Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 20, 2017

Insane Clown Posse Juggalos march on Washington outnumbers pro-Trump rally

In front of the Lincoln Memorial on the weekend, about 1,500 fans of the band staged an all-day rally and concert to protest what they say is class-based discrimination by law enforcement —  Associated Press

Neil Young roars back to life with blazing Farm Aid set

For his first appearance since canceling all 2017 live commitments, the rock hero delivered a stunning 45-minute set of classics at the all-star festival — Andy Greene, Billboard

How music supervisors create iconic TV moments

The job was just recognized by the Emmys for the first time ever. Here’s how it works — Grant Ridner, Vox

Canadian songwriters to be honoured at Massey Hall

Arkells are getting the chance to perform two Neil Young songs in front of the legendary star at the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame bilingual induction ceremony that will honour Young, fellow Toronto folkie Bruce Cockburn, Montreal rockers Beau Dommage and Quebec songwriter-composer Stéphane Venne — Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

After labels object, white nationalist Stormfront Radio stops using Johnny Cash

Stormfront was using a Johnny Cash recording of "I Won't Back Down" as the theme music to its weekday audio program. The organization received a cease-and-desist letter on Sept. 5 from Universal Music Group (UMG) and American Recordings  Anastasia Tsioulcas, npr

U of Manitoba should be investigated

Troubling questions about jazz prof and performer Steve Kirby go back years —  Gordon Sinclair Jr., Winnipeg Free Press

Pat Temple's unique sound gains audience appeal

It has taken a long time, but the Ontario roots songsmith is finally getting his music heard — Peter Hendra, Kingston Whig-Standard

Ground breaking singer-collaborator David Clayton-Thomas is still thriving at 76

Responsible for selling more than 40 million records in his five decade-plus career, the singer-songwriter best known for fronting Blood, Sweat & Tears sounds as content as ever to be working on new tunes again — Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal

Oh Wonder catching breaks with catchy tunes

The duo behind the group— playing the Danforth Music Hall for three nights this week — are quick to say they’ve been lucky — Nick Krewen, Toronto Star

Yusuf/Cat Stevens: The Laughing Apple review – a late-career highlight

Yusuf marks the 50th anniversary of his first two albums, both released in 1967, by reinterpreting some of his songs from the era, including four from New Masters and others never released at the time — Phil Mongredien, The Guardian

Lido Pimienta launches expletive-driven speech as she wins Polaris Music Prize

Problems with the sound during her performance at the Toronto gala sparks a classless tirade — David Friend, Canadian Press

Down Time: July Talk's Drummer Is Way Into Birding

There’s only one thing Danny Miles loves more than touring the world playing rock music, and that’s patiently taking pictures of birds —  Vice

Rihanna: the pop star who became a fashion powerhouse

The singer has cemented her status with an epic show at New York fashion week and the launch of her own beauty brand —Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian

David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation's charity concert

Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors and others will join the music mogul at Rogers Arena in October — Patrick Johnston, Vancouver Sun

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