FYI Music for May 17th, 2017 - muchFACT, CRTC, CMRRA, Richard Mills, Walrus, Careers

News Story

Wednesday May 17th, 2017
 
MuchFACT funding no longer a requirement
 

| RIP: MuchFACT

 
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The music content fund has awarded more than $100 million, funding nearly 9,000 projects over 33 years. Most recently, in April, MuchFACT awarded $445,251 to 25 recipients, including Broken Social Scene, Wintersleep, Land Of Talk and Basia Bulat.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: May 17, 2017

 
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Today's edition offers a rundown of CRTC decisions and reactions resulting from them, including powerful media union Unifor.

 
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Music Licensing: CMRRA & SoundExchange
 

| Post-Acquisition, CMRRA Sets New Board

 
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Following its acquisition by SoundExchange, CMRRA has established a Canadian Publishers Committee to provide direction on central issues impacting music publishers’ business in Canada.

 
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CMRRA president Caroline Rioux
 

| SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA

 
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The rumour floating round CMW became a reality today with the announcement that American rights collection agency SoundExchange has acquired the Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Agency. For now, the two will work independently as they explore opportunities for cost efficiencies.

 
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Richard Mills, Oakley sunglasses, Feldman Agency
 

| Richard Mills Takes A Bow, But Expect An Encore!

 
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“I’m completing my chapter as an agent. I’ve been part of a great company and I look forward to building projects and working with my former colleagues on future projects of mutual interest.”

 
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| Music News Digest: May 17, 2017

 
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A rousing collection of cockles and mussels, plus a plethora of information you need to know, topped with several breathtaking music videos that will have you dancing on your desk or hitting 'buy' at your favourite online music store (yes, Sunrise and other modern day outlets do offer the option to make purchases online).

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines: May 17, 2017

 
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Current news and features we unearthed from around the web we thought you might like to read today...

 
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News Story

 
Eleanor McCain's gift to Canada 150
 

| Eleanor McCain Celebrates Her True North... In Style

 
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The two CD set comprises 32 songs recorded with ten different orchestras from across Canada, featuring contributions from 14 different arrangers and a star-studded list of notable guest artists. The one number the Toronto-based vocalist won’t divulge is the cost of the project that is surely one of the most expensive such undertakings ever by a Canadian artist.

 
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Nielsen Music Canada reports on music streaming
 

| Nielsen 360 Zooms In On Streaming Trends

 
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Music streaming facts and figures are included in this second part of an exclusive deep dive into Nielsen's Canada 360 music report. Quite simply the hottest growth area in music revenue generation today, the summary offers a true compass bearing on where our industry is heading and how to best position your marketing plans.

 
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Quoted

 
Lana at Coachella looking very maidenly
 

| Lana Del Rey Has A Woodstock Moment

 
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Apparently, Lana had an epiphany at Coachella, stating that “I’m not gonna lie, I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions with North Korea mount. I find it’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth..."

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With...Justin Murphy of Walrus

 
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The legacy of psychedelic rock often goes beyond music in focusing on the sonic explorers who frequently paid the price for leading their audiences into the lysergic unknown. Then there is Halifax band Walrus who, despite making some of the trippiest pop-rock in Canada right now, are basically four beer drinkin’/dart smokin’ dudes whose non-musical interests lean toward hockey and wrestling.

 
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Nielsen Market Watch

 
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| Nielsen Market Watch: Week Ending May 11, 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.

 
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Careers

 
Careers, Music, Entertainment, Broadcasting, Media, Marketing
 

| Careers: May 16, 2017

 
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Today's collection of job postings includes 78 career options spanning the radio, TV, digital, music and entertainment, marketing and media sectors.

 
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Today's new track

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Jeffery Straker
Jeffery Straker: Boom Boom

The piano-based pop balladeer takes a rootsier turn on his imminent new album. This focus track is a spirited and catchy ode to a love found.