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Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by.

Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived, often sealing it with a kiss… on the lips.

Gord said he had lived many lives. As a musician, he lived “the life” for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At ... more
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Business Is Booming For TFA, Agency President Jeff Craib Explains!
The Feldman Agency is on a roll with the addition of Don Simpson as its newly installed COO and a business development plan that has produced record-breaking year-on-year income.

Put simply, it’s the hottest music talent agency in Canada by a country mile, and company president Jeff Craib wants me to know it is not good fortune that has brought this about but the result of a strategy put in place several years back.
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Taylor Swift Plays Nice on Romantic New Song 'Gorgeous'
Taylor Swift Plays Nice on Romantic New Song 'Gorgeous' Pop star unveils third track from upcoming LP 'Reputation' Taylor Swift delivers a paean to a handsome object of desire on new song "Gorgeous,"... more
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Destroyer - 'Ken' (album stream)
By Brock Thiessen At long last, Dan Bejar's latest Destroyer album ken is here. That's right, the anticipated record is now officially out, meaning you can stream it now. The album marks the officia... more
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GORD BAMFORD FEATURING JIM CUDDY DELIVER “AIN’T IT GRAND” TO COUNTRY RADIO TODAY!
(Toronto, ON – September 20th, 2017) Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. recording artist Gord Bamford returns to the airwaves with “Ain’t It Grand” the second single from his upcoming full length album. The follow up single to the top 10 country radio summer smash “Livin’ on Summertime” sees Gord Bamford tagging Blue Rodeo’s charismatic frontman Jim Cuddy to duet on this catchy, fun and ultra-Canadian gem. Gord and Jim launched the single with a show stopping performance at the 2017 ... more
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John Carpenter - 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998' (album stream)
By Brock Thiessen With Halloween coming up fast, master of horror John Carpenter is here to provide our soundtrack. Right on schedule, his Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 has arrived, and you can ... more
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Neil Young and Drake pay tribute to Gord Downie
On Tuesday evening, Canada lost Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie . The news devastated the nation, as Canadians worldwide posted about their heartache and memories to their social media channels . ... more
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'No one was more committed onstage': Rich Terfry remembers Gord Downie
This week, we lost Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie. Below, Radio 2 Drive host Rich Terfry shares his memory of the beloved singer. You can also hit play below to listen to a two-hour special remem... more
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Don Simpson Named COO At TFA
The Feldman Agency (TFA) has announced the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.

The Canadian with over 25 years of entertainment experience in the entertainment and show industries was formerly affiliated with AEG Live and was previously EVP, Productions and Business Development for Madison Square Garden. more
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Maestro Fresh Wes's new Toronto Raptors anthem is guaranteed to pump up fans
The Toronto Raptors begin their 2017-18 season on Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls, and Maestro Fresh Wes just made the hype a lot louder. The Canadian hip-hop icon released the first single, ... more
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Google Has Removed 3004747844 Piracy Links from Search Results - Digital Music News
October 19, 2017 Google has now received billions of takedown requests for infringing piracy links. Actually, 3 billion and counting. The battle against digital piracy always seems to be a losing one... more
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Six Questions With... Simon Birkumshaw of Sense Traxx | Live | Music Week
by James Hanley October 19th 2017 at 12:01AM Welcome to the latest edition of Six Questions With..., a weekly short and sharp interview with a live music figure. Email jhanley@nbmedia.com if you woul... more
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Brighter Sound launches gender equality campaign | Talent | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 19th 2017 at 5:10AM Manchester-based music charity Brighter Sound has unveiled Both Sides Now, an ambitious three-year programme to support and showcase women in music across th... more
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Welcome Sum 41 to the TFA Family
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Review: The Tragic Story Of The Tragically Hip
Title: Long Time Running
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier

Executive Producers: Scot McFadyen Sam Dunn Bernie Breen Patrick Sambrook Jeffrey Remedios Dave Harris Naveen Prasad Jeremy Smith

Producers: Scot McFadyen, Rachel McLean, Randy Lennox, Bell Media

Production Company: Banger Films

Starring Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair, Rob Baker and Johnny Fay

