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TFA`s Artists Sweep Junos with 37 Nominations
JUNO Fan Choice
Alessia Cara

Single of the Year
How Far I’ll Go - Alessia Cara

Album of the Year
Revival - Johnny Reid
Nobody But Me - Michael Bublé

Artist of the Year
Gord Downie
Daniel Caesar

Group of the Year
Alvvays

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Charlotte Cardin

Breakthrough Group of the Year
James Barker Band
The Beaches

Songwriter of the Year
“21 Days” – co-songwriters Simon Wi... more
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'This is how you break an alternative hit': Atlantic UK on Portugal The Man's steady rise to Top 10 | Talent | Music Week
by Andre Paine February 16th 2018 at 6:34AM Portugal The Man are heading for a new chart peak later today (February 16) with their slow-burning hit Feel It Still. The US band’s single finally entere... more
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Five Questions With… Jesse Roper
Jesse Roper’s sound may be rooted in rock and roll’s core elements of blues and soul, but his musical vision is trained squarely on the future. That’s the easiest way to sum up the BC-based singer/songwriter/guitarist’s new album Access To Infinity, released Feb. 2 via Blue Heron Music/Warner Music Canada. As demonstrated by the primal first single and video, “Cherry,” Roper is ready to take on the world (and beyond?) without allowing anything to stand in his way.
Produced by Ian Dave... more
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When you physically try not to think about somebody- it’s kind of a disaster. Just a fucking disaster. Because you think about them more. more
 
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Reissues (February 19): The Best Soul Album & The Best R&B Album, Phil Ochs and Charlie Rich | Talent | Music Week
February 16th 2018 at 6:00AM Music Week 's round-up of the latest album reissues and catalogue releases. This week we take a look at The Best Soul Album, The Best R&B Album, Phil Ochs and Charlie Ri... more
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'They've got a strong campaign ahead of them': Beggars Music's big ambitions for This Is The Kit | Publishing | Music Week
by Andre Paine February 16th 2018 at 5:43AM Beggars Music MD Amy Morgan has told Music Week about the publisher’s ambitions for “exciting” new signing This Is The Kit. The indie-folk project fronted... more
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UK music hails 'landmark victory' as Scottish Government backs Agent of Change plans | Live | Music Week
by James Hanley February 16th 2018 at 12:19PM UK Music chief Michael Dugher has hailed a "landmark victory" after the Scottish Government backed plans to safeguard music venues. The Scottish Governm... more
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'This album is a band at its peak': The full story on Wild Beasts' final album for Domino | Talent | Music Week
by Ben Homewood February 16th 2018 at 6:00AM Today marks the release of Wild Beasts’ Last Night All My Dreams Came True, a live record made last summer at RAK Studios, in the wake of the band’s decis... more
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Good Lovelies: I See Gold
Good Lovelies - "I See Gold" (Independent): For a reminder of the joys of hearing pure voices matched in sweet harmony, step right up.
This is the first single off Shapeshifters, the forthcoming album from the popular female vocal trio (it comes out Feb. 9). It confirms that Good Lovelies have moved subtly from folk to pop, and their sound now has added commercial potential.
This track is already being very well-received, and its feeling of optimism is perfectly delivered by the clea... more
@jann arden
I’ve been using this @calm app and I actually think it’s starting to do something. The sleep part of it may just be a little bit of magic. more
 
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Universal Music Group revenues up 10% in 2017 | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine February 16th 2018 at 9:53AM Universal Music Group’s revenues increased by 10% at constant currency in 2017 on the back of streaming growth and successful album campaigns. The major r... more
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Liam Payne and Rita Ora regain top spot in European Border Breakers chart | Talent | Music Week
February 16th 2018 at 12:00PM Liam Payne and Rita Ora have regained top spot in the European Border Breakers chart. The pair’s collaboration, For You, has knocked last week’s No.1, Strangers by Sigr... more
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PLAZAS The Garrison, Toronto ON, February 16
Photo: Chris Gee 7 As doors still welcomed new arrivals at Wavelength's freshly rebranded Winter Festival, Toronto-via-Vancouver performer Savana Salloum-Hedgecock's PLAZAS opened the festival and gre... more
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Grammys 2018: Meet the Best New Artist Nominees
Get to know Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA before the big night,

