Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

RALPH  Facebook photo
August 19, 2019
by Kerry Doole

RALPH ( pictured) is on a roll, a look at Frank Dukes' project with RPSM, and country radio ignores female artists. Also in the headlines are Ghettosocks, SaskMusic, Woodstock, YouTube, Led Zeppelin, hippies, Jay-Z, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Sleater-Kinney, and Jack White.

The Danforth Music Hall turns 100
August 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

Toronto's Danforth Music Hall (pictured) turns 100, Drakes new tat arouses ire, and a brace of Woodstock stories. Others in the headlines include Neil Young, A Tribe Called Red, ASAP Rocky, Peaches, Taylor Swift, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Tencent, music films, Yola Día, Lil Nas X, HMV, Red Kross, and Peter Murphy.

David Clayton-Thomas  Facebook photo
August 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

David Clayton-Thomas (pictured) reflects on his appearance at Woodstock, Six Shooter dynamo Shauna de Cartier is profiled, and backstage at the Edmonton Folk Fest. Also in the headlines: We Will Rock You, Blinded By The Light, Willie Nelson, Teenage Fanclub, Spotify, Khalid, Garth Brooks, concept albums, Chuck Berry, and Haim Saban.

Riit
August 12, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Included today: Inuktitut electropop of Riit (pictured), the classic Sugar Sugar turns 50, and the evolution of Canadian metal. Also in the headlines are Shambhala fest, Maestro Fresh Wes, JindaLee, Abbey Road, Woodstock, pot fests, Josh Ritter, cassettes, Garth Brooks, Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift, Ko Jamal, and Iron Maiden.

 Joni Mitchell with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. Photo: Blondie Facebook page
August 9, 2019
by FYI Staff

Joni Mitchell (pictured) attends a Blondie concert, a look at failed music fests, and up close with Taylor Swift. Others in the headlines include Laura Barrett, Dan Mangan, Mitchell Cohen, Benny Blanco, Beyonce, David Crosby, Jack Black, Jim Lauderdale, Bon Iver, Austin punk, David Berman, and Wacken.

Nyssa Facebook photo
August 7, 2019
by FYI Staff

Toronto’s Nyssa (pictured) dials up the heat, Cardi B plays Veld Festival, and John Legend slams Trump. Others in the headlines include A$AP Rocky, David Crosby, Tanglewood, Rae Spoon, Young Guv, Herbie Hancock, Lil Nas X, Warner Music, Santana, Kraftwerk, cassettes, Chic, John Legend, Koffee, Bryan Ferry, and Tencent.

Murda Beatz
August 2, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Hip-hop producer Murda Beatz (pictured) shares his networking secrets, Def Leppard still rocks, and Neil Young is immersed in film projects. Others in the headlines include Little Destroyer, Lady Gaga, Hunters & Collectors, Wilco, Sony/ATV, ASAP Rocky, Elton John, Tarantino, Petula Clark, Woodstock 50, and Sleater-Kinney.

Meghan Patrick
July 31, 2019
by FYI Staff

Sheila E. excels at Interstellar, The Ensemble Made in Canada features star composers, and Meghan Patrick (pictured) takes no prisoners. Others in the headlines include Cosmo Sheldrake, Maggie Rogers, Suzanne Vega, Kirk Hammett, Loreena McKennitt, Lil Nas X, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Live Nation.

July 29, 2019
by FYI Staff

Kitchener psych-rock ensemble Hawkeyes (pictured) gains traction, the Oshawa scene explored, and Canadian Instagram stars. Also in the headlines are Woodstock 50, Osheaga 2019, Mike Waite, Neve, Leonard Cohen, Sheila E., Kirk Hammett, Iggy Pop, Celine Dion, Rusty Gaston, TOWGE, PledgeMusic, k.d. lang, and Drake.

Zaki Ibrahim  FB photo
July 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Zaki Ibrahim (pictured) takes a cosmic journey, Canadian music's value gap, and AC/DC's 20 best tunes. Also in the headlines are Rise Up, Laura Repo, the Shangs, Tegan & Sara, Rheostatics, Thom Yorke, Braun and Borchetta, Drake, world music, Bohemian Rhapsody, Alan Rogan, Tinariwen, and cassettes.

Amaal FB photo
July 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

Soulful Somali-Canadian Amaal (pictured) gets intimate, the grand ambitions of Clairmont The Second, and Billie Eilish enlists the Biebs. Others in the headlines include Victoria Anthony, Grimes, Ed Sheeran, Ricky Wilson, Nat King Cole, Fab 5 Freddy, Drake, Sum 41, BTS, Corb Lund, CMA Fest, Celine Dion, and Come From Away.

Puffy L'z  Facebook photo
July 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Toronto rapper Puffy L’z is making moves, Bieber calls out Trump, and the horror obsession of Kirk Hammett. Others in the headlines include Lido Pimienta, Randy and Burton, Sam Roberts, J Mascis, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Live Nation, Beyoncé, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Hussle, and Earth, Wind & Fire.