FYI Music for Jul 14th, 2017 - Allison Au, Kerry Clarke, Pup, Calendars

News Story

Friday July 14th, 2017
 
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| Artist-Run Festivals On The Increase

 
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They won't exactly pose a threat to WayHome or Osheaga, but the arrival of two new artist-produced music festivals in Ontario next month is a welcome development.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: July 14, 2017

 
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Jimmy Carter, the CRTC, Warren Cosford, The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation, Corus, CKUA and  Jack Hagerman are among the names in the news found in today's column.

 
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News Story

 
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| Kissel, Brody, Barker Tied With 5 CCMA Nominations

 
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The Canadian Country Music Association has announced the final nominees in 34 Award categories, eight of which will be presented during the televised show, to be broadcast from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, on Sunday, September 10 on CBC.

 
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| How Stingray Bolsters Canadian Talent with Rising Star Program

 
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Stingray Music's program aids in raising the profiles of musicians from multiple genres by underwriting a portion of the costs they incur during festival appearances.

 
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Polaris Music Prize
 

| Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced

 
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The list includes an intriguing mix of beloved veterans, former winners, and relatively unknown emerging artists. The 2017 winner will be unveiled on Sept. 18. 

 
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| Pup Wins $10K In The 12th Annual English SOCAN Songwriting Prize

 
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The Toronto punk band wins the lucrative and prestigious Prize for their song "DVP." The French version was won by  Klô Pelgag's "Les ferrofluides-fleurs." 

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest: July 14, 2017

 
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Stan Rogers' legacy continues to live on, Come From Away's Canadian cast named, Metz has a new album and tour in the works, and farewells to 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice and US music biz veteran David Kapralik.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, July 14, 2017

 
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Edgar Bronfman, Kid Rock, Pollstar, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pemberton, EMI Music Publishing, Google and Gorillaz all make the news in today's edition.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
Allison Au
 

| A Conversation With .. Allison Au

 
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As one who continually follows as much local music as possible, especially young artists on the rise, young composer/saxophonist Allison Au nearly eluded Bill King. He sought her out and discovered much about her background and creative drive.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
Kerry Clarke
 

| Five Questions With… Kerry Clarke

 
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Five major summer music festivals have collaborated on an ambitious collaborative touring project called Canada Far & Wide: GrandsEsprits, celebrating the Canadian songbook. Learn more from the Calgary Folk Festival Artistic Director.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: July 14, 2017

 
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The weekly FYI feature that keeps you apprised of grant and event deadlines and upcoming festivals and conferences. Poland, Iceland, Japan and Germany are all represented here.

 
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Upcoming Releases
 

| FYI Calendar of Upcoming Releases, July 14, 2017

 
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Our updated weekly calendar of upcoming album releases includes dates for eagerly-awaited records by METZ, Lowest of the Low, and Bruce Cockburn.

 
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Quoted

 
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| Edgar Bronfman's Music Biz Legacy

 
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The guy got a bad rap in the music biz, in large part because he was a rich kid with no real ties to the music biz; but when the dust settled, he came out a winner.

 
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Today's new track

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Slow Leaves: Enough About Me

Mellow Winnipeg tunesmith Grant Davidson made an impact in 2015 via his selection to the prestigious Allan Slaight Juno Master Class. He has a new album coming next month, and this title track showcases his subtle charm.