Music Biz Headlines

Music Biz Headlines

Ra McGuire and Brian Smith of Trooper.  Facebook photo
November 10, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Two Troopers (pictured) announce their retirement, Alanis Morissette is developing an autobiographical TV comedy, and the Astrofest tragedy continues to make news. Also in the headlines are the Nova Scotia Music Awards, The Phoenix, Neil Young, Kaya Usher, Justin Bieber, Alex Porat, Cirque du Soleil, The Mayor of Kingstown, Live Nation, Lucian Grainge, Ed Sheeran, Seeco, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and John Lurie.

Hugh Dillon  Facebook photo
November 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Hugh Dillon (pictured) is about to launch his new TV series, Drake helps make History in Toronto, BC’s live music restrictions are dissed, and tragedy at a Travis Scott show. Also in the headlines are JazzYYC fest, SSO, Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, NSMW, Tom Cochrane, Live Nation, Atlantic Records Benelux, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, Billy Bragg, Van Morrison, Marilyn Manson, Alicia Keys, and Mariah Carey.

Lee Aaron  Facebook photo
November 3, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Michael Wekerle finally officially reopens the El Mocambo, Lee Aaron (pictured) rocks out again, and The Boss eyes blockbuster bucks. Also in the headlines are Leslie Bricusse, Jeffery Straker, Eric Church, Maajja, YouTube, Vevo, UMPG, Grammys, Fetty Wap, Elvis Costello, LL Cool J, Abba, Eva Cassidy, and Asleep At The Wheel.

Martha and the Muffins mural  Facebook photo by Live Music Head
November 1, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Martha and The Muffins return to the fray (pictured), restrictions are lifted for Ontario music clubs, and Randy Bachman gets reflective. Others in the headlines include Majid Jordan, Romane Bonnier, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Our Lady Peace, Fionn, Bovine Sex Club, Jeff Beck, Classified, UnitedMasters, The Go-Go’s, Billy Bragg, Alejandro Escovedo, Ed Sheeran, and Patti Smith.

KTheChosen  Facebook photo
October 27, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Calgarian hip-hop artist  KTheChosen (pictured) releases a concept album, the Guess Who will stay shunned by the Rock Hall of Fame, and live concerts return in Vancouver and Toronto. Others in the headlines include the imagineNATIVE fest, The Trews, Spotify, UMG, streaming analytics, Prince, vinyl, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Dee Pop, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, The Posies, the Beatles, and $uicideboy$.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids  Facebook photo
October 25, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) tackle Indigenous issues, the TSO introduces a new music director, and Ontario lifts capacity limits on bars and nightclubs. Others in the headlines include Peter Peter Soumalias, the CPO, Joni Mitchell, Ellen McIlwaine, IronFest, Oscar Peterson, K-Riz, Leonard Cohen, WMG, vinyl, Ye, Duran Duran, Trent Reznor, Dave Gahan, and Billy Bragg.

Laila Biali
October 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Laila Biali (pictured) collaborates with Jodi Proznick, a new documentary profiles Oscar Peterson, and Roy Forbes celebrates a milestone. Others in the headlines include the CPO, Music Express, June Garber, KKR, Kobalt, Bloodshot Records, music bonds, Foo Fighters, Faust, INXS, Elton John, Rod Zombie, and Caroline Polachek.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse  album graphic
October 18, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.

Serena Ryder  Facebook photo
October 13, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Serena Ryder (pictured) and manager Sandy Pandya discuss ArtHaus, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias bring arena shows back to Canada, and Keith Hampshire recalls the hit Blue Jays song. Others in the headlines include Feist, Paul McCartney, the SOCAN Gala, Tanya Tagaq, Supercrawl, Gord Downie, Kobalt, Hipgnosis, Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby, TikTok, Sony Music, Adele, Tears For Fears, the Stones, and Olivia Rodrigo.

Alessia Cara  Facebook photo
October 7, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Alessia Cara (pictured) muses on pandemic purgatory, The Weeknd teases a new album, and Jann Arden discusses her hit show’s new season. Also in the headlines are Shad, Mitsou, Alanis Obomsawin, Robert Munsch, Kevin Chen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dolly Parton, WMG, Community , Eddy Grant, Little Steven, Tina Turner, Dice, Next Big Sound, Coldplay, Patti Smith, and Adele.

Celine Dion Facebook photo
October 4, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Celine Dion (pictured) is giving her blessing to a new documentary, Dallas Smith curates a fundraising festival, and Leonard Cohen’s doctor’s visit is captured on film. Also in the headlines are Rafael Payare, Morgan Toney, Cadence Weapon, Shan Vincent de Paul, Mr. Morgan, La Rev, Craig Small, Sony Music, LCD Soundsystem, Mickey Guyton, Shaun Ryder, Shakira, the Stones, Alien Weaponry, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Cadence Weapon  Facebook photo
September 30, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Polaris winner Cadence Weapon (pictured) gets political, Fucked Up rock out at The Long Winter, and a planned CAA and ICM merger grabs attention. Others in the headlines include Wine Lips, Arlo Parks, Bob Dylan, Ja Rule, John Lennon, Calgary Opera, Kaleb Hikele, Roblox, TikTok, WMG, Twitch, Britney, Believe, R. Kelly, and the Stones.