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Music Biz Headlines

Mother Mother
January 16, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Mother Mother (pictured) updates its viral TikTok track, Harpdog Brown is remembered fondly, and a look at music catalogue valuations. Also in the headlines are Broken Social Scene, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jody Upshaw, Chastity, Pimco, Taylor Swift, Monarch, Kanye West, Coachella, The Lumineers, Flaming Lips, Harry Styles, and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’.

Danny Michel  Facebook photo
January 13, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Danny Michel (pictured) slots into a new activity, Hamilton’s Staircase Theatre is another pandemic casualty, and major label revenue surges. Also in the headlines are NEXT magazine, Gideon Arthurs, Lucian Grainge, Capitol, Africori, Primary Wave, Paul Rodgers, Morgan Wallen, Elvis Costello, Coachella, Poly Styrene, and Allen Toussaint.

January 10, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Rush gets its own pinball machine (pictured), The Weeknd’s new album gets rave reviews, and vinyl sales increase. Also in the headlines are pandemic shutdowns, Calgary’s rising stars, the ECC, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Primus, Andrew Mosker, catalog sales, John Legend, Terry Allen, Judy Collins, Bobby Rush, and Bizarrap.

Domenic Troiano  book cover image
January 5, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Guitar hero Domenic Troiano (pictured) is remembered, Bryan Adams has cinematic ambition, and Kensington Sound turns 50. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, theatre shutdowns, Jack Long, Catseye, Sean Kelly, Denise Ho, David Bowie, Spotify, 2022 predictions, Kodak Black, Elton John, Nirvana, Slade, and David Lee Roth.

The Sadies  Facebook graphic
January 2, 2022
by Kerry Doole

A jam session with The Sadies (pictured) and Mike Nesmith is recalled, the shuttering of Come From Away is a major blow, and music notables lost in 2021 are remembered. Others in the headlines include Jay Ferguson, Jean-Marc Vallée, Joni Mitchell, Ralph, Jhyve, Neil Young, SoundExchange, Drake, vinyl, T-Pain, Patti Smith, Ed Sheeran, Janice Long, Flying Nun, and Issa Rae.

Michael Buble  Facebook photo
December 23, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Michael Bublé (pictured) treats himself to Timbiebs, Anne Murray steps away from memory lane, and TikTok star Brooklynne Webb is in control. Also in the headlines are the Horseshoe Tavern, Daniel Pelton, KKR, ZZ Top, CD Baby, WMG, reggaeton, Xmas singles, Mark Lanegan, and Pink Floyd.

Anne Murray  Full Circle graphic
December 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Anne Murray: Full Circle doc (pictured) is now streaming on CBC, Rosalie Trombley makes the New York Times, and big changes for The Dirty Nil. Others in the headlines include Les Emmerson, Molly Johnson, SATE, Classified, SOCAN, Sony Music, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Eilish, Keanu Reeves, BandLab, Nathaniel Rateliff, Alan Vega, and Norah Jones.

Stephan Moccio  Facebook photo
December 16, 2021
by Kerry Doole

An in-depth look at hitmaker Stephan Moccio (pictured), mavericks Hawksley Workman and Kevin Breit join forces, and high marks for Arkells’ Grey Cup show. Also in the headlines are Amaal, Hawksley Workman, No, It’s Fine., Joe Keithley, Kardinal Offishall, Matt Andersen, MIDEM, Capitol Records, Spotify, Utopia, Rob Stringer, Brad Pitt, Olivia Rodrigo, Springsteen, West Side Story, and Xmas music.

Bruce Cockburn  album graphic
December 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

After a 50-year career, Bruce Cockburn is still going strong, Drake’s Grammy snub reflects the times, and Colter Wall turns down a big name. Others in the headlines include Andy Kim, the Beatles, Jason Blaine, Neil Young, ARC Ensemble, UMG, Michael Nesmith, Thundercat, Geoffrey Himes, Vicente Fernández, and Slim 400.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Barn album cover
December 9, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Neil Young’s Barn (pictured) comes out in album and movie form this week, Justin Bieber draws flak for playing Saudi Arabia, and Carl Newman looks back. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Alan Zweig, Mike Tod, Drake, Kandle, Alice Cooper, Get Back, Live Nation, West Side Story, Jim Peterik, Spotify, Courtney Love, Lana Del Rey, vinyl, Primal Scream, Harry Chapin, Nick Cave, Shonen Knife, and Johnny Cash.

Mustafa  Facebook photo
December 6, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Massey Hall triumph of Mustafa (pictured), a plethora of Seasonal concerts, and the making of the new Blue Rodeo album. Also in the headlines are End X Music, Corb Lund, David James Allen, New Vision, box sets, Spotify, Hipgnosis, UTA, John Lurie, Sly Stone, The Doors, ABBA, and Prince William.

Stewart Goodyear  Photo: Anita Zvonar
December 1, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Stewart Goodyear (pictured) partners with the RCM, Bryan Adams contributes to the Pirelli calendar, and it is Messiah season again. Also in the headlines are Massey Hall, the Boathouse, Mozart’s Requiem, Billy Bragg, Motley Crue, Believe, Stephen Sondheim, Rihanna, Tony Bennett, Alice Cooper, Virgil Abloh, Kronos Quartet, Neil Young, Let It Be, Trey Songz, and Adele.