This year`s Best New Artist category at the Grammys is anybody`s game to win: It`s a lineup full of acclaimed stars with strong hit-making capabilities. And as diverse as the field is, many of the nominees have collaborated with one another during the past year, leading to one of the friendliest competitions of the 2018 awards. Here`s a closer look at the singers, songwriters and rappers nom... more
@Port Cities
RT @NaturallyAlexM: Fantastic @port_cities show in #Halifax tonight!! These guys are some of the best live music… https://t.co/4pcH1qrGLd more
 
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The Comedy Network Gets Pumped with the Debut of CORNER GAS ANIMATED, Monday, April 2
– Comedy also reveals brand-new artwork of the entire cast –
– The animated reboot airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy –
– The entire CORNER GAS series and Corner Gas: The Movie are streaming now on CraveTV–
“Anyone who fails to appreciate the exquisite comical whimsy and admire the stunning popular success of CORNER GAS is a jackass.” – John Doyle, The Globe & Mail

TORONTO (February 5, 2018) – As announced during last night’s Super Bowl LII broadcast on CTV, the muc... more
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CANADIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER JESSICA MITCHELL JOINS JOHNNY REID ON 46+ DATE NATIONAL TOUR
“REVIVAL” 2018 NATIONAL TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 26TH

Tickets For All Available Shows Are On Sale Now

"Revival is a celebration and chance for us all to congregate and celebrate each other. To sing, laugh, cry, scream, shout and dance the night away.” – Johnny Reid more
@Port Cities
RT @colingourlay: Packed house with @port_cities. #goseethem #theideaofyou @ Neptune Theatre https://t.co/AOVdiP8MSK more
 
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Dave Chappelle Hosting Roots Picnic
Dave Chappelle Hosting Roots Picnic 3:41 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 3:41 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Ron Camacho Rick Kern / Getty Images The Roots The Roots take the stage at 800 Congress Ave for Bud Li... more
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Reviews: Blake Shelton, Robbie Williams, SZA & More
Reviews: Blake Shelton, Robbie Williams, SZA & More 7:00 AM, Friday, 2/16/2018 7:00 AM, Friday, 2/16/2018 By: Francisco Rendon This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled reviews of live p... more
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Q's With A Pollstar Award Winner: Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice
By: Andy Gensler Stacy Vee Wins Pollstar Talent Buyer of the Year Honors. Stacy Vee Stagecoacher Takes the Stage: Goldenvoice 's Stacy Vee picked up some major hardware at this year's Pollstar Awards,... more
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Dice Tickets UK Stops Waiving Booking Fees
Dice Tickets UK Stops Waiving Booking Fees 9:10 AM, Friday, 2/16/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried Dice The UK based ticketing company can no longer afford to waive booking fees UK-based live music discovery... more
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Meghan Patrick is taking us back to real country
Meghan Patrick is an all-out country girl who loves trucks, hunting, riding horses and stiff whisky and wants you to know it. The Canadian country star’s new album isn’t that poppy stuff taking over the Top 40 right now, this is real country. 
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@Port Cities
RT @BKnoxSJ: My fave! 🙌🏼 https://t.co/nkfrTz3jdl more
 
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Middle West Management’s Kyle Frenette Running For Congress
Middle West Management’s Kyle Frenette Running For Congress 12:02 PM, Friday, 2/16/2018 By: Francisco Rendon twitter.com/kylefrenette Bon Iver manager Kyle Frenette, co-founder of Middle West Manageme... more
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Scotland To Get Agent Of Change In Wake Of UK Music Census
Scotland To Get Agent Of Change In Wake Of UK Music Census 11:54 AM, Friday, 2/16/2018 11:54 AM, Friday, 2/16/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried Last year, some 200 volunteers in Glasgow, Newcastle, Oxford, L... more
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Kanye West Settles Lloyd’s Lawsuit Over Canceled 'Saint Pablo' Tour
Kanye West Settles Lloyd’s Lawsuit Over Canceled 'Saint Pablo' Tour 2:45 PM, Friday, 2/16/2018 By: Tina Amendola Kevin Mazur / Getty Images Kanye West Kanye West has settled his $10 million lawsuit ag... more
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Pollstar Live! Coverage: Women + The Road
By: Deborah Speer Waterproof Pictures Women + The Road Paradigm Agency’s Corrie Christopher Martin leads a frank discussion of gender issues in the live music scene with Lita Ford, K.Flay, Kimberly Pe... more
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Three Days Grace Announce New Album & New Video
The wait is over. Three Days Grace are back on the scene with new music and soon fans will have a full album to digest. The band`s sixth studio album is titled Outsider and it will be released March 9 via RCA Records. To kick off promotion for the disc, they`ve has also issued a brand new video for the song "The Mountain" that you can see in the link below!
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Barenaked Ladies to be inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame at 2018 Junos
It`s been nearly 30 years since Barenaked Ladies piled into CityTV`s Speakers` Corner booth to sing "Be my Yoko Ono," launching a career that would add lines like "If I had $1,000,000" and "It`s all been done" into the colloquial Canadian canon.

