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2018 SOCAN Honorees Include Burton Cummings, OLP, And Sarah McLachlan
The Awards Gala will be held in Toronto on June 18, but the performing rights organization has already announced five Achievement Award winners. more
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On The Charts: June 18, 2018
On The Charts: June 18, 2018 Quebec country singer Guylaine Tanguay hyping the title of her latest album. On The Charts: June 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 by FYI Staff Comments After three weeks out of the t... more
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The Feldman Agency named Booking Agency of the Year at 2018 CMBIAs
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the winners of the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (CMBIA), which took place May 10, 2018 at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto. The CMBIA gala was hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and celebrated the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries. more
@Keshia Chanté
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New Single "Habit" From Canadian Country Artist Andrew Hyatt Available Now Via New Signing With 604 Records
"Habit" follows Hyatt`s back to back top ten singles "Do It With You" and "On Me" more
@Kim Churchill
So nice to be spending time in Germany 🇩🇪 AND to be coming back for my shows in November! I’ll be taking local lege… https://t.co/bsrKdhWbVr more
 
@Tim Hicks
Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Inks June 22nd Release Date for "New Tattoo"
First Single “LOUD” Licensed By NHL For Broadcast Across North America During 2018 Playoffs. iTunes Album Pre-order Available June 1st. more
@Shaun Majumder
Nanaimo we are here! So stoked to bring the… https://t.co/vofiQEQYE3 more
 
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Steve Albini Wins World Series of Poker Event - Rolling Stone
The End of Owning Music: How CDs and Downloads Died Steve Albini Wins World Series of Poker Event 'In Utero' producer and Big Black rocker takes home $106,000, coveted gold bracelet after defeating 30... more
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Harry Styles / Kacey Musgraves Air Canada Centre, Toronto ON, June 16
Harry Styles / Kacey Musgraves Air Canada Centre, Toronto ON, June 16 Photo: Kamara Morozuk Published Jun 17, 2018 7 Before Harry Styles took the stage for a headlining appearance at the Air Canada Ce... more
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How Beyonce and Jay-Z Defy Western Art Tradition in 'Apeshit' Video
All Stories In the video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z 's "Apeshit," the first visual from the pair's surprise joint album Everything Is Love , the two stars romp through the Louvre in Paris, seizing center s... more
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Classified Brings Together an All-Star Cast for a Charitable Cause
TFA artists David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Neon Dreams, Breagh MacKinnon (Port Cities), and Mo Kenney join Classified for the new acoustic version of his song Powerless. more
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Jann Arden Announces Fall Canadian Tour
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jann Arden has announced today she will embark on a Canadian tour in support of her new album entitled, These Are The Days. The tour will kick off in London, Ontario on October 10th and will make stops across the country, concluding on November 24th in Sidney more
@JRDN
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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Release Joint Album 'Everything Is Love'
Beyoncé and JAY-Z Release Joint Album 'Everything Is Love' The pair have also shared a new music video and bonus track By Matt Bobkin Published Jun 16, 2018 Beyoncé and JAY-Z are currently on the firs... more
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Chris Hardwick Talk Show On Hold, Comedian Taken Off KAABOO Festival Lineup Following Abuse Allegations
Chris Hardwick Talk Show On Hold, Comedian Taken Off KAABOO Festival Lineup Following Abuse Allegations 4:39 PM, Saturday, 6/16/2018 By: Ryan Borba AP Photo Chris Hardwick null Comedian Chris Hardwick... more
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Johnny Reid`s Revival Is A Roaring Success
He`s a Scot who lives in Nashville and calls Canada home, and his just-completed national tour is one of the biggest success stories there is this year. more
@Hotel Mira
RT @thongria: So much of my job is undoing the bullshit Sex and the City taught society. I know it’s cute or whatever but seriously fuck th… more
 
