Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

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.

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.