This year, after plenty of Juno wins, Grammy nominations, 15 million albums sold and a whole lot of history, Barenaked Ladies will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during a one-time special appearance with former member S... more
@Alan Frew
RT @Mama80: @RockSourceMag @AlanFrew @glasstiger Got it it’s amazing more
 
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A Conversation With.. Gord Bamford
At one time, nearly every roadside diner sported a jukebox. Early on, a nickel would suffice and, depending if you were downtown or between towns, the music would vary. This is where you got your country music education. Those old Seeburgs with the booming bass filled cafes and pit-stops with a big sound and the DJ? The person with pockets loaded with nickels. Replays were constant.
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@Glass Tiger
RT @RockSourceMag: Go get this folks - it’s amazing! @glasstiger #31 #newalbum https://t.co/EjcM2fpwdC more
 
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Maynard James Keenan Offers Encouraging Update on New Tool Album
Maynard James Keenan offered an encouraging update on the long-awaited Tool album on Twitter, alerting the alt-metal band's fans that he has finished composing – but hasn't yet recorded – his contribu... more
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Is TV soundtracking our age of distraction?
We live in an age of distraction. We’re always looking at one screen or another — in our hands, on our laps, or illuminating our faces from a desktop. Our screens hold us captive, and it must be said:... more
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Newstrike’s Up Cannabis Enters Into Exclusive Partnership with Canada`s Leading Entertainment Group The Feldman Agency
Alliance with Canada’s Top Entertainment Agency Strengthens Foothold for Adult-Use Market more
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James Barker Band and Other Music Videos That Gave Us “Chills” in 2017
2017 was filled with tons of new songs that moved us and gave us new life. One of those: “Chills” by James Barker Band. The Canadian band has achieved impressive success up north with their debut single, “Lawn Chair Lazy” charting in the Top 10 on Canadian Country radio and winning the “Most Played Country Song of 2016” at the28th SOCAN Awards. Their follow-up single, “Just Sayin’” also finished in the Top 10. But like the saying, “third time’s the charm,” their third single, “Chills” ... more
@jann arden
What is a fall but a flickering flight. more
 
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Brie Larson, Serena Williams, And More Celebs Who Are Helping Kids See Black Panther - MTV
02/16/2018 Black Panther isn't just changing the way we see superheroes — it's turning regular people into superheroes! Fueled by the cultural and social importance of the predominantly black Marvel... more
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Blackberry Smoke's 'Best Seat in the House': Hear New Song - Rolling Stone
Southern-rock quintet Blackberry Smoke deliver a blistering reminder that everyone wants what they don't have – with the added caveat that maybe, good things come to those who wait – in their newly r... more
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Amindi K. Fro$t is peak SoundCloud, in the best way possible
Amindi K. Fro$t is peak SoundCloud, in the best way possible And her dancehall smash “Pine & Ginger” is one of the best pop songs of the past year. By Tasbeeh Herwees “Pine & Ginger” has already take... more
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Johnny Reid`s REVIVAL has officially been certified GOLD in Canada
REVIVAL has officially been certified GOLD in Canada, after just 3 weeks of sales. Thank You to everyone that has picked up the album. I can’t wait to perform these songs live on the road next year. - J #JohnnyReidOnTour #JohnnyReidRevival #JohnnyReid more
@Tom Cochrane
RT @bogeyboy013: @WhatTheFFacts @darlyn1 @TomCochraneMUS Good Times...."things that seemed to be so big then now somehow seem so small..." more
 
