FYI Music for Apr 8th, 2021 - Kardinal Offishall, CMAOs, Andrew Cash

News Story

 
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| It’s Offishall: Kardinal Named UMC Sr. VP, A&R

 
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Universal Music Canada announces today that Kardinal Offishall has been named Senior Vice President, A&R. In 2013, he was named Creative Executive Director for the firm’s A&R team and remains active as a decorated recording artist and producer.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: April 08, 2021

 
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Dahlia Kurtz, SiriusXM, Jim Pattison Broadcasting, the battle for ears and bizarre stories from Kiwi radio culture make headlines in today's column.

 
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News Story

 
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| Midnight Agency Launched by Former Paquin Group Veteran

 
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Paquin Entertainment Group veteran Grant Paley teams up with Funk Hunters member and Westwood Recordings owner Nick Middleton to form a new Canada-based music agency called Midnight.

 
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| Meghan Patrick, Tim Hicks, Robyn Ottolini Head CMAO Awards Noms

 
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Two established Ontario country stars and a fast-emerging artist top the Awards nominations list, with five nods apiece. Presented by Slaight Music, the show is scheduled to be held on May 30, as a drive-in style event in Hamilton.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Conversation With ... CIMA's New President, Andrew Cash

 
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The seasoned singer/songwriter turned MP takes on his new role amidst a very challenging time for the independent music sector.

 
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News Story

 
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| Meet the 2021 Juno Nominees: Attlas

 
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This week's profiled Juno nominee is Attlas, a contender in the Electronic Album of the year category.

 
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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: April 1st, 2021

 
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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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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, April 8, 2021

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include Nick Waterhouse, The Orb, Peter Murphy, Peggy Lee, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Lil Tjay, and The Fratellis. Canadian releases include albums by Brett Kissel, Justin Bieber, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, François Bourassa, Jordan Rakei, Dan Pitt, Loig Morin (pictured), and Maude Audet.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: April 08, 2021

 
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This week's column includes 238 positions after 37 deletions, an increase in WoW of 68 job openings.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, April 8, 2021

 
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Wassim “SAL” Slaiby (pictured) heads the new Universal Arabic Music label, Justin Bieber sets an unusual chart record, and Six Shooter Records signs Boy Golden. Also in the news are POP Montréal, Martha Wainwright, Century Egg, Soundstreams, Emma Fowler, Brian Blain, Lance Anderson, and farewell Paul Humphrey.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, April 8, 2021

 
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Ontario locks live-streams down again, Justin Bieber (pictured) delivers an Easter surprise, and D.O.A. reflects upon touring life. Others in the headlines include Kim Harris, the ACM Awards, BMG, KKR, Tina Turner, Linda Dawe, dancehall, Anghami, Amoeba Music, Cathal Coughlan, DMX, Paul Simon, Keith Urban, John Lennon, Ryley Walker, Richard Thompson, and Pino Palladino.

 
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News Story

 
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| Justin Bieber Launches 'Justice' Fundraising Contest

 
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Titled 'Justice in Action: Win the Ultimate Justin Bieber Experience', fans who participate have the chance to win a pair of floor tickets to a show of their choice when Bieber hits the road in 2022, an autographed Epiphone Hummingbird Artist guitar, and a $500 shopping spree on Bieber’s online store.

 
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Today's new track

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Johnny Orlando - I Don't (with DVBBS)

Confessional lyrics meet a catchy groove on this fresh hit.