Currently playing in over 150 cinemas across Canada

Airing o... more
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Five memorable moments from the 2017 Q Awards | Media | Music Week
by James Hanley October 19th 2017 at 12:12AM Well that was a lot more agreeable wasn't it? After last year's StubHub-sponsored awkwardness , 2017 marked a serious return to form for the Q Awards. Bo... more
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Rolling Stones team up with Paris Saint-Germain | Brands | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 4:57PM Soccer and the music industry have long been brand bedfellows, as revealed in our recent feature on bands linking with football clubs. The Rolling Stones ar... more
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Mark Mitchell steps up at Parlophone, Miles Leonard stands down after 23 years | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 19th 2017 at 10:55AM Miles Leonard’s long spell at Parlophone is coming to an end, though he will remain in an advisory role at Warner until late 2018. Mark Mitchell has been ... more
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Neon Dreams Imprint Links With Warner For New EP
Halifax trio Neon Dreams has partnered with Warner Music Canada for the release of its new EP Wolf, Princess & Me that comes out on the band`s imprint Dreaming Out Loud Records, on September 22.
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Pink consolidates top spot in the albums chart | Talent | Music Week
by Ben Homewood October 18th 2017 at 5:45PM Dubbed “the Foo Fighters of pop” by RCA’s Neil Hughes in Music Week this week, Pink continues at No.1 in the albums chart with Beautiful Trauma (58,518 sal... more
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"It fills me with cotton-mouthed horror!": Shaun Keaveny reveals his plans for hosting tonight's Sync Awards | Media | Music Week
October 19th 2017 at 6:00AM Today (October 19), the Music Week Sync Awards return. Now in its fourth year, the ceremony has moved to a new, bigger venue to accommodate phenomenal demand after 2016’s... more
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GORD DOWNIE ANNOUNCES NEW RECORD INTRODUCE YERSELF
23-SONG DOUBLE ALBUM PRODUCED BY KEVIN DREW OUT OCTOBER 27 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

PREORDER OF INTRODUCE YERSELF BEGINS SEPTEMBER 29

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Meghan Patrick named Canadian country music`s female artist of the year at CCMAs
Ontario`s Meghan Patrick broke Jess Moskaluke`s three-year winning streak by taking home the 2017 Canadian Country Music Award for female artist of the year Sunday night. more
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!K7 Music picks up catalogues in Parlophone divestment | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 4:04PM Music Week broke the news last month about the September 30 deadline for the long-running divestment of Parlophone Label Group assets to independent compani... more
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Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy win at Q Awards | Media | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 7:20PM The Q Awards have been staged at the Roundhouse in London tonight (October 18) with Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy among the recipients. Absolute r... more
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The Drop, Week 3: Niall Horan, Jessie Ware, H.E.R. & more
Sydney Gore 6h ago Here's why Thursday is low-key the best day of the week: before the weekend hits, there's almost always an outpour of album releases on Friday. Most of these new faves drop right a... more
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Shawn Mendes’s MTV Unplugged Is Now An Amazing Live Album
Madeline Roth madfitzroth 9h ago Shawn Mendes recently teased “ Album 3 ” on the way, but before his official studio follow-up to Illuminate , he has a special surprise for fans. The singer has annou... more
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How Tim Hicks` "Stronger Beer" Hopped Up His Career In 2017
It was the non-hit that wasn`t supposed to happen that put Tim Hicks in a league of his own. more
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@TomCochraneMUS tweeting pure facts about refrigerating ketchup. We agree 🍳 more
 
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Margo Price Talks Politics, Willie Nelson Collaboration on Confident New LP
All Stories When Margo Price returned to Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis late last year to begin tracking the follow-up to Midwest Farmer's Daughter , uncertainty and change were hanging in the air... more
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Rush Prep Unreleased Songs for 'A Farewell to Kings' Reissue
Rush Prep Unreleased Songs for 'A Farewell to Kings' Reissue Band details new box sets celebrating album's 40th anniversary Rush have unearthed a slew of unreleased live tracks for the 40th anniversar... more
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THE JAMES BARKER BAND LAUNCHES “GAME ON TOUR”
Toronto, ON (September 25, 2017) – Fresh off of their recent gold certifications for “Chills” and “Lawn Chair Lazy,” the James Barker Band is excited to announce their national tour with CCMA Female Artist of the Year / CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Meghan Patrick and special guest Jojo Mason.
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The Weather Station: Thirty
Toronto folk-rock songstress Tamara Lindeman will release her self-titled new album (her fourth) on Oct. 6. more
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RT @purenoiserecs: Hey, @LizzyFarrall ‘s new song “Better With” is on @Spotify https://t.co/yijIrVi1Fr more
 
