Music Biz Headlines, Nov. 22, 2017

Heavier sound brings sunnier days for the Weather Station

Band’s sold-out show testament to success of folkie Tamara Lindeman’s gamble on heavier sound on new album  — Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

Six highlights From the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards

We made the trek to Ottawa to attend the annual ceremony, which this year felt more like a mini-festival — Sarah Greene, NOW

The vinyl frontier: why do we keep sending music to outer space?

Sónar festival is beaming cutting-edge dance music to an exoplanet 12 light years from Earth. But can such experiments ever be more than hubris? — Michael Hann, The Guardian

German police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon items

A cigarette case, a handwritten musical score, three diaries and two pairs of John Lennon's signature metal-rimmed glasses were among stolen goods belonging to the Beatles' star that have been recovered in Germany  — Associated Press

Five stand out Canadian acts from M For Montreal

Festival highlights included sets by The Courtneys, Pierre Kwenders, and Boyhood — Mar Sellars, Clash

Famous musicians open up about playing with hearing loss

About 60 percent of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are hearing impaired, according to a new study  —

Five things to do in Metro Vancouver, Nov. 24-30

The musical choices include Ann Mortifee and Kiwi Don McGlashan, of Mutton Birds fame —  Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun

On our Radar: Jodi Proznick's "Listen" is a beautiful reminder we live in a stunning part of the world

The video for “Listen,” off the bassist-composer’s new album Sun Songs, is the kind of clip that makes the rest of the world think it might be time to add the West Coast to their list of 10 places to see before dying —  Mike Usinger, Georgia Straight

Jann Arden reflects on her late father's dementia and becoming a mother to her mother

The famous Canadian singer-songwriter has penned a book about living next door to her mother suffering from a loss of memory — Isabel Teotonio, Toronto Star

Breakup song: a Saint John musician's super-sad Kijiji ad

Buying a crazy metalhead guitar was a mistake, but writing ad was 'cathartic,' says Adam Kierstead — Julia Wright,

These are the songs playing in your hospital’s operating room — doctor’s orders

Playlists are becoming a crucial part of doctors’ surgical routines, with many surgeons saying music boosts morale and concentration in the operating room  — Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star

Doctor Who theme's co-creator honoured with posthumous PhD

The career of Delia Derbyshire, an under-appreciated electronic music pioneer, is recognized by her hometown university  — Helen Pidd, The Guardian

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