Looks like Brits measure things a lot like Canadians do. What can we take from music news for September 21, 2021?
- Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest record labels, goes public today on the stock market. The company could be worth US$69 billion or more.
- The Sam Roberts Band has had to cancel their fall tour of Canada. COVID restrictions are too much.
- These neighbourhoods are in line to maybe become new entertainment districts for Toronto.
- Toronto’s El Mocambo has reopened to in-person concerts for the first time since 2014.
- Meanwhile, Toronto’s Silver Dollar has been rebuilt to its original specifications. Good.
- More crossover between Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers: Josh Klinghoffer is now with Pearl Jam has a touring guitarist.
- Classical music 1, Jimi Hendrix 0. Too bad.
- A very worthy read: In defense of Nickelback.
- Metallica’s black album is back in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart after its 30th-anniversary reiusse.
- More Christmas music. It’s still officially summer.
- Bytedance, owners of TikTok, are planning their own streaming service called Feile. Details here. (Trust me. That’s what it says.)
- If you’re a Rush fan, you’re going to want to check this out.
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