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Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop New Album 'Everything Is Love' During OTRII Tour - Rolling Stone
All Stories Beyoncé and Jay-Z have always been experts at holding onto secrets, and today they revealed two. The first is that they have released a new, nine-track collaborative album under the name t... more
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Beyoncé And Jay-Z Just Made Everyone Go ‘Ape Shit’ With A Surprise Joint Album
This is not a drill: Beyoncé and Jay-Z just dropped an entire joint album without any announcement or hype whatsoever. Because it's not like music's most powerful couple needs album promo anyway! Ever... more
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Hear Flying Lotus' Enthralling New Adult Swim Single 'Heroes Pt. 5'
Flying Lotus has offered up an enthralling new track titled "Heroes Pt. 5" to the Adult Swim Singles series . Related How Flying Lotus Made the Grossest Midnight Movie of the Last Decade Musician-turn... more
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Steven Himmelfarb Joins The Feldman Agency
After ten years working for The Billions Corporation, Steven joins The Feldman Agency with a roster of more than thirty-five artists including Charlotte Day Wilson, PUP, Lord Huron, Beirut, Wolf Parade, Wintersleep, New Pornographers and many more. Read the exciting announcement here >> more
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Mother Mother Release O My Heart: Live Sessions, In Honour Of The Fan Favourite Indie-Rock Album’s 10th Anniversary
BAND ALSO ANNOUNCE SEVEN INTIMATE AND EXCLUSIVE CLUB SHOWS, FEATURING NEVER PERFORMED SONGS AND MORE more
@JoJo.
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Nine Inch Nails Bring Smoke, Refigured Classics to Vegas Residency
All Stories "We're gonna do a mood shift," Trent Reznor told the audience at Nine Inch Nails ' gig Friday night in Las Vegas. "Instead of some happy, upbeat songs," he said, pausing dramatically for l... more
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Outside Lands Brings Big Bucks To Bay Area
Outside Lands Brings Big Bucks To Bay Area 5:42 PM, Thursday, 6/14/2018 By: Francisco Rendon Outside Lands 2018 A report on Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festi... more
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Our Lady Peace Is Hot, Hot, Hot
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories. Top Downloads represents the most copied tracks in the week ending Feb. 23 and the Most Active Indies blends downloads and streams, with the affiliated label and radio promotions company in parenthesis.
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@JoJo.
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Live Nation Announces $30K In Scholarships; Awards For Concerts, Service, Green Initiatives
Live Nation Announces $30K In Scholarships; Awards For Concerts, Service, Green Initiatives 8:01 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Ryan Borba Live Nation Scholarships Global concert promoter, venue operator, ... more
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Kesha Announces ‘Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride’ Cruise
Kesha Announces ‘Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride’ Cruise 8:30 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 8:30 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Sarah Pittman Matt Sayles / Invision / AP Kesha Kesha sings “Praying” during the Gramm... more
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Getting To Know You: Euclid COO Ross Chanin on Collecting Consumer Data at Venues
By: Brad Weissberg (Photo: Courtesy Euclid) Euclid COO Ross Chanin Ahead of Euclid CEO Brent Franson's appearance at the VenuesNow Conference (June 19-20), VN sat down with the data collection company... more
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Reviews: REO Speedwagon/Chicago, Dua Lipa, Boyz II Men & More
9:00 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Francisco Rendon This week, for your reading enjoyment, we have compiled critical reviews of live performances from REO Speedwagon / Chicago in Concord, Calif.; Dua Lipa... more
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Vocal Powerhouse Tami Neilson Talks Feminism, Sharon Jones, New Album `Sassafrass`
New Zealand-based performer hits back at negative commenters with a powerful, fun collection of retro-inspired tunes more
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New Video Premiere: Port Cities – How To Lose You
This lunchtime, we’re delighted to bring you the premiere of Port Cities’ brand new single and accompanying visuals, for How To Lose You – which comes from their highly-anticipated self-titled debut album, due March 9th.

