The 32nd edition of the annual event celebrating Canada's most successful songwriters, composers and music publishers was held online for the second year. Notable winners included one Abel Tesfaye and hit songwriter Eddie Schwartz (pictured).
Justin Bieber (pictured) will play the Junos, The Weeknd and Drake score at the Billboard Music Awards, and an anti-racism pledge for the Canadian music industry. Also making news are Chi Pig, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, CIMA, Music Publishers Canada, Joe Coughlin, Elliott BROOD, Discogs, Reid Zoé, and farewell Kathryn Moses, Frank Wright, James Harman, and Roger Hawkins.
The Juno Awards are postponed to June 6, Fraser MacKenzie (pictured) is promoted at UMC, BreakOut West festival and conference details are announced, and more summer festivals are covid casualties. Also in the news are The Weeknd, the ECMAs, Earth Day, Alex Henry Foster, Michael Perlmutter, Toronto’s Royal Conservatory and Koerner Hall, Honey Jam Sessions, MNB Awards, Downtown Yonge BIA, Cathy Young, Something Else, André Ethier, APA, and the Betty Webster Award.
Moist (pictured) announce a new album, The Weeknd boards the NFT bandwagon, and Justin Bieber delivers an Easter surprise. Also in the news are Bonsound, Great Lake Swimmers, Soundscapes, Global Music Match, Horseshoe Hootenanny, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, Madison Violet, Chris Murphy, Over the Bridge, Barrie’s Live Music Show, Genevieve Fisher, and François Bourassa.
Paul Brandt (pictured) fights human trafficking, baseball nut Geddy Lee speaks out, and Holly Cole discusses her new album. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Patti Smith, Soundgarden, Jess Moskaluke, Against the Grain, Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Som Livre, Kanye West, Brit Awards, Lorde, Britfunk, Malcolm Cecil, Bhad Bhabie, and Amy Winehouse.
Justin Rutledge (pictured) finally releases a fan favourite, Toronto club owners are hoping for better, and a look at the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. Also in the headlines are Mo Kenney, Aretha Franklin, Jean Yoon, Matt Masters, The Weeknd, SNFU, Alex Pangman, Warner, Tencent Music, BMG, Paradigm, Linda Ronstadt, Elton John, the cassette revival, Fanny, and Ringo Starr.
Ebonnie Rowe (pictured) is placed on the hot seat, Serena Ryder gets candid, and Nasri returns with a solo project. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, The Grammys, David Hart, JP Saxe, My Son The Hurricane, Danko Jones, NFTs, Epidemic Sound, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Crowded House, Willie Nelson, and Sam Smith.
Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spends its eighth non-consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, and
The Weeknd’s going on tour next year and his box-office and tour merch numbers are going to be beyond astronomical.
The Weeknd’s new hits collection The Highlights, debuts at No.
Dan Hill (pictured) delivers an eloquent essay, everybody is talking about The Weeknd’s SB show, and the COC’s Alexander Neef creates a controversy. Also in the headlines are Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Triller, UMG, TikTok, Bruce Springsteen, New York Philharmonic, Lyte, Rihanna, Britney Spears, SNL, Six60, and music therapy.
Jill Barber (pictured) will live-stream on Valentine’s Day, Rhye is inspired by California, and Crowbar classic Bad Manors turns 50. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, Vivian Barclay, Stephen Hamm, Kayla Diamond, Rob Baker, Hipgnosis, Triller, Marilyn Manson, Sparks, Morgan Wallen, Queen Latifah, Carole King, Tom Moulton, Steve Lillywhite, Dave Grohl, Sia, Brian Eno, Bob Marley, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.