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Majid Jordan - "Body Talk"
By Brock Thiessen Published Oct 19, 2017 After recently giving us dates for a world tour and an album tracklist for The Space Between , Toronto R&B duo Majid Jordan are breaking off another chunk of t... more
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Pearl Jam's 'Vs.': How Band Battled Stardom on Angry Sophomore LP
All Stories Pearl Jam were at a major turning point in their young career when they gathered at remote Nicasio, California, recording studio the Site to begin work on their second album, Vs. It was M... more
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The Beaches Want to Be the Future of Rock `n` Roll
With a take it or leave it attitude, the Toronto group ready themselves for their debut, giving a sample on the new raucous single "Money." more
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Katy Perry Got Stuck Floating in the Air During Her Concert
Katy Perry Got Stuck Floating in the Air During Her Concert "I could be stuck here forever" By Josiah Hughes Katy Perry is currently taking her recent Witness album on tour, and last night's fans go... more
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Watch Margot Robbie Portray Figure Skater Tonya Harding in New Biopic Trailer
All Stories Margot Robbie oscillates between fact and fiction as notorious figure skater Tonya Harding in the new teaser for, I, Tonya . The biopic premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and is set t... more
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Madonna's 'Erotica,' 'Sex': Why Musical Masterpiece, Defiant Book Still Matter
All Stories In 1990, Madonna was as astronomically popular as a boundary-bulldozing, unapologetically bacchanalian performance artist could get. Drawing from Harlem drag balls, "Vogue" went Number On... more
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NEW video by Mathew V "Tell Me Smooth"
Tell Me Smooth is out now! Watch it here: http://www.smarturl.it/TellMeSmoothMatV more
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BAD CHILD delivers a cinematic new visual for his standout cut “Pretty Girls”
BAD CHILD crash lands on our pages with an incredible video for his standout cut “Pretty Girls.” It’s an ultra-cinematic visual that brings the track to life beautifully, showing off BAD CHILD’s unique artistry and stellar set of skills as he lays down some knockout verses and a killer hook en route to an amazing track and video overall. Be sure to look out for more from him soon, as he’s without a doubt one of the most refreshing artists we’ve heard in recent months. Enjoy “Pretty Gir... more
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You Can Now Help Choose Which Bands Play Warped Tour 2018
You Can Now Help Choose Which Bands Play Warped Tour 2018 The travelling fest will make its way back to Toronto next summer By Brock Thiessen Published Oct 19, 2017 Just the other day we learned that ... more
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Rush Treat 'A Farewell to Kings' to Massive 40th Anniversary Reissue
Rush Treat 'A Farewell to Kings' to Massive 40th Anniversary Reissue The set even includes a king's ring and neck chain with a custom velvet pouch By Calum Slingerland After treating their seminal 2... more
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Daniel Caesar Adds Fifth Toronto Show at Danforth Music Hall
By Sarah Murphy Published Oct 19, 2017 Daniel Caesar is well on his way to becoming a household name beyond his hometown of Toronto, but it's clear that his local fanbase still loves him most. After s... more
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Five Questions With… The Philosopher Kings
It’s almost impossible to recall how barren the Canadian R&B landscape was in 1994 when The Philosopher Kings released their self-titled debut album. But that quickly changed as the heavily talented Toronto band quickly went gold at home and scored a U.S. hit with the album’s first single, “Charms.” more
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#ThrowbackThursday CBC Archives, inteview with Harry Brown, 1979: "Raffi, singer of songs to the very young" https://t.co/a33jelC4ie more
 
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See the Mavericks' Colorful Cuban Adventure in 'Easy as It Seems' Video
All Stories For many Americans, Cuba is a country lost in time, sealed off from the United States for nearly six decades. For Raul Malo of the Mavericks, it's a missing piece of who he is, and in the... more
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​Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee Team Up for Velvet Underground Cover
By Sarah Murphy Published Oct 19, 2017 Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee 's Katie Crutchfield toured together earlier this year, but their musical partnership now includes some recorded material. The pair h... more
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Songkick Is Shutting Down
By Brock Thiessen Following months of serious legal trouble with ticketing giant Ticketmaster, competitor Songkick is officially shutting down. Come October 31, it will be no more. The online ticket... more
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Destroyer Discusses the Sinister Politics of 'ken' and Why He Sat Out the New Pornographers' Latest LP
Published Oct 19, 2017 Photo: Ted Bois Even with the tumultuous state of the world in 2017, Dan Bejar isn't the kind of songwriter who's going to write an overtly political song. Over the course of hi... more
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HEDLEY ANNOUNCE CAGELESS TOUR 2018
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
SHAWN HOOK
NEON DREAMS

