Chilly Gonzales (pictured) gets professorial, Cartel Madras deliver bad-ass rap anthems, and City Hall gets blamed for the Matador debacle. Also in the headlines are Morgan Davis, Sina Bathaie, Yola, Def Leppard, Gord Sinclair, Bob Rock, Barry Allen, Saban Music Group, Helen Smith, Selena Gomez, Lloyd Barnes, Michael Stipe, and Nipsey Hussle.
A tribute to Stony Plain head Holger Petersen (pictured), streaming is killing micro-labels, and Sony Music is booming. Also in the headlines are Selema Gomez, Kanye West, TobyMac, Morrissey, cover songs, Mare Winningham, Robert Evans, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Coheed and Cambria, David Hood, and John Legend.
Charlotte Cardin, Brett Kissel, Allie X and Scott Helman earned strong radio support nationwide last week. No small feat given they were up against new trax from Backstreet Boys, Sam Hunt and Christina Aguilera.
The big question this week: Is Selena Gomez singing "Back To You" with The Weeknd in mind? Whatever the case, she has the week's hottest song, but Aaron Pritchett and The Dungarees also had a good kick on Country radio with spanking new tracks.
The famed Berklee College of Music is dealing with the issue of sexual harassment, while Bjork admits people often don't get her quirky humour. Also included today, the new trend towards whisper-pop and the ongoing legacy of Jeff Buckley.
Rebellion has a funny way of landing artists in the circles they set out to escape...