Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

September 17, 2020
by FYI Staff

The first recording of Joni Mitchell (pictured) is discovered, Eugene Ripper takes his fast-folk to Vancouver, and a profile of Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Others in the headlines include Venus Fest, Silver Dollar Room, NMC, Kobalt, Facebook, WMG, HipHopDX, Spotify, Billboard, Hipgnosis, Sirius XM, gospel music, guitars, David Byrne, John Fogerty, Jon Langford, and Booker T. Jones.

Lucille Starr  Wikipedia photo
September 14, 2020
by FYI Staff

Country trailblazer Lucille Starr (pictured) is remembered, Toronto venues return to action, and Hipgnosis makes more big moves. Others in the headlines include Sneaky Dee’s, Roberta Battaglia, Springsteen, the Stones, TikTok, Jean Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Lido Pimienta, Crown Royal, Little Richard, Alicia Keys, back catalogs, and Taylor Swift.

Shaye Zadravec  Facebook photo
September 10, 2020
by FYI Staff

Shaye Zadravec (pictured) discusses her new album, Leon Fleisher is remembered, and Richard Flohil muses on retirement. Others in the headlines include Luke Welch, Spanish revenues, Live Nation, live-streaming revenue, Rick Nelson, Britney Spears, John Cage, Levon Helm, and black promoters.

Hannah Georgas  Facebook photo
September 8, 2020
by FYI Staff

Hannah Georgas (pictured) impresses The Guardian, Salome Bey is remembered in the NYT, and a look back at Arcade Fire’s breakthrough album. Also in the headlines are Lenny Breau, WMG, Ruth B, the impact of covid, TikTok, Live Nation, Jason Derulo, The Copyright Alliance, Marc Bolan, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, David Byrne, BTS, Seiji Ozawa, John Cage, Eric Burdon, and Helen Reddy.

Frank Dukes  Photo: Juno Awards
September 3, 2020
by FYI Staff

Frank Dukes (pictured) is helping to revolutionise sampling, a new Celine Dion biopic is coming, and the 10 best Canadian music video directors are named. Also in the headlines are Drake, Jody Glenham, Van Morrison, London Symphonia, TikTok, live-streams, The Weeknd, LA clubs, BTS, Stevie Wonder, Mark Mothersbaugh, the CMAs, New York Philharmonic, and Bill & Ted.

Leonard Cohen, Instagram
August 31, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The Trump campaigns runs afoul of Leonard Cohen (pictured), a detailed obituary of Cathy Smith, and the songwriting of The Band. Others in the headlines include Gerry McGhee, Jill Barber, The Whole Note, NAC, Steven Page, Triller, TikTok, Hipgnosis, Beatchain, Cribs, Kendrick Lamar, Dolly Parton, Charlie Parker, and Chadwick Boseman.

Witch Prophet  Photo: Brianna Roye
August 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

Polaris Prize short-lister Witch Prophet (pictured) is profiled, Scott Cook's Tangle of Souls is an ambitious triumph, and BTS shatters chart records. Others in the headlines include Stones Place, Napster, Spotify, Justin Townes Earle, CTS Eventim, Tidal, dream-pop, Trump campaign songs, Single Music, Fame, Biggie and Tupac, Van Morrison, and Ross Wilson.

Raffi  Facebook photo
August 24, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Two in-depth profiles of Raffi (pictured) and Red Umbrella’s Charlotte Thompson, a TIFF honour for Terence Blanchard, and atypical music venues in Vancouver. Also in the headlines are Burdock Music Hall, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kevin Hearn, the Rolling Stones, UK venues, streaming revenues, Triller, Kanye West, Snow Patrol, Arthur Brown, The Killers, The X-Files, and Britney Spears.

Jessie Reyez, Instagram
August 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

Jessie Reyez (pictured) scales the heights for The Raptors, The Weeknd airs his remix of a Lana del Rey cut, and Serena Ryder gets confessional. Also in the headlines are Jazz Bistro, Donovan Woods, Syd Smith, The Empress, TikTok, Concord Music Publishing, AWAL, Tencent Music, Big Hit, Creem, WAP, Bad Religion, Robert Wyatt, Hank Williams Jr, and the Rolling Stones.

Oscar Peterson  Wikimedia photo
August 17, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) is at the heart of a renaming debate in Montreal, Drake’s new single is based on his love of sports, and Warner Music Group buys IMGN. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Brott Music Festival, The OBGMs, Tencent Music, Dvsn, Beggars Group, Mickey Guyton, Jeff Tweedy, Johnny Marr, Dolly Parton, Janelle Monáe, and Katy Perry.

Orville Peck  Facebook photo
August 13, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A look at country mystery man Orville Peck (pictured), Joel Plaskett and Chris Murphy honour Matthew Grimson, and an archive interview with Salome Bey. Also in the headlines are Geddy Lee, drive-in shows, Come From Away, UMG, Tencent, Cox, Spotify, Kanye West, Smash Mouth, Richard Russell, Mungo Jerry, The Mission, Wagner, Jeff Tweedy, Chrissie Hynde, and Boy George.

Kathleen Edwards  Facebook photo
August 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Kathleen Edwards (pictured)  returns to the fray, Merck Mercuriadis assesses the value of songs, and four recommended music docs. Others in the headlines include Nap Eyes, Fast Romantics, Paul Reddick, Global Toronto, Tegan and Sara, TikTok, Live Nation, Simon Fuller, Roc Nation, the Go-Go’s, Midnight Oil, Prince, Perry Farrell, Garth Brooks, protest songs, and Beyoncé.