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 29 at www.hedleyonline.com

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Jonathan Roy : l`élan d`un nouveau départ
(SHERBROOKE) En janvier dernier, Jonathan Roy proposait son album Mr Optimist Blues comme un nouveau départ dans sa carrière musicale. Six mois plus tard, le chanteur flotte sur un nuage. Après un début d`année chargé et plusieurs festivals au cours de l`été, il partira officiellement en tournée à l`automne.
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Dhani Harrison Imagines Bleak Future in 'All About Waiting' Video
Hurricanes wreak havoc, forest fires burn and the polar ice caps melt in the new video for Dhani Harrison 's "All About Waiting." The song appeared on his recently released debut album, IN///PARALLEL... more
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The Black Dahlia Murder / Suffocation / Decrepit Birth / Necrot / Wormwitch - The Opera House, Toronto ON, October 18
Photo: Matt Forsythe 7 Having released their exceptional eighth studio album, Nightbringers , melodic death metal titans the Black Dahlia Murder are now on a lengthy tour featuring some of extreme met... more
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Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan Preach Unity at 'CMT Artists of the Year' Show
All Stories This year's CMT Artists of the Year special was different than in years past. In light of recent tragedies – both manmade and natural – the producers shifted the night's theme from a cele... more
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Massey Hall Reno Includes Two New Performance Stages
Massey Hall Reno Includes Two New Performance Stages Massey Hall Reno Includes Two New Performance Stages Live Oct 19, 2017 by FYI Staff Comments The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall ann... more
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WATCH: Jesse Roper kicks off Canada Day celebrations in Langford
Metchosin’s own Jesse Roper rocked the stage this morning, kicking off Canada Day celebrations for the roughly 300 community members in attendance at Westshore Town Centre in Langford.
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#ThrowbackThursday CBC Archives, inteview with Harry Brown, 1979: "Raffi, singer of songs to the very young" https://t.co/a33jelC4ie more
 
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INXS' 'Kick': 10 Things You Didn't Know
All Stories During their first 10 years as a band, INXS went from playing pubs across Australia to filling modest-size venues in the United States. But that wasn't enough for the group, made up of si... more
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Gabi Garbutt talks Libertines dementia collaboration and shares debut single
by Ben Willmott Contributor | Photos by Press Gabi Garbutt talks Libertines dementia collaboration and shares debut single The Libertines' John Hassall has collaborated with Gabi Garbutt on a track a... more
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Noel Gallagher announces gig at 1200 cap venue in London
Noel Gallagher announces gig at 1200 cap venue in London He'll be performing material from the brand new album at York Hall - enter the draw for tickets Photo: Danny Payne Earlier this year Noel Ga... more
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Konono No. 1 Bandleader Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi Dead at 56
Konono No. 1 Bandleader Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi Dead at 56 Electric likembe player took over beloved Congolese outfit after father's death in 2015 Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi, the electric likembe pla... more
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The Feldman Agency Appoints Don Simpson As Chief Operating Officer
TORONTO, ON - The Feldman Agency (TFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective September 18th. Simpson brings over 25 years of entertainment experience in senior management, operations, business development and strategic planning to the North American premiere talent agency. more
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Fun under the sun at the Tall Tree Festival
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Miley Cyrus Surprises A Las Vegas Shooting Victim With A Heartfelt Message
Hilary Hughes hilmonstah 14h ago In the weeks following the horrific shooting that took place at Las Vegas's Route 91 Festival on October 1, several victims of the attack are on the slow, painful roa... more
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Not You - Marquee Ballroom, Halifax NS, October 18
Photo: Richard Lann 7 Halifax's Not You helped open the first night of the city's annual Pop Explosion festival with a woozy, hook-filled set that featured awkward noise, a Go-Go's cover and pregnancy... more
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​Ryan Driver Returns with New LP, Premieres Collaboration with the Weather Station
​Ryan Driver Returns with New LP, Premieres Collaboration with the Weather Station 'Careless Thoughts' will arrive next month By Sarah Murphy Toronto musician Ryan Driver has announced plans for a b... more
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Bill Hicks' 'Revelations' to Get Audio Release This Fall
Bill Hicks' 'Revelations' to Get Audio Release This Fall Album will come out digitally and on vinyl An audio version of Bill Hicks' 'Revelations' special will come out this fall. A previously unrelea... more
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Marshall makes most of main stage jazz fest show
Amanda Marshall hasn’t released album since 2001. She doesn’t have a Twitter account, a Facebook page or a website. But based on her performance Friday night at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the only reasonable explanation for her absence is that she’s been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years. She looks and sounds exactly the same. Her concert was a 1995 dream come true. And damn, did those songs hold up.

