Spotify is helping Germans pair up with dogs sharing their musical tastes, and stars were given a pre-Grammy security briefing. Also in the headlines, ticket reselling, Barbara Hannigan, Fifty Shades, Toronto rap, Bruce Cockburn, Lights, First Aid Kit, Kathleen Battle, and Neil Portnow.
After a five-year absence, the CSHF (Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame) made a welcome return on Saturday night at the fittingly storied Toronto venue, Massey Hall.
Headlines that caught our attention today feature Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Glenn Gould, Ronnie Hawkins, Keith Moon, Vancouver and Toronto's punk heritage, Jan Lisiecki, Bruce Cockburn, Quake Matthews, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones.
Those featured in today's roundup include Michael Jackson, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Hillside Festival, The Georgia Straight, Charlotte Cardin, New Order, Bruce Cockburn, David Myles, Dan Wilson, and LA session musicians.
His quest for redemption has often made him a solitary man in a world occupied by fabulists, crooks, conniving psychopaths and obdurate fools.
The Agency for the Performing Arts has expanded its operations into Canada with former UTA Canada COO and CEO Jack Ross and Ralph James heading the Toronto-based division.
The famed folk songsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September. He reflects upon the honour, his upcoming 33rd album, and much more here.
Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn are among the latest inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.