Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

August 3, 2022
by Kerry Doole

A documentary portrait of Shania Twain (pictured) is now out, Drizzy honours Canadian hip-hop pioneers, and concert cancellations hurt fans. Also in the headlines are Mother Mother, Vancouver concerts, One Republic, Beyonce, TikTok, Cecilia Concerts, LJ Tyson, Sony Music, Bob Dylan, car radios, Shakira, Shopify, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.

Joni Mitchell at Newport  Facebook photo
July 27, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Joni Mitchell makes a triumphant return to the Newport Folk Fest (pictured), Hammer rockers Monster Truck perform at a hometown fest, and an A-list of Canadian hip-hop and R&B stars play an OVO show tonight. Also in the headlines are Allison Russell, iskwē and Tom Wilson, RATM, Soundcloud, Bramwell Tovey, Vera, Erin Costelo, Lucy Dacus, Dan Mangan, Facebook, Kobalt, sync licensing, Bruce, Ticketmaster, Strange Fruit, Epidemic Sound, CMA, Lady Gaga, George Jones, and NYC punk.

Roger Waters  Facebook photo
July 20, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Roger Waters (pictured) disses Drake and The Weeknd, a Supreme Court decision goes against songwriters, and a new Leonard Cohen doc hits theatres. Also in the headlines are the Rogers outage, renforshort, Tami Neilson, C.Ross, Blue Coupe, Mama's Broke, Montreal Jazz Festival, anders, K-Days, Melissa Stylianou, Hipgnosis, Snapchat, Believe, Kanye West, Giveon, Adele, and Steve Lacy.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
July 12, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) takes a mental health break, outrage after the Rogers outage nixes The Weeknd's big hometown show, and Tami Neilson returns home. Others in the headlines include Metric, Boris Brott, Field Trip, Gene Champagne, Max Martin, Kim Mitchell, Colin Clarke, Mariposa, Leonard Cohen, Sondra Radvanovsky, Mdundo, the vinyl shortage, Bob Dylan, Nipsey Hussle, and Pussy Riot.

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings
July 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings (pictured) deliver a new album, Drake buddies up to Backstreet Boys, and The Montreal International Jazz Festival Festival is in full swing. Also in the headlines are Don Cullen, Ken Yates, Leonard Cohen, BrottOpera, Dali Van Gogh, Jasmyn Burke, Spotify, Deezer, Frank Zappa, Ricky Martin, Jim Ed Norman, Kanye West, Billie Joe Armstrong, Babyface, Logic, Love, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Arkells at Rally concert Hamilton  Facebook photo
June 29, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Arkells (pictured) rally their fans and discuss their new album, Tami Neilson scores a prestigious rave review, and Drake sells his LA party compound. Also in the headlines are Alexisonfire, Rory Dodd, gas prices, Diljit Dosanjh, Garth Brooks, Graham Brown, stars vs SCOTUS, Mel Warner Day, TikTok, CAA, MANifesto, Stephen Stills, Steve Cooper, Paul McCartney, John Williams, Elvis, and BTS.

The Zolas    Facebook photo
June 22, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Zolas (pictured) and Alexisonfire return in style, the inspirational impact of Avril Lavigne, and Drake's new album drones on. Also in the headlines are Canadian reggae, Charlotte Day Wilson, HJF, VSO, Steve Strongman, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Web3, Reservoir, Paul McCartney, BTS, Beyonce,  Eurovision Song Contest, Kate Bush, Arthur Brown, and Brian Wilson.

Shane Yellowbird  Facebook photo
June 15, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The late country star Shane Yellowbird is remembered, The Onyx Experience salutes black Canadian rock artists, and Jonathan Kawchuk draws inspiration from the Rockies. Also in the headlines are Jacob Hoggard, Buddy Guy, Fatuma Adar, Nickelback, Phoebe Bridgers, Ethan Surman, Charlie Montoyo, Harrison Kennedy, Sidhu Moose Wala, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, the Grammys, the NFT swindle, Tommy Mottola, Kate Bush, Anitta, voguing, Toby Keith, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Sheepdogs
June 8, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The Sheepdogs (pictured) are happy living in the past, a milestone anniversary for Avril Lavigne, and Tate McRae thrives on pressure. Others in the headlines include Tami Neilson, Something Else!, Louise Glatt, Vancouver Opera, Hugh’s Room Live, Justin Bieber, Cadence Weapon, Patrick Dexter, The Strokes, Universal Music Group , Virgin, Chris Blackwell, Drive-By Truckers, Post Malone, Ringo Starr, and Johnny Rotten.

Rolling Stones Live at The El Mocambo graphic
June 1, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Tributes pour in for Ronnie Hawkins and Michael Wrycraft, a Stones gig at The El Mocambo (pictured) had a huge impact, and a TV series boosts a Kate Bush classic. Also in the headlines are Lester Smith, Scotia Festival of Music, Hopscotch Fest, Vancouver punks, Railway Club, UMG, TikTok, Bob Dylan, Russian oligarchs, Eminem, Abba, Mavis and Levon, BTS, Billy Bragg, and The Sex Pistols.

Crystal Shawanda  Facebook photo
May 25, 2022
by Kerry Doole

Crystal Shawanda (pictured) moves from country to blues, Josh Ramsay goes solo in grand style, and Ought is reborn as Cola. Also in the headlines are John Derringer, Tess Parks, The Bros. Landreth, Nicole Lizée, Stratford fest, Caribou, Tesher, NAC, J. Cole, Rich Aucoin, Patrick Watson, The Weeknd, Willie Stratton, Elon Musk, Paul McCartney, Tencent Music, tsundoku, Bruce Springsteen, John Doe, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tears for Fears, and Taylor Swift.

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.