FYI Music for Jul 17th, 2017 - Justin Trudeau, Dean Brody, Jay-Z, Rush

News Story

Monday July 17th, 2017
 
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| Sono Records Merges With Zgarka's ILS Group

 
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The merger offers artists a private boutique record label and an all-encompassing marketing and distribution firm.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: July 17, 2017

 
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Pandora, Emmis Communications, Ontario Association of Broadcasters, Corus Ent, CRTC, ET Canada, Global, Bell Media, and Twitter are among the news makers in today's edition.

 
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News Story

 
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| A Farewell To Kings Returns For A 40th Anniversary Salute

 
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A Farewell to Kings, the 1977 album arranged and produced by Rush and Terry Brown, has been remixed and remastered by Brown in anticipation of a deluxe re-release on Sept 1. FYI offers a few notable facts about this groundbreaking album that became the band's first US gold release.

 
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| Best Shout Out Ever!

 
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Justin Trudeau shouts out Canadian artists and all those that support them and in particular team Universal Music Canada.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, July 17, 2017

 
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In the column today, Osheaga, Justin Trudeau, Shania Twain, Matthew Good, The New Pornographers, Gord Bamford, Ukes of Hazard, Justin Franks, the Mackenzie Brothers, Kid Rock, Ronnie Hawkins, Alan Doyle, Ottawa Bluesfest, Dustbowl Revival, and Sir Ray Davies.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, July 17, 2017

 
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Pemberton, Ed Sheeran, Billboard, Drake, k.d. lang, B-52s, Michael Cohl, Michele Geister, Kermit the Frog, blockchain, Kid Rock, and Bob Lefsetz are among those making headlines in today's edition.

 
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On The Charts

 
Jay-Z returns triumphant with a new album and a tour that promises to do brisk business
 

| On The Charts: July 17, 2017

 
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Jay-Z’s first album in four years, 4:44, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart this week, with 12,000 total consumption units that combine sales with on-demand streams. It's Jazzy's fourth chart topper in the market.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" with Alan Doyle Is A Hit!

 
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Another banner week for homegrown acts on Canadian radio, with Dean Brody's "Soggy Bottom Summers" featuring Alan Doyle topping the list. Other acts with home-runs include Alvvays, High Valley, SonReal, and The Philosopher Kings.

 
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| Opinion: Racist Myths At Heart Of Bluesfest Criticism

 
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Three Bluesfest attendees have jointly written a strongly worded opinion-piece for the Ottawa Citizen that suggests sex, drugs, and rock and roll will always have problems like sexual assault, violence, and rebellion intrinsically related to them, and ethnicity had nothing to do with the troubles at the event last Thursday evening.

 
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Today's new track

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Feist: Century

On the heels of making the Polaris Music Prize short list, the adventurous songstress unveils an eye-catching new video featuring a cameo by Jarvis Cocker. The clip neatly mirrors the tightly-coiled tension of the track.