FYI Music for Dec 6th, 2017 - iHeart, Spotify, Teenage Head, LeRiche

News Story

Wednesday December 6th, 2017
 
Neil Young's Omemee concert, one of many iHeart exclusives
 

| iHeartRadio Canada's Killer Screens & Gadgets App

 
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Bell Media has trounced its competition in just about every category you care to name with its iHeart Radio app that is now the dominant screen and gadget player in the market. Its success is attributable to delivering rich content, podcasts, unique music features like Shakey's Friday night concert, and a multi-platform marketing campaign.

 
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Media Beat

 
RIP: Fil Fraser
 

| Media Beat: Dec. 6, 2017

 
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Today's column includes news about the CBC, pirate sites, Quebec print media, Rogers' Blue Jays, Bell Media and Snapchat, Google and Facebook, Blair Bartrem and farewells to Fil Fraser and Neil O'Brien.

 
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News Story

 
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| Teddy Usurps Drizzy's Spotify Crown

 
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Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.

 
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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: 30 November 2017

 
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Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation...

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Dec. 6, 2017

 
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Neil Young goes live on the CTV Network this Sunday, Rufus Wainwright creates a fuss in Minneapolis, and The Horseshoe Tavern officially turns 70. Others in the news include WondaGurl, MusiCounts, Ruth B., Peter Rowan, The Urban Renewal Project, Piper Hayes, and Mundell Lowe.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 6, 2017

 
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Today's roundup of the headlines looks at the Canadian music stars writing theatrical shows. Also featured are St. Vincent, The Horseshoe Tavern, Queen, Chris Stapleton, Eric Clapton, Al Green, John Prine and LCD Soundsystem.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
LeRiche
 

| Five Questions With… LeRiche

 
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After seven years of gigging around his home province, and studying the subtler points of the recording industry at the College of the North Atlantic, LeRiche struck deals with Toronto-based Big Story Entertainment and Fierce Panda Records in the U.K. Both companies perhaps heard echoes of Coldplay in LeRiche’s latest work.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: December 05, 2017

 
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Wanting something new in your professional life? Have a boss who shouldn't be? Want to give that ignoramus you work with a career lead? We have 120 job postings that cover the gamut of broadcasting, entertainment, marketing, and journalism. Read on (and feel free to share).

 
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Quoted

 
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| Teenage Head's Steve Mahon Remembers When Fun Was Fast

 
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Back in the seventies, when Nick, Gord, Frank and myself decided to try and form a rock group, we had no idea what lay ahead. All we knew was what we loved, and that was loud, in your face bands like Alice Cooper, The Stooges, MC5, and The New York Dolls. That was the blueprint.

 
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The Fugitives: No Words

In advance of a new album due next month, the acclaimed folk quartet releases a video for one of its focus tracks. It pays eloquent homage to its subject, Leonard Cohen, building from a quiet beginning to full-blooded neo-gospel fervour.