Music Biz Headlines: April 24, 2017

Current news and features we unearthed from around the web we thought you might like to read today...

Rush, Arthur Fogel, Marilyn Denis Honoured at Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards – Karen Bliss, Billboard

Live Nation CEO calls effort to regulate online ticket marketplace unrealisticJosh O’Kane, Globe & Mail

Mayor John Tory unveils plans to bolster Toronto's music scene: Music version of Winterlicious and more city events are in the works, Tory says in speech to music summit – CBC

The unsustainable global success of the Canadian music world: U.S., German and British record labels all find ways to make stars out of Canadian hip-hop artists. Why can’t we? – Mark V. Campbell, Globe & Mail

Neil Young announces X-Stream: When one door closes, another opens, which is apparently the case for Neil Young’s ambitious but failed music player, Pono – Brent Furdyk, ET Canada

Facebook’s 10-year agenda: Instead of smartphones, tablets, TVs, or anything else with a screen, all our computing is projected straight into our eyes as we type with our brains –Matt Weinberger, Business Insider

Mall owners fighting online stores turn to carnivals, music: With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are using their sprawling concrete lots to lure visitors with experiences that can’t be replicated online — and then get them inside the properties to spend some money – Bloomberg News

The passion and soul of Laura Nyro: Twenty years after her death, the rhythmic and shifting life of a songwriter who composed for the stars – but sidestepped celebrity herself – is still tangible in the melodic convolutions of her songs -- Laura Barton, The Guardian

Feist’s long, quiet journey through the dark yielded highly personal album, Pleasures: It emerges from a black period the singer likens to ‘being in this swarm of locusts’ -- Ben Rayner, The Star

Leafs video tugs at playoff heartstrings as young team turns heads on the ice: Clip for Ron Hawkins tune “Peace and Quiet” is played before every home game – Neil Davidson, Canadian Press

Technical ecstasy- the album cover art of Hipgnosis: The design collective of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson gave 70s rock its techno-psychedelic visual identity -- The Guardian

A poem for Ron Sexsmith: Renowned music scribe pens a poem of homage to the Canadian songsmith – barneyhoskyns.com

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