Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 16, 2017

Taylor Swift: jury rules in favor of pop singer in groping case

Swift pledges donations to organisations helping sexual assault victims after jury finds David Mueller grabbed her before a 2013 concert  —  The Guardian

Experiencing music and more in Victoria, British Columbia

It has a thriving culture full of incredible food, beautiful landscapes and a booming music scene — Rolling Stone

From Google to Yahoo, tech grapples with white male discontent

Marissa Mayer ordered deposed in suit alleging anti-men bias —  Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

The most-anticipated books of the rest of 2017

Books editor's list includes a memoir by Hamilton rocker Tom Wilson and a new Gordon Lightfoot biography — Mark Medley, The Globe and Mail

'I have so many memories there': how Geddy Lee and Rush created their own world at Le Studio

The famed Quebec studio was destroyed by fire last week —

Songs from movies, games helping to lure young listeners to classical music

Local station New Classical FM sees results as more symphonic sounds strike a chord with new audience — Vjosa Isai, Toronto Star

Kesha: Rainbow review – the wronged pop avenger makes a captivating comeback

Her third album cannot help but be about her troubled relationship with her former producer, but it is also a fierce, skilful rebellion against manufactured pop —  Alexis Petridis, The Guardian

30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30

Our fifth annual list of Canada's emerging classical music talent —  Robert Rowat,

David Bowie’s 100 favorite books

Suggested reading from the Thin White Duke, from A Clockwork Orange and Lolita to music histories — Ben Kaye, consequenceofsound

'Weird Al' Yankovic has a poignant new message for North Korea

 'Please don't nuke us,' pleads the pop parodist in a new song — Randy Lewis, LA Times

'Let's have a whole different world,' says Buffy Sainte-Marie to Sask. women

Creator of women's self-defence group tracked down musician to record empowering message — CBC News

Disappearing Act: The enigmatic life and quietly legendary work of Claude Ranger

A review of Mark Miller's masterful biography of a Canadian jazz legend — Paul Wells, Literary Review of Canada

Marty Stuart at Myer Horowitz: The best country show of the year

The staggeringly terrific picker, cheerful showman and shamanistic storyteller blew away the crowd — Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

Seven things to do in Metro Vancouver, Aug. 18-24

Options include the Salmon Arm Festival, Pokey LaFarge, and Dustin Bentall at a wildfires benefit — Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

Interview with Cornwall Music Fest co-headliner Michel Pagliaro

"I feel that I’m lucky to have the chance to learn two cultures, and have the opportunity to get success in both," says the Quebec star —

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