Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

January 17, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Bruce Allen offers sage advice, and Johnny Cash's famed Folsom Prison concert is being chronicled. Also making headlines are Stephan Moccio in The Launch, Facebook changes, Janis Joplin, Burdock Piano Fest, Bono, Gotye, Lana Del Rey, and Tune-Yards.

Hot rod enthusiast Billy Gibbons
January 14, 2018
by Kerry Doole

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons faces flak Down Under, and Shane MacGowan's peers help celebrate his 60th. Also in the headlines are Swedish pop, Eric Clapton, The Launch, the Sam's sign, Nude Party, Marker Starling, and Cold Specks.

Ian Tyson and Corb Lund Photo: CBC
January 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Ian Tyson opens up to fellow cowboy poet Corb Lund, and notorious rock critic Lester Bangs inspires a play. Also in the headlines are Paul McCartney, Whitney Rose, Moog, opera singers, female rockers, and British reggae.

David Bowie in Hansa Studios
January 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A new documentary explores the fascinating history of Berlin's Hansa Studios. Those also in the headlines include Joan Baez, Bono, Toscanini, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Jimmy Iovine, Lana Del Rey, Lenny Breau, George Michael, and Pat DiNizio.

RIP: France Gall
January 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

My Way inspiration, France Gall, passes, Canadian clown busted in Japan, music downloads in trouble, Harris Institute named best-in-class, Nashville show doubles down on talent, plus a newsstand of other headlines to keep you from your work today.

Brody Dalle of The Distillers
January 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

CES,, streaming, L.A. Reid, Merck Mercuriadis, a seminal punk band reunion, royalties as income investments, Muscle Shoals dynamo Rick Hall, Patreon, and artists to watch in 2018 make today's headline reads.

January 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Bono incites feminist ire with his comments and a Leonard Cohen collection at the U of T offers gems. Those also featured in today's headlines include Lady Gaga, Major Love, Cheapies, Doug Paisley, Lorde, Rihanna, The Killers, and more Best of 2017 albums lists.

December 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

Some Santa headlines mixed in with a potpourri of seasonal stories and eye-catchers from mainstream media at home and abroad.

December 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's wrap, Daniel Caesar continues his meteoric rise to the top and ousted Tenor Remigio Pereira begins his comeback. Also featured are Meaghan Smith, Bob Dylan, California sounds, Qwest TV, Sonny Rollins, Rolling Loud, and a jazz congress.

December 18, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's wrap comes news that Canada's economy is helping boost the live music sector and Canadian musicals are enjoying the spotlight; also, WestJet finds itself in a feud with Lil Pump. Other headliners include George Michael, The Barr Brothers, Kelly Derrickson, Robin Black, Pat DiNizio, Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs, and David Bowie.

December 15, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's wrap, the New Constellations tour builds bridges; podcasting revives storytelling, plus some non-fiction about David Byrne, the Falcons, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Brett Kissel, Alvvays, and the lyrically famous Hotel California.

December 13, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's wrap, Sheryl Crow takes aim at country artists afraid to favour gun control, and Janelle Monae unveils her first art exhibit. Also featured are Stevie Wonder, The National, Kesha and Macklemore, R. Harlan Smith, Christmas songs, Neil Young and David Bowie.