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Music Biz Headlines

Splash 'N Boots  Facebook photo
November 22, 2020
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes profiled in a new doco, Splash ‘N Boots (pictured) lure Alice Cooper into children’s music, and Celine Dion talks about a lost lawsuit. Others in the headlines include Tom Wilson, Tencent, APG, Dave Martone, Cousin Harley, Rafael Energía Dominicana, Eddie Kramer, Leonard Cohen, Savannah Ré,  Music Week, Patty Wilson Aden, Andy Ma, Bones Hillman, Irving Azoff, Crowded House, William S Burroughs, Nirvana, and Jan Morris.

Backxwash  Facebook photo: Bianca C
November 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Polaris winner Backxwash (pictured) discusses witchcraft, controversy swirls around funding for Grimes, and a legal setback for Celine Dion. Also in the headlines are Wentworth Music, Sylvia Massy, Harry Styles, Big Hit, Taylor Swift, YouTube, UTA, Bandcamp, Shazam, Dolly Parton, Prince, Morrissey, Todd Snider, Dave Alvin, and Lil Wayne.

Alex Cuba  Facebook photo
November 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

Alex Cuba (pictured) is a DIY success, the ambition of Chilly Gonzales, and a Brett Kissel remix boasts a big name. Also in the headlines are Keith Richards, Terry Uyarak, Andrew Waite, Larnell Lewis, Believe, Rick James, Hipgnosis, the CMAs, John Prine, Twitch, Yoko Ono, jazz films,  AC/DC, Bernard Sumner, and George Benson.

David Wilcox  Facebook photo
November 12, 2020
by FYI Staff

David Wilcox (pictured) is shown some love, the Mod Club closes, and MacKenzie Porter is making moves. Also in the headlines are SNRK, Teenage Head, The Fugitives, Round Hill, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, WMG, music metadata, Megaphone, Lil Nas X, Roblox, Foo Fighters, Madame Gandhi, AI, Jon Landau, and Lady A.

Tate McRae  Artist website photo
November 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Calgarian Tate McRae (pictured) finds global success, every Neil Young album ranked, and Donovan Woods remains creative. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Metallica, The Old Nick, Jimmy Wisdom, TiKA, Tafelmusik, Michael Rapino, Steve Barnett , Harry Styles, David Bowie, the theremin, Willie Nelson, and System of a Down.

Teenage Head  original lineup
November 4, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A doco on Teenage Head (pictured) repeats on TVO this weekend, Arcade Fire premieres a new song on US TV, and Emm Gryner turns to jazz. Also in the headlines are Toronto record stores, Shannon Hoon, the Zolas, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Discogs, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and The Grammys.

Joni Mitchell  Photo: jonimitchell.com
November 2, 2020
by FYI Staff

A collection of early Joni Mitchell material attracts attention (pictured), Justin Bieber gets confessional, and punk legend Chi Pig is commemorated. Also in the headlines are Alberta’s music industry, the TSO, Jessy Lanza, The Reklaws, YouTube Music, Elvis Costello, Frank Zappa, Aespa, Herb Alpert, Billie Joe Shaver, Taylor Swift, Midnight Oil, hologram gigs, and Genesis.

Cory Marks  Facebook photo
October 29, 2020
by FYI Staff

Cory Marks (pictured) has a big hit on his hands, Glenn Gould disses Mozart, and a crop of Canadian guitar heroes. Also in the headlines are Neil and Bob Young, Halifax Pop Explosion, Spotify, Amanda Parris, Harm Franklin, Sony, BMG, Tencent, Marc Geiger,, Kanye, NZ concerts, Billie Eilish, Offset, Tool, Shane MacGowan, Danny Elfman, and Brian May.

Mother Mother  Facebook photo
October 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

Mother Mother (pictured) gets a TikTok boost, Win Butler has written multiple Arcade Fire albums in lockdown, and Patrick Downie reflects on Gord’s last work. Others in the headlines include Super Duty Tough Work, Peter Katz, Ezra Schabas, Glenn Gould, Tory Lanez, UIC, Spencer Davis, Angie C, Diamond Rings, Mat Vlasic, Ariana Grande, Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, and Tom Lehrer.

Tegan and Sara  Facebook photo
October 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

Tegan and Sara (pictured) feature at the Vancouver Writers Fest, SNL has a Canadian-themed sketch, and Joey Moi makes a noise in Nashville. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Hamilton Music Collective, Jann Arden, Backxwash, Gord Downie, UMG, Apple Music TV, WMG, L.A. Reid, BMG, Mike Love, Beastie Boys, Bob Mould, and Steve Winwood.

The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, Instagram
October 18, 2020
by FYI Staff

Two looks back at a milestone Vancouver concert to boost Greenpeace (pictured), a profile of Broken Social Scene’s breakthrough album, and the COC head moves to Paris. Others in the headlines include Electric Circus, the El Mocambo, Justin Bieber, Bill Henderson, Jagged Little Pill, the 519 gala, Laura Fernandez, String Bone, Spotify, Hipgnosis, Billboard Music Awards, BTS, Tom Petty, a yodeling fiasco, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Nashville, Fat White Family, toy pianos, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Gord Downie  Facebook photo
October 15, 2020
by FYI Staff

Two looks at the new posthumous album from Gord Downie (pictured), Windsor's 89X boosted CanRock in Detroit, new songs from Stevie Wonder, and Tunecore shells out the shekels.  Also in the headlines are the Cameron House, Darcy James Argue, Garth Brooks, UK festivals, Guy Moot, Stevie Wonder, BTS, Dolly Parton, Dawes, Hal Willner, and T. Rex.