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@JoJo.
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What’s In A Name? Rainbow Kitten Surprise Astonishes
What’s In A Name? Rainbow Kitten Surprise Astonishes 8:30 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Andy Gensler Alex Chapman Rainbow Kitten Surprise Cover Of Pollstar issue 6/25/18 Rainbow Kitten Surprise ’s May 20t... more
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Longtime Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies
Longtime Elvis Presley Drummer D.J. Fontana Dies 9:31 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 9:31 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Associated Press Robert Ruiz/The Shreveport Times via AP D.J. Fontana In this Oct. 16, 2004 f... more
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What’s In A Name? Rainbow Kitten Surprise Astonishes
What’s In A Name? Rainbow Kitten Surprise Astonishes 9:41 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Andy Gensler Alex Chapman Rainbow Kitten Surprise Cover Of Pollstar issue 6/25/18 Rainbow Kitten Surprise ’s May 20t... more
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Q's With Stephen Lee, Chairman Fair Ticketing Alliance: "There's A New Breed Of Brokers"
9:42 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Gideon Gottfried The Fair Ticketing Alliance (FTA), which was launched two months ago , is working with the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority and Trading Standard... more
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Paul Anka Headed For Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame
Paul Anka, the Ottawa born singer, songwriter, and actor – who transcended the `50s, `60s, and `70s with hit songs such as "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You`re) Having My Baby" – is the latest and final inductee into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anka wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Tom Jones`s hit, "She`s a Lady", as well as the... more
@JoJo.
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Neil Shines Like A Diamond At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
Neil Shines Like A Diamond At Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala 9:52 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 9:52 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Associated Press Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP Neil Diamond Neil Diamond perfor... more
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Las Vegas’ Extraordinary Year Captures Marketing Managers’ Minds
Las Vegas’ Extraordinary Year Captures Marketing Managers’ Minds 1:16 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Linda Deckard Linda Deckard/VenuesNow Ike Richman and Joe Flanagan A record 450 attended the 39th annual... more
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Unionized Caesars Workers In Vegas OK Contract
Unionized Caesars Workers In Vegas OK Contract 2:29 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 2:29 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Associated Press AP Photo / Isaac Brekken Vegas Culinary Strike In this May 22, 2018, file phot... more
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Shore Fire Promotes Eight; Rebecca Shapiro And Matt Hanks Named Senior VPs
Shore Fire Promotes Eight; Rebecca Shapiro And Matt Hanks Named Senior VPs 3:10 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Francisco Rendon Image Courtesy of Shore Fire Media Josh Page The New York-based PR/marketing ... more
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Feldman Country Acts Dominate at the CMAOntario Awards
Of the 30+ nominations they received, Feldman acts took home nine awards including many of the highest honours. See the full list >> more
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Meghan Patrick’s ‘Country Music Made Me Do It’ Is A Strong Sophomore Release
On her sophomore project, Country Music Made Me Do It, Meghan Patrick firmly establishes herself as a force to be reckoned with in her genre. Once the lead singer of the Bluegrass band, The Stone Sparrows, Meghan Patrick signed on with Warner Music Canada in 2016 to release her debut project, Grace and Grit. Since then, she’s had a slew of success on the Canadian Country charts, with all five of her singles thus far reaching the top twenty (the title track to her new album is her bigge... more
@JoJo.
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$29 Billion Annually Can't Be Wrong; How NYC Is Investing In Nightlife
$29 Billion Annually Can't Be Wrong; How NYC Is Investing In Nightlife 8:00 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 8:00 AM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Phil Gallo Courtesy Output The City That Never Sleeps Output, a dance c... more
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Lost Lake Festival Canceled; Superfly Phoenix Event Was To Feature Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Future
Lost Lake Festival Canceled; Superfly Phoenix Event Was To Feature Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Future 8:44 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 8:44 PM, Friday, 6/15/2018 By: Ryan Borba Lost Lake Festival in Phoe... more
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Toronto Singer`s Chess Gambit Turns Into A Major Piece
Phil and Leonard’s groundbreaking ‘50s Chicago label imprint (heralded by their surname), Chess Records, provides the fixings for Elise LeGrow’s debut album that puts a new spin on standards by such greats as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and The Moonglows. more
@JoJo.
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The major labels could block Spotify’s expansion into India due to direct licensing fallout
This situation is starting to get serious. MBW has spoken to separate senior sources at all three major music companies in the US over the past 24 hours – and they’ve all told us the same thing. The t... more
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See Shooter Jennings Tell Jokes With Jerry Cantrell, Perform 'Rhinestone Eyes'
All Stories Shooter Jennings returns to the cornfield in the latest installment of his wacky Hey Shooter! video series. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, former child actor Danny Cooksey and singer-son... more
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Driftmachine Shunter
7 This fifth album from Berlin duo Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer has a bare-knuckle appeal that will be well-received by admirers of shop-floor industrial music — the kind that sounds more like a ... more
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Coleman Hell Calls From The Canyon
Coleman Hell’s yet-to-be-released new album Topanga sees the Canadian artist working through some internal struggles, using songs as his diary. 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
@grandson
RT @onestowatch: revolutionary https://t.co/0Bstbco6T2 more
 