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Matthew Barber Returns with 'Phase of the Moon'
Matthew Barber Returns with 'Phase of the Moon' Watch a video for the new album track "Back to You" By Brock Thiessen Published Feb 16, 2018 Toronto singer-songwriter Matthew Barber has revealed he's ... more
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Smashing Pumpkins' Band Drama: The Complete History
All Stories After nearly two decades of drama, Smashing Pumpkins have reunited their classic lineup – sort of – for a summer tour . Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will... more
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Solange Chosen as Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year
Solange Chosen as Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Queen Latifah, Salma Hayek, John Legend are previous recipients Solange has been named the Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year. She'll be hono... more
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Big Wreck 20th Anniversary Tour
Good news! Big Wreck released more tickets for the London and Hamilton dates on the ‘In Loving Memory Of’ Anniversary tour! Get yours now before it’s too late! http://smarturl.it/BWTourDates  #ILMOTOUR more
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Daniel Caesar on Leaving the Church, the Rise of Toronto and His Amazing 2017
"You can`t reminisce too much. Because you`ve got to keep pushing forward, you know?"

Daniel Caesar is being modest. Looking back, the vocalist, songwriter and musician had a 2017 to kill for, especially for an R&B/soul artist from Canada. His debut full-length, the elliptically magical Freudian, surpassed expectations with its gospel-infused sound and swagger. His star-making appearances on the American television talk show circuit — including The Late Late Show With James Cor... more
@chantal
If this is the future... I am filled with so much hope and pride. https://t.co/pAPbGBpIJs more
 
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Aspiring DJ Adam Jasim Is In For A Huge Surprise
As an aspiring DJ, 27-year old Adam Jasim knows the term ‘struggling artist’ is all too real, but that’s never stopped him from the grind of pursuing his dream career. When the opportunity to have a one-on-one session with Celebrity DJ Matthew Romeo presented itself, Adam jumped at the chance. Little did he know, his night wasn’t going to end there.
After his one-on-one session was complete, 5 Gum gave Adam the career exposure he needed by offering him the chance to open for Matthew ... more
@Tom Cochrane
RT @darlyn1: @bogeyboy013 @WhatTheFFacts @TomCochraneMUS “Knock me down, and I'll get back up And I'll get myself Back in the race again” ~… more
 
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Hayden Treats 'Moving Careful' to Expanded 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue
By Brock Thiessen Published Feb 16, 2018 Following an anniversary edition of Everything I Long For , Canadian songwriting hero Hayden is giving his Moving Careful release the same treatment. On March ... more
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Canadian Music Week is Delighted to Announce Jeff Craib as One of the 2018 Inductees into the  Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame
TORONTO, ON - (January 3, 2018) - Jeff will be honoured for his accomplishments and established career in the music industry at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto on Thursday May 10th, 2018.  more
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Kim Mitchell @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
“We’re all here for a celebration!” sang Kim Mitchell as he tore into his Max Webster hit “The Party”. It was almost one year since he last played the Phoenix and the local legend was absolutely ferocious as he pulled out solo after solo on his guitar.
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@DCF
Dancing off this chipotle 🙃 📸: @ryanvwatanabe/@ashnicolephoto https://t.co/lkNlIlccQp more
 
