Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Witch Prophet
June 22, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The self-assurance of Lyor Cohen, Pride spotlights queer artists like Witch Prophet (pictured), and a memorable dinner with Drake. Also in the headlines are Reeperbahn fest, YouTube, Tim Trombley, XXXTentacion, Indigenous artists, Scottish pop, Coeur de pirate, Eve Hewson, The Cameron House, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

June 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A record number of songs are contending to be World Cup anthems, Bey and Jay's duo album celebrates their union, and a look back at NXNE. Also in the headlines are Exclaim's top albums, Steve Albini, Katalogue, sexual harassment at festivals, the Monkees, Rainbow Robert, Heidi Munro, Robbie Williams, Jesse Zubot, Ben Sures, and the death of the CD.

Calpurnia
June 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara learns the price of fame, Finn Wolfhard brings attention to (pictured here) Calpurnia, Brett Kissel talks fatherhood. Others in the headlines include Sons Of The Pioneers, Tower Of Power, the Beatles in Toronto, drill rap, LGBTQ musicians, Sam Tudor, Upstream, Toronto Jazz Festival, BC fests, and The Confusionaires.

Joni Mitchell
June 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

CNN covers Saskatoon's tribute to Joni Mitchell, Robbie Williams comes under fire, and the ascent of Jorja Smith. Others in the headlines include Xavier Rudd, Al Muirhead, Kendrick Lamar, Bodega, NOFX, Leon Bridges, Wares, Little Matchgirl, and Wang Chung.

John Coltrane
June 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

An unreleased album by John Coltrane has been discovered, Spotify comes under fire, and Music Canada calls for a new fund. Also in the headlines are Peter Oundjian, RBC Emerging Musician Program , Coeur de Pirate, Playboy Jazz Festival, John Perry Barlow, Jack White, Solveig Deason, Telephone Explosion, Ginger Baker, Janelle Monáe, Vicky Beeching, and Surf Dads.

Anthony Bourdain Photo: Common Dreams
June 11, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Anthony Bourdain's musician encounters, cannabis firms eye music sponsorship and picks for NXNE. Others in the headlines include Robert Smith, drill music, Alanis Morissette, John Roney, Ray Reaves, Angelique Kidjo, Social Distortion, Kardinal Offishall, She Stole My Beer, and Tona.

Ariana Grande
June 8, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Ariana Grande struggles with PTSD, a look at a BBC studio's storied history, and a rare Prince album surfaces in Canada. Also in the headlines are the Vancouver Folk Fest, Stephin Merritt, the Beaches, U2, The Dead South, Guitar Center, Echo Beach, Prismatic Festival, Bears in Hazenmore, David Francey, Camila Cabello, Vivienne Westwood, and club safety.

Neko Case
June 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, an A-Z guide to K-pop, Oscar Peterson, Suzanne Ciani, Neil Young, Rich Aucoin, The The, Ticketfly, TSO, The B-52s, Après Noir, The Byrds, and Flying Nun Records make headlines in today's edition.

June 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Deborah Cox, Anthrax, Lightning Dust, Shawn Mendes, Ed the Sock, Kanye West, Reeny Smith, Google, Lykke Li, Aces Wyld, Mercy Funk and The Rodeo Song make the headlines today.

The Pursuit Of Happiness Photo: Mini's Memories
June 1, 2018
by Kerry Doole

TPOH celebrates a milestone, Greg Keelor muses on a possible end of touring for Blue Rodeo, and Joan Baez and Slayer are on swansong treks. Others in the headlines include Hall & Oates, Drake, Coleman Hell, Venues, UK drill. NXNE, Postdata, Live Nation, Linda Ronstadt, and Lief Hall.

May 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & more pay tribute. Under the recording guidance of the great Glyn Johns -- who had also spent '68...

Pusha T
May 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake's beef with Pusha T escalates, Grammy chief under fire, and a look at Stones producer Jimmy Miller. Also in the headlines are Amazon, Kpop, SOCAN, Jennifer Castle, Shawn Mendes, Sherry Ryan, Big Shiny Tunes, Stratford musicals, Wynton Marsalis, and Great Escape.