The notorious Teenage Head (pictured) riot remembered, YouTube spends big bucks on music, and Believe launches its IPO. Also in the headlines are Gary Beals, Vancouver venues, TikTok, Canadian Screen Awards, Netflix, BMG, Twitch, Coachella, Hollywood Bowl, Vince Neil, Lil Loaded, and Hole.
RALPH ( pictured) is on a roll, a look at Frank Dukes' project with RPSM, and country radio ignores female artists. Also in the headlines are Ghettosocks, SaskMusic, Woodstock, YouTube, Led Zeppelin, hippies, Jay-Z, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Sleater-Kinney, and Jack White.
The Stones show dominates the media (pictured Mick Jagger), CMW nears gender parity, and things to know about Scooter Braun. Others in the headlines include The Beaches, Spotify, Yesterday, Sara Bareilles, Daniel Caesar, the Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, David Clayton-Thomas, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Dr. John, Troye Sivan, and 7digital.
A look at prairie country (pictured Jess Moskaluke), musical tips for Pride, and Chris Taylor's Raptors joy. Also in the headlines are Maestro Fresh Wes, Jack White, Helen Murphy, Reggae Girlz, the Beatles, YouTube, Google, Genius, Ultra Festival, Taylor Swift, and Dylan.
Before we get into some stats on how much the various streaming services pay out for the play of a song, let’s remember that you cannot compare the
Erin Costelo (pictured) gets the documentary treatment, a tribute to David Sinclair, and R. Kelly's misdeeds are probed. Also in the headlines are The Pursuit Of Happiness, Angel Blue, classic '90s albums, Faith/Void, Joseph Shabason, new music books, TSO, Coachella, album sales, British rap, Universal Music, NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, YouTube, Ed Sheeran, Latin music, and RIAA.
Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.
Gordon Lightfoot turns 80, a look inside CBC's music vault, and candid confessions from Shania (pictured). Also in the headlines are the Sask Music Awards, an Ottawa tornado benefit, Rick Worrall, Echlo, David Jay, Arkells, YouTube, T-series, meta-trends, Elton John, The Kinks. Mighty Sparrow, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons, and Paul Kelly.
Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) fuel an Indigenous resurgence, pot, Otis Williams discusses the new Temptations musical, and the fiery rock of Urvah Khan. Also in the headlines are the Hip, Jeffery Straker, David Gogo, Opera Philadelphia, the streaming boom, Eventbrite, YouTube, Lovelytheband, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Megative, Rihanna, David Byrne, Ariana Grande, and Jessie Reyez.
YouTube user Garren Lazar has edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to hit songs by Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but says that parodying Rush’s classic 1976 album became a real challenge.