Neil Young and Joni Mitchell (pictured) head an artists revolt against Spotify, Justin Bieber sets a new streaming record, and Billy Talent make a grand statement. Others in the headlines include Tidal, Maria Callas, Bandcamp, Cirque du Soleil, Drake, Railway Club, Universal Music, WMG, James Blunt, the Beatles, Kanye West, Rihanna, Patti Smith, Inflo, and Alan Jackson.
Music Biz Headlines
Music Biz Headlines
Neil Young (pictured) removes his music from Spotify, Sony Music buys Bob Dylan’s recorded music catalog, and Ontario covid restrictions still impact live music. Also in the headlines are The Glenn Gould Foundation, ASD Band, the Top Drawers, Ben Sures, Patrick Moxey, Kanye West, the Beatles, Julian Lennon, JazzTimes Critics’ Poll, Dope Lemon, Elton John, Damon Albarn, and Taylor Swift.
Toronto songstress Charlotte Cornfield (pictured) gets a boost from Rolling Stone, Billy Talent show they’re survivors, and Drake is now on the syllabus. Others in the headlines include R. Dean Taylor, Sony Music, Tanya Tagaq, Hunter Brothers, Kiefer Sutherland, Ultra Records, Neil Young, Adele, WMG, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Gibson, Weird Al, Brian Eno, and music docs.
CLMA issues a regulation guide, Bob Moses (pictured) discuss a new track, and Drom Taberna brings live music back to Toronto. Also in the headlines are Simple Plan, Winterfolk, Vivek Shraya, Proper Music Group, WMG, Arc Angels, Peleton, David Bowie, Fanny, Elvis Costello, Ronnie Spector, Castro Theatre, Jay-Z, and Ralph Emery.
Mother Mother (pictured) updates its viral TikTok track, Harpdog Brown is remembered fondly, and a look at music catalogue valuations. Also in the headlines are Broken Social Scene, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jody Upshaw, Chastity, Pimco, Taylor Swift, Monarch, Kanye West, Coachella, The Lumineers, Flaming Lips, Harry Styles, and Drivin’ N’ Cryin’.
Danny Michel (pictured) slots into a new activity, Hamilton’s Staircase Theatre is another pandemic casualty, and major label revenue surges. Also in the headlines are NEXT magazine, Gideon Arthurs, Lucian Grainge, Capitol, Africori, Primary Wave, Paul Rodgers, Morgan Wallen, Elvis Costello, Coachella, Poly Styrene, and Allen Toussaint.
Rush gets its own pinball machine (pictured), The Weeknd’s new album gets rave reviews, and vinyl sales increase. Also in the headlines are pandemic shutdowns, Calgary’s rising stars, the ECC, Mayfield Dinner Theatre, Primus, Andrew Mosker, catalog sales, John Legend, Terry Allen, Judy Collins, Bobby Rush, and Bizarrap.
Guitar hero Domenic Troiano (pictured) is remembered, Bryan Adams has cinematic ambition, and Kensington Sound turns 50. Also in the headlines are The Weeknd, theatre shutdowns, Jack Long, Catseye, Sean Kelly, Denise Ho, David Bowie, Spotify, 2022 predictions, Kodak Black, Elton John, Nirvana, Slade, and David Lee Roth.
A jam session with The Sadies (pictured) and Mike Nesmith is recalled, the shuttering of Come From Away is a major blow, and music notables lost in 2021 are remembered. Others in the headlines include Jay Ferguson, Jean-Marc Vallée, Joni Mitchell, Ralph, Jhyve, Neil Young, SoundExchange, Drake, vinyl, T-Pain, Patti Smith, Ed Sheeran, Janice Long, Flying Nun, and Issa Rae.
Michael Bublé (pictured) treats himself to Timbiebs, Anne Murray steps away from memory lane, and TikTok star Brooklynne Webb is in control. Also in the headlines are the Horseshoe Tavern, Daniel Pelton, KKR, ZZ Top, CD Baby, WMG, reggaeton, Xmas singles, Mark Lanegan, and Pink Floyd.
The Anne Murray: Full Circle doc (pictured) is now streaming on CBC, Rosalie Trombley makes the New York Times, and big changes for The Dirty Nil. Others in the headlines include Les Emmerson, Molly Johnson, SATE, Classified, SOCAN, Sony Music, Bruce Springsteen, Billie Eilish, Keanu Reeves, BandLab, Nathaniel Rateliff, Alan Vega, and Norah Jones.
An in-depth look at hitmaker Stephan Moccio (pictured), mavericks Hawksley Workman and Kevin Breit join forces, and high marks for Arkells’ Grey Cup show. Also in the headlines are Amaal, Hawksley Workman, No, It’s Fine., Joe Keithley, Kardinal Offishall, Matt Andersen, MIDEM, Capitol Records, Spotify, Utopia, Rob Stringer, Brad Pitt, Olivia Rodrigo, Springsteen, West Side Story, and Xmas music.