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'Gotti' Review: A Mobster Biopic That Deserves to Get Whacked
All Stories John Travolta, trying earnestly to act his way through a ton of lousy makeup and an even heavier slab of bad screenwriting, plays mafioso John Gotti in this chaotic biopic that jumps all o... more
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Alessia Cara returns with new single 'Growing Pains': listen
Alessia Cara's 2015 debut album, Know-It-All , not only solidified her reputation as a rising pop star, but it also garnered a Juno Award in 2017 for best pop album as well as a Grammy Award last year... more
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Watch A Tribe Called Red's explosive set from the 2018 CBC Music Festival
As the sun started setting at this year's CBC Music Festival, concertgoers were treated to an explosive performance by electronic duo A Tribe Called Red. Complete with on-stage dancers, the group's en... 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
@Raffi Cavoukian
RT @chrislhayes: “If a parent left a child in a cage with no supervision with other 5-year-olds, they’d be held accountable.” https://t.co… more
 
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Kali Uchis: Go Behind the Scenes With Singer at Bonnaroo
Kali Uchis reflects on her life as one cinematic journey in an exclusive video filmed at Bonnaroo 2018 . "If my life is a movie – in the movie there's always the bad part," the genre-colliding R&B ar... more
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Majical Cloudz's Devon Welsh Unveils "Vampires" Video
By Sarah Murphy Published Jun 15, 2018 Former Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh has shared his latest solo offering. It arrives with the new track "Vampires," which has also been treated to a music ... more
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Country Duo `The Reklaws` To Perform At The 2018 CFL Kickoff In Winnepeg
Not only will they perform the halftime show for #CFLKickoff, their single "Long Live the Night" will be the official theme song of #ThursdayNightFootball! Read >> 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
@Fake Shark
RT @caseyjoloos: proud to work for a radio station [102.7 @THEPEAK a-duh] that supports arts and culture events like #carfreeday vancouver.… more
 
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Elektra founder Jac Holzman unveils new venture, Cosmic Ringtones & Sonic Realms… Your Universe Is Calling
Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman has launched his latest venture, Cosmic Ringtones & Sonic Realms… Your Universe Is Calling. Conceived and produced by Holzman, the collection includes a series of i... more
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Man Dies of Suspected Overdose at Montebello Rockfest
By Josiah Hughes Published Jun 15, 2018 Montebello Rockfest is currently underway in Montebello, QC, but the event is already shrouded in tragedy as a man has died of a suspected overdose. While detai... more
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Hear Marilyn Manson Cover "Cry Little Sister" from 'The Lost Boys'
Hear Marilyn Manson Cover "Cry Little Sister" from 'The Lost Boys' The cover comes for the upcoming X-Men film 'The New Mutants' By Brock Thiessen Published Jun 15, 2018 Always one to entertain, Maril... 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
@Raffi Cavoukian
RT @KamalaHarris: We must choose hope, over hate; action, over apathy. Every single day. more
 
