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.
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Martha Wainwright (pictured) leads another Montreal singalong, a playlist for John Prine, and a plethora of pandemic-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Tencent, UMG, Kobalt, TikTok, Tom Rush, Basia Bulat, Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation, Robbie Williams, Spotify, Adam Schlesinger, and Huawei.
Barbara Hannigan (pictured) offers listening picks for times of crisis, the pandemic reminds us of the power of the arts, and a cancer diagnosis for Rae Spoon. Also in the headlines are more COVID-19 stories, Ernesto Cervini, Sean Cunnington, Sir Andrew Davis, GEMA, Bruce Springsteen, Father John Misty, Nirvana, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan.
Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.
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.
Jerry Leger (pictured) is amongst the Toronto artists harmed by COVID-19, online concerts multiply, and the Calgary Philharmonic lays off the entire orchestra. Also in the headlines are Paradigm, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Stratford, SXSW, Ben Gibbard, John Loeffler, Tony Allen, Elvis, and Toots and The Maytals.
David Foster (pictured) puts on a show from home, Lynne Hanson describes the plight of the indie artist, Chris Taylor talks about eOne, and Gordon Lightfoot goes Solo. Also in the headlines are plenty of coronavirus themed stories, drones, Live Nation, Bandcamp, Nomadic Homes, Glastonbury, industry trends, Katy Perry, Genesis P-Orridge, David Crosby, and West Side Story.
Jann Arden (pictured) gets confessional, the Elmo’s opening is delayed, and COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc. Others in the headlines include R Grunwald, Fiona Apple, Tencent, NAC Orchestra, FLOW 93-5, Shania Twain, War Baby, and Dixie Chicks.
COVID-19 concerns are wreaking havoc, Rose Cousins (pictured) dances solo, and Shania’s fashion sense. Also in the headlines are Caribou, a famed console, Diego Gomes, Lucian Grainge, Orchid Ensemble, Apple Music, BPI, Blondie, and Mick Jagger.
A profile of rising star pianist Alexandra Stréliski, US Girls’ Meghan Remy talks booze and abuse, and a plethora of Coronavirus-themed stories. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Donna Summer, Merck Mercuriadis, PMR, Billie Eilish, the Beatles, and the Beastie Boys.
Born Ruffians (pictured) get personal, coronavirus cancellations mount, and 25 things you may have forgotten about the Juno Awards. Also in the headlines are Big Dave McLean, Hannah Georgas, Facebook, Alex Pangman, SXSW, Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman, David Israelite, AI, Apple, and Warner Music India.
Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.