The art of Joni Mitchell (pictured), Elton John's swansong, and a graphic review of Charli XCX are in the news today. Also in the headlines: SSO, ASCAP, Amazon Music, Ben Cooper, Beyoncé, Lizzo, George Michael, Brandi Carlile, Baby Shark Live, Motorhead, and David Byrne.
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The wild ride of Hugh Dillon (pictured), the return of Patrick Watson, and an honour for Domenic Troiano. Others in the headlines include Celine Dion, Gord Downie, TikTok, Spotify, Cameron Crowe, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, NMC, and Miles Davis.
Joni Mitchell (pictured) returns to the spotlight, Justin Bieber is sued for publishing his photo, and Thomas Wade details his battle with neurological disease. Others in the headlines include Adam Baldwin, Measha Brueggergosman, Hagler, Shovels & Rope, Hipgnosis, Vivendi, 360 Reality Audio, Ben Cook, TikTok, Renée Zellweger, and Elton John.
The manifesto of Merck Mercuriadis (pictured), Jagged Little Pill the musical takes shape, and rave reviews for The Dead South and Caribou. Others in the headlines include George Canyon, David Foster, Beatdapp, Drake, TSO, eOne, Gary Glitter, APRA, Phonocut, Adele, Elton John, Dolly Parton, and Ozzy Osbourne. With video.
A feud with Trump boosts Nickelback (pictured), Drake at odds with his dad, and Canadian musicians discuss the election. Others in the headlines include Aaron Carter, Rihanna, POP Montreal, Black Keys, Audius, HMV, Aurora, Vulfpeck, Iceland, the business of celebrity, and Michael Jackson.
Del Barber's new album gets kudos, a look at Drake's monster mansion, and Avril Lavigne's memorable Toronto comeback. Others in the headlines include Bob Dylan, PUP, George Canyon, Lil Def, Jessie Reyez, Apple, Silver Lake, Disney, Silver Lake, iTunes, Gary Glitter, and Taylor Swift.
City and Colour's Dallas Green (pictured) finds beauty in sadness, VR concerts are expanding, and the impact of A.I. musicians. Others in the headlines include Vic Vogel, Alexina Louie, T. Thomason, PETA, Spotify, Twitch, MGM, Ginger Baker, Sarah McLachlan, Steve Miller, Aerosmith, Haim, and Doch Chkae.
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.
An oral history of Lilith Fair (pictured Sarah McLachlan), Avril Lavigne rocks Chicago, and Gene Simmons’ weed company is written off. Also in the headlines are Jadyn Rylee, Bert Man, Audiomack, Pitbull, AEG, Debbie Harry, Ian Hunter, Kanye West, Green Day, Elton John, and José José.
Jane Bunnett (pictured) is Cuban music's Canadian connection, Endeavor Group postpones planned IPO, and Billboard's list of top young executives. Others in the headlines include Tegan and Sara, HMV, Begonia, Simply Saucer, Spotify, Bobby Curtola, 2 Chainz, Patti Smith, and Itzhak Perlman.
Mavis Staples (pictured) is a serious draw at POP Montreal, SESAC has completed a major refinancing, and Latin music is set for another historic year in the US. Others in the headlines include Dwayne Gretzky, Rob Stringer, Jay & Jo, Dolby Atmos, Nick Cave, the Beatles, and Harry Nilsson.
Kiesza (pictured) is on the comeback trail, Carly Rae Jepsen puts out an eye-catching video, and The Remix Project is a hip-hop success story. Others in the headlines include Owen Pallett, SSO, Troubadour Festival, Lloyd Spiegel, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Emmys, Believe, George Harrison, Linda Ronstadt, music royalty funds, and Emmylou Harris.