Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 15, 2017

Lady Gaga will open up about fight with chronic illness in Netflix documentary

At the Toronto International Film Festival, the star spoke about how the film explores her struggle - "It's hard. But it's liberating, too" — Sandra Gonzalez, CNN

Pop and Jazz Fall Preview: 66 albums, shows and festivals

List includes Bjork, Emily Haines, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Cat Stevens, Robert Plant, Katy Perry, and Leon Russell —  New York Times

TIFF 2017: Is music licensing a lifeline for indie artists?

Multiple events at the festival aim to connect Canadian artists with music supervisors who might use their songs in TV and film —  Richard Trapunski, NOW

Three days of art & music at Firemen’s Park

The Carmel arts fest in Niagara Falls this weekend will be hosted by VJ turned author Kim Clarke Champniss  — John Law, Niagara Fall Review

All-Female DJ crews are making their mark on LA nightlife

Over the last three years, all-female vinyl clubs have popped up nationwide and become a more prominent feature in LA clubs  — Stephanie Mendez, LA Weekly

Let’s Take This Show On The Road

Six New Brunswick bands Montreal-bound as part of Quality Block Party 1.3's foray into Pop Montreal — Matt Carter, Grid City

Long Time Running a funny, uplifting look at the Hip’s last tour: review

"This is a story of strength, defiance and the powerful bonds of rock-‘n’-roll brotherhood sans pareil. It is, in fact, often quite funny, with much of the humour supplied by Gord Downie himself" — Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

R&B and Soul singer-songwriter Joshie Armstead

The original Ikette and Northern Soul legend retraces her journey from Delta juke joints to revered music royalty —  Christian John Wikane,

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 99th season reflects the Tovey era

The 2017/18 season is the 99th for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the last for Bramwell Tovey as musical director —  David G Duke, Vancouver Sun

Kiri Te Kanawa quits public performance after five-decade career

The Kiwi star soprano who retired from operatic roles in 2009 says her voice ‘is in the past’ and reveals her final concert was a year ago — Haroon Siddique, The Guardian

A poignant farewell from Johnny Clegg as he prepares his ‘final journey’

64-year-old South African star slowed by pancreatic cancer  —  Siddhartha Mitter, Boston Globe

Suge Knight's fiancee and business partner sold TMZ sealed videos related to murder trial, prosecutors charge

Their actions violated a court order relating to the former rap mogul — LA Times

Ambitious Rhode Island music fest ends in failure of ‘epic proportions’

The inaugural Newport Contemporary Music Series was to feature Philip Glass, Andre Previn and Howard Shore, but became a fiasco — Malcolm Gay, Boston Globe



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