Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Ed Bickert
March 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Guitar genius Ed Bickert (pictured) is remembered, Donna Grantis learned from Prince, and Barbra Streisand sparks outrage. Also featured: Matt Epp, Kanye West, Hailey Baldwin, Debbie Harry, Andre Williams, Phil Collins, Dubmatix, Rosanne Cash, the Stones, and Suzi Quatro.

Jeremy Dutcher  Photo: Feldman Agency
March 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The unlikely friendship between Arkells and Jeremy Dutcher (pictured), Winnipeg's Pantages Theatre is for sale, and Grimes announces a new concept album. Also in headlines: Guy Oseary, streaming figures, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, Woodstock 50, and Hayes Carll.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
March 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.

Jann Arden  FB photo
March 18, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Jann Arden (pictured) shines in her new show, the attractions of house concerts, and plenty of Juno-related stories. Also in the headlines are Bry Webb, Robyn, Jesse Parent, Madison Olds, Sook-Yin Lee, The Greatest Showman, Ed Sheeran, Sandstorm, Spotify, Avril Lavigne, Special Olympics, The Sadies, Hal Blaine, K-pop, The Mekons, the 45 RPM single, and The Pixies.

Tyler Shaw
March 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Tyler Shaw (pictured) gets inspired by an astronaut, Celine Dion does Aretha proud, and Dallas Green on the perils of touring. Also in the headlines are Jack Pine and The Fire, the Junos, The Strumbellas, Cat Empire, Fist of Facts, Johni Esho, Pointed Sticks, Danielle Todd, Theatre Calgary, Drake, De La Soul, Johnny Rotten, Ryan Cook, Britney Spears, Mötley Crüe, Martin Phillipps, Lou Pearlman, David Byrne, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Emmanuel Jal   Facebook photo
March 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.

Corey Hart
March 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.

Snow, via Instagram
March 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Snow (pictured) on the comeback trail, musicians fight climate change, and Drake opens a sports bar. Others in the headlines include B.A. Johnston, NAC, Solange, ESO, vinyl stores, Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Pete Townshend, Keith Flint, Nils Lofgren, Michelle Obama, and Somali disco.

Sting at Horseshoe Tavern FB photo
March 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Doug Putman, Sting (pictured) revisits an old haunt, a Ramones-themed play comes to Toronto, and Drake and Meek Mill pal around. Also in the headlines are Kirk Brandon, Michael Jackson, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Tina Turner, inMusic Brands, Sondheim, Buddy Guy, Kobalt, Morrissey, The Breunion Boys, jukebox musicals, and Royal Trux.

Jackie Shane
March 4, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Toronto musician Richard Armin disputes Green Book's veracity, the extraordinary life of Jackie Shane (pictured), and Avril Lavigne’s faith Others making headlines include Queen, Music and Motion, Ryan Adams, Hollerado, C-pop, Mark Hollis, Teddy Pendergrass, Roxy Music, Liberty Media, Harry Nilsson, Lucian Grainge, Lee Scratch Perry, drill, Neverland Ranch, Austin Music Awards, Gene Simmons, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Frank Gehry.

Vince Staples FB photo
March 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Live Nation has a boom year, Vince Staples (pictured) gets confessional, rumours of Record Store Day releases, and Michael Jackson is under scrutiny. Also in the headlines are Foreigner, Shaye Zadravec, Avril Lavigne, VCC, King’s X, Coachella, R. Kelly,  Bonnaroo, ASCAP, De La Soul, Lou Reed, Queen, and Drake.

Bernard Fowler
February 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The impressive resume of Bernard Fowler (pictured), Ellen McIlwaine’s far-flung tastes, and the steamy pairing of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Also in the headlines are Halsey and Yungblud, Montreal Jazz Fest, ESO, Rivers Cuomo, Yann Tiersen, Music City, Marc Martel, Dolly Parton, Rhiannon Giddens, Johnny Cash, Rickie Lee Jones, and David Bowie.