Music Sector Headlines, February 22, 2022

Saxophonist Colin Stetson revs up Netflix’s horror sequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Who brings a wood to a chainsaw fight? Colin Stetson, the avant-garde saxophonist who strives to unsettle his listeners, even when he’s not creating scores for horror films. “Every time I make music, I try to do something that’s definitely and functionally outside of everyone’s expectations,” says Stetson, who contributed music to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. the Netflix sequel to the 1974 original which premiered on Friday. –Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

Halifax’s Side Door platform brings independent artists to South By South West

The Concert Airbnb has launched in North Halifax and is now making Austin’s biggest festival more accessible. –Morgan Mullin, The side

Canadian musician Duane Lavold, whose ‘Hey Mister’ was banned from MTV, dies at 54

Alt-rock storyteller Duane Lavold rattled MTV censors who banned his salacious ‘Hey Mister’ music video from the airwaves, but those closest to the musician say he was a gentle giant who yearned for greater heights that controversy it sparked in the post-Napster era. He died in December after suffering cardiac arrest while traveling in Greece. – David Ami PC

Ottawa Blues Guitarist Sue Foley Headlines Online Edition of Winterfolk Festival

Founder and musician Brian Gladstone offered a three-day lineup for the 20th anniversary of Toronto’s popular music festival. -Nick Krewen Toronto Star.

On our radar: Dear Rouge’s ‘Small Talk’ will resonate with those happiest to be home alone

Time can be a funny thing sometimes, especially because it constantly changes our outlook on the world. Dive into Dear Rouge’s new mix-worthy “Small Talk” and you’ll have to wonder if you’ve enjoyed the last 24 months. –Mike Usinger, straight georgia

In photos: Rhythms And Resistance celebrates Toronto’s Caribbean heritage

The Record Nook sign and artifacts from Bob Marley’s time in Toronto are all on display at the Rhythms And Resistance exhibit. –Nick LaChance NOW


Meet Sony Music Publishing’s New Head of A&R in the US

Sony Music Publishing (SMP) has hired Walter Jones as executive vice president, head of A&R. In his new role, Jones will oversee Sony Music Publishing’s US A&R efforts and work closely with the company’s US creative team to support emerging and established songwriters. Jones was most recently co-head of A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group. – MBW

Imagine’s Sara Bernstein wants to pioneer ‘music documentary’ – and make big bucks doing it

“Everyone is hinting that this documentary bubble is going to burst…but I’m excited to know where the documentary form is going,” the Imagine Docs co-chairman said. –Brian Welk, The envelope

The streaming revolution is changing the way film composers are paid and exposing the flaws in a system where big names distribute their scores to uncredited “ghost composers”. Now the artists who actually write the music are demanding recognition and a fair share of the profits. –Marc Rozzo vanity lounge

The Joe Rogan controversy has a deeper cause

Recording artists are angry with Spotify because in music streaming there isn’t enough money for everyone. -Will Butler Atlantic

The 10 Best Black Country Songs, New Road’s Isaac Wood Era

Singer, lyricist and lead guitarist Wood stepped down for mental health reasons at the end of January, leaving amicably – and heralding a new era for – the UK buzz band.– Scott Russell, Pastry

WA’s pioneering gay country band Lavender Country release their first new album in 50 years

It’s been a long time coming. Then again, nothing in Patrick Haggerty’s historic musical career came quickly or easily. As the 78-year-old artist and activist tells it, having a real career in music seemed doomed from the moment the country singer and his band Lavender Country released what is now considered the country’s first album. gay-themed in 1973. – Michael Rietmulder, Seattle Times

Over with Covid-19, Coachella announces you don’t need to be vaxxed or wear a face mask to attend this year’s festival

Coachella has posted a notice on its website saying all Covid precautionary measures have been dropped for this year’s mega-festival, which takes place on two consecutive weekends in April. Those attending April 15-17 or April 22-24 will not have to be vaccinated, undergo testing, wear face masks or prove they had the mental capacity to pass kindergarten on the first try. –Mike Usinger, straight georgia

David Crosby on Spotify’s “scummy people” and his lack of hope for the music industry

After Neil Young’s departure from Spotify, which sparked the wave, Crosby and his former bandmates from Crosby, Stills & Nash also pulled their music. Crosby has long been a vocal critic of Spotify and streaming platforms in general. In the middle of this most recent episode, we called Crosby to talk to him about his music being removed and how he sees things going from here. – stereogum

This week On the Spot with Larry LeBlanc: Judy Tint, Lawyer, Teacher and Musician

In the fight for legal rights in the jungle that is the music business, it takes more than a good lawyer. It takes a dedicated lawyer with lifelong music fan experience. That seems to be the lesson learned from Judy Tint, who opened her law practice in 1984. Tint’s sizable list of clients includes up-and-coming artists, songwriters, managers, producers, engineers , industry executives, radio talent, independents. labels and production companies. –Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity access

Record Store Day night, don’t help, independent music stores like mine

Supply chain chaos and a global vinyl shortage mean the annual event that once saved record stores from extinction has gone astray. –Rupert Morrison, The Guardian

It’s not music you hear, it’s the devil

20 Mountain Goats Songs to Celebrate 20 Years of All Hail West Texas, the band’s must-have album. – Pastry

Top 10 New Songs

With Fountains DC, Tomberlin, Renata Zeiguer and more. – Pastry Staff

Tears For Fears’ first album in 18 years, The Tipping Point, is the record their management didn’t want

After the duo’s 2004 reunion album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, the band’s management and label asked the two singer-songwriters to work with contemporary song doctors and cutting-edge producers. The costumes wanted hit tunes, not a follow-up album. The latter would be a “waste of time”, the group’s veterans said. –Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

The Classic Song John Lennon Stole From Frank Zappa And He Never Paid For

Co-writing is a bit of a dirty word these days. However, co-writing has always existed in one way or another – it’s just a collaboration under a different name, after all. And ever since it’s been around, it’s been a source of contention and backstabbing. Take, for example, the time John Lennon pinched a song he wrote with Frank Zappa for his own album. –Sam Kemp, Far

Country Mavericks Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell Earn New Gold and Platinum Singles

Artists who sit decidedly outside the traditional national fold and who receive little or no attention from commercial radio continue to hoard the precious metal, testifying to the engulfment of market share by independent artists. A feat once thought impossible without radio support is now becoming a more regular occurrence, and for a growing group of performers. Childers and Isbell are prime examples.– save country music

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