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The Business of Being A Band

I’m very excited to announce our first Music Technology Event of 2017 is May 30th at the beautiful Shopify Offices in Downtown Toronto. We are very lucky to have this amazing Canadian technology company helping us out with our event.  They are not only a great company but are doing great things in the community as well. This [&hellip.. more

The Fyre Festival’s Problems Go Back Further Than the Actual Festival

The implosion of the Fyre Festival is the car crash that people can’t stop staring at. The New York Times explains: A few days after the spectacular collapse of the Fyre Festival, just as federal investigators began to circle the wreckage, the event’s would-be mastermind, Billy McFarland, was still making promises. His failed event was [&hellip.. more

Jack White’s New Project is a Children’s Book. No, Really.

At first look, it’s kinda Dr. Seuss-y. Look a little longer and it feels like a White Stripes project. And it is–sort of. Jack White’s new children’s book. We Going to be Friends, riffs on the Stripes’ song of the same name. The book follows the Suzy Lee “as she goes to school with her books [&hellip.. more

Dinosaur Jr. J Mascis Kills It on “Funny or Die”

J Mascis is not the most emotive guy you’ll ever meet, but he knows how to put that good use when to comedy. In this Funny or Die clip called “Long Haired Businessman,” he’s fired, rehired and fired again. Long Haired Businessmen – Firing Jay (Feat. J Mascis) from Funny Or Die.. more

Quick: Name the First Canadian Band to Make a Music Video

One of the coolest things about all the Canada 150 celebrations are all the features people are writing on our history. For example, the Ottawa Citizen tells us that a local band called The Esquires were (probably) the first Canadian band to shoot a music video. An Ottawa entrepreneur named Mac Levin like the band [&hellip.. more

New Music From The Inbox: The Mae Trio, Twin Bandit, Basement Revolver & more!

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) Artist: The Mae Trio Song: “Well Enough Alone” Album/EP: Take Care Take Cover Melbourne’s The Mae Trio has returned with a foot stompin’ new single entitled, “Well Enough Alone.” Off of their forthcoming sophomore effort, Take Care Take Cover, which is due out on May 26th, the track pulses with the [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Monday, May 22, 2017

It’s a holiday Monday for us in Canada, but since this site has readers around the world, I feel obligated to offer up some music news for May 22. Chris Cornell’s funeral has been set for Las Vegas on Friday. Another commentary on the sad fate of grunge. Please, Eddie, stay safe. If you’re into [&hellip.. more

Trent Reznor Wants to Sell His Beverly Hills Mansion for $5.75 Million

In Toronto. $5.75 million would buy a nice place in the Rosedale neighborhood of Toronto on somewhere in West Vancouver. In Beverly Hills, it’ll get you Trent Reznor’s mansion. The house at 1663 Summitridge Drive has five bedrooms and four bathrooms spread over 4,317 square feet on a half-acre lot. Built in 1966, the house includes [&hellip.. more

I’m Trying to Imagine Eddie Vedder’s Headspace Right Now.

First, it was Kurt, dead of a shotgun blast to the head. Then it was Layne Staley, who turned into a drug-addicted hermit, eventually dying alone of an overdose, his body not found for two weeks. This past week, it was Chris Cornell. The only frontman of the Big Four of Grunge still left alive [&hellip.. more

Awkward: Donald Trump Dances at Saudi Welcome Ceremony

The Saudis went all out with the welcome they gave Donald Trump when he arrived in the kingdom on his first foreign trip. Unfortunately for Donald (and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson), they were expected to dance along with the ceremony.. more

No, You Can’t Reserve Chris Cornell’s Detroit Hotel Room

What’s wrong with people? According to some reports, the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit has been receiving requests about room 1136, the suite in which Chris Cornell died Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Although the doorframe has been repaired (it was kicked in by Chris’ bodyguard when there was no reply to his frantic knocks), the $600/night [&hellip.. more

Stone Sour Offers Chris Cornell Tribute at Rock on the Range Festival

The tributes keep coming for Chris Cornell. On the first night of the Rock on the Range festival in Ohio on Friday–the day Soundgarden was supposed to headline–three acts paid their respects. First, Bush covered “Black Hole Sun.” Then Live performed “I Am the Highway” by Audioslave, which led into the lights dimming and images [&hellip.. more

Toronto’s Q107 Turning 40 This Week

Video never quite got this radio star. One of the mainstays of Toronto over the decades, Q107 is turning the big 4-0 this week. To celebrate, the station is hosting a birthday bash at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on June 2. But let’s talk briefly about their history, shall we? Broadcasting at 107.1 FM, Q [&hellip.. more

Today’s Neat Music App: Shared Playlists & Compare Tastes

Where do you usually go to find new music? Spotify playlists or radio programs are usually a good place to start, that’s for sure. But for me, I tend to trust my friends a bit more than on-air strangers or an algorithm. In the past that usually meant digging through a friend’s record collection or [&hellip.. more

Really Think It Through – When Band Names Go Bad

Coming up with a band name can sometimes be even harder than making music. It needs to be memorable and catchy, but also representative of your style and attitude. Well OK, many bands choose to stray from the ‘formula’, but the last thing you want to do is shoot yourself in the foot. If your [&hellip.. more

Pemberton Music Festival Files For Bankruptcy. No Refunds, Apparently.

Oh gosh, now another festival has a mess on their hands. BC’s Pemberton Music Festival filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, meaning the 2017 event is cancelled. Even worse – because of the bankruptcy, festival organizers are incapable of offering any sort of automatic ticket refunds. British company Ernst & Young’s Canadian branch have been [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Saturday, May 20, 2017

And how’s the May 2-4 weekend for you so far? (I had to explain the “2-4” reference to a non-Canadian. Her reply “But don’t Canadians get drunk every weekend?”) And now, the music news for May 20. Iron Maiden fans won’t be hearing this song in concert for a while. I offered this guest post [&hellip.. more

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