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Music Biz Headlines

The Weeknd
April 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Emergency funds assist Canadian musicians, the  dystopian worldview of The Weeknd (pictured) is timely, and Canadian record stores are under threat. Also in the headlines are COVID-19 stories, Win Butler, Jesse Zubot, Sony, Stage Door, Bob Pittman, StubHub, BTS, Adam Schlesinger, copyright, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Dolly Parton.

Martha Wainwright  Facebook photo
April 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

Martha Wainwright (pictured) leads another Montreal singalong, a playlist for John Prine, and a plethora of pandemic-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Tencent, UMG, Kobalt, TikTok, Tom Rush, Basia Bulat, Cirque du Soleil, Live Nation, Robbie Williams, Spotify, Adam Schlesinger, and Huawei.

Barbara Hannigan
March 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Barbara Hannigan (pictured) offers listening picks for times of crisis, the pandemic reminds us of the power of the arts, and a cancer diagnosis for Rae Spoon. Also in the headlines are more COVID-19 stories, Ernesto Cervini, Sean Cunnington, Sir Andrew Davis, GEMA, Bruce Springsteen, Father John Misty, Nirvana, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
March 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) gets noticed by the New York Times, how to access the Unison Benevolent Fund, and the pandemic sparks creativity. Also in the headlines are Tencent, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Ssarah Harmer, Angel, Witch Prophet, TuneCore, eOne Heavy, Montreux Jazz Festival, Morrissey, and Amy Thomson.

The Weeknd   Facebook graphic
March 25, 2020
by FYI Staff

COVID-19 themed stories continue to dominate the headlines. Those here feature Kevin Griffin, Rob Halford, SOCAN members, CISAC, NSYNC, Kevin Liles, UTA, and Michael Stipe. Also covered aree The Weeknd (pictured), BMG, and rock memoirs.

Jerry Leger   Photo: LP Photographs
March 23, 2020
by FYI Staff

Jerry Leger (pictured) is amongst the Toronto artists harmed by COVID-19, online concerts multiply, and the Calgary Philharmonic lays off the entire orchestra. Also in the headlines are Paradigm, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Stratford, SXSW, Ben Gibbard, John Loeffler, Tony Allen, Elvis, and Toots and The Maytals.

David Foster Facebook photo
March 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

David Foster (pictured) puts on a show from home, Lynne Hanson describes the plight of the indie artist, Chris Taylor talks about eOne, and Gordon Lightfoot goes Solo. Also in the headlines are plenty of coronavirus themed stories, drones, Live Nation, Bandcamp, Nomadic Homes, Glastonbury, industry trends, Katy Perry, Genesis P-Orridge, David Crosby, and West Side Story.

Jann Arden
March 18, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Jann Arden (pictured) gets confessional, the Elmo’s opening is delayed, and COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc. Others in the headlines include R Grunwald, Fiona Apple, Tencent, NAC Orchestra, FLOW 93-5, Shania Twain, War Baby, and Dixie Chicks.

Rose Cousins
March 16, 2020
by FYI Staff

COVID-19 concerns are wreaking havoc, Rose Cousins (pictured) dances solo, and Shania’s fashion sense. Also in the headlines are Caribou, a famed console, Diego Gomes, Lucian Grainge, Orchid Ensemble, Apple Music, BPI, Blondie, and Mick Jagger.

Alexandra Streliski
March 13, 2020
by FYI Staff

A profile of rising star pianist Alexandra Stréliski, US Girls’ Meghan Remy talks booze and abuse, and a plethora of Coronavirus-themed stories. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Donna Summer, Merck Mercuriadis, PMR, Billie Eilish, the Beatles, and the Beastie Boys.

Born Ruffians  Photo: Vanessa Heins
March 11, 2020
by FYI Staff

Born Ruffians (pictured) get personal, coronavirus cancellations mount, and 25 things you may have forgotten about the Juno Awards. Also in the headlines are Big Dave McLean, Hannah Georgas, Facebook, Alex Pangman, SXSW, Led Zeppelin, Bill Wyman, David Israelite, AI, Apple, and Warner Music India.


bbno$  Facebook photo
March 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Juno-nominated rapper bbno$ (pictured) boosted by TikTok, a Vancouver rock 'n roll mystery, and changes for the El Mocambo and Hugh’s Room Live. Others in the headlines include Julie Payette, the Junos, James Rhodes, Spotify, Rawlins Cross, Villages, SXSW, Gibson, Dubset, Charles Manson, Nick Cave, Ravel, Steve Earle, and Nathaniel Rateliff.