FYI Music for Aug 14th, 2019 - Gord Bamford, eOne, Nielsen 360

News Story

Gord Bamford and Make-A-Wish recipient Abby with the Grey Cup.  Photo: Two Stones Creative

| Gord Bamford Foundation Raises $464K At Charity Golf Tourney

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The Canadian country star's 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic in Alberta raised a phenomenal sum for his charitable foundation last week. To date, it has contributed over $4M for children’s charities across Canada. Pictured: Bamford hoisting the Grey Cup at the event.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: August 13, 2019

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Making headlines in today's column are Michael Geist, Postmedia, Virgin Radio, Facebook, FBI, Huawei, Jimmy Kimmel, podcast music, CBS & Viacom, Tencent Music Ent, and the BBC.

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News Story

Amelia Artists management clients, Tegan & Sara (Instagram pic)

| eOne Adds Amelia Artists Mgmt. Clients Include Tegan & Sara

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Publicly traded Canadian multinational entertainment company eOne has expanded its artist management business with the addition of Amelia