Down Under Kate Bush fans celebrate, Radiohead in full flight on tour, and major labels are unhappy with Spotify. Also in the headlines are Zac Brown Band, cannabis sponsorship, Harry Styles, Elora festival, Nancy Sinatra, Jessie Reyez, Courtney Barnett, Iskwe, Childish Gambino, Lindsay Ell, retro rap, Hillside, and The Pretenders.
The release of his new album last Thursday night brought a deluge of media attention, while stratospheric streaming numbers are breaking records at every turn.
An unreleased album by John Coltrane has been discovered, Spotify comes under fire, and Music Canada calls for a new fund. Also in the headlines are Peter Oundjian, RBC Emerging Musician Program , Coeur de Pirate, Playboy Jazz Festival, John Perry Barlow, Jack White, Solveig Deason, Telephone Explosion, Ginger Baker, Janelle Monáe, Vicky Beeching, and Surf Dads.
Spotify backtracks, Cowboy Junkies concert draws industry heavyweights, and the GG Performing Arts Awards are nearing. Also in today's edition are Manitoba Music, Terra Lightfoot, Amplify BC, Jason Blaine, Manifesto, Speng Squire, Fred Eaglesmith, and The Sadies. Videos added for your enjoyment.
History has repeatedly shown that the moral high ground can be a precarious perch to maintain.
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.