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Music Biz Headlines

Cirque du Soleil
July 2, 2020
by FYI Staff

Cirque du Soleil (pictured) files for bankruptcy protection, some critiques of the Junos, and success for the Montreal jazz fest's online edition. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, TekSavvy, Burton and Randy, KKR, Manitoba music, BMG, BET Awards, Live Nation, Jamendo, Chase Rice, Shannon Hoon, the trombone, Shel Silverstein, Suzi Q, Broadway, Brett Gurewitz, Queen, and Dusty Springfield.

Allan Reid
June 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

Allan Reid (pictured) discusses tonight’s virtual Juno Awards, the problems facing the return of live music, and Len hitmaker Marc Costanzo has a new venture. Others in the headlines include Gary Topp, Facebook,  Reeperbahn fest, Laurel Canyon, The Chicks, K-pop fans, Bob Dylan, Glastonbury,Haim, The Joel Plaskett Emergency, TSO, Rachel McAdams, Bandcamp, and Warren Haynes.

Neill Dixon  Facebook photo
June 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

CMW president Neill Dixon (pictured) discusses the covid crisis, David Farrell is profiled, and indie music venues are at risk. Also in the headlines are Drake, HotelsLive, The Holy Gasp, Twin Flames, Regina Folk Festival, Spotify, UK venues, Mike Smith, Jeff Tweedy, Allen Grubman, Drive-By Truckers, Jessie Ware, John Legend, opera for plants, Chrissie Hynde, and Allen Toussaint.

Aquakultre Facebook photo
June 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

Aquakultre (pictured) spreads compassion, Neil Young releases a legendary long-lost album, and drive-in concerts take hold. Also in the headlines are throat singers, Oscar Peterson, Powfu, Jordan Wiberg, Ivan Sorensen, Jah'Mila, live-streaming, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Billie Eilish, A Tribe Called Quest, Funkadelic, Keedron Bryant, Quincy Jones, and Kurt Cobain.

Neil Young album cover
June 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Neil Young’s legendary lost album gets a release (pictured), singing is banned on Ontario patios, and Montreal’s Canada Day plans. Also in the headlines are Steven Lee Olsen, Kwento, Live Nation, Tencent, Bruce Springsteen, EMI Records, indie power players, Spotify, covid-era concerts, MusiCares, Wave, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beyonce, and indie record stores.

June 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

David Collier illustrates the life of Gary Topp (pictured), a look at the arts in Canada post-pandemic, and Bob Dylan opens up. Others in the headlines include Blue Frog Studio, Tencent Music, WMG, BMG, BLM, Lady Antebellum, the Rolling Stones, Peter Jackson, the Grammys, Ted Cockle, the Australasian industry, N.W.A., Seal, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Run the Jewels.

Noah '40' Shebib  Facebook photo
June 11, 2020
by FYI Staff

Hitmaking producer Noah ’40’ Shebib (pictured) fights MS, a look back on a decade of Canadian hip-hop, and Roberta Battaglia stuns American judges. Others in the headlines include Stephen Hough, Wilko Johnson, John Lydon, Alien to the Ignorant, Apple, Luminato, WMG, AEG, Black Lives Matter, the Grammys, David Geffen, Sony Music, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Taylor Swift, BTS, Miles Davis, Neville Staple, and The Dalai Lama.

June 8, 2020
by FYI Staff

The North Side Hip Hop Archive (pictured) playlists Canadian protest songs, SOCAN’s Encore pays out for live-streams, and a look at #CanadaPerforms. Others in the headlines include Aaron Allen, music therapy, PUP, The Drake Hotel, August Rigo, Bernie LaBarge, UMG, Republic Records, George Floyd, BTS, Warner Music IPO, MMA, Elton John, Abbey Road, Garth Brooks, Lady Gaga, Laurel Canyon, and Geezer Butler.

Dave Bidini  Facebook photo
June 4, 2020
by FYI Staff

Musician and writer Dave Bidini (pictured) reflects upon the pandemic, The Weekend settles a copyright battle, and WMG’s IPO is a hit. Also in the headlines are David Hayman, Alex Lifeson, live streams, Owen Pallett, Steve’s Music, Midnight Shine, Jon Platt, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Hipgnosis, AFM, Facebook, CeeLo Green, NWA, CDs, and Monte Warden.

Ali Gatie  Facebook photo
June 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

The romanticism of Ali Gatie (pictured) is profiled, the astonishing output of Daniel Romano, and Grimes sells her soul. Others in the headlines include the ESO, Kristen Martell, drive-ins, Tencent, Guy Oseary, Apple Music, TikTok, Taylor Swift, Billy Bragg, Billie Eilish, Killer Mike, Chrissy Teigen, London venues, and Neil Finn.

Bruce Cockburn  Facebook photo
May 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

Bruce Cockburn (pictured) turns 75, the new career of Trevor Hurst, and a tribute to Renée Claude. Also in the headlines are Billie Eilish, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Rufus Wainwright, Drake, SOCAN, Black Dresses, BeApp, Def Jam Africa, Taylor Swift, Cat Stevens, The Doobie Brothers, Joe Ely, Eminem, and album covers.

Nav  Facebook photo
May 27, 2020
by FYI Staff

Chart-topper Nav (pictured) is profiled, Paul Brandt’s personal cause, and Grimes’ weirdly named baby. Others in the headlines are The Garrys, VSO, Robbie Williams, drive-ins, The Washboard Union, WMG, Paradigm, eMusic, live streams revenue, Philip Glass, Yesterday, Drive-By Truckers, Brian May, and Powderfinger.