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See Chris Stapleton's Scorching 'Second One to Know' on 'Austin City Limits'
All Stories Chris Stapleton recorded his new appearance on Austin City Limits last October, just a matter of weeks after Tom Petty died unexpectedly. Before the new episode airs this Saturday, you ca... more
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​Marilyn Manson Stormed Offstage Mid-set and Fans Are Pissed
By Sarah Murphy Published Feb 16, 2018 Last night (February 15), Marilyn Manson finally resumed a tour that's been plagued by onstage injury and offensive gestures — but things didn't particularly imp... more
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Our Lady Peace - "Nice to Meet You" (video) (premiere)
OUR LADY PEACE`S LATEST MUSIC VIDEO IS YET ANOTHER COMPELLINGLY HUMAN INSTALLMENT IN THEIR ONGOING SERIES STARRING MATTHEW SANTORO. more
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​Rich Aucoin Plots North American Bicycle Tour, Shares "The Fear"
Published Feb 16, 2018 Photo by Corbin Smith Rich Aucoin is gearing up for the release of his Hold EP next month, and he's just mapped out some exciting tour plans in support of the new record. Aucoin... more
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Watch Drake's Million-Dollar Donation Spree in 'God's Plan' Video
Drake embarks on a million-dollar spree of benevolence through Miami in his poignant "God's Plan" video. The clip opens with a caption reading, "The budget for this video was $996,631.90. We gave it a... more
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Review: Brandi Carlile's 'By the Way, I Forgive You' Is Righteous Americana
All Stories Cozy up to the year's early standout: On her sixth LP, veteran songwriter Brandi Carlile teams up with co-producers Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb for a moving and righteous piece of Amer... more
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Hear Americana Trio Greyhounds' Swampy 'No Other Woman'
Hear Blackberry Smoke's Driving New Song 'Best Seat in... Hear Americana Trio Greyhounds' Swampy 'No Other Woman' Members of JJ Grey & Mofro release an infectious song born from a straight-to-tape ses... more
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Johnny Reid Adds 3rd Winnipeg Show
Johnny Reid will add a third show in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings’ Theatre as part of his 2018 Revival tour that promotes his latest album of the same name.
Tickets for the 44-show national tour went on sale Thursday, Nov. 14 and eight have already sold out with another 10 stops close to SRO, according to tour promoter Ron Sakamoto of Gold & Gold Productions in Lethbridge. All told, Reid’s 2018 tour has sold over 70,000 tickets in advance of his hitting the stage.
The multiple Jun... more
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Measha Brueggergosman: The RD Interview
15 Minutes with Measha Brueggergosman
Reader’s Digest Canada: What does the title of your new memoir, Something Is Always on Fire, mean to you?
Measha Brueggergosman: I think everyone always feels like some portion of their existence is in flames. And sometimes we have to burn something to the ground to make space for more things. Also, honestly, if there are no fires in your life, you have to ask yourself if you’re living your fullest life. We’re not meant to spend our existence tr... more
@Illy
Fucks sake.. imagine high school you/your kid ever having to give a speech like this. They should burn the offices… https://t.co/ToA5CcAssS more
 
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Tennessee Legislators Seek to Address Sexual Misconduct in the Music Industry
All Stories In January, Rolling Stone Country published the findings of an extensive investigation that uncovered a climate of sexual harassment and misconduct in country radio. In its wake, the Nash... more
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​Eamon McGrath Gets Members of July Talk, By Divine Right and Cancer Bats for 'Tantramar' LP
​Eamon McGrath Gets Members of July Talk, By Divine Right and Cancer Bats for 'Tantramar' LP Stream "Power" featuring July Talk's Peter Dreimanis right now Eamon McGrath took things in a more litera... more
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How the Beatles in India Changed America
How the Beatles in India Changed America Though their trip to visit Maharishi was short, the Beatles helped bring Eastern religion to the West Maharishi Mahesh Yogi with members of the Beatles and oth... more
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Teen Mom OG Tearjerker: Butch And Tyler Share An Emotional Goodbye - MTV
Jordana Ossad 02/16/2018 During a recent Teen Mom OG episode, Tyler told his father Butch that it was time to "check in somewhere" to kick his longtime addiction issues. And in a sneak peek of this u... more
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Tonight`s the night! SOLD OUT The Weather Station show at The Great Hall, get ready to swoon Toronto!
Tonight`s the night! SOLD OUT The Weather Station show at The Great Hall, get ready to swoon Toronto! more
@The Weather Station
RT @Newportfolkfest: "Love, it is no mystery, it never has been—no, not to me. I love because I see." more
 
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Brandi Carlile's 'The Joke': See Video - Rolling Stone
All Stories Brandi Carlile has released the music video for "The Joke," the powerhouse lead single from her new album By the Way, I Forgive You . The emotional video, shot in black and white by Danny... more
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Celebrating 20 years of Destiny's Child
Listen to Marvin's Room, Feb 16th 2018 Marvin's Room with Amanda Parris on CBC Radio Audio This weekend marks the 20 year anniversary of the self-titled debut album by one of the most successful R&B g... more
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The convergence of jazz and hip-hop, from Louis Armstrong to Kendrick Lamar
Written by Scott Morin, saxophonist, Juno Award-winning producer and former head of Verve Records/Universal Jazz Canada We’re lucky to live in a time when musicians are no longer bound by genre or mus... more
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NEW VIDEO The Glorious Sons - Everything Is Alright
New music video for Everything Is Alright (Official Video) performed by The Glorious Sons. more
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Watch Daniel Caesar Perform "Get You" on `Late Night with Seth Meyers`
Daniel Caesar: Get You- Late Night with Seth Meyers
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@chantal
Because of music I have never had to find freedom. I have always been free. more
 
