Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

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June 17, 2021
by Kerry Doole

TikTok pays dividends for Canadian artists, Gordon Lightfoot will reopen Massey Hall, and the TSO announces a new season. Also in the headlines are the Junos, Broadway, Justin Bieber, Michael Laderoute, Sony Music, Celogen, music discovery, video games, Rick James, Kim Salmon, The Go-Go’s, a-ha, and Sinead O’Connor.

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June 14, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The return of MuchMusic is inducing nostalgia, a look at new Juno and ECMA Award winner Rose Cousins (pictured), and The Zolas get political. Also in the headlines are FeSKival, Belly, Sony Music, Believe, roadies, Roblox, Primary Wave, Kim Jong-un, Bruce Springsteen, Lorde, Doja Cat, Garbage, Danny Elfman, and Foo Fighters.

Powfu  Facebook photo
June 9, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Powfu (pictured) reaches an impressive milestone, more takes on the Junos, and a rare Stan Klees interview. Others in the headlines include Grimes, the ECMAs, Global Toronto, The International Indigenous Music Summit, Hipgnosis, UMG, Roblox, YouTube, Bravado, mobile gaming, meditative music, and Metallica.

Tate McRae
June 8, 2021
by Kerry Doole

A breakthrough year for Tate McRae (pictured), a look at past and present Junos, and a prestigious rave review for Mustafa. Also in the headlines are Believe, TikTok, Cancon, Don Amero, Hillsburn, Kathryn Moses, Gord Bamford, RSD, Lyor Cohen, Scooter Braun, Jxdn, Liz Phair, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Post Malone.

Teenage Head
June 2, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The notorious Teenage Head (pictured) riot remembered, YouTube spends big bucks on music, and Believe launches its IPO. Also in the headlines are Gary Beals, Vancouver venues, TikTok, Canadian Screen Awards, Netflix, BMG, Twitch, Coachella, Hollywood Bowl, Vince Neil, Lil Loaded, and Hole.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Wikipedia photo
May 31, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Edgar Breau reaches into the vault, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Pictured) is receiving renewed attention, and Christopher Ward discusses Black Velvet. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Century Egg, Shania, The Halluci Nation, Paul Brandt, Bruce Springsteen, kd lang, Liberty Silver, Bachman Cummings, Sony Music, Fanhouse, Bob Dylan, SoundScan, Bat for Lashes, The Linda Lindas, Moby, and Neil Young.

Bob Dylan, 2010. Wikipedia photo
May 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Accolades galore as Bob Dylan (pictured) turns 80, Greg Keelor explores heartbreak on a new album, and The Tragically Hip scours the vaults. Others in the headlines include Bob D’Eith, I M U R, Gabrielle Papillon, The Beaches, Art Bergmann, Opera Atelier, Cirque du Soleil, TikTok, WaveOptics, Facebook, Sparks, Roger Daltrey, Duran Duran, PM Dawn, Jay Landers, Jackson Browne, Bob Koester, Eurovision, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Scott Bradshaw
May 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Veteran roots-rocker Scott Bradshaw (pictured) draws fresh attention, Renforshort is breaking the mould, and a look back at country music on Queen Street. Others in the headlines include Jake Gold, Manila Grey, Twin Flames, Ruel James, Sony Music, Tencent, UMG, Au Pairs, The Chills, Demi Lovato, Alan Jackson, Madonna, Irving Plaza, Jim Steinman, Alan Jackson, Jayne County, Avicii, and John Hiatt.

Kardinal Offishall  Photo: Paul Jones Media
May 17, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Kardinal Offishall (pictured) offers up life lessons, DJs entertain vaccine seekers in Toronto, and Canadian vinyl sales are booming. Also in the headlines are TikTok, Kandle Osborne, Money Musik, Rockin' River fest, Julia Michaels, UMG, Brit Awards, Chris Blackwell, Blackie Dammett, Death Row Records, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Weller.

Fiver album cover
May 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Fiver’s Simone Schmidt (pictured) discusses her social activism, Canadian female rock bands remembered, and indie artists on the pros and cons of NFTs. Others in the headlines include Chippy Nonstop, CARAS, Scott Smith, Believe, Bob Marley, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Jimmy Iovine, Joe Jonas, Van Morrison, TikTok, Godspell, and Shaun Ryder.

The Damn Truth
May 10, 2021
by Kerry Doole

The Damn Truth (pictured) get a glowing hometown review, Skye Sweetnam has gone from pop to metal, and Jerry Levitan teams up with Sean Ono Lennon. Others in the headlines include Michel Louvain, The Tenors, Ronnie Williams, Spotify, Live Nation, RCM, WMG, Ledo, Broadway, Tencent, Kurt Cobain, Daniel Ek, and Childish Gambino.

Lucinda Williams  Facebook photo
May 5, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Drake and Ryan Reynolds invest in Wealthsimple, Americana queen Lucinda Williams (pictured) recovers from a stroke, and the Kitchener Blues Festival is forced to cancel. Also in the headlines are Paul Pigat, Bonny Brent, Tidal, Jack Dorsey, Hipgnosis, Billie Eilish, WMG, Wave, PROs, YouTube, Bright, Bruce Springsteen, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Scroll, Don Cherry, and Robert Palmer.