Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Cold Specks   Facebook photo
December 12, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.

Frank Kadillac  Instagram Photo
December 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Neon Dreams' Frank Kadillac (pictured) on the reality of karma, CBC Music's top 10 new Canadian artists, and Phil Shaw Bova's first Grammy nomination make headlines today. Also in the news are a Bach fest, Marie Davidson, tribute acts, Cassandra Maze, Earl Sweatshirt, Sony Music, artist managers, top Xmas songs, Buju Banton, Rapper 2 Milly, Ariana Grande, Pete Shelley, and Devo.

Jessie Reyez   Facebook Photo
December 7, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) triumphs in hometown shows, a list of Canadian albums of the year, and the '90s Canrock revival. Also in the headlines are Doug Paisley, the Lunenburg Academy, ESO, MacMaster-Leahy, streaming DJs, Brexit, Andrew Gertler, Hugh Jackman, Vegas acts, Prince, Johnny Thunders, and Metallica whiskey.

December 5, 2018
by Kerry Doole

A defense of Mariah Carey (pictured), terrible album covers, and boom times for Quebec's comedians make news in today's edition. Also in the headlines are creepy carols, UK indie labels, Billboard, musical fakes, One Love Malibu, Queen, Nick Lowe, Prince, Ellen Reid, Florida Georgia Line, Billy Strayhorn, The Beach Boys, John Coltrane, and Hootie & the Blowfish.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
December 3, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Cuban connection of Jane Bunnett (pictured), Drake plays a GTA supper club, and Ariana Grande's pop culture references. Also in the headlines are Toronto jazz, Hall and Oates, School of Rock, Joe Bonamassa, classical music, Apple Music, The Weeknd, Lauryn Hill, Alessia Cara, Deadmau5, Hugh Jackman, Scottish Music Awards, Freddie Mercury, and Feargal Sharkey.

Charlotte Cardin  Facebook photo
November 30, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Charlotte Cardin (pictured) evolves as a songwriter, Robert Christgau offers listening advice, and the Very Prairie music summit boosts local talent. Also in the headlines are The Barr Brothers, Tom Wilson, Greg Couillard, Spotify, Excello Records, Mark Zuckerberg, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain, and Bruce Springsteen.

November 28, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Montreal's famed Archambault sign needs a new home, Shawn Mendes makes the cover of Rolling Stone (pictured), and Drake opens a new store and boosts a Toronto gym. Also in the headlines are Madonna, Stiff Little Fingers, Craig Cardiff, Spotify, Anderson. Paak, Pro Coro, 50 Cent, Ted Joseph, Mick Jagger, Canadian Brass, Diddy, Bring Me The Horizon, Aretha, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and The National.

Ensign Broderick
November 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jason Sniderman is reinvented as Ensign Broderick (pictured), Shania hints at a song for Celine and Michael Bublé's new outlook on life. Also in the headlines are Petra Glynt, the El Mocambo, Royal Tusk, A&B Sound, Jeff Goldblum, SonReal, Kirk MacDonald, Eliana Cuevas, K-Tel, clown rock, vinyl, wearable tech, Clean Bandit, Mariah Carey, Aretha, and Alanis Morissette.

Jessica Mitchell
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Jessica Mitchell (pictured) finds herself in country music, Danny Michel candidly discusses his finances, and Taylor Swift's new UMG deal. Also in the headlines are Old Man Canyon, Bramwell Tovey, Dream Serenade, Bob Mersereau, Pusha T vs Drake, Tencent Music, gender equality, Spinal Tap, John Legend, The Beatles, and Mumford and Sons.

The Glorious Sons Photo: Vanessa Heins
November 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Glorious Sons (pictured) earn success without hype, Celine's clothing line is criticised, and Ryan Guldemond opens his fridge. Also in the headlines are Donovan Woods, The Guess Who, Kate Bush, Ethan Ardelli, Lalo Schifrin, Melanie Brulee, music schools, Queen, Rolling Stones, Glenn Gould, and Katy Perry.

Shania Twain official website photo
November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Gordon Lightfoot turns 80, a look inside CBC's music vault, and candid confessions from Shania (pictured). Also in the headlines are the Sask Music Awards, an Ottawa tornado benefit, Rick Worrall, Echlo, David Jay, Arkells, YouTube, T-series, meta-trends, Elton John, The Kinks. Mighty Sparrow, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons, and Paul Kelly.

Kaia Kater - FB photo
November 16, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Kaia Kater (pictured) is on a roll, Headstones stay relevant, and Elizabeth Shepherd brings Montreal stories to life. Others in the headlines include the El Mocambo, Leonard Cohen, Harrison, Kris Wu, Dave McEathron, Al Purdy, Reuben and the Dark, Tokyo Police Club, USMCA, Chinese streaming, Universal Music, ticketing, Pirate Studios, cassettes, promoters, Latin Grammys, Jeff Tweedy, Ted Nugent, George Clinton, and Justin Bieber.