FYI Music for Apr 8th, 2020 - Live Music Biz, Nielsen, The East Pointers

News Story

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| Live Music Industry Seeks Guidance During Pandemic Shit Show

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The pandemic is taking a big bite out of the entertainment business, but amidst the complications are some rays of hope.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: April 08, 2020

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Bell snags rights to One World: Together at Home broadcast, the newspaper industry panics in the pandemic, Bob Layton celebrates a 50th anniversary, plus headlines about Quibi, radio advertising and the CERB.

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News Story


| Entertainers Unite To Kick Out the Pandemic Blues

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As in the recent past, hope in today's crisis is fanned through the combined efforts of media and the creative class. They, like so many of us, are suffering in so many ways but also drawing strength in numbers by using their talent, influence and reach to bring comfort of a sort when it is most needed.

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| #Annedemic: The East Pointers and Friends Read Anne of Green Gables

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The popular PEI folk trio enlists some notable peers to pay homage to a Canadian classic in an ongoing online reading series. The project is designed to both boost spirits and raise funds for Unison.

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: April 2, 2020

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Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation...

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Five Questions With...


| The Covid-19 Chronicles… iskwē

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The acclaimed Indigenous singer/songwriter is a Juno Awards nominee this year. From her place of self-isolation, she has launched a Live From My Living Room series that has attracted big-name guests and plenty of attention. Learn more about it here.

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| Careers: April 07, 2020

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This week's section has a bare-bones list of nine new postings for a total of 88, marking the lowest level of opportunities in the workforce since the final week of the Christmas season. We will keep our eyes peeled for new additions and hope to see some sort of return to normalcy in the weeks to come as companies adjust to the new reality of remote workers and developing new services for us stay-at-homes. 

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, April 8, 2020

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Shawn Mendes (pictured) and Jules McCools win Oshawa Music Awards, the SING! Fest is postponed, and Lady Gaga raises big bucks to fight the coronavirus. Also in the news are Black Hen, Bruce Springsteen, Tenille Townes, FAI, eOne, Corb Lund, Dolly Parton, and farewell John Prine, Hal Willner, and Neil Lasher.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, April 8, 2020

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Skratch Bastid (pictured) comes up with a quarantine playlist, music clubs now eligible for a government credit program, and a host of Covid-19-themed stories. Others in the headlines include Wild Strawberries, The Tragically Hip, Tom Wright, Apple Music, UMG, Warner Records, Pink, Kurt Cobain, The Grammy Museum, and Bill Withers.

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Today's new track

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Slow Leaves - Sentimental Teardrops

The Juno Master Class alumnus releases a confessional ballad enhanced by judiciously employed strings and built around his warm and intimate voice.


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