FYI Music for Aug 12th, 2019 - Drake, Sudan, Kayla Diamond

News Story

Monday August 12th, 2019
 
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| Canadian Artists Want You Too To Care About Sudan

 
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A stellar musical cast covers a U2 anthem to draw attention to a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Africa.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: August 12, 2019

 
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Trump, Kevin Newman, and the OAB make headlines today, as too the passing of CKUA show host Jack Hagerman.

 
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News Story

 
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| Glass Tiger Surprises Senior With Nursing Home Concert

 
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Jean Savage, 95, has been listening to Glass Tiger for more than 30 years. She was shocked to see them perform for her at her retirement home in Mayerthorpe on Friday.

 
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On The Charts

 
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| On The Charts: August 12, 2019

 
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Drake's Care Package debuts at No. 1 this week. Remarkably, it's also his ninth album to make its entry at the top of the chart.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| The Abrams, Mariya Stokes Earn Strong Nods From Country Radio

 
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The Abrams and Mariya Stokes win approvals for new releases from country radio in Canada this week. Both acts have noteworthy career highlights and Stokes' single is a boundary pusher for the genre with a naughty but nice lyric that should stoke conversations with its slightly risque hook and its reference to 'Mary Jane'.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, August 12, 2019

 
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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. The Contact East conference (pictured) comes to Charlottetown next month.

 
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News Story

 
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| Prism Prize Video: Jon Samuel - Dead Melodies

 
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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile prominent Canadian videos, including this video from a former Wintersleep member now impressing as a solo artist.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Aug. 12, 2019

 
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Daniel Caesar (pictured) makes international moves, a Drake-produced film comes to TIFF, and Summerfolk boasts a strong lineup. Others in the news include The Last Waltz, Junkhouse, United by Song, MusicOntario, Mimico, NSO, Arts Abroad, and farewell Paul Grace. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 12, 2019

 
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The Inuktitut electropop of Riit (pictured), the classic Sugar Sugar turns 50, and the evolution of Canadian metal. Also in the headlines are Shambhala fest, Maestro Fresh Wes, JindaLee, Abbey Road, Woodstock, pot fests, Josh Ritter, cassettes, Garth Brooks, Barry Manilow, Taylor Swift, Ko Jamal, and Iron Maiden.

 
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Today's new track

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Kayla Diamond: Next X

In tandem with a new EP, the Toronto pop-rock songstress delivers a fiery single that explores a dysfunctional relationship.

Billboard Canadian Albums

 
 
Billboard Canadian Albums  
1
Last Week: -
 

Care Package

Drake
 
Label: R-RR
2
Last Week: 1
 

No. 6 Collaborations Project

Ed Sheeran
 
Label: ATL
3
Last Week: 5
 

"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Billie Eilish
 
Label: INT
4
Last Week: 6
 

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes
 
Label: ISL
5
Last Week: 7
 

7 - EP

Lil Nas X
 
Label: COL
6
Last Week: 8
 

Free Spirit

Khalid
 
Label: RCA
7
Last Week: 4
 

The Search

Nf
 
Label: CTM
8
Last Week: -
 

"Rewind, Replay, Rebound"

Volbeat
 
Label: VTG
9
Last Week: 9
 

Cuz I Love You

Lizzo
 
Label: ATL
10
Last Week: 3
 

The Big Day

Chance The Rapper
 
Label: INDY
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