A profile of music industry pioneer Duff Roman (pictured), a David Bowie app, and the return of Backstreet Boys. Also in the headlines are Moscow Apartment, Pedro The Lion, Eugene Ripper, Nikki Yanofsky, Travis Scott, Jack Stoddart, Dierks Bentley, Jean Machine, Hey Jude, CineCycle, David Braid, Queen, Cherrie Laurel, Mötley Crüe, EMI, Godless Studios, the Oscars, and Oliver Mtukudzi.
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Corey Hart (pictured) returns to the fray, the Toronto hardcore scene is celebrated, and Nile Rodgers reflects. Also in the headlines are Dan Mangan, Vancouver festivals, King Princess, Spotify, Pledge Music, Bob Dylan, Nigerian rock, Azealia Banks, Roxy Music, and Deerhunter.
Rumours of a Justin and Hailey (pictured) wedding event, the fallout from the demise of RPM distro, and the vocabulary of hip-hop make news headlines. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Lanco, The Lemon Twigs, Erin Wall, Drake, the ESO, Bravado, Roc Nation, Lady Gaga, HMV, Bandcamp, Voivod, Geddy Lee, Marty Stuart, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, and Grimes.
Elizabeth Shepherd (pictured) takes a musical tour of Montreal, the cassette revival continues, and Drake's new $2,2M car is on display. Also in the headlines are Toronto hip-hop artists, 21C Festival, Sharon Van Etten, The Jerry Cans, AGO, Spotify, music licenses, Liberty Media, Rumble, The Who, Alex Lifeson, Stephen King, Van Morrison, R. Kelly, and Bootsy Collins.
Star couple Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk (pictured) are profiled in a new documentary, concern over Canada's new Minister of Justice's view of copyright, and Spotify's Preferred Distributors list. Also in the headlines are Dear Evan Hansen, John Werner, PUP, Duke Robillard, Call Me Mildy, Carl Morey, Cory Weeds, Putin, Bitfury, Country Music Critics’ Poll, Chris Cornell, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Drake, Soulja Boy, and Jackie Shane.
Roots-rock ensemble Cuff the Duke (pictured) returns to the fray, vinyl supplier RPM closes down, a Beatles collection is stolen, and the Who announces another farewell tour. Also in the headlines are John Lennon, Lana Del Rey, Dierks Bentley, Spotify, R. Kelly, Total Gadjos, TSO, CES, Asian underground, music videos, The Masked Singer, the 1975, United Sound Systems, and Lou Reed.
A new Leonard Cohen collection (pictured) sparks heated debate, Kacey Musgraves is riding high, and a Canadian interview means trouble for Kate Bush. Others in the headlines include Mike Taylor, Only a Visitor, Netflix, Led Zeppelin, music magazines, a Michael Jackson documentary, Pegi Young, CES, Bonnaroo, and the Dils.
Kinnie Starr (pictured) finds her way back through music, the High Performance Rodeo rounds up intriguing mash-ups, and a valuation of Universal Music Group. Also in the headlines are Amber Epp, Alicia Toner, record labels, streaming, CD Baby, Drake, music biz trends, Broadway box office, The Golden Globes, Charlie Watts, Chita Rivera, Britney Spears, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, the Austin scene, and Norman Gimbel.
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.
Albums and concerts to watch for in 2019, hip-hop dominates US streaming, and the Harlem Hellfighters brought jazz to Europe. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Pro Coro, Taylor Swift, Japanese copyright, Memphis power pop, Barack Obama, Kanye West, and Hootie and the Blowfish.
Roddy Doyle pays homage to The Band (pictured), more 2018 lists, and HMV hits dire straits. Others in the headlines include David Foster, Dead Popstar, Bono, apps for rappers, Yoko Ono, Las Vegas residencies, Sly Stone, Chris Brown, Nick Cave, and Wu-Tang Clan.