Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 6, 2017

How major brands are expanding live events to reach new audiences

At Advertising Week, leaders from Pandora, Live Nation, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Heineken shared how they're selling FOMO, using technology, and putting the attendee first —  Beth Kormanik,

What I learned from being at the Las Vegas shooting

Don’t believe everything you see on social media. Most of the information being reported was incorrect  Grant Cardone,

Roger Waters offers the hits and his hatred for Donald Trump in concert: review

Pink Floyd was resurrected as closely as it will ever be at the Air Canada Centre on Monday, with a lot of commentary along the way —  Nick Krewen, Toronto Star

David Geffen pledges $150 million for new LACMA building

The music mogul's gift to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest on record for the construction of an American museum  —  Jessica Gelt, LA Times

Rosanne Cash urges country musicians to stand up to the NRA

Cash accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of attempting to attach itself to country music artists and their fan base as a "wholesome public relations veneer masks something deeply sinister and profoundly destructive" —  Olivia Beavers, The Hill

Ticketmaster sues broker over use of 'Bots' to buy up tickets

The ticketing giant's target is Prestige Entertainment, long suspected of using bots —  Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Toronto bars, music venues begin stocking naloxone kits in face of opioid crisis

As public health officials across Canada seek ways to tackle what they’ve called a growing opioid crisis, some in the nightlife industry are taking steps of their own — Paola Loriggio, Canadian Press

Elon Musk finally gets the melancholy theme song he deserves

The bard in question is Matt Sharp, vocalist and frontman for The Rentals, who came to fame as Weezer’s bassist. The song is “Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad” — Alex Davies, Wired

I wrote a hit song with Justin Bieber. Want to see my royalties?

Rodney Jerkins, alongside Andre Lindal, produced Justin Bieber’s 2010 hit, ‘As Long as You Love Me’.  He disclosed the shockingly low royalties from that song in front of an audience of fellow songwriters and publishers in Los Angeles  — Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News

Gone but not forgotten

10 famous Fredericton all-ages venues from years past — Matt Carter, Grid City

Tom Petty: the rock star who was a music fan as much as a musician

He was the master of mainstream rock songwriting with heart and brains, with a back catalogue that rang through the ages — Alex Petridis, The Guardian

Record store Female Treble to open in Eyesore Cinema and Unlovable

“I thought it was strange that out of all the record shops in Toronto, almost none of them were owned by women,” says owner Lisa Pereira — Richard Trapunski, NOW

Vera Lynn's 100 is the best-selling album by a female artist in the UK sofar this year

The World War Two singing legend beats out all her younger rivals — The Telegraph

Catching up with Palestinian superstar Mohammed Assaf ahead of his Canadian concerts

Learn how the former Arab Idol winner spends his mornings, his feelings on the Palestinian occupation and whether he reads social media comments about himself — Abir Al-kalemji, The National

Garth Brooks on selling 6 million tickets (so far) and toppling his own record

The RIAA’s top-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks is no stranger to setting records. Now, with his three-year North American tour winding down, he is hitting another historic milestone: 6 million tickets sold  — Melinda Newman, Billboard

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