Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Puffy L'z  Facebook photo
July 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Toronto rapper Puffy L’z is making moves, Bieber calls out Trump, and the horror obsession of Kirk Hammett. Others in the headlines include Lido Pimienta, Randy and Burton, Sam Roberts, J Mascis, Dolly Parton, David Crosby, Live Nation, Beyoncé, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Hussle, and Earth, Wind & Fire. 

Hillside fest is still going strong
July 19, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Hillside fest (pictured) is still going strong, Heart rocks out, and Sony Music Group reconfigures. Also in the headlines are Nick Broomfield, Joseph Rouleau, Travis Scott, house music, R. Kelly, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, The Kinks, and Pete the Monkey.

Steven Page
July 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Steven Page (pictured) is working with the  Stratford Festival, songs for the Toronto summer, and Buffy Sainte-Marie on the value of masters. Others in the headlines include Bad Child, Sheila E., The Kinks, Ed Sheeran, Linda Perry, Apollo 11 music, Burning Man, David Bromberg, Ringo, kd lang, and The Deviants.

Frank Dukes  Photo: SOCAN
July 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A profile of hitmaker Frank Dukes (pictured), the fallout from Roxodus, and Damhnait Doyle advocates for sober musicians. Others in the headlines include PUP, Kelis, Adam Lambert, Orville Peck, Nico, The Clash, Céline Dion, k.d. lang, Ed Sheeran, Sandy Denny, Thom Yorke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kylie Minogue, Sharon Osbourne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj.

Jim Cuddy
July 5, 2019
by FYI Staff

Jim Cuddy (pictured) up close and personal, the divisive nature of Taylor Swift, and the Roxodus fallout. Also in the headlines are Jann Arden, Lil Nas X, BSS, Big Machine, Justin Bieber, Troy Carter, Neil Diamond, Grace Jones, Graham Nash, Hipgnosis, and the Rolling Stone Charts.

Mick Jagger  Photo	from Rolling Stones FB page
July 3, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Stones show dominates the media (pictured Mick Jagger), CMW nears gender parity, and things to know about Scooter Braun. Others in the headlines include The Beaches, Spotify, Yesterday, Sara Bareilles, Daniel Caesar, the Black Keys, Leonard Cohen, David Clayton-Thomas, Willie Nelson, Taylor Swift, Nick Cave, Johnny Marr, Dr. John, Troye Sivan, and 7digital.

Bryan Adams Facebook photo
June 28, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Bryan Adams (pictured) lost work in the Universal fire, Stan Dunford books the Stones, and Ariana Gillis is on the comeback trail. Also in the headlines are Gustavo Gimeno, Denise Valle, Diana Ross, Doomsquad, Hillsong, Jade Jackson, Woodstock 50, Tom Waits, Madonna, and Taylor Swift.

Kevin Drew
June 26, 2019
by FYI Staff

Kevin Drew (pictured) gets reflective, the Montreal jazz fest turns 40, and Jagger's swagger is back. Also in the headlines are Kelly Jay, Said the Whale, fake bands, L CON, Rockonomics, hip-hop mixtapes, BET Awards, Will.I.Am, O-Town, and Elliot Roberts.

Mark Howard
June 23, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Mark Howard (pictured) talks about working with the greats, Luminato closes with a flourish, and Jane Bunnett describes visa hassles. Also in the headlines are deaf musicals, Strike!, Syrian musicians, The Heavy, Roy Buchanan, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, and Clarence Avant.

Jess Moskaluke
June 21, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A look at prairie country (pictured Jess Moskaluke), musical tips for Pride, and Chris Taylor's Raptors joy. Also in the headlines are Maestro Fresh Wes, Jack White, Helen Murphy, Reggae Girlz, the Beatles, YouTube, Google, Genius, Ultra Festival, Taylor Swift, and Dylan.

Bruce Cockburn
June 19, 2019
by FYI Staff

Bruce Cockburn (pictured) speaks out on Indigenous issues, Raptors energy fuels NXNE, and the Rickshaw Theatre turns 10. Others in the headlines include Corey Hart, Raptor Foot, Saweetie, Sir Lucian Grainge, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Merck Mercuriadis, and US music publishing.

Oh Susanna
June 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Drake and the Raptors party it up in Vegas, Carole Pope does Pride, and Oh Susanna (pictured) reflects upon Johnstown. Also in the headlines are the TSO, Kelly Jay, Sunfest, Céline Dion, DJ Khaled, UMG, bluegrass, Spice Girls, Ronee Blakley, Captain Beefheart, YouTube, Midnight Oil, and AI copyright.