Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Bruce Cockburn
June 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

Bruce Cockburn (pictured) speaks out on Indigenous issues, Raptors energy fuels NXNE, and the Rickshaw Theatre turns 10. Others in the headlines include Corey Hart, Raptor Foot, Saweetie, Sir Lucian Grainge, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Merck Mercuriadis, and US music publishing.

Oh Susanna
June 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Drake and the Raptors party it up in Vegas, Carole Pope does Pride, and Oh Susanna (pictured) reflects upon Johnstown. Also in the headlines are the TSO, Kelly Jay, Sunfest, Céline Dion, DJ Khaled, UMG, bluegrass, Spice Girls, Ronee Blakley, Captain Beefheart, YouTube, Midnight Oil, and AI copyright.

Billie Eilish Facebook photo
June 14, 2019
by FYI Staff

Billie Eilish (pictured) is changing pop, Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise, and more on the UMG fire. Others in the headlines include the CMAO, Reid Jamieson, The Trews, Echo in the Canyon, SKOOKUM, Jay-Z, Joy Division, Madonna, Stereolab, John Prine, Bob Harris, and DJ Khaled.

June 12, 2019
by FYI Staff

Martin Scorsese's new Dylan rock doc (pictured) is reviewed, Tin Machine explored, and controversy over a UMG archives fire. Also in the headlines are NXNE, Gordon Lightfoot, John Doe, video games, Courtney Love, Lil Nas X, music catalogues, and Radiohead.

June 10, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Tenille Arts and WOTE get anthemic, hip-hop and basketball are intertwined, and PUP returns to its roots. Also in the headlines are Don Brownrigg, Black Mountain, EWF, Billboard's new charts, streaming, Dr. John, Madonna, UTA, Paradigm, and Spotify .

Bruce Springsteen album cover
June 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Bruce Springsteen's new album Western Stars (pictured), a profile of Michael McCarty, and Brian Wilson postpones a tour. Others in the headlines include Teenage Head, NXNE, Leon Redbone, Laurel Canyon, Amanda Palmer, Skid Row, Super Hi-Fi, Peter Perrett, Rolling Thunder, Herbie Hancock, and Spotify.

Field Trip fest Toronto
June 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Toronto faces a festival drought (pictured: Field Trip), NXNE turns 25, and a Boy George biopic is in the wings. Also in the headlines are Devontée, Fallen Tree Records, Carrie Underwood, Rory Gallagher, Napster, Governors Ball, Stereolab, Tom Petty, and iTunes.

Steven Page
June 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Steven Page (pictured) gets political, Rihanna’s superstardom is analyzed in economic terms, and Drake's plane is reported to be a freebie. Also in the headlines are Hot Shots Lounge, Merritt murals, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Beastie Boys, Apple Music, royalties, AI, generative music apps, Trans World, and Primavera Sound.

Murray Lightburn  Facebook photo
May 31, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dears frontman Murray Lightburn (pictured) goes solo, Ralph Murphy is remembered, and contrasting takes on Raptors fan Drake. Also in the headlines are Elton John, TSO, Dave Stewart, Spice Girls, Duff McKagan, Will Smith, metadata, Willie Nelson, and Moby.

Andre Menard
May 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Montreal Jazz fest legend André Ménard (pictured) discusses 40 years, Drake attracts more flak, and Rosalie Trombley boosted Elton's career. Others in the headlines include Leanne Hoffman, Carrie Underwood, copyright policy, hard drum, Nick Lowe, Gregg Allman, Russian rap, summer songs, biopics, Dido, Neil Young, and ByteDance.

Bob Ezrin. Photo: Smilezone Foundation
May 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A look at superstar record producer Bob Ezrin (pictured), Drake is dissed for buffoonery, and John and Yoko's bed-in remembered. Others in the headlines include Deane Cameron, Lydia Persaud, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Bookie, Ron Hawkins, Loud, Higher Brothers, Inuit pop, Aretha, Moby, Beastie Boys, Ultra Music Festival, and Rudimental.

Jean Leloup  Facebook photo
May 24, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Quebec star Jean Leloup (pictured) has a new album, Raptors superfan Drake draws flak, and The Verve settles a dispute with The Stones. Also in the headlines are Bashar Murad, Old Town Road, Stewart Copeland, Eliza Doyle, Evalyn Parry, The Verve, The Stray Cats, Snow, Woodstock 50, Elton John, Ornette Coleman, The National, Gilles Peterson, and Cracker.