Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 11, 2017

Networks need to stop shaking down music composers 

"Should music creators refuse to ‘revenue share,’ they could be barred from the networks with whom they do business," writes NMPA's David Israelite in a guest column  —   Variety

Spinal Tap keeps Terra Lightfoot grounded on new record

Highly-lauded Hamilton songwriter's third studio album 'New Mistakes' is out on Oct. 13 —  Adam Carter, CBC News

Why Terence Trent D'Arby became Sananda Maitreya: 'It was that or death'

In 1987, his debut album saw him hailed as a rival to Michael Jackson and Prince – but then his star crashed and burned. He talks about the nervous breakdown that triggered his identity change, living as a recluse and the music industry’s ‘Olympian’ conspiracy to bring him down  —  Paul Lester, The Guardian

Restoring those old liner notes in music’s digital era

After a decade of development, next month TunesMap is scheduled to launch an app returning lost information  Ben Sisario, New York Times

What jazz singer Laila Biali is watching and enjoying

Now also a CBC Radio Host, she reveals her viewing habits —  Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to 'go f--k himself,' says former manager in new book

Frank Sinatra’s manager Eliot Weisman has written a memoir about his time with the singer and included a story of their dealings with Donald Trump —  New York Daily News

Ten new albums to stream now: Rolling Stone editors' picks

Those making the cut include Canadians Whitney Rose, Daphni and Weaves —  Rolling Stone

Where is the musical underground in 2017?

Does it still exist in a world where everything is visible online? If so, where? —  Alex Petridis, The Guardian

The poetry and wisdom of Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot

Two new biographies explore the lives of the Canadian music icons — Judith Timson, Maclean's

Five things to know about Avril Lavigne’s new man, record producer J.R. Rotem

South African-born producer has worked with Rihanna, Britney, and Gwen Stefani  — Nicole Sands, People

Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry review – howling powerpop Canadians return with their best yet 

Too wild for the mainstream, Wolf Parade have dedicated fans and critical respect —   The Guardian

Rapper Nelly arrested after rape accusation

Police in Auburn, Wash. have arrested the rapper, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle. Nelly’s attorney denies the accusation  —  Associated Press

The Velvet Rope: how Janet Jackson inspired a whole generation

Twenty years on, this richly experimental and deeply personal album is still the template for pop rebel  —  Michael Cragg, The Guardian

We spent a night at the newly renovated John and Yoko suite at Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal has reopened the rooms where John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously staged their 1969 Bed-In for Peace  —  Rick McGinnis, Toronto Star

Venerable but challenged, TSO faces a new season of reckoning

There's been a fair amount of lifeboat drama playing out offstage at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra — Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail

Halifax’s Dome Nightclub launches revamp, faces criticism online

After it posted a new dress code on its Facebook page, the club comes under fire  — Alexander Quon, Global News

Sharron Matthews brings cabaret to the kids

The Toronto cabaret queen's newest creation Unapologetically Me is kid stuff —  Raju Mudhar, Toronto Star

Edmonton musicians Alex Vissia, Nich Davies launch Hurry Hard Records

Alex Vissia (who performs as VISSIA) just released a new album, Place Holder, and a new record label, Hurry Hard Records —  Madeleine Cummings, Edmonton Journal

Listen to Lowlife's Rare and Long Out of Print 1979 Punk Classic

It looks and sounds very much like something a young punk band from Winnipeg would release in the late 70s  —  Tim Scott, Noisey

 

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