The FYI News Bulletin: Oct. 24, 2021

Kristy Fletcher has been upped to President, MusiCounts. She has held the post of ED for the past 5 years with the charitable org.

– Nettwerk Music Group has named Patrick Aldous as Sr. VP., business and legal affairs. He has been general counsel for the label, a partner at Chandler Fogden Aldous Law Corp, Atkins & Company, as well as an associate lawyer at D’Eith & Company and Greywell McPhail in the past.

Maureen Spillane has been named senior manager of ops for the Unison Fund. She has formerly held marketing positions with Outside Music, MapleMusic Recordings and her own Sounder Consulting. She can be reached at mspillane@unisonfund.ca or at 416-479-0675 ext. 105.

– CIMA & MusicOntario will hold their Annual General Meeting on Zoom this coming Thursday, Oct. 28. Registration and further details here.

– Nov. 3 Tele-Quebec broadcasts the Premier Gala de Adisq with appearances by a slate of notables including Ariane Moffatt, Louis-Jean-Cormier, and Thierry Larose. Pierre Lapointe hosts for the third year.

– Well connected, well travelled and perhaps well bankrolled, Rosita Stone has made a splash in Spanish, Anglo and Italian-speaking markets and her Russian background has helped her as well. The sometime Canadian is now apparently earning global traction with her latest Interscope single, a breezy soft-pop number entitled Love to the World.

– Peter Soumalias, one of the co-founders and executive director of Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000 and 2001, died Oct. 1 in Toronto from a cerebral hemorrhage and is profiled in a Globe and Mail obituary this past weekend.
– Are you fully vaccinated and eager to start travelling? Starting Nov. 30, you will not be able to fly without a government-issued vaccine passport with a QR code. Find out how it works per province here.

– Bill King publishes (7 Arts Press)  his Talk 3 collection of interviews this Nov. Included subjects are Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Randy Weston, Ahmad Jamal, Betty Carter, and Bobby McFerrin.

– The AFM has published a very long list of performer names credited for recordings by the AFM & SAG-ACTRA IPRD Fund but lacking sufficient information to process royalty payments. Be smart and check to see if you are included on the list.

– Keyboard notable Rick Wakeman returns to touring later this month in the US. The sweep is billed as “the Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour".  No Canadian dates.

– Another name resurrecting itself is Ten Years After with enhanced editions of earlier albums and a free online concert on Oct. 23, but of course the British blues band is missing its charismatic frontman Alvin Lee, who died in 2013.

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