FYI Music for Aug 10th, 2020 - Jerry Leger, Tay, Salome Bey, Crown Lands

On The Charts

Monday August 10th, 2020
 
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| Tay Stays On Top As Alanis & Beyoncé Make Strong Debuts

 
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Tay now has a three-week reign at the top with folklore, but (pictured) Alanis and Beyoncé both have strong debuts on the Albums chart this week.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: August 10, 2020

 
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Bob Hoffman, BCE, Stu Jeffries, the CAB, Play MPE, The Star, the man on the moon, oh the list is long today so read on and find how who's who and what's what. With video.

 
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News Story

 
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| RIP: Salome Bey, A Soul Who Brought Her Blues To Canada

 
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A career breakthrough in the late ‘70s came with Indigo, a blues and jazz cabaret show on the history of black music that she put together. It earned her the Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding performance, and the show was later taped for TV networks.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS: August 09, 2020

 
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(Pictured) KeepdePace and Andrew Fedyk from Loud Luxury who have one of the week's hottest new tracks on radio, along with Jason Price and pop queen Taylor Swift.

 
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News Story

 
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| The FYI News Bulletin

 
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A column that includes video on an outlandishly large record collection, an outlandishly expensive sound system, an outlandishly over-paid group of musicians, and a clip from a new docudrama that's available on-demand that promises to give us the lowdown on Helen Reddy.

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video: Haviah Mighty Ft. Clairmont the Second - Smoke

 
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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring two acclaimed stars of the Toronto hip-hop scene.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Crown Lands

 
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The fast-rising rock duo releases a new EP this week. Here Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau discuss the record, working with ace producer Dave Cobb, the solidarity of the rock community, and their strategy in a pandemic age.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: August 10, 2020

 
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Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. The deadline for applications for the covid-19 CMF Emergency Support Fund has been extended to Aug. 12, while the next deadline for the FACTOR Juried Sound Recording program (pictured) is Oct. 29. 

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Aug. 10, 2020

 
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Jessie Reyez (pictured) releases a new video from her hit album, Terra Lightfoot announces a new record, and Matthew Grimson’s famous friends boost his legacy. Also in the news are Juice WRLD and The Weeknd, Fast Romantics, the CFMAs, The Nursery, The Paddock, Music PEI, Jazz Bistro, and farewell Brent Carver, Martin Birch, and Wayne Fontana.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 10, 2020

 
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Kathleen Edwards (pictured)  returns to the fray, Merck Mercuriadis assesses the value of songs, and four recommended music docs. Others in the headlines include Nap Eyes, Fast Romantics, Paul Reddick, Global Toronto, Tegan and Sara, TikTok, Live Nation, Simon Fuller, Roc Nation, the Go-Go’s, Midnight Oil, Prince, Perry Farrell, Garth Brooks, protest songs, and Beyoncé.

 
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Today's new track

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Jerry Leger: Halfway 'Til Gone- feat. Don Stevenson

Two acclaimed roots rockers team up on a melancholy track featuring sweet vocal harmonies.