Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Sharon Van Etten  Facebook photo
February 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Sharon Van Etten (pictured) dazzles, Sting sails into Toronto, and Lee Aaron is back on the road. Also in the headlines are Winter Blues Festival, noise bylaws, Blackpink, Duff Roman, Poppy, Avril Lavigne, John Prine, Grammys, Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, and Fugazi.

Daniel Caesar  Facebook Photo
February 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Daniel Caesar (pictured) and Greg Wells win their first Grammys, Everest scales new heights, and Heart regroups. Also in the headlines are NOV3L, Harpdog Brown, Kaia Kater, Drake, Alex Chilton, Nicki Minaj, and Michael Lynton.


David Foster
February 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

David Foster (pictured) reflects on career changes, a rare interview with Jackie Shane, and Drake Underground is back in business. Also in the headlines are Joe Strutt, Broncho, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Shepherd, Rolling Stones, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bryan Ferry, Huey Lewis, Giorgio Moroder, and EMI.

Terra Lightfoot  Photo: Dustin Rabin
February 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Terra Lightfoot (pictured) heads up an all-female road show, a Shawn Mendes hit is dissected, and advice for HMV and Sunrise. Also in the headlines are Jessie Reyez, Sting, Emily King, Hamilton, COC, 21 Savage, The Clash, OBEY, R. Kelly, Al Green, Salif Keita, Sam Cooke, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, and Ringo Starr.

Tiny Record Shop, Toronto  Photo: Janet Kimber
February 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

February 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Ticketmaster cleared by the Competition Bureau, Drake's Juno snub is noted, Super Bowl's musical controversy, and Jagged Little Pill is coming to Broadway. Others in the headlines include Interpol (pictured), Jon Samuel, Chersea, Leaving Neverland, Apple Music, Beatles, Peter Jackson, Kiss, Justin Bieber, Linda Perry, and Black Sabbath.

88 Glam  Facebook photo
January 30, 2019
by Kerry Doole

88Glam (pictured) making moves, Drake snubs the Junos, Bryan Adams is eternally young, and Paul Brandt gets reflective. Others in the headlines include Future, Kate Bush, Kurt Dahl, Raine and Chantal, Kristel Jax, Universal Music, streaming, John Martyn, Michael Jackson, Richey Edwards, and folk artists.

Duff Roman  Bill King Photography
January 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A profile of music industry pioneer Duff Roman (pictured), a David Bowie app, and the return of Backstreet Boys. Also in the headlines are Moscow Apartment, Pedro The Lion, Eugene Ripper, Nikki Yanofsky, Travis Scott, Jack Stoddart, Dierks Bentley, Jean Machine, Hey Jude, CineCycle, David Braid, Queen, Cherrie Laurel, Mötley Crüe, EMI, Godless Studios, the Oscars, and Oliver Mtukudzi.

Corey Hart  Facebook photo
January 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Corey Hart (pictured) returns to the fray, the Toronto hardcore scene is celebrated, and Nile Rodgers reflects. Also in the headlines are Dan Mangan, Vancouver festivals, King Princess, Spotify, Pledge Music, Bob Dylan, Nigerian rock, Azealia Banks, Roxy Music, and Deerhunter.

Justin and Hailey FB Photo
January 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Rumours of a Justin and Hailey (pictured) wedding event, the fallout from the demise of RPM distro, and the vocabulary of hip-hop make news headlines. Others in the headlines include James Blake, Lanco, The Lemon Twigs, Erin Wall, Drake, the ESO, Bravado, Roc Nation, Lady Gaga, HMV, Bandcamp, Voivod, Geddy Lee, Marty Stuart, the Beatles, Mott the Hoople, and Grimes.