Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Balaklava Blues  Facebook photo
March 13, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Ukrainian-Canadian musicians like Balaklava Blues (pictured) fight grief and rage, Matt Andersen keeps it simple, and Bryan Adams will keep playing the hits. Also in the headlines are the Halifax scene, Holger Petersen, Ziggy Sigmund, boycotted Russian artists, Men Without Hats, Sony Music, Warner Music, Kobalt, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Michael Huppe, Dream Syndicate, RHCP, King Crimson, and Traci Braxton.

Hill Kourkoutis  Facebook photo
March 9, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Hill Kourkoutis (pictured) makes Juno history, Jean Grand-Maître says goodbye with a Bowie ballet, and the US record industry reports record revenues. Also in the headlines are the Kubasonics, Brian Auger, Luna Li, Orville Peck, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Shambhala, Alessia Cara, UMG, Kobalt, TikTok, Glass Animals, Ed Sheeran, The Grammys, Madonna, music fests, Dua Lipa, Kanye, Morgan Wallen, Harry Styles, and Mick Fleetwood.

Peach Pit
March 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Peach Pit (pictured) deliver a new album, Philip Glass has a premiere in Toronto, and Michael Bublé reinforces his Filipino connections. Others in the headlines include Harrison Kennedy, Betty Boo, Toronto venues, Propeller Arcade Bar, Betty Moon, Maylee Todd, the El Mocambo, Nicky 'Dread' Taylor, Daniel Wesley, UMG, Pussy Riot, Bandcamp, Don Letts, and Cary Baker.

Andrea Ramolo  Facebook photo
March 2, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Andrea Ramolo (pictured) discusses her new album and tour, Avril Lavigne returns to form, and the music community turns against Russia. Also in the headlines are TikTok, Tate McRae, Emma Rush, NOBRO, Stereolab, Bauhaus, Neil Diamond, Bandcamp, Jay-Z, Spotify, spouge, Mitski, Robert Glasper, Nick Cave, and Mark Lanegan.

Fefe Dobson  Facebook photo
February 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The return of Fefe Dobson (pictured), Dallas Good is remembered, and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin replaces Putin supporter Valery Gergiev. Others in the headlines include Leonard Cohen, Kanye West, Basia Bulat, Oscar Peterson, Kathleen Edwards, Mitchell Marcus, DijahSB, Sham Family, BlackRock, Ukrainian artists, Francis Ford Coppola, James Brown, movie scoring, and David Bowie.

AHI  Facebook photo
February 22, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Soulful songsmith AHI (pictured) is profiled, Alan Doyle announces his first live album, and Ed Robertson and Rush go full-tilt on a pinball project. Others in the headlines include Katie Tupper, Def Jam India, Molson Park, COC, Armoury studios, Splinterlands, Billie Eilish, Madonna, BTS, Ronnie Spektor, and Mark Lanegan.

Colin Stetson  Facebook photo
February 20, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Avant-garde saxophonist Colin Stetson (pictured) scores a horror film, Side Door is taking acts to SXSW, and the passing of Duane Lavold is noted. Also in the headlines are Dear Rouge, Winterfolk, Sony Music Publishing, Sara Bernstein, Will Butler, Isaac Wood, Lavender Country, Coachella, Judy Tint, David Crosby, Record Store Day, Jason Isbell, and Tears For Fears.

Measha Brueggergosman-Lee  Facebook photo
February 16, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Measha Brueggergosman-Lee (pictured) describes her new project, sad music will heal winter blues, and Timbiebs are another hit for Justin. Also in the headlines are Earl Johnson, John Lawson, James Gordon, Shawn Pierce, SOCAN, Jean Norman Iadeluca, SoundCloud, Stevie Nicks, Super Bowl, NFTs, Morgan Wallen, Sleng Teng, Barry Manilow, and Astrud Gilberto.

Graphic for Aline
February 13, 2022
by Kerry Doole

An offbeat film inspired by Celine (pictured) grabs attention, DJ Shub launches War Club, and Tears for Fears recall Toronto memories. Others in the headlines include Donny Gerrard, Stingray, Pretty Archie, Orville Peck, the Superbowl, Drake, Spotify, Sting, UMG, Reservoir, Snoop Dogg, Fleetwood Mac, and James Blunt.

Adele  Facebook photo
February 9, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Adele (pictured) triumphs at the BRITS, Neil Young renews his attack on Spotify, and Bill King’s book gets a rave review in LA. Also in the headlines are Hugh’s Room, Tanya Tagaq, the CD revival, Will Butler, Chalcedony, Royal City Studios, Warner Chappell, Travis Scott, Linda Lindas, Led Zeppelin, Caetano Veloso, Glastonbury, and Bob Dylan.

Ruby Singh  Photo: Christine Cofsky
February 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Ruby Singh (pictured) is a force to be reckoned with, Measha Brueggergosman-Lee has an eclectic new series, and more strife for Spotify. Others in the headlines include DijahSB, Bad Pop, Rainbow Robert, Failure, Apple Music, Nikki Sixx, The Smiths, Ronnie Wood, cassettes, Lady A, and David Byrne.

Jann Arden  Facebook photo
February 3, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Neil Young's Spotify boycott continues to reverberate, Jann Arden (pictured) is out promoting her new album, and Mel Shaw is remembered. Others in the headlines include Rihanna, Drake, Sony Music, Aline, P.J. Perry, Maylee Todd, Bobby Herriot, heritage artists, one of, Roblox, Troy Carter, Chris Strachwitz, Kanye West, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.