Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 11, 2017

Roddy Doyle: my work is fuelled by music, mitching and mugs of green tea

Those fuelling the muse of the bestselling author include Canadians Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, plus Brian Eno and Mogwai  — Roddy Doyle, The Guardian

Judge rules "We Shall Overcome" verse not under valid copyright

The win goes to the legal team that prevailed over "Happy Birthday to You" — Hollywood Reporter

Lighthouse co-founder Skip Prokop made rock history

His death on Aug. 30, after a long battle with heart disease, sparked an outpouring of tributes from the music world  —  Nicholas Jennings, The Globe and Mail

Hal Willner's vanishing and weird New York

The music producer came to New York for the sleaze and the flea circus. He stayed to make the mixtapes of a city’s imagination  — John Leland, New York Times

How hardcore punk fuels the Antifa movement in the US

When Green Day chanted the repurposed lyrics from Texan punk trailblazers MDC’s 1981 song Born to Die during the 2016 American Music Awards, it gave the burgeoning anti-Trump, anti-fascist movement the slogan it needed — Jamie Thomson, The Guardian

Review: Neil Young's unearthed 1976 recording 'Hitchhiker' is a lost treasure

Hitchhiker marks a pivotal moment in Neil Young's ongoing series of archival releases: Instead of a live classic-songs set, this is a buried-treasure mother lode – 10 newly unearthed studio recordings, cut in one acoustic session, on August 11th, 1976 —  David Browne, Rolling Stone

The WayHome fest mulls its future in a crowded market

The Ontario summer event is taking a break in 2018. A more genre-focused approach might be smart — Josh O'Kane, The Globe and Mail

Pop stars outshine movie stars at TIFF

Big names from the world of music including Eric Clapton, Grace Jones, Lady Gaga and the Tragically Hip mingle with the movie stars in this year’s Toronto's film-fest programming — Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

The ‘Beautiful Scars’ of Tom Wilson

The prolific roots rocker somehow found time to write a memoir that will be published by Random House in November  — Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator

Geoff Berner chronicles an ephemeral subculture

On the page and on record, the tunesmith and novelist aims to document the life and hard times of the western Canadian musician — Alex Varty, Georgia Straight

POP Montreal prides itself on being ultra-indie and eclectic

Pop Montreal offers a diverse array of indie music for its 16th edition starting on Wednesday. Acts range from The Dears and Juana Molina to the Mighty Diamonds —  Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette

Waterloo's Jazz Room opening a new season with local, national and international performances

Well-connected drummer Mark Kelso is the venue's artistic director, and he has lined up a strong seventh season —  Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record

Allan Beardsell puts Winnipeg on the guitar map with his dedication and designs

The former Toronto folk-rocker is now renowned as a maker of fine guitars  —David Sanderson, Winnipeg Free Press

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