Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Bob Lanois
May 18, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Bob Lanois (pictured) is profiled in a new documentary, new Hall of Famer Deborah Cox gets reflective, and a few suggestions to fix our ailing music industry. Also in the headlines are the Tragically Hip, Ann Wilson, Charlotte Cardin, Don McLean, Loony, Alex Lifeson, The Beaches, Star Collector, Richard Beland, Maisie Peters, TikTok, Snapchat, Bob Dylan, Tori Amos, Ted Nugent, Kendrick Lamar, Eurovision, Yoko Ono, The Clash, John Legend, and Taylor Hawkins.

Three Days Grace
May 11, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Three Days Grace (pictured) assist in tornado relief, Susan Jacks is remembered, and Drake re-signs for mega-bucks. Also in the headlines are Tom Wilson, Jacob Hoggard, Ziggy Sigmund, Lights, Primus, Garth Brooks, Nilüfer Yanya, Akintoye, Destroyer, Jayli Wolf, Spotify, Bob Dylan, Bono, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, Rock Hall of Fame, Paul Kelly, Jack Harlow, Jarvis Cocker, the Stones, and Taco Bell.

Tate McRae  Facebook photo
May 3, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Rising star Tate McRae (pictured) is profiled, rocker Jerry Doucette is remembered, and Arcade Fire reflect upon America. Also in the headlines are the ECMAs, Tegan and Sara, Come From Away, Li’l Andy, Vasyl Popadiuk, Toronto hip-hop, Musiio, Spotify, David Israelite, Vinyl Nation, John Legend, Astroworld, DaBaby, Janelle Monae, Patti Smith, The Who, Mal Evans, PSY, and Craig Porteils.

Arcade Fire  Facebook graphic
April 28, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Michael Barclay probes a seminal period in Canadian music, Arcade Fire (pictured) scores a rave review, and Allison Russell rediscovers Montreal. Also in the headlines are The Weekend, Michael Bublé, Allegories, Canadian Opera Company, Tory Lanez, The Dirty Nil, Victoria Anthony, Andrew Smith, N.B. Youth Orchestra, Roblox, Soundful, the cassette revival, T Bone Burnett, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Bonnie Raitt, Logic, The Who, DaBaby, Re Styles, and The B-52's.

Broken Social Scene
April 20, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Broken Social Scene (pictured) turns 20 with Massey Hall shows, Canadian acts shine at Coachella, and Bruce Cockburn returns to the road. Others in the headlines include Arcade Fire, Prime Video, Tami Neilson, Carole Pope, Pink Mountaintops, ElyOtto, Noah Reid, Matt Mays, Deezer, Harry Styles, Don McGlashan, Shad, Dwight Yoakam, Jack White, BTS, Devo, Mac Miller, and Rick Turner.

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April 13, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Renowned Hamilton conductor Boris Brott (pictured) is remembered, Alex Lifeson is excited about his Envy of None project, and The Weekend replaces Kanye at Coachella. Also in the headlines are the TSO, Sister Swire, Sam the Record Man, Canadian Screen Awards, blockchain, NFTs, Latin music, Elvis Presley, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Ed Sheeran, Bob Mould, Wet Leg, Jack Harlow, El Sistema, Charlotte Gainsbourgh, Prince, Billie Eilish, Dizzee Rascal, and The Clash.

Joni Mitchell with her Grammy  Facebook photo
April 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Joni Mitchell (pictured) receives a MusiCares tribute, Canadian artists rethink their careers in the wake of the pandemic, and Pup takes chances on its new album. Also in the headlines are Plastikman and Chilly Gonzales, the CFMAs, Martha Wainwright, Justin Bieber, Alex Lifeson, the Grammys, Kanye, Rich Aucoin, Leonard Cohen, John Zaritsky, BMG, Universal, Instagram, Audio Up, Ed Sheeran, deaf DJs, Sex Pistols, Birmingham, Foo Fighters, Bad Bunny, Joel Little, and Francisco González.

Neon Dreams  Facebook photo
March 30, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Neon Dreams (pictured) go platinum in South Africa, Tafelmusik pays tribute to Jeanne Lamon, and Anthem Entertainment is up for sale again. Others in the headlines include Greg Wells, Allie X, Corneille, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Spotify, Firefly, Eric Church, Roxy Music, viral artists, the Grammys, Daryl Hall, Taylor Hawkins, Genesis, BTS, and John Legend.

Cadence Weapon Facebook photo
March 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Cadence Weapon (pictured) turns author, the TSO makes an historic return to Massey Hall, and Cowboy Junkies turn to covers. Also in the headlines are the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Myst Milano, Bravo Niagara, Spotify, Patrick Moxey, SXSW, Don McLean, Freakons, Kanye West, Ultra, and Bob Weir.

The Project WILD Top 3
March 23, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The three finalists in Project WILD (pictured) are set to face off, Toronto’s music city status is under threat, and the IFPI Global Music Report is released. Others in the headlines include Alpha Yaya Diallo, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Ndidi O, Loud Luxury, Donna Dunn-Albert, ASCAP, Volta, Qanawat Music, Bono, Lollapalooza, Ukraine relief, Devo, Daddy Yankee, Kaskade, Sam Fender, and Willie Nelson.

Bryan Adams  Facebook photo
March 20, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Geoff Kulawick turns True North/Linus group into a roots music juggernaut, Ishkodé Records is promoting Indigenous artists, and Bryan Adams (pictured) gets reflective. Also in the headlines are the Ukrainian anthem and benefits, Valerie Tryon, Jerry Leger, Canada’s Got Talent, The Kids In the Hall, Amazon, Kanye West, Geddy Lee, Tempo Music, Daniel Ek, TikTok, Mushroom, Ghost, and Russian rappers.

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque  Facebook photo
March 16, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Canadian jazz veteran Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (pictured) are making waves in the US, Tyler, the Creator dazzles in Toronto arena show, and Alberta Ballet honours Bowie. Also in the headlines are the ANSMA Awards, Fefe Dobson, Wuji, Believe, RIAA, Sony Music, AWAL, Hi-Fi, Rude Records, Beyond Music, Bob Dylan, Oasis, CMT, Ticketmaster, Pearl Jam, and Dolly Parton.