeknd (pictured) is timely, and Canadian record stores are under threat. Also in the headlines are COVID-19 stories, Win Butler, Jesse Zubot, Sony, Stage Door, Bob Pittman, StubHub, BTS, Adam Schlesinger, copyright, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton.
COVID-19 themed stories continue to dominate the headlines. Those here feature Kevin Griffin, Rob Halford, SOCAN members, CISAC, NSYNC, Kevin Liles, UTA, and Michael Stipe. Also covered aree The Weeknd (pictured), BMG, and rock memoirs.
Jim Cuddy (pictured) helps launch a new partnership of the NAC National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada, The Weeknd breaks a record, and Measha Brueggergosman has livestreamed all week. Also in the news are The Young Canadians, Luck Reunion, The Blues Foundation, and Music PEI. With video.
Ron Hynes (pictured) to be celebrated at the ECMAs, Michael Kaeshammer premieres a concert film, and another hometown show for The Weeknd. Others in the news include Ernesto Cervini, Sarah Harmer, IFPI stats, Cancer Bats, Public Enemy, Serena Ryder, The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and farewell Rhéal Lanthier,