Music Industry (Trade)

Trouble In Paradise

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR, SUNDAY AUGUST 22, 1999 Impact of recording-industry merger has Canadian acts scrambling as new Universal Music super-label downsizes…and independent distributors beckon By Nick Krewen Special To The Star   Margo Timmins didn’t see it coming. The Toronto singer of Cowboy Junkies was busy laying down tracks of her cloudless voice for the band’s Miles From Our Home album when word came down that Jim Powers…


Country’s Singing the Blues

Nashville In A Tizzy Over Sluggish Album Sales And Radio Airplay By Nick Krewen Special To The Star Saturday, April 17, 1999   NASHVILLE:   Music Row is in turmoil. As the heart of the country music business, this eight-block community of record companies, radio stations, music publishers, recording studios and management offices, located in central Nashville, Tennessee, is on the verge of panic. After enjoying a decade of unprecedented…


Bowie’s Bondsman

  Canadian Music Week Guest Convinced Wall Street Financiers To Invest Millions In British Pop Star   By Nick Krewen Special To The Star March 2, 1999   David Pullman, who’s in town Thursday (March 4) at the Western Harbor Castle to deliver a keynote address for Canadian Music Week, is more magician than musician. As managing director of The Pullman Group, he convinced stuffy Wall Street financiers to invest…


Pop Progeny Enter Parents’ Spotlight

  Nick Krewen The Toronto Star January 14, 1998   Forget The Prodigy: the next big thing in music might very well be the progeny. As 1998 groans forward, there seems to be an unprecedented number of celebrated musical offspring preparing to cut the umbilical cord of their famous parents and springboard into their own careers. The kickoff unofficially begins this week on a few fronts. Martha Wainwright, the Montreal-based…


Linda Manzer

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR Friday, October 17, 1997 Nick Krewen The Toronto Star Friday, October 17, 1997 When jazz guitarist Pat Metheny performs at Massey Hall November 18, Toronto’s Linda Manzer will be sharing the stage with him. You won’t see her as much as hear her: through the ringing tones of Metheny’s classical fretless guitar as he performs the title track of his self-described “Chinese opera fretless blues”…