David Foster, the Jerry Bruckheimer of power ballads, likes to say that he hasn’t seen the inside of an elevator in more than 30 years because he’s afraid of hearing his own music.
Montreal has a case of Cohen fever, and women jazz musicians make a mark in New York. Also in the headlines are the Music Modernization Act, Rich Aucoin, the VSO, Flight of the Conchords, Faith Healer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gwenno, Joni Mitchell, and David Byrne.
Canadian hip-hop anthem "Northern Touch" turns 20, and Drake hits the top Down Under. Also in the news are Feist, the BC Music Fund, Neil Young, Celine Dion, Music Moves Me, Ellevator, Best Buy, and farewells to Leon Chancler and Dennis Edwards (pictured).
Dave Platel is now co-managing Celine Dion, and Greg Hambleton returns with a new album. Those also in the news include Anvil, Clayton Bellamy, Countermeasure, Chip Taylor, MusiCounts, Unison, ECMA showcases, Westben, Moondance, and The Confabulations. Videos featured for your viewing pleasure.
Superstar singers like Celine Dion are running into voice problems and a top music publishing exec ponders sexual harassment in the industry. Also in the headlines are Andy Hines, Maren Morris, the Aga Khan Museum, Oh Susanna, Susan Aglukark, Sportsfan, Laila Biali, Justin Timberlake, and Vancouver concerts.
While in Asia, Dion will perform in Japan, Macao, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in June, July and August.
Four concert firms and two Canadians ranked high in the trade magazine's annual ranking of box-office grosses and ticket sales.
Featured in today's roundup of the news are Celine Dion, Ariana Gillis, Jingle Ball, Rock Hall of Fame, Nickelback, Anya Wilson, Robbie Robertson, Music BC, CIMA, Ought, Alberta Music, Dan McKinnon, Ashley Condon, Dauphin Countryfest, and U.S. Girls. Videos added for your enjoyment.
His songs and co-writes have been cut by Celine Dion, Joe Cocker, the Pointer Sisters, Donna Summer, Hall & Oates, America, Meatloaf, Anne Murray, and, of course, Alannah Myles.