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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 Steven Page at the 2018 Juno Awards.

"We are honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame," said Ed Robertson via press release. "For almost 30 years we`ve worked hard to write the best songs we can, make the best records we can make, and do the best shows possible. We`ve travelled the world with our music, but Canada has always been home. This is very special for us."

Barenaked Ladies will join 50 other past inductees, including Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Anne Murray, k.d. lang and Leonard Cohen.

Formed in Scarborough, Ont., in 1988, Barenaked Ladies were founded by current frontman Ed Robertson and former co-frontman Steven Page. The two released the band`s first cassette, Buck Naked, in 1989, and another in 1990 called Barenaked Lunch (also called The Pink Tape). One year later, they recorded their first video using Speakers` Corner.

"You guys are the first ones to use this as a blatant marketing device," a floor manager from CityTV told them at the time. They followed it quickly with The Yellow Tapes, which included the soon-to-be hits "Brian Wilson" and "If I had $1,000,000."
That same year, Barenaked Ladies covered "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" for a Bruce Cockburn tribute album. "I was aware of him but I didn`t really know his material, so I chose that song just because I knew it," Robertson told CBC Music in 2013, about the single that became their first Top 40 hit in Canada.
In 1993, Barenaked Ladies got their first Juno nominations — four in total, for entertainer of the year, album of the year (for Gordon), single of the year (for "Enid") and group of the year — and they grabbed their first Grammy nomination in 1999 for "One Week."
The band`s discography counts 15 studio albums, one collaborative release (2017`s Barenaked Ladies and the Persuasions) and multiple band-member changes Page left the band in 2009 — a "mutual agreement" — and current members include Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Tyler Stewart and Kevin Hearn, the latter of which joined the band in the `90s after Andy Creeggan`s departure.
Barenaked Ladies — Robertson, Jim Creeggan, Hearn and Tyler Stewart, alongside Page — will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 2018 Juno Awards on March 25.
The 47th annual Juno Awards and Juno Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in the Juno Awards broadcast on CBC on Sunday, March 25. For more information on how to buy tickets, go to JunoAwards.ca.

For full Juno Awards coverage, head to CBCMusic.ca/ junos.

