Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

April 15, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Teenage Head (pictured) keeps rocking, Carly Rae gets destructive, and anti-scalping plans. Also in the headlines: Michael Bublé, Gino Vannelli, Drake, BSS, Nick Mason, iHeartMedia, Robin Thicke, John Fogerty, Bruce Hornsby, neo-soul, BTS, Mac DeMarco, and Milton Berle.

PUP   Photo: Vanessa Heins
April 10, 2019
by Kerry Doole

PUP (pictured) is on a roll, Gordon Lightfoot gets profiled, and the global value of music copyright rises. Also in the headlines: Dirty Radio, Earl Sweatshirt, King Crimson, Buckman Coe, R, Kelly, David Gilmour, Justin Bieber, Jane Siberry, Tanya Tagaq, Lang Lang, and Google Play Music.

Ed Robertson with SOCAN Award   Facebook photo
April 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Ed Robertson's Big Bang Theory theme (pictured), the legacy of Kurt Cobain, and Shawn Mendes' search for fun. Also in the headlines: Carmine Street Guitars, Rita Chiarelli, The Weeknd, Dave Davies, Khalid, Slash, psychedelia, Tom Petty, Nickelback, and David Crosby. 

NAV
April 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The resurgence of Snow, a tribute to Joe Hall, and NAV (pictured) hits No. 1. Also in the headlines: Maestro Fresh-Wes, Measha Brueggergosman, Stephen Fearing, Ben Caplan, Damian Marley, Spotify, YouTube, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jeff Buckley.

April 3, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The famous pianos of Glenn Gould, more Rock Hall ceremony highlights, (pictured) Mick Jagger takes a pause, plus updates about Devours, IMAs, Ontario fests, IFPI, Phil Lynott, Spotify, Billie Eilish, Eric Clapton, Mott The Hoople, and Wanda Jackson.

Wintersleep  Photo: Norman Wong
April 1, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Wintersleep (pictured) explores new terrain, Sir Mick recuperates on the beach, a history of The Commodore, and highlights of the Rock Hall's inductions. Also in the headlines: Spotify, Jesse Cook, Toronto concerts, Kiwi jr, Lisa Brokop, TSO, Martin Bandier, indie promoters, Aretha Franklin, Record Store Day, Alessia Cara, Ratso Sloman.

Voivod
March 29, 2019
by Kerry Doole

In the headlines today: PledgeMusic problems plague Canadian artists, Voivod (pictured) on a roll, Monster Truck, Donna Grantis, Nikki’s Wives, Cardi B, Lou Reed, Vangelis, Sandy Denny, Keith Richards, Roxy Music, SoundExchange, Taking Back Sunday, and Jeremy Dutcher.

Orville Peck FB photo
March 27, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The country masquerades of Orville Peck (pictured), Godin Guitars are a Montreal success story, and UK rising star Sam Fender. Also in the headlines: Canadian reggae, Michael Cavanagh, Dr. Dre, Steve Earle, Marc Martel, BMG, Motley Crue, and Alan Krueger.

Ed Bickert
March 25, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Guitar genius Ed Bickert (pictured) is remembered, Donna Grantis learned from Prince, and Barbra Streisand sparks outrage. Also featured: Matt Epp, Kanye West, Hailey Baldwin, Debbie Harry, Andre Williams, Phil Collins, Dubmatix, Rosanne Cash, the Stones, and Suzi Quatro.

Jeremy Dutcher  Photo: Feldman Agency
March 22, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The unlikely friendship between Arkells and Jeremy Dutcher (pictured), Winnipeg's Pantages Theatre is for sale, and Grimes announces a new concept album. Also in headlines: Guy Oseary, streaming figures, Robert Smith, Roger Waters, Woodstock 50, and Hayes Carll.

Shawn Mendes  Facebook photo
March 20, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Shawn Mendes (pictured) nearly sweeps and other Juno Awards stories, Chilina Kennedy does a beautiful job as Carole King, and memories of Toni Myers. Also in the headlines are CPO, Winnipeg Arts Council, Google, SXSW, MySpace, The Bouncing Souls, Dick Dale, Drake, Philip Anselmo, Jason Hardink, Jerry Lee Lewis, Timbaland, and Peloton.