Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 23, 2017

10 Country Artists to Have on Your Radar RN

Canada is home to some incredibly talented up-and-coming country stars. Our list includes Jessica Mitchell, Lindi Ortega, Whitney Rose, and JJ Shiplett – Sarah Boesveld, Flare

A career in music is damaging to mental health, new study finds

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under ‘poor conditions’, a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found  – m-magazine

Gord Downie’s upcoming final album is sure to be an emotional gift from an artist racing fate

The producer of Introduce Yerself says the late Tragically Hip singer used it to take his anger at his fate ‘and turn it into love’ – Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

How Montreal buskers navigate roadblocks

Strict regulations, infighting, harsh weather, trying to catch the attention of passersby — the life of a busker isn’t easy  Gordano Cescutt, Montreal Gazette

Remembering Lynyrd Skynyrd's deadly 1977 plane crash

Inside the tragedy that claimed six lives – including that of frontman Ronnie Van Zant – and cut short the career of the Southern rock legends – Jordan Runtagh, Rolling Stone

Destroyer: Ken review - indie polymath moves from shoegaze to blissed-out electronica

The latest offering from the enigmatic Canadian songsmith gets a 4 out of 5 stars rating – Dan Simpson, The Guardian

Majid Jordan collaborated with the National Ballet of Canada at the Great Hall

 Majid Jordan welcomed dancers from the company for the end of their set. Siphesihle November’s sultry choreography perfectly suited the moody performance – Sumiko Wilson, NOW

Writer Joe Hagan on his biography of Jann Wenner

The founder of Rolling Stone is now unhappy about the portrayal –The Globe and Mail

National Arts Centre Orchestra's Life Reflected honours four women

It the tour celebrates the stories of four Canadian women — author Alice Munro, teen Amanda Todd, astronaut Roberta Bondar, and Mi'kmaw poet and elder Rita Joe —through music, film, photography, graphic design, and the written word  – Kenneth Delong, Calgary Herald

INXS' 'Kick': 10 things you didn't know

Inspiration in a taxi cab, a favor from 'Lost Boys' director Joel Schumacher and other factors that played into the success of the band's 1987 smash. Go behind the scenes of the making of INXS' 'Kick' with our list of little-known facts – Van Sias, Rolling Stone

Moses Sumney’s quiet storm of freedom

Public support ‘unbelievable,' Gord Downie’s brother says

Indie life is treating the Boom Booms well

After embracing Latin-American rhythms and old-school soul, the Boom Booms are shaping their own unique sound  – John Lucas, Georgia Straight

The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Wildheart 

The third time’s the HPX charm for Halifax favourites, bringing their brand-new album to town  – Jonathan Briggins, The Coast

Are these the next big rappers out of Toronto?

Playing with Tory Lanez and Jazz Cartier as part of 3 Days In Toronto, viral rappers CMDWN and Killy are positioning themselves to break out –Jordan Sowunmi, NOW

Worth the wait for Fall Out Boy's Mania

Bassist Pete Wentz says the band delayed its new album because “a Fall Out Boy album in 2017 can be anything, but it can’t be uninspired" – Nick Krewen, Toronto Star

Juno-winning jazz musician Robi Botos still movin’ forward as he readies new release

The keyboards virtuoso performed with his trio at Studio Bell on Saturday night – Mike Bell, theyysecene

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