Music Biz Headlines: June 2, 2017

The Arcade Fire pulls catalogue from UMG/Merge in new Sony deal

In a coup for new Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer, Arcade Fire’s much-anticipated fifth studio album is slated to be released via Columbia Records in the UK and US on July 28 — MBW

Fyre was bad for the concert industry. Pemberton could be worse

The Pemberton Music Festival in the mountains of Canada, has put the business on edge, with veteran talent agents and promoters warning that it could have wide implications for the booming festival market — NYT

Hit song that calls Theresa May “a liar” can’t get on the radio

Captain Ska's general election protest song targeting the Conservatives, 'Liar Liar Ge2017' is on course to reach the top of the charts, but radio stations are still refusing to play it.
The track, which mocks Theresa May and outlines what the band see as her hypocrisies, is currently the most downloaded song on Amazon in Britain and iTunes in the UK —  The Independent

And here’s Friday’s good feel story

9 year old Amira Willighagen performed two months ago on Holland Got Talent with her rendition of O Mio Babbino Caro and the result is magical.

BC festival guide: Choose the right summer party for your musical tastes

Everything you need to know about the province's packed musical season -—   Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

The Eagles call on family — and Vince Gill — to carry on without Glenn Frey for Classic West-East shows

Iconic Californian band recruit a country great for summer fest shows -— Randy Lewis,  LA Times

Mac DeMarco review – tropical lounge lizard unleashes inner beast

After lulling the crowd with seamless sunny tunes, the Canadian pop eccentric breaks into a final act of stupendous abandon, magic tricks and yodelling — Mark Beaumont, The Guardian

Hugh Dillon’s new road trip

Rocker turned successful actor returns to Headstones with fiery new album — Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

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