Music Biz Headlines, June 9, 2017

The soprano and the scientist: A conversation about music and medicine

Renée Fleming and Francis Collins have something unexpected in common: music. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, plays guitar. Fleming is a renowned soprano. All Things Considered host Robert Siegel spoke with Fleming and Collins about their work together and what they hope to convey to the public about the intersection between art and science — NPR

Spotifiy celebrates Songwriters in new initiative

The music streaming platform is launching ‘Secret Genius’, a global initiative that will highlight the contribution songwriters and producers make to the music industry and artists’ careers. This project will take the form of awards, songwriting camps called Songshops, curated playlists, podcasts and more — Variety

Are 24/7 Live YouTube channels the next big music streaming trend?

Live streams are quickly gaining popularity, bringing a sense of community to the traditional radio format — Pigeons & Planes

Cures for the common song

A quick guide to skill building a hit song — James Linderman, SAC

In Search of the Lost Chord,’ Danny Goldberg’s new book about the hippie era

The book is exhaustively researched and features interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Tom Hayden, Cora Weiss, and Gil Scott-Heron — NightFlight

Meet Kaija Kinney – Founder of Canadian Music Festival ‘Metalocalypstick’ celebrating women in metal

This year, the festival will be held in Lone Butte, BC on Canada Day weekend (July 1st and 2nd) and will once again bring women to the forefront of the metal genre like never before — GirlTalk HQ

Prince was a secret patron of solar power

The musician's anonymous investment ultimately helped dozens of clean-tech entrepreneurs in Oakland — Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg

Videotapes are becoming unwatchable as archivists work to save them

"It is a magnetic media crisis," and archivists, preservationists, and librarians like the ones in the XFR Collective are trying to reverse it — Scott Greenstone, npr

Manifesto is still going strong at a time when other Toronto fests are floundering

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene — Shantal Ochere, NOW

The Guild transforms music festivals with art

BCs festivals enlivened by the work of the artist collective -- Kate Wilson, Georgia Straight

Your guide to the 2017 summer music festival season in Alberta

Plenty of choices in the province --  Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal

Full Glastonbury 2017 line up; times for Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry and more

New acts announced include The Pretenders, joining the likes of Radiohead and Foo Fighters — The Telegraph

An oral history of hip-hop shows at the Concert Hall

Shows by promoter Ron Nelson at the storied Toronto venue had a real impact on Canadian hip-hop — Kevin Ritchie, NOW

Noel Gallagher donates Don't Look Back In Anger royalties to terror victims

Oasis guitarist had been criticized for skipping Manchester benefit show —

Phil Collins: Take a look at him now

After a creaking start, the physically frail singer set the hall alight with a run of great songs and a refreshing honesty about the effects of ageing — Michael Hann, The Guardian

Arcade Fire about to blow up with Everything Now

The band embarks on its most unabashed attempt at world domination yet with its aptly titled fifth album Everything Now, due July 28— T'cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette


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