Music Business.

The Album Is Dead (But It's Been Bleeding Out Since 1991)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Buying albums may eventually be like buying sheet music, but we've been in a singles era for years now and have recently entered the streaming age. People are listening to as much music as ever, maybe more, because they can access millions of songs through their phones. So ignore the doomsayers. The end isn't nigh. Or rather, it's only apocalyptic in that the definition means the end of one age and the beginning of a new one.

How I Became a Katy Perry Sympathizer

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

Currently making the rounds on Facebook is this parenting blog post about our responsibility to teach kids about "good music." What a load of hipster-douchebag crap. My retort: How on earth did your kids get exposed to this "shitty" music in the first place? So when my eight-year-old daughter decides her favourite singer is Katy Perry, what do I do? In my mind, my daughter must make her own decisions.

Want to Learn About the Music Biz? Don't Watch "This is 40"

Danko Jones | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

This is 40 is a quaint, charming, coming-of-middle-age story. The only problem is that in Paul Rudd's "Pete" character, an indie label owner, I am asked to suspend an amount of disbelief equal to the amount of money that apparently flows so endlessly from his ex-Sony Music employee pockets when it comes to the movie's depiction of the music business.