Accompanied by a seven-piece band, the Canadian singer-songwr... more
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Chris Janson on Being Country Music's 'Most Open Redneck'
See the Mavericks' Colorful Cuban Adventure in 'Easy as... Chris Janson on Being Country Music's 'Most Open Redneck' "Fix a Drink" singer, who binge watches shamanic healings on YouTube, addresses mal... more
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Hear Eagles Perform a Rousing Live Version of 'Hotel California'
The Eagles unveiled a remarkable live version of their classic, "Hotel California," which will appear on the upcoming 40th anniversary deluxe edition of Hotel California , out November 24th. Related ... more
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Denise Donlon Shares Her Memories Of The Goodness In Gord
Denise Donlon Shares Her Memories Of The Goodness In Gord Denise Donlon Shares Her Memories Of The Goodness In Gord Oct 19, 2017 by Denise Donlan Comments Thinking about our courageous beautiful frie... more
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Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Releases New Single “Forever Rebels"
The fourth single from Hicks` top selling album SHAKE THESE WALLS more
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CMAO Wins Boost Meghan Patrick`s Soaring Career
Meghan Patrick`s newfound status as the leading trophy-winner at Sunday`s Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards show is a serious career boost for the singer/songwriter from Bowmanville. She won in the Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year categories. more
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Gord Downie Celebrated In Two Film Docs Airing On TV This Weekend
Gord Downie Celebrated In Two Film Docs Airing On TV This Weekend Gord Downie Celebrated In Two Film Docs Airing On TV This Weekend Media Oct 19, 2017 by FYI Staff Comments Responding to the overwhel... more
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Morning Bop: Throwback Thursday With Christina Milian
Sydney Gore 17h ago Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we'll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. If you don't know, ... more
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See Jason Aldean Cover Tom Petty With Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban
All Stories It was an emotional evening at this year's CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, which brought some of the hardest-hitting road warriors and chart-toppers in country music – including Chris S... more
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Canadian Musicians Pay Tribute to Gord Downie
Canadian Musicians Pay Tribute to Gord Downie Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Drake, Stars, Dan Mangan, Sloan and more remember the late Tragically Hip singer Photo: Kim Jay Canada lost an icon with t... more
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Brampton`s Alessia Cara adds charm to MMVAs
TORONTO — Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara offered a dash of charm to an otherwise predictable night of celebrity sightings at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer joined co-host Joe Jonas to set the Toronto event in motion, but everything that followed seemed especially scripted.

Even though the MMVAs built their reputation on crazy antics over flashy accolades, this year lacked any sort of iconic moments that would rival Lady Gaga’s ... more
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Listen to a special Radio 2 broadcast celebrating the life of Gord Downie
This week, CBC Radio 2 broadcast a two-hour special celebrating the life and legacy of Gord Downie, who died Tuesday night at the age of 53, nearly two years after being diagnosed with an aggressive f... more
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Feist pays tribute to Gord Downie with moving cover of a song from Secret Path
Feist has shared a cover of Gord Downie's song “The Stranger” on Twitter, in tribute to Tragically Hip frontman who passed away on Tuesday night. I send out this song with love, respect and gratitude ... more
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Official: Miles Leonard stepping down at Parlophone, Mark Mitchell named Co-President
Warner Music Group has officially confirmed that Miles Leonard will step down as Chairman of UK-based Parlophone Records in January 2018. He will continue in an advisory A&R role and support the label... more
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The Tragically Hip Announce LONG TIME RUNNING
The new documentary film will have its World Premiere at TIFF before a Canadian theatrical release Sept. 14th more
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Meghan Patrick Takes The Crown At CMAO Awards
Meghan Patrick was the big winner at the 5th annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, held at Centennial Hall in London last night.
The singer from Bowmanville, ON, took home four trophies, Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year. more
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Things got a bit rock and roll out of control tonight in Longueuil! You've officially ruined us… https://t.co/M2MLzIF5sV more
 