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​Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms Talk Goofing Off in 'Tag'
​Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms Talk Goofing Off in 'Tag' Photo: Shane Parent By Joy Watson Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner hit Toronto this week on their worldwide publicity tour for Tag ... more
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Kesha Gets Big Freedia, Jonathan Van Ness, Bob the Drag Queen for "Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride" Cruise
By Sarah Murphy Published Jun 15, 2018 Despite her ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke, Kesha continues to shine in the glow of last year's comeback LP Rainbow . Now, the singer has revealed plans to t... more
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Rep. Mark Sanford: Trumpism Is a "Cancerous Growth" in the Republican Party
All Stories Congressman Mark Sanford is beginning to cry. We're only a few minutes into our conversation before the South Carolina congressman chokes up. "I apologize," he says, wiping his eyes. "I ju... more
@Canadian Beats
Countdown to the CMAOntario Festival & Awards: Q & A with Eric Ethridge
With the annual awards show taking place this Sunday, CMAOntario Rising Star nominee Eric Ethridge sits down to discuss his journey through country music and advice that shaped his career. Read >> more
@thesocial.ca
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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@maui
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Sony Music isn’t Robin Hood – it’s being much smarter than that
The MBW Review offers our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we tackle yesterday’s news that Sony Music is being more generous with its Spotify payouts than many dare... more
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FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, June 15, 2018
FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, June 15, 2018 Christina Aguilera FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, June 15, 2018 It is a busy week for new album releases. Major names with new offerings include Ch... more
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Careers: June 15, 2018
Careers David Farrell David Farrell has worked at the forefront of Canadian music journalism for over 30 years, founding and editing The Record in the 1980s, before launching FYI Music News... more
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DEAG at 40: 'We're like an armada, ploughing through the sea.' - Music Business Worldwide
DEAG, one of Europe’s leading live music promoters, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It has evolved, through organic expansion and strategic acquisition, into a pan-continental powerhous... more
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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
@maui
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Sir Lucian Grainge: 'We must keep listening to new ideas through young ears.' - Music Business Worldwide
Last night (June 14) saw the annual Songwriters Hall of Fame event take place at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. As ever, the ceremony saw a host of songwriting talent inducted – including Bill A... more
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Hear Cody Jinks' Brooding New Song 'Must Be the Whiskey'
Cody Jinks is never one for pretense, but he cuts to the quick on moody slow-burner "Must Be the Whiskey," the no-nonsense new single from his just announced LP, Lifers . Related See Cody Jinks, Paul... more
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Hear Dan and Shay, Kelly Clarkson's Sweeping Duet 'Keeping Score'
Two extraordinary vocalists meet on "Keeping Score," the new collaboration between Dan + Shay and pop star Kelly Clarkson that appears on the country duo's forthcoming self-titled album. Related 10 N... more
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TFA Talent Earns 5 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominations
And you have the power to decide who wins the prestigious prize. 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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@Bryan Adams
How to dance to #18tilidie #dancing… https://t.co/saEy7RLaAz more
 
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Alt-J Recruit Pusha-T for 'In Cold Blood' Rework on 'Colbert'
Alt-J revisited their Relaxer single "In Cold Blood" on Thursday's Late Show with a performance that featured guests Pusha-T and Twin Shadow. Related Pusha-T Talks Making 'Daytona' in Kanye West's Sec... more
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​Dan Mangan Unveils New Single "Troubled Mind"
By Sarah Murphy Dan Mangan has further hinted at his impending fifth studio album with a new single called "Troubled Mind." Despite its upbeat, danceable sound, the song is a reaction to the increasin... 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
@Joshua Hyslop
RT @chabemilm: Todos deberían de escuchar a @joshuahyslop more
 
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Jill Barber Tries to `Remove Stigma From Mental Illness` With `Mercy`: Premiere
The latest single from her forthcoming album `Metaphora` out June 22 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
@Blitzen Trapper
happy Father’s Day to MY SENATOR https://t.co/PAvL8O5Eud more
 
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Hear 2 Chainz's New Song With Drake, Migos' Quavo, 'Bigger Than You'
2 Chainz recruited Drake and Migos' Quavo for his heavy-hitting new song "Bigger Than You." Throughout the hooky trap cut, the rappers contrast their humble beginnings and current rap star status. Re... 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
@Ron Sexsmith
Trump is a criminal and he needs to be stopped The GOP are complicit cowards and they need to be voted out RS https://t.co/3Yb6GL5qLC more
 
