Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 16, 2017

CMT to focus on healing instead of awards for upcoming Artist of the Year special   

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, CMT has dropped awards for its upcoming Artist of the Year special. Instead, the country music network is working with nonprofit Musicians on Call to focus on healing through music— Ian Zelaya, Bizbash.com

How music journalism is finding new life back on the printed page

Publishers are letting more Canadians tell Canadian stories, but more diverse voices need to be heard  —  Josh O'Kane, The Globe and Mail

Music Heals raising awareness by tapping into the power of song

A Vancouver-based charity is helping to bring music therapy to those who are in need of healing  —  Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight

How can women make it in the music industry? Insiders share their tips

Progress has been slow in bridging the gender divide within the UK music scene. Here successful musicians, producers and executives offer advice on breaking in  —  Naomi Larson, The Guardian

Revealed: The top recording studios of 2017

The list includes Abbey Road, Power Station, Air, Electric Lady. and Criteria, but omits any Canadian contenders —  Billboard

Iggy Pop: ‘If I had to depend on what I get from album sales I’d be tending bars between sets’

The punk hero blasts U2 and praises Thom Yorke in John Peel Lecture —  Gary Ryan, nme.com

Stars' secrets for surviving the music industry

Indie rock heroes Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan reveal their keys to longevity in a field that resists it  —  Tabassum Siddiqui, NOW

Tributes to Leonard Cohen proliferate in songwriter’s Montreal hometown

The late musician’s hometown pays tribute with all-star concert, art exhibition and two larger-than-life murals —  Allan Woods, Toronto Star

Saskatchewan cousins Kacy & Clayton make folk music that is far out

The duo gets a boost from the endorsement of Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy —  Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail

Turandot showcases Vancouver Opera's desire to be extravagant, special

While it's not quite back to the old days, Vancouver Opera launches its “festival within a season” concept this week with a four-performance run of Puccini’s Turandot   Vancouver Sun

Springsteen’s Broadway debut is bringing audiences to tears

The Boss' extended run is proving a critical and commercial hit — Hardeep Phull, New York Post

Kings of Leon plays it straight at Rogers Place

No frills, low-pretension arena rock — lite to the cusp of heavy — is Kings of Leon’s game — Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal

All-star jazz group, Hudson, offers 'instrumental paintings' of familiar melodies on debut album

For a band featuring such formidable talents, Hudson seemed to come together in a fairly low-key manner — Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

Pink fans outraged as scalpers scoop up concert tickets in seconds

Pink is coming to Vancouver for a concert in May. But don't expect to buy a ticket at anything remotely close to the original asking price —Canadian Press

COC's Alexander Neef marks a decade of high drama

The Canadian Opera Company’s general director plots a course for the future, with landmark works in store — including a Rufus Wainwright opera and a thrilling production of Wagner’s Parsifal with the Metropolitan Opera   —  Catherine Kustanczy, Toronto Star

Still Barenaked after all these years

Pop veterans the Barenaked Ladies take listeners on a deeper emotional journey as both the band and its fans have matured  —  Stephen Cooke, Chronicle-Herald

 

 

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