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Morning Bop: Get "Down" With Fifth Harmony
Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we'll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. If you don't know, now you know: Fifth H... more
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Fifth Harmony's TRL Takeover Was Truly Iconic
Fifth Harmony completely took over TRL when they touched down in New York for their latest press tour. Since they're all queens, we handed over the keys of the studio to Normani, Dinah, Ally and Laure... more
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The Legacy Of Gord Downie
The Legacy Of Gord Downie 6:40 PM, Wednesday, 10/18/2017 By: Francisco Rendon Gord Downie, frontman for one of Canada’s most beloved acts, The Tragically Hip , died Oct. 17. His consistent output and ... more
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Headstones’ Hugh Dillon Has Seen Some Shit
The Canadian punk rock icon talks about overcoming his heroin addiction, finding a work ethic in acting, and how Toronto bands have a bad attitude. more
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Dreaming of Canada with Carly Rae Jepsen
The most beautiful sound in the world to me is that of an orchestra tuning itself to the oboe’s taut A. The second most beautiful is Carly Rae Jepsen. For these two reasons, I flew to Canada for exactly twenty-eight hours over the weekend, to see Jepsen perform with the sixty-person Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in a sold-out performance for twenty-six hundred of the purest souls in pop fandom and, possibly, the world. “I’m so happy that it’s almost like I’m uncomfortable!” Jepsen gasped... more
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Richard Mills Takes A Bow, But Expect An Encore!
Richard Mills signs off from The Feldman Agency this week after two-plus decades of travelling the world and doing what many peer agents might think the impossible, namely developing careers and generating income for a genre of artists that don’t often fit the mold of today`s hits.

But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Born in Trinidad, and raised in the prairies, Mills is a formidable figure in person. One might guess him as an IT executive, or perhaps a linebacker... more
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The line in Taylor’s new song “guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats” really resonates with me. more
 
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Cardi B signs to Sony/ATV | Publishing | Music Week
October 17th 2017 at 6:27PM Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with songwriter and rapper Cardi B. The New Yorker’s debut single Bodak Yellow has just spent three weeks at No. 1 o... more
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Rising Star: Meet Polydor's Tasha Demi | Interviews | Music Week
October 18th 2017 at 8:56AM How did you break into the music industry? I started a blog at university and it started hitting decent numbers. I was a runner on a few shoots for MTV and then became mus... more
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Stormzy leads MOBO Awards nominations | Talent | Music Week
October 17th 2017 at 3:30PM Stormzy leads the 2017 MOBO Awards nominations, which were announced today at YouTube Space London This year’s MOBO Awards, supported by Leeds City Council and LeedsBID, ... more
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Classified, Ria Mae, Lennie Gallant Big Winners At ECMAs
Held over four days this year, The East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) in Saint John, NB, closed out yesterday with the Music Industry Awards reception at Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John. more
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Making Waves: Bad Gyal
by Ben Homewood October 18th 2017 at 11:36AM Each week, Music Week profiles a red hot brand new artist. Under our microscope this week is Spanish rapper Bad Gyal... Key Track : Jacaranda Label : La W... more
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Sync big: Five categories to watch at the Music Week Sync Awards 2017 | Brands | Music Week
— Avelino (@officialAvelino) May 23, 2017 A SPORTING CHANCE As outlined above, the sporting end of the ceremony promises some of the hottest competition on the night. Last year, BT Sport triumphed i... more
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Venues Day 2017: UK Music CEO unveils new plan to protect grassroots venues | Live | Music Week
by James Hanley October 18th 2017 at 12:01AM UK Music CEO Michael Dugher issued a rallying call to the grassroots circuit after unveiling plans for a new law to protect music venues threatened with c... more
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Midnight Oil & Matthew Good - The Great Circle 2017 Canadian Tour Announce
MIDNIGHT OIL ADDS FIVE CANADIAN DATES TO TRIUMPHANT SOLD OUT REUNION TOUR.
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Nominees announced for 2017 CMAO Awards hosted in London
The Country Music Association of Ontario has announced the nominees for the fifth annual CMAO Awards, to be held in London in June.