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'My brain just exploded with ideas': July Talk's Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis on directing new Born Ruffians videos
Luke Lalonde is slowly walking down a busy hallway. As he makes his way toward the glowing light at the end of the tunnel, he spots someone standing alone near the curtained exit, dressed in a burgund... more
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'It came out of nowhere': Martin Bandier takes us inside Sony/ATV's Facebook deal | Publishing | Music Week
by Mark Sutherland February 16th 2018 at 6:00AM Sony/ATV chairman/CEO Martin Bandier has given Music Week an insight into the music publishing giant’s groundbreaking deal with social media behemoth F... more
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SKY FERREIRA OUT NOW
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@Joshua Hyslop
It was my pleasure! Can’t wait to come back. https://t.co/vY66tdXdn2 more
 
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Five Questions With… Hyness
Five Questions With… Hyness Feb 16, 2018 by Jason Schneider Comments Hyness, a four-piece band fronted by singer/guitarists Marcus and Amy Addams, draws inspiration primarily from the glorious fuzz t... more
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Port Cities: Idea Of You
Port Cities: Idea Of You Port Cities: Idea Of You Feb 16, 2018 by Kerry Doole Comments Port Cities : "The Idea Of You" (Warner Music Canada): The first single from this Atlantic Canadian roots music ... more
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Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 16, 2018
Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 16, 2018 Jack White Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018 by FYI Staff Comments Best of the best DJs in Toronto The city of Toronto is home to many successful and ... more
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Neon Dreams Announces American Tour
Neon Dreams Announces American Tour more
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Michael Bublé Returns To Stage At Vancouver Juno Awards
Vancouver superstar Michael Bublé will be hosting the 47th annual Juno Awards, which will broadcast live on CBC from the Rogers Arena in the singer`s hometown on Sunday, March 25.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to host such an iconic night in Canadian music,” said Bublé, a 12-time Juno winner. “To be able to host the Juno Awards in my hometown is both an honour and a privilege.”
Juno Week in Vancouver launches on March 19. The `09 events in the city reportedly resulted in an ec... more
@Darcy Oake
Heading to Abu Dhabi & Dubai with the @Illusionists7 for shows starting April 26. #TheIllusionists Tickets on sale… https://t.co/FFsf9gZBrj more
 
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FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: Feb. 16, 2018
FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: Feb. 16, 2018 Ought FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: Feb. 16, 2018 Another platter of tasty new aural treats this week. Standouts include Marlon Williams, Wild B... more
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Music News Digest, Feb. 16, 2018
Music News Digest, Feb. 16, 2018 Jane Siberry Music News Digest, Feb. 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018 by FYI Staff Comments Folk Alliance International (FAI) kicked off its 30th Annual Conference on Wednesday ... more
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A Conversation With.. Harrison Kennedy
A Conversation With.. Harrison Kennedy Photo: Ivan Sorenson A Conversation With.. Harrison Kennedy Feb 16, 2018 by Bill King Comments I’ve known of singer/songwriter/musician Harrison Kennedy for som... more
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After 25 Years At Calgary's CJAY, Gerry Forbes Is Calling It A Day
After 25 Years At Calgary's CJAY, Gerry Forbes Is Calling It A Day The soon to retire morning man celebrates. Pic: Darren Makowichuk, Postmedia After 25 Years At Calgary's CJAY, Gerry Forbes Is Callin... more
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Scott Helman
Three years after the release of his first EP, Augusta, Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Helman has unleashed his debut full-length LP, Hôtel de Ville, a collection of 12 alt-pop coming-of-age tracks. The 22-year-old Toronto native who successfully broke into the music industry in his mid-teens earned himself two Juno Award nominations, certified gold status for his hit, Bungalow, and began quickly fielding comparisons to the likes of Vance Joy and Jeff Buckley. more
@Die Mannequin
LIVE now - Moscow Apartments - only 15 years old and incredible. Violet Fest at… https://t.co/C7K7Fr1goF more
 
