Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Mo Kenney  Facebook photo
March 3, 2021
by FYI Staff

A tribute to Raymond Lévesque, Mo Kenney (pictured) releases a covers album, and Canadian Black music’s early struggle. Also in the headlines are Bell Media cuts, Kaytranada, Jann Arden, Celine, John Beckwith, Strippers Union, Neil Young, Toronto hip-hop, Nice Horse, Soundcloud, Pete Townshend, ACM Awards, Maestro, David Crosby, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, and Dolly Parton.

John Rowlands  Photo: Cashbox
March 1, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Famed photographer John Rowlands (pictured) seeks support, female Canadian producers discuss their dream gigs, and Bryan Adams shows love to a Vancouver hospital. Others in the headlines include Sheldon James, Leonard Cohen, Cadillac Bill, Festival de la Voix, John Stetch, Stayoutlate, Live Nation, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Cooper, Sylvain Sylvain, Paul McCartney, and Nick Cave.

Joshua Hopkins  Photo: IMG, Simon Pauly
February 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Joshua Hopkins (pictured) pays tribute to a slain sister, a profile of new Hall of Famer Paul Shaffer, and more on Merck Mercuriadis. Others in the headlines include Dan Hill, Autogramm, Bruce Springsteen, Spotify, CDs, Buddy Holly Hall, Ultra Music Festival, star makeovers, The Band, Brian Cadd, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Simon Ward  Facebook photo
February 22, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Strumbellas frontman Simon Ward (pictured) reveals his health crisis, Oscar Peterson’s Heritage Minute omits his music, and a major Leonard Cohen exhibition is now free online. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Drake, Pineo & Loeb, No Frills, UMG, Irving Azoff, The Beach Boys, Virgin, Kimye, Marilyn Manson, WMG, Panic! At The Disco, Kat Von D, Dolly Parton, Johnny Pacheco, Bruce Springsteen, the White Stripes, and Meredith Monk.

Buffy Sainte-Marie  Website photo by Denise Grant
February 17, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) reflects upon a classic interview, the impact of Northern Touch is recalled, and Dan Hill gets emotional. Others in the headlines include Missy D, Stompin’ Tom, Big Hit, UMG, Vivendi, Merck Mercuriadis, Triton Digital ,TikTok, Vevo, X, Justin Timberlake, Alice Cooper, Archie Roach, Midnight Oil, ACM Awards, and Chick Corea.

Dominique Fils-Aimé  Facebook photo
February 15, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Juno winner Dominique Fils-Aimé (pictured) completes her trilogy, a look back at Canadian R&B stars, and the controversy around Morgan Wallen continues. Others in the headlines include Merck Mercuriadis, Brian Vollmer, Phoebe Bridgers, Smoke Wagon Blues Band, MSO, Bryan Adams, Rough Trade, Willie Dunn, WMG, Vivendi, Lil Uzi Vert, Todd Rundgren, New Order, Dwight Yoakam, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Oscar songs.

Dan Hill   Facebook photo
February 10, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Dan Hill (pictured) delivers an eloquent essay, everybody is talking about The Weeknd’s SB show, and the COC’s Alexander Neef creates a controversy. Also in the headlines are Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Triller, UMG, TikTok, Bruce Springsteen, New York Philharmonic, Lyte, Rihanna, Britney Spears, SNL, Six60, and music therapy.

Jill Barber  Facebook photo
February 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Jill Barber (pictured) will live-stream on Valentine’s Day, Rhye is inspired by California, and Crowbar classic Bad Manors turns 50. Others in the headlines include The Weeknd, Vivian Barclay, Stephen Hamm, Kayla Diamond, Rob Baker, Hipgnosis, Triller, Marilyn Manson, Sparks, Morgan Wallen, Queen Latifah, Carole King, Tom Moulton, Steve Lillywhite, Dave Grohl, Sia, Brian Eno, Bob Marley, and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

The Weather Station  Photo: Daniel Dorsa
February 3, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A rave review for The Weather Station (pictured), a new memoir from Greg Godovitz, and Chris Houston’s partnership with Michael Fonfara. Also in the headlines are Neil Peart, podcasts, Mozart, Neil Young, Morgan Wallen, Marilyn Manson, Sony Music, Kobalt, WMG, Hipgnosis, Clubhouse, Eric Church, Trackd, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Bennett, Dusty Springfield, and Cheap Trick.

The Weeknd  Facebook photo
January 31, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Weeknd attracts pre-Superbowl hype, Justin and Hailey steam up the screen, and Greg Godovitz delivers a second memoir. Others in the headlines include 54-40, Drake, CONTACT fest, Kennedy Rd., Bif Naked, Tencent, UMG, John Branca, Coachella, Marilyn Laverty, Twitter, Live Nation, Big Hit, Aaron Neville, Rod Stewart, and Yma Sumac.

Joe Keithley
January 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A new documentary will explore the activism of Joe Keithley (featured), Neil Peart to be honoured with hometown art, and the Halifax Celtic Festival rises again. Also in the headlines are Paul Pigat, Kinnie Starr, the BC scene, revenue stats, industry myths, Audius, Burger Records, LEGO, Warner Music, Sia, Flaming Lips, Joe Camarillo, Suede, and Weezer.

Ron Sexsmith  Facebook photo
January 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Ron Sexsmith (pictured) encounters Robert Plant, Canadian women making waves in Nashville, and Rufus Wainwright bids Trump farewell. Others in the headlines include Michael Fonfara, Brian Blain, Jenius, Dee Lippingwell, Shingoose, Garth Brooks, Glastonbury, Tommy James, Cardi B, Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono, and Nils Lofgren.