Grace Jones is the subject of a new documentary, Spotify threatens adult-oriented genres, and Toronto hip-hop producers need more support. Also in the headlines are Derek Smalls, Nile Rodgers, Jeremy Dutcher, The B-52s, Frigs, Justin Bieber, Washing Machine, Rod Stewart, a country music podcast, Derek Taylor, and LA rockabilly.
Born Ruffians have a big home stand, Nas discusses the state of hip-hop, and a critique of Spotify. Those also in the headlines include Live Nation, the Hammond B3, the Tragically Hip biography, Mac DeMarco, Suzie Vinnick, Spinal Tap, Darby Mills, Jully Black, Kim Wilde, and Los Lobos.
In today's column: Catherine Tait [pictured] named the head of our national pubcaster, Torstar punches back at Postmedia, Trudeau exhibits indifference to indie news media, Spotify's new market cap is scary, Irving is Sirius, and how Amazon is undermining Trump's fortune.
Names in the news today include Spotify, Diana Panton, Charlie Watts, Rich Aucoin, Tory Lanez, the CMA, British jazz, Johnson Crook, Hedley, Kim Deal, Memphis music, Born Ruffians, and Lila Downs.
Spotify is helping Germans pair up with dogs sharing their musical tastes, and stars were given a pre-Grammy security briefing. Also in the headlines, ticket reselling, Barbara Hannigan, Fifty Shades, Toronto rap, Bruce Cockburn, Lights, First Aid Kit, Kathleen Battle, and Neil Portnow.
Drizzy's surprise release has chalked up fantastic response around the globe, smashed records on Spotify and Apple Music and zoomed straight to 1st place on Nielsen's mid-week streaming chart.
A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
One of Canada's top-rated talk show hosts, Bob McCown re-signs with Rogers' Sportsnet.
Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.
News about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
Hat fans have been slow to embrace music streaming, but that is changing as some of the biggest brands in the business pull out their big guns to corral these folks.