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Media Beat: February 15, 2018
One-quarter of Shaw workforce taking buyouts Shaw Communications says 3,300 of its employees have decided to take a voluntary buyout package — far above the company’s original estimate of about 650. ... more
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Feldman Artists Shine With 8 Grammy Nominations in 2018
The 60th annual Grammy nominees have been revealed and the list wouldn`t be complete without a few Feldman Artists! With such amazing music released in the last year, it`s an incredible feat and we can`t wait to see who takes it home January 28th . more
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BNL`s Kevin Hearn Talks Fake Nudes And More
Released this past Friday, Fake Nudes is the 15th album from Barenaked Ladies. Their prolific output over a career now spanning 29 years has been matched by few Canadian bands.
In a recent chat with FYI, keyboardist/vocalist Kevin Hearn discussed touring, his increased songwriting role in the band, and his work outside BNL. more
@Ria Mae
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After raising $4m, Symphonic Distribution hires ex-Beatport exec Peter Wohelski
US-based Symphonic Distribution has hired the former Senior Label Manager of Beatport, Peter Wohelski, as its new Content Development Specialist. Wohelski brings over 25 years of experience in the ele... more
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Pearls Before Swine Frontman Tom Rapp Dies
Pearls Before Swine Frontman Tom Rapp Dies 9:57 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Sarah Pittman Drag City Tom Rapp Tom Rapp, who was known as the frontman of psychedelic folk-rock band Pearls Before Swine b... more
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Youngblood is Keeping the Momentum Going
VANCOUVER – Alexis Youngblood bounces into the coffee shop an hour late, all apologies and smiles. The lead singer of Vancouver pop outfit, Youngblood, she has just returned home from her second European tour and immediately has plunged back into the recording studio for some pretty long days. “No rest in between, really,” she says. “My manager phoned and we were like in the next morning.” Even exhausted, she exudes energy and passion. When asked if her daily life is anything like her ... more
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Billy Joel To Play Unprecedented Fifth Consecutive Year of Stadiums, Record-Setting 56th MSG Show
Billy Joel To Play Unprecedented Fifth Consecutive Year of Stadiums, Record-Setting 56th MSG Show 9:00 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Ron Camacho Myrna Suarez Photography Billy Joel Billy Joel is tireles... more
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Russian Telco Giant Enters Event Ticketing Market
Russian Telco Giant Enters Event Ticketing Market 9:03 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried Ponominalu.ru one of Russia's main addresses for concert tickets Mobile Telesystems (MTS) has acquir... more
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Gender, Brexit And Blockchain To Be Addressed At ILMC 30
Gender, Brexit And Blockchain To Be Addressed At ILMC 30 9:42 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried ILMC ILMC 29 Barley Arts' Claudio Trotta speaking from the audience ILMC revealed the agenda... more
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The Smashing Pumpkins To Tour With Three Original Members
The Smashing Pumpkins To Tour With Three Original Members 9:51 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Francisco Rendon Debi Del Grande Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, C... more
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Just announced! @RoyalWood takes centre stage for his headlining debut at Massey Hall on May 11
Royal Wood is no stranger to Massey Hall. He has performed on the hallowed stage during his Songwriters` Circle performance for the 2010 JUNO Awards, and sat in the Hall as an audience member and music fan, witnessing legends like Gordon Lightfoot and Lyle Lovett perform. Now, after a period in his life where he lost his father, found love and marriage, and crafted a brilliant, bold new album (to be released in 2018), Royal will take centre stage at the iconic venue for his first headl... more
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Heavier sound brings sunnier days for the Weather Station
It was never going to result in a shocking overnight shift of gears from folk to Slayer or anything, but Tamara Lindeman’s decision to tilt the Weather Station in a slightly more rock ’n’ roll direction on its fourth album still had her fighting against her nerves for the duration of its creation.
“It always feels like a risk, but with this record there were all these moments when I was mixing or I’d be driving to the studio and I’d be, like, ‘I can’t do this. What’s happened?’ and I ... more
@Alex Biro
Instead of us playing live Thursday @kid_gorgeous is just going to spin bananaphone for 35 minutes on stage at danf… https://t.co/9xIg4GHL6Q more
 
