Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Junior Boys
October 26, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Tom Cochrane is honored by Alex Lifeson at the SOCAN Gala, electro-pop duo Junior Boys (pictured) deliver a new album, and Taylor Swift's new release grabs media  attention. Also in the headlines are Arcade Fire, Bran Van 3000, Play de Record, Michael Buble, Kid Koala, Jill Barber, Gord Downie, the TSO, The Zac Brown Band, Carly Rae Jepsen, Apple Music, Ye, TikTok, Spotify, SoundExchange, merch, Muddy Waters, Andy Partridge, Robert Fripp, Punk Rock Museum, and Daniel Radcliffe.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
October 11, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) speaks her emotional truth, Carly Rae and Rufus team up, and BMI is changing its business model. Also in the headlines are Barbra Lica, Ernesto Cervini, Justin Bieber, Primary Wave, COC, The Ostara Project, RATM, COC, Michael Buble, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Meghan Lindsay, Steve Lacy, Alvvays, Loretta Lynn, Anton Fier, TikTok, Met Opera, WMG,  Linda Ronstadt, Tina Weymouth, and Bond music.

Cowboy Junkies  Facebook photo
October 5, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Cowboy Junkies (pictured) release a long-lost album, Nickelback know the value of silence, and Steven Page gets reflective. Also in the headlines are Born Ruffians, TSO, The Art of Time Ensemble, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Neil Young, Tegan and Sara, Elton John, Frankie Valli, Rocket Norton, Loretta Lynn, The Who, The Emerson String Quartet, Genesis, Hipgnosis, WMG, Spotify, Rolling Stones, Triller, Miles Davis, Arctic Monkeys, John Drury, Louis Cole, Roger Waters, and Maren Morris.

Glenn Gould   Facebook photo
September 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

A look at the genius of Glenn Gould (pictured), The Weeknd's return home is a triumph, and Basia Bulat nurtures her songs. Also in the headlines are Paul Pigat, Canadian jazz, Daniel Lanois, Whitehorse, Lil Baby, Jody Upshaw, Savannah Ré, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, Napster, Dr. John, Pearl Jam, Miki Berenyi, Grace Jones, Def Jam, Roxy Music, Sharon Osbourne, and Courtney Pine.

Jessie Reyez  Facebook photo
September 21, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Jessie Reyez (pictured) looks inward on her new album, Daniel Lanois keeps looking forward, and an homage to Hotel California. Also in the headlines are Ombiigizi, Miranda Currie, Justin Trudeau, Nav, TSO, Allison Russell, Come From Away, HPO, TIFF, WMG, Robert Kyncl, Resso, Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye west, David Bowie, and Linying.

Jeremy Fisher  Photo: Remi Theriault
September 15, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Sara Quin becomes a new mom, Jeremy Fisher (pictured) launches a new animated kids TV show, and Taylor Swift creates a stir at TIFF. Also in the headlines are Rolling Loud, classical concerts, Roxy Music, Alanna Stuart, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, YouTube, Sir Lucian Grainge, Elton John, Queen Elizabeth, Mercury Prize, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Sixthman, Little River Band, Harry Styles, Glen Matlock, and Blondie.

Buffy Sainte-Marie  Facebook photo
September 7, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Justin Bieber postpones his Justice tour dates, Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) carries on at TIFF, and The Weeknd's voice gives out. Also in the headlines are Feist, Win Butler, Avril Lavigne, Washing Machine, Gorillaz, Chixdiggit, Jade Eagleson, Taylor Hawkins, festival woes, Kane Brown, Get Back, Wet Leg, Megan Thee Stallion, Joey DeFrancesco, Maren Morris, and Tank.

Avril Lavigne  Facebook photo
August 30, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Avril Lavigne (pictured) enters Hollywood Walk of Fame, Win Butler comes under serious fire, and a battle at the merch table. Also in the headlines are Talli Osborne, Supercrawl, Metric, Avery Raquel, Blondie, Denman Island, Kobalt, Triller, Sony Music, Paul Kelly, NFTs, Taylor Swift, YouTube, Ozzy Osbourne, Rachel Nagy, Britney, Gulsen, and Jimmy Cliff.

 

Iskwe and Tom Wilson  Facebook photo
August 24, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Hamilton artists Tom Wilson and Iskwē  (pictured) team up, George Fox looks back on a Hall of Fame career, and a biography of Art Bergmann is coming. Others in the headlines include Gord Lewis, The Music Hall, Grimes and The Weeknd, Joni Mitchell, Alex Cuba, Maritime rap, Michael Bublé, Tegan and Sara, Blonde Diamond, Blue Rodeo, Live Nation, Sony Music Japan, David Johansen, Demi Lovato, The Chats, Beyonce,  MTV Video Music Awards, Fetty Wap, AI, Marty Stuart, and Derrick Morgan.

Gord Lewis  Facebook photo
August 16, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Gord Lewis (pictured) is remembered, The Sadies discuss the loss of Dallas Good and a new album, and Matt Andersen shines at Edmonton fest. Also in the headlines are Matt Steele, Tallies, Cartel Madras, Mariel Buckley, Haley Blais, Wild Hearts tour, BEAMS, Squonk, Hipgnosis, Spotify, TikTok, Tencent, Bob Marley, Steve Earle, Pollen, K-Pop, James Burton, Eno & Byrne, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.

Digging Roots  Facebook photo
August 10, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Sara Quin welcomes motherhood, Digging Roots (pictured) explore songlines, and chaos at Kultureland. Also in the headlines are Chantal Kreviazuk, Drake, Glenn Gould, Osheaga, copyright laws, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ron Hawkins, Colyn Cameron, Live Nation, Barbara Mandrell, Mickey Jupp, Emmaline Rasmussen, David Bowie, Woodstock 99, Rolling Stones, Fender, and Archie Roach.