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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Opens Up About Life After Chester Bennington
All Stories Mike Shinoda discusses his new album, 'Post-Traumatic,' and life after the death of his Linkin Park foil, Chester Bennington. Mike Shinoda is painting differently these days. In the months... more
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Five Questions With… Drew Gregory
Five Questions With… Drew Gregory Five Questions With… Drew Gregory Jun 15, 2018 by Jason Schneider Comments The most common complaint made by country music cynics is that artists in the genre often d... more
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SONG PREMIERE: TAMI NEILSON SENDS SOULFUL LOVE LETTER TO SHARON JONES WITH “MISS JONES”
Based is New Zealand, Tami Neilson is making waves. She moves away from her country and roots background for a more soulful sound with "Miss Jones", a tribute to Sharon Jones. 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
@Blitzen Trapper
RT @ACraig2031: @Popehat Who wore it better? https://t.co/qYCfZcXNZc more
 
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A Conversation With .. George Olliver
A Conversation With .. George Olliver Mandala A Conversation With .. George Olliver Jun 15, 2018 by Bill King Comments It was of great interest that George Olliver and I would one day connect beyond t... more
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Music Biz Headlines, June 15, 2018
Music Biz Headlines, June 15, 2018 Joni Mitchell Music Biz Headlines, June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 by Kerry Doole Comments Xavier Rudd's musical spirit sings to his passion for planet “Creation is what ... more
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Grand Analog: Donna Summer
Grand Analog: Donna Summer Jun 15, 2018 by Kerry Doole Comments Grand Analog - "Donna Summer" (Grand Analog Music): Today (June 15), the Toronto-based hip-hop crew deliver a new EP, Donna Summer . You... more
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David Poe: Wouldn't It Be Nice If Musicians Didn't Have To Sue To Get Paid
David Poe: Wouldn't It Be Nice If Musicians Didn't Have To Sue To Get Paid David Poe, Twitter David Poe: Wouldn't It Be Nice If Musicians Didn't Have To Sue To Get Paid Jun 15, 2018 by External Source... 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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Media Beat: June 15, 2018
An interview with JJ Johnston On this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to JJ Johnston, the man that everybody knows. From his early days as a radio jock town to town and ... more
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UMC Names John Zerucelli As VP, Public Affairs
UMC Names John Zerucelli As VP, Public Affairs John Zerucelli, Twitter UMC Names John Zerucelli As VP, Public Affairs Labels Jun 15, 2018 by External Source Comments Universal Music Canada has announc... more
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SamaritanMag Spotlights Bud Light Dreams Music Festival
SamaritanMag Spotlights Bud Light Dreams Music Festival Photo credit: screenshot from promo video. SamaritanMag Spotlights Bud Light Dreams Music Festival Charity Jun 15, 2018 by Nick Krewen Comments ... more
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Music News Digest, June 15, 2018
Music News Digest, June 15, 2018 Massey Hall Music News Digest, June 15, 2018 Jun 15, 2018 by Kerry Doole Comments Yesterday (June 14) was declared Massey Hall Day in Toronto. That was to both mark th... more
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Feldman Artists Shine At The Canadian Radio Music Awards
Last night, the 21st Annual Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMA), took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and the presence of Feldman was impossible to ignore!
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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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The 5 weirdest fathers in opera
If you're looking for tips on being a good father, opera is not the place to turn. While there are exceptions — Verdi's Simon Boccanegra is probably opera's best dad — fathers in opera rarely make goo... more
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RIP: Music Man George Semkiw
RIP: Music Man George Semkiw George, from his Facebook page RIP: Music Man George Semkiw Jun 15, 2018 by FYI Staff Comments ­ Updated @ 1:30 pm : George Michael Semkiw, one of Canada’s most successful... more
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Outside Lands Economic Impact Study Shows $75M Generated In Economic Activity For Bay Area
Outside Lands Economic Impact Study Shows $75M Generated In Economic Activity For Bay Area 5:42 PM, Thursday, 6/14/2018 By: Francisco Rendon Outside Lands 2018 A report on Superfly and Another Planet ... 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
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I wish I could have sat in a room with my parents when they were young and just getting started.....And just- well-… https://t.co/S9MriFgrcg more