FYI Music for Jan 12th, 2018 - John Harris, Paul Alofs, Gord Bamford

News Story

Friday January 12th, 2018
 
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| John Harris: The Man Who Breeds Success

 
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If we are to measure a person by their achievements, Harris Institute founder and president John Harris has to be to be one of the Canadian music industry’s most underrated success stories past or present.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: January 11, 2018

 
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Corus Entertainment took a drubbing for its Q1 numbers that failed to match investor expectations. While ad revenues for TV and radio were down in the period ended Nov. 30, segment profits remained...

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Conversation With.. Gord Bamford

 
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At one time, nearly every roadside diner sported a jukebox. Early on, a nickel would suffice and, coloured 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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News Story

 
Spirit of the West frontman John Mann on stage at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver April 15 2016. Gerry Kahrmann / PNG
 

| Stars Crowd-Fund For Spirit Of The West's John Mann

 
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A fundraising campaign for Spirit of the West singer John Mann is seeking an additional $5,000 to help pay for the musician’s medical and personal needs.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… The Hunter Brothers

 
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These five Saskatchewan siblings were raised on farming, hockey and music. The latter is now their focus, as J.J. and Ty Hunter explain in this interview.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Jan. 12, 2018

 
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Drake launches a new eatery and soon an IPO to promote a branded whiskey., Alessia Cara is set for the Grammys, and Justin Bieber leads the list of Canadian iHeartRadio Awards nominees. Also in the news are Motorhead, John Williams, Northern Pikes, Joe Walsh, Bon Jovi, CIMA, Post Malone, Kenny James, Dave Chesney, Seaway, Reid Jamieson, and a farewell to Fast Eddie Clarke.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 12, 2018

 
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Ian Tyson opens up to fellow cowboy poet Corb Lund, and notorious rock critic Lester Bangs inspires a play. Also in the headlines are Macca, Whitney Rose, Moog synths, opera singers, female rockers, and British reggae.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 12, 2018

 
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As well as our usual calendar of new releases, this week we are singling out new offerings (and some important reissues) from a few notable Canadian artists heading our way in the next few months.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Q&A: Paul Alofs Goes From Music Biz to $1B Cancer Cure Champion

 
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Having succeeded in the music industry at HMV and BMG, the indefatigable team leader turned his attention to a cause that was close to his heart. Along the way, he helped raise a king's ransom.

 
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Quoted

 
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| Quoted: January 11, 2018

 
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On January 7, Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Golden Globes' annual Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement and gave a powerful acceptance speech during Sunday night's ceremony. We have the transcript.

 
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