Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

A scene from Tapestry Opera's Shanawdithit
May 17, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Tapestry Opera (pictured) wins indigenous kudos, L’Atelier Grigorian is remembered, and Drake is boycotted. Others in the headlines include Bart, Yvonne Matsell, MVP Project, The Carleton, MMF, Morrissey, Spotify, Roger Daltrey, AMA, Led Zeppelin, Carly Rae Jepsen, the Louvins, and Woodstock 50.

Haviah Mighty
May 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Rapper Haviah Mighty (pictured) delivers an inspiring new album, the fascinating life of maestro Andrew Balfour, and the Drake curse examined. Also in the headlines: Bhad Bhabie, Lennie Gallant, Vampire Weekend, Filthy Friends, Madonna, Ticketmaster, breakbeats Todd Rundgren, Imogen Heap, Ani DiFranco, and Evan Dando.

Merck Mercuriadis
May 13, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Merck Mercuriadis (pictured) and comrades advocate for songwriters, Nils Lofgren remembers Lou Reed, and CMW highlights. Also in headlines: Toronto Bach Festival, shadow,  Art of Time Ensemble, Liz Cooper, rock sidemen, Ed Sheeran, Woodstock, PledgeMusic, Common, R. Kelly, Madonna, Idris Elba, Pras Michel, and Merle Haggard.

Lenny Breau
May 10, 2019
by Kerry Doole

US band The Mountain Goats recruit Toronto talent, remembering guitar genius Lenny Breau (pictured), and Pressa profiled. Also in the headlines: Annette Ducharme, Bend It Like Beckham, Jacob Hoggard, metadata, Don McLean, Chance the Rapper, Tinder, holograms, and Mike Garson.

Photo: Climate Justice Canada
May 8, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Canadian stars endorse a Green New Deal (pictured), suggested CMW musical picks, and Solitair's work with inmates. Also in headlines: Spotify, Jory Nash, Kelly Fraser, PledgeMusic, copyright, Kamasi Washington, Live Nation, Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, and Marina.

Haviah Mighty  Facebook photo
May 6, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Controversy at the IMAs, Haviah Mighty (pictured) hits hard, and the art-rock reincarnation of Art d'Ecco. Also in headlines: Dumb, Emma Stevens, John Southworth, SSO, Dizzy, London Music Awards, Stan Getz, The Cure, Joey DeFrancesco, Edwyn Collins, and The National.

Dan Mangan
May 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Dan Mangan (pictured) delivers a cool birthday present, a new Yoko Ono exhibition, and a record year for ASCAP. Others in headlines include Deliluh, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bob Dylan, beatnik haunts, blockchain, Pete Doherty, Vampire Weekend, Chad Kroeger, and Tunecore.

Ariana Grande  Facebook photo
May 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Ariana Grande (pictured) delivers ear candy, the life of a DJ for an NHL team, and Matt Andersen returns to where his career began. Also in headlines: Westward fest, Rock of Ages, Early Music Festival, TNT Boys, Diana Ross, Spinal Tap, Aldous Harding, Leonard Cohen, and Herb Alpert.

April 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Nav (pictured) keeps it real, Todd Rundgren reflects, and Pink opens up about mental health. Also in the headlines: Hot Docs, Dean Brody, Taylor Swift, Johnny Orlando, Drake, Charlotte Cornfield, Morrissey, Shelley Lazar, Bob Dylan, podcasts, Al Green, Willie Nelson, and Patti Smith.