Music Biz Headlines, June 30, 2017

Adele sends handwritten note to fans explaining why she may never tour again

Singer had spoken about a desire to stop touring at gigs earlier this year — Roisin O'Connor,The Independent

Rodney Bingenheimer, Formerly of KROQ, to Host New Weekly Show on SiriusXM

Legendary LA disc jockey and friend to the stars has a new gig — Jem Aswad, Variety

To beat scalpers, artists have to embrace capitalism

Dynamic pricing will more accurately reflect the value of tickets, allow true fans access to shows and lower resale costs — Andrew MacDougall, Toronto Star

Sony to start making records again 30 years after abandoning vinyl

Factory south-west of Tokyo will be pressing records by March as demand for the format continues — The Guardian

NXNE takes heat over sparsely-populated festival grounds

Folks on social media share photos of the near-deserted Port Lands venue —  blogTO

Jazz virtuoso Ernie Watts’s fascination with ragas and rhythms led to love of mixing cultures

Fusion-finding, style-hopping saxophonist is set to play at the Indian Summer Festival with South Indian violin master L. Subramaniam   Alex Varty, Georgia Straight

Live bands rocking Toronto's Pearson airport until fall

Seventy-five bands and solo artists will each play two evening shows, one amplified and one acoustic — David Rider, Toronto Star

Factory outlet: the art inspired by Joy Division and New Order

From an Ian Curtis doppelganger to works by Barbara Kruger and Scott King, the exhibition True Faith explores the Manchester bands’ visual legacy. Co-curator Jon Savage selects some of his favourites —The Guardian

Signs showcases a Drake that wants to slow down and stretch out

The song is a natural extension of Drake’s variations on the junction of Caribbean dancehall and pop — Josh O'Kane, The Globe and Mail

Nostalgia revives the career of Men Without Hats

'80s chart-toppers play the Montreal Jazz Festival — Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette

The highs and lows of NXNE 2017

Kaytranada brought much-needed star power, while the Port Lands site continues to be a challenge —  Chaka V. Grier, NOW


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