The awards recognize talents and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, with Meghan Patrick leading the pack this year with seven nods. James Barker Band, River Town Saints, Jessica Mitchell, Cold Creek County, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks, and The Abrams each have multiple nominations. more
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Beatport appoints Robb McDaniels CEO | Digital | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 5:05AM Robb McDaniels has been named CEO of Beatport. The new role for the media and technology entrepreneur was announced by Beatport’s parent company, LiveStyle.... more
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Tastemakers: What's Metal Hammer's Luke Morton listening to this week? | Tastemakers | Music Week
Tastemakers: What's Metal Hammer's Luke Morton listening to this week? October 18th 2017 at 9:48AM Metal Hammer’s Luke Morton on Cursed Earth’s Cycles Of Grief: The Complete Collection Kicking and sc... more
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'It's an amazing new world for dance music': Spinnin' Records Roger de Graaf on life with Warner | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 6:00AM The Amsterdam Dance Event launches today (October 18) in the Dutch capital and will be taking over the city’s clubs over the next five days. Dutch label Spi... more
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Ed Sheeran pulls dates after cycling accident | Live | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 10:45AM Ed Sheeran has confirmed that a cycling accident this week has left him unable to perform shows for the “immediate future”. The singer posted on Instagram... more
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Fake Shark Brings New Single "Heart 2 Heart" to Life in Colorful Video Premiere
Fake Shark unveiled its latest single "Heart 2 Heart" on March 24, a groovy electronic indie-pop track that`s almost irresistible to dance to. The groovy song now has a video to bring it to life, premiering on Billboard today (April 11).

The visual sees the band (frontman Kevvy Mental, guitarist Louis Wu and bassist Tony Dallas) playing their new tune against a bright pink backdrop -- similar to the neon hue of Kevvy`s hair -- that changes colors throughout the video. On top o... more
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'Pink's the Foo Fighters of pop': RCA's Neil Hughes on her huge comeback | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine October 18th 2017 at 5:27AM Pink’s set to surge past 50,000 album sales for her Beautiful Trauma album later today (October 18) when the midweek chart is revealed following an impressi... more
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Global acquires digital audio ad sales company AudioHQ | Digital | Music Week
October 17th 2017 at 2:53PM Media and entertainment group Global has acquired US-based digital audio ad sales company, AudioHQ. The deal gives Global an ad sales and ad tech footprint in the US and ... more
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On The Radar: Priests | On The Radar | Music Week
by Ben Homewood October 18th 2017 at 10:23AM Katie Alice Greer has a big, blonde bone to pick. Priests’ singer is fed up with her band’s debut album being aligned with the presidency of Donald J Trum... more
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Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations!
Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations! Tune into MUCH on June 18th to see who brings it home! ?? more
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10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: April 2017
Delta Rae

Sounds Like: Harmony-drenched Southern pop-rock with slick production and giant hooks

For Fans of: Little Big Town, the Lumineers, Grace Potter

Why You Should Pay Attention: Durham, North Carolina six-piece Delta Rae have been regional favorites for years, drawing enthusiastic crowds at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Now the band is signed to the Valory Music Co. (under Big Machine Label Group), having just released a four-song EP titled ... more
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Fuga eyes acquisitions after €6 million injection | Digital | Music Week
October 18th 2017 at 8:59AM Technology and services company Fuga has secured a €6 million (£5.35m) investment.As Fuga makes plans for further US expansion, the funds from current shareholders will he... more
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The Music Week Playlist: October 16, 2017 | Playlists | Music Week
For The Gram (Insanity) If anyone can draw on Instagram for inspiration it’s Craig David, whose account is a reliable source of positive energy. Much like this new single. Contact Laura Sinclair Sa... more
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Michael Hollett: Remembering A Friend
Michael Hollett: Remembering A Friend Michael Hollett: Remembering A Friend Oct 18, 2017 by Michael Hollett Comments The first time I played hockey with Gord Downie was probably in 1991 in a Monday m... more
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Johnny to Perform at the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with commemorative ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Veterans Affairs Canada will lead these commemorations, with support from various partners, including the Department of National Defense, Global Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others. Some people of note who are expected to be in attendance will include the C... more
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