Acclaimed TO hip-hop crew Keys N Krates finds a new groove, and Justin, Beyonce et al find a new language. Also in the headlines are Roxy Music, WHFS, Cuneiform, The Smiths, Moog, Vancouver shows, Hillsburn, Mike Nesmith, Omhouse, Tafelmusik, and Leaving Thomas.
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Music Biz Headlines
Spotify is helping Germans pair up with dogs sharing their musical tastes, and stars were given a pre-Grammy security briefing. Also in the headlines, ticket reselling, Barbara Hannigan, Fifty Shades, Toronto rap, Bruce Cockburn, Lights, First Aid Kit, Kathleen Battle, and Neil Portnow.
Superstar singers like Celine Dion are running into voice problems and a top music publishing exec ponders sexual harassment in the industry. Also in the headlines are Andy Hines, Maren Morris, the Aga Khan Museum, Oh Susanna, Susan Aglukark, Sportsfan, Laila Biali, Justin Timberlake, and Vancouver concerts.
Jack White cracks down on phones at his shows, and Elton John, Slayer, and Lynyrd Skynyrd all announce final tours. Also in the headlines are Mark E. Smith, Rush, The Smiths, Dolores O'Riordan, Bon Jovi, Petunia, Jeremiah McDade, and William Prince.
Neil Diamond leaves the tour road behind and a look into the chaos behind Exile On Main Street. Those also in the headlines today include Bob Dylan, A Tribe Called Red, Stanley Booth, Rigoletto, Justin Timberlake, female producers, and The Balconies.
Swedish music has been dominating global charts, and the Grammys recognise that hip-hop is here to stay. Also in today's look at the headlines, John Mann, Lindi Ortega, Justin Timberlake, rising Toronto stars, Andre Ethier, Lee Ann Womack, the Beatles, The Black Eyed Peas, protest music, and Sass Jordan.
Alex Lifeson is enjoying life after Rush, and Drake's Raptor ties are boosting basketball in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Dolores O'Riordan, Cadence Weapon, Spice World, Prince, Richard Lloyd, Dolly Parton, K.Flay, and teen social media stars.
Bruce Allen offers sage advice, and Johnny Cash's famed Folsom Prison concert is being chronicled. Also making headlines are Stephan Moccio in The Launch, Facebook changes, Janis Joplin, Burdock Piano Fest, Bono, Gotye, Lana Del Rey, and Tune-Yards.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons faces flak Down Under, and Shane MacGowan's peers help celebrate his 60th. Also in the headlines are Swedish pop, Eric Clapton, The Launch, the Sam's sign, Nude Party, Marker Starling, and Cold Specks.
Ian Tyson opens up to fellow cowboy poet Corb Lund, and notorious rock critic Lester Bangs inspires a play. Also in the headlines are Paul McCartney, Whitney Rose, Moog, opera singers, female rockers, and British reggae.
A new documentary explores the fascinating history of Berlin's Hansa Studios. Those also in the headlines include Joan Baez, Bono, Toscanini, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Jimmy Iovine, Lana Del Rey, Lenny Breau, George Michael, and Pat DiNizio.
My Way inspiration, France Gall, passes, Canadian clown busted in Japan, music downloads in trouble, Harris Institute named best-in-class, Nashville show doubles down on talent, plus a newsstand of other headlines to keep you from your work today.