Following Wednesday's passage of the Ontario Ticket Sales Act, Jeff Poirier, GM, Concerts and Theatre – North America at StubHub wrote the following letter to fans of live events in Ontario outlining the company's reaction to the legislation and it's worth a read.
I just woke up and found out that John Mays had passed. My first thought was to bury my head under the covers and sleep for 1 million years, but that would not be honouring John Mays...
Graphic artist, music promoter and bon vivant Michael Wrycraft recently had both legs amputated, and yet his humour and sense of self haven't diminished an iota. What follows is the further adventures of... as posted on Facebook this past weekend.
The Postmedia chairman is likely the most vilified man in Canadian journalism these days, but if being the hatchet man is what's needed, Paul's willing to wield it if it means keeping the dream alive.
Back in the seventies, when Nick, Gord, Frank and myself decided to try and form a rock group, we had no idea what lay ahead. All we knew was what we loved, and that was loud, in your face bands like Alice Cooper, The Stooges, MC5, and The New York Dolls. That was the blueprint.
Venues in Canada should take a cue from those in Japan or the UK that have created a live music culture that still allows people to get to bed by 11 pm and work the next day.
Consultant Tracy Johnson knows perfectly how to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, and his advice to broadcasters challenged by constricted budgets is pure genius; that's assuming you buy his idealism and the product.
Has a twittering reality star found a way to muzzle his detractors and gloat like a Cheshire cat as he chokes the wind out of all adversaries? One person thinks this could be the case.
Making albums was once a pathway to success, but today the process is more about the love of the craft than making a buck. It's sad but true, and nothin' but nothin's gonna change that fact.
Social media has put the final nail in the coffin of the rock stars. They existed outside the mainstream; the mainstream didn’t approve of them, broadly.
The traditional perception of a groupie as a powerless woman positions the male musician as someone taking advantage and the sexual exchange which takes place is always perceived as something negative. It shouldn’t be that way though. There’s power to be gained in sleeping with people.
Being the son or daughter of someone famous has its pros and cons, and sometimes the cons can be daunting if one chooses to follow in their career footsteps.