Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 22, 2017

Why Michael Jackson is going to be even bigger this Halloween

The late pop superstar's estate lines up a new album release and animated TV special on CBS —  Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg

The original shock of Rolling Stone

While Rolling Stone began in a spirit of insurrection, it did not charge fearlessly unto the breach. In recent decades, many came to question the vigor and the relevance of its criticism  —Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker

The profit in Pitchfork

In 2015, the company was bought by the media giant Condé Nast, a development that brought to light the conflict between music for art and music for money — Eric Margolis, Yale Daily News

De Blasio, praising punk rock, signs bill establishing NYC 'Night Mayor'

NYC Mayor is establishing the country's first ever Office of Nightlife. Is Toronto City Hall listening? Jake Offenhartz,

A festival that does everything right

"The Hillside festival was clean and efficient, the site is gorgeous, and the staff was knowledgeable and as friendly as the Canadian stereotype suggests" — Isa Burke, No Depression

The Straight's highly subjective list of the 50 best-ever songs to spring from Vancouver

The list includes Art Bergmann, 54-40, Slow, Spirit of the West, Dan Mangan, and The Blue Shadows — The Georgia Straight

How to dress like French Canadian pop star Charlotte Cardin

The former model now concentrates on music while retaining an eclectic approach to fashion — Katherine Cusumano, W Magazine

Peter Hook reaches 'full and final' settlement over New Order royalties

Following years of rifts and a 2015 lawsuit, New Order have wrapped up their acrimonious legal battle with their former bassist  —Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

Hear Bruce Cockburn talk about his latest album, Bone on Bone

The veteran's new album is getting rave reviews. He discusses it here with Terry David Mulligan — CKUA

Music's 'million sellers club' updated to include streaming

A charts arbiter brings together streaming and physical sales to see how today’s artists compare with pre-digital stars — 

David Myles summons the spirit of rock and roll on Real Love

The stripped-down and fired-up sound of the East Coast songsmith's new album is tinged with nostalgia for classic rock and roll, but its arrival this week was announced by a most up-to-date method: animated GIFs — Stephen Cooke, Chronicle-Herald.

New book traces the rise and fall of iconic youth culture magazine The Face

The Story of The Face: The Magazine That Changed Culture, by Paul Gorman, investigates the important publication's ascent and descent — Gabriela Helfet,  .

Q & A: New Forms Festival executive director Malcolm Levy

Originally a showcase for what were the outside sounds of electronic music and arts, the Vancouver fest now tries to showcase what's outside that electronic mainstream —  Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

Dan Wilson has written songs with Adele and Taylor Swift -- now it's his turn to sing them

The former leader of '90s band Semisonic is an in-demand hit songwriter now — Erica Rivera, citypages

The 20 all-time greatest L.A. Studio musicians

The list includes Wrecking Crew members plus Leland Sklar, Greg Leisz and Waddy Wachtel- LA Weekly

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