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Metallica Honored With Polar Music Prize In Sweden
Metallica Honored With Polar Music Prize In Sweden 11:06 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 11:06 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried The Polar Music Prize, the prestigious Swedish music award, is hand... more
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Insomniac Unveils Electric Daisy Carnival Lineup: Armin Van Burren, Afrojack, Diplo, Kaskade, Tiesto,
By: Francisco Rendon Adi Adinayez for Insomniac Zedd Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. Tiesto and Zedd . The festival will be held May 18-20 at Las Vegas Motor Speedwa... more
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One On One With G-Eazy’s Co-Manager Matt Bauerschmidt
One On One With G-Eazy’s Co-Manager Matt Bauerschmidt 6:00 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 6:00 AM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Francisco Rendon Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW Matt and G-Eazy G-eazy with h... more
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Joey Bada$$ Plots “Amerikkkana” Tour
Joey Bada$$ Plots “Amerikkkana” Tour 3:25 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Francisco Rendon John Davisson Joey Bada$$ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Joey Bada$$ has shared dates fo... more
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SPOTLIGHT: The Reeperbahn Festival
One of the most popular international showcasing opportunities provided by Music BC  is The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Our latest spotlight will shine the light on the 2017 Festival, where 8 BC artists joined Alex Grigg and Lindsay MacPherson from Music BC for this journey overseas.
The 2017 Reeperbahn Festival took place from September 20th – 23rd and presented more than 800 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Since its debut in 2... more
@Scott Helman
Was so great hangin’ with @Smallzy . Interview airs at 7pm Monday on Nova 🙌🏼🇦🇺 https://t.co/F3c31rTN3c more
 
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Reversing Trend, UMG Posts Double Digit Revenue Growth In 2017
Reversing Trend, UMG Posts Double Digit Revenue Growth In 2017 3:37 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 3:37 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Glenn Peoples After trending down, down, down over the last 16 years, recor... more
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Dave Chappelle Hosts Roots Picnic
Dave Chappelle Hosts Roots Picnic 3:41 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 3:41 PM, Thursday, 2/15/2018 By: Ron Camacho Rick Kern / Getty Images The Roots The Roots take the stage at 800 Congress Ave for Bud Ligh... more
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FOLLOWING A SOLD OUT CANADIAN TOUR THE GLORIOUS SONS ANNOUNCE A HOMETOWN ROGERS K-ROCK CENTRE SHOW FEBRUARY 24
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24 10AM LOCAL TIME

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20 November 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Off the heels of a completely sold out Canadian Tour, Juno-nominated alternative rock band, The Glorious Sons, announce their homecoming show at the Rogers
K-Rock Centre February 24, 2018. The band sold out all 19 dates of their cross-Canadian tour including four nights at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. This K-Rock ... more
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Revival Tour Attracts Strong Showing From Johnny Reid`s Tartan Army
Johnny Reid, a six-time Juno Award winner and 26-time CCMA award recipient, announced his Revival cross-Canada tour last week and early indications are the 44 announced shows are going to be sell-outs well in advance of his first pair of concerts at Sidney, BC’s Winspear Theatre on Feb. 226/27.
Tickets went on sale Friday, and early reports suggest shows in many cities including Nanaimo, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Corner Brook, and St. John’s either sold out immediately or sold most of the ... more
@morgan james
RT @johncusack: If this doesn’t make you weep - and conversely want to beat the living hell out of these nra blood pimps in the gop - go a… more
 
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Review: Margo Price Brings Spontaneity, Attitude to Lunch Hour Gig
All Stories Margo Price playing an intimate full-band set for a small crowd of friends and radio-ticket-giveaway winners in the Blue Room at Jack White's Third Man Records is a pretty only-in-Nashvil... more
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American Nightmare 'American Nightmare' (album stream)
By Josiah Hughes Published Feb 15, 2018 Beloved Massachusetts hardcore band American Nightmare (a.k.a. Give Up the Ghost) have been reunited since 2011, but it's taken them seven years to complete a c... more
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On The Radar: Mist | On The Radar | Music Week
by Ben Homewood February 14th 2018 at 11:00AM Mist floats high above the Kenyan grass in a hot air balloon. “Yeah, yeah, you see me on the telly”, he raps, before we see him cruising on a yacht, recl... more
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Canada’s Own Man Mountain, K. Trevor Wilson, Has Gotten Some Strange Breaks: How He Got on Kimmel, and Oddball’s Main Stage
In an ongoing effort to bridge the gap between the New York and Toronto comedy communities, Comedy Records will present their first showcase at Carolines on Wednesday (October 25).
The lineup will feature New York based comedians Giulia Rozzi and Andy Fiori sharing the stage with Toronto’s K Trevor Wilson and Sterling Scott. Staying consistent with theme, the show will be hosted by Jay Wells L’Ecuyer and Eytan Millstone (Toronto sketch comics now based in New York).
New York’s comedy... more
@Forest Blakk
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