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Tokyo Police Club Announce New Album 'TPC,' Reveal First Single: Exclusive
Alt-rock quartet Tokyo Police Club are going for a full reboot on their upcoming semi-self-titled fourth album TPC, set to drop on Oct. 5 via Dine Alone Records. Read » more
@FeldmanAgency
Letterkenny Live! Adds New Shows & Markets To Highly Acclaimed 2018 National Tour
Back by popular demand, "Letterkenny Live!" adds new shows and markets to highly acclaimed 2018 national tour starring Jared Keeso, Nathan Dales, K Trevor Wilson, and Mark Forward. Read » more
@FYI Music News
Up Cannabis Hosts Hip Doobie Doobie Doo Event
The New Farm in Creemore, ON, hosted an all-day party yesterday designed to boost the profile of the burgeoning pot producer. With members of The Tragically Hip on hand, The Glorious Sons and City and Colour entertained over 200 attendees. Read » more
@FYI Music News
29th Annual SOCAN Awards Honoured Canada's Best In Class
Burton Cummings, Sarah McLachlan, and Daniel Caesar were among those recognize with the most prestigious honour. Read » more
@FYI Music News
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. Read » more
@FYI Music News
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. Read » 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 » more
@Rolling Stone
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
@FeldmanAgency
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. Read » more
@The Georgia Straight
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. Read » more
@Canadian Football League
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
@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
@SOCAN
TFA Talent Earns 5 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominations
And you have the power to decide who wins the prestigious prize. Learn » more
@Glide Magazine
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. Read » more
@FeldmanAgency
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! Read » more
@The Ringer
The 11 Keys to Keeping the Band Together: Sloan Share Their Wisdom
On the occasion of their 12th album and 27th year together, Sloan shares their wisdom on how to make musical matrimony last. Read » more
@Billboard
Three Days Grace Ties Van Halen for Most No. 1s on Mainstream Rock Songs Chart
"The Mountain," the lead single from Three Days Grace's new album 'Outsider,' grants the band a share of history. Read » more
@FYI Music News
TFA Partnerships Division Client, CCMA, Names New President Tracy Martin
After serving as interim head since July of last year and leading the association’s staff and Board through Country Music Week in Saskatoon, and executive producing the 2018 CCMA Awards broadcast, Tracy Martin is now officially President of the Canadian Country Music Association effective immediately. Read » more
@Juno Awards
TFA's Artists Sweep Junos with 37 Nominations
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@Bell Media
The Comedy Network Gets Pumped with the Debut of "Corner Gas Animated"
The much-anticipated animated reboot airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Network. Read » more
@Globe Newswire
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. Read » more
@CMW
Jeff Craib Is Announced as One of the 2018 Inductees into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame
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. Read » more
@FYI Music News
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. Read » more
@YouTube
#NewVideo - The Glorious Sons "Everything Is Alright"
Directed by Colin G Cooper, this stunning visual is taken off the album "Young Beauties and Fools" out now! See the video » more
@FeldmanAgency
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! Read » more
@RoyalWood
Royal Wood Takes Centre Stage For His Headlining Debut At Massey Hall On May 11
Having performed on the hallowed stage during his Songwriters' Circle performance for the 2010 JUNO Awards, Royal is now ready to take the stage on his own. Read » more
@TheGloriousSons
The Glorious Sons Announce A Hometown Rogers K-Rock Centre Show February 24
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. Read » more
@FeldmanAgency
Matthew Good And Our Lady Peace Announce Cross Country Tour
These two Canadian rock legends will be co-headling a 20 date Canadian tour next spring that will bring them from coast to coast, with shows lined up from St. John’s to Vancouver. Read » more
@JasonBlaine
Jason Blaine Releases New EP "Boy With A Guitar"
It's the first release for CCMA Award Winning Canadian Country Artist since signing with premiere Canadian Indie Label Wax Records. Read » more
@JohnnyReid
Johnny Reid Announces Revival 2018 National Tour
He's hitting the road with his big band The Soul Providers and a special appearance by Glass Tiger. Read » more
@TheHip
Statement By The Downie Family
Last night Gord quietly passed away with his beloved children and family close by. Read » more
@FeldmanAgency
Gord Downie Announces New Record "Introduce Yerself"
A 23-Song Double Album produced by Kevin Drew out October 21 Via Arts & Craft. Read » more
@JamesBarkerBand
James Barker Band Launches "Game On Tour"
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. Read »
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@youtube.com
#NewVideo - "Tell Me Smooth" by Mathew V
This rising star from Vancouver is about to blow you away with his shimmering vocals and breathtaking performance. See » more
@FeldmanAgency
The Feldman Agency Appoints Don Simpson As Chief Operating Officer
Simpson brings over 25 years of entertainment experience in senior management, operations, business development and strategic planning to the North American premiere talent agency. Read » more
@The Feldman Agency
Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Releases New Single “Forever Rebels"
It's the fourth single from Hicks' top selling album "Shake These Walls". Read » more
@TheHip.com
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. Read » more
@The Feldman Agency
Veteran Music Agent Richard Mills Announces His Retirement From TFA
After 24 years at The Feldman Agency, our friend and colleague Richard Mills is headed on a different career path. Read » more
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Welcome Backstage!
We’re excited to announce the launch of TFA Backstage: your exclusive access to everything going on in the Live Entertainment and Events industry. Learn more » more
@cbcmusic
CBC Music Names "Gord Downie Person of the Year"
Gord Downie did the seemingly impossible this year. And then he did it again. Read » more
@The Feldman Agency
The Rise of Nontraditional Event Venues
Traditional event venues remain the most popular choice for event professionals. But informal business culture and the growing demand for unique event experiences have paved the way for change. Read » more
@Billboard
Jill Barber Tries to 'Remove Stigma From Mental Illness' With 'Mercy': Premiere
The latest single from her forthcoming album 'Metaphora' out June 22. Read » more
@604 Records
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". Read » more
@cmw.net
The Feldman Agency named Booking Agency of the Year at 2018 CMBIAs
The CMBIA gala recognizes the best and brightest in all fields of the Canadian music and broadcast industries. Read » more
@Tim Hicks
Multi-Platinum Country Star Tim Hicks Inks June 22nd Release Date for "New Tattoo"
Its first single “LOUD” has been licensed by the NHL for broadcast across North American during the 2018 playoff season. Read » more
@Live Nation Entertainment
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. Read » more
@FYI Music News
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. Read » more
@Universal Music Canada
Mother Mother Release O My Heart: Live Sessions, In Honour Of The Fan Favourite Indie-Rock Album’s 10th Anniversary
The band also announces seven intimate and exclusive club shows, featuring never performed songs and more. Read » more
@fyimusicnews.ca
Paul Anka Headed For Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame
He 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". Now he's the latest and final inductee into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards. Read » more
@theshotgunseat.com
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. Read » more
@fyimusicnews.ca
Toronto Singer's Chess Gambit Turns Into A Major Piece
Elise LeGrow’s debut album puts a new spin on standards by such greats as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Chuck Berry, and The Moonglows. Read » more
@fyimusicnews.ca
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. Read » more
@rollingstone.com
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. Read » more
@RedUmbrellaPR.com
Canadian Singer-Songwriter Jessica Mitchell Joins Johnny Reid on 46+ Date National Tour
The "Revival" 208 National Tour kicks off February 26th. Read » more
@thesocial.ca
Meghan Patrick Is Taking Us Back To Real Country
The Canadian country star’s new album isn’t that poppy stuff taking over the Top 40 right now, this is real country. Read »
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@@OutsideMusic
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
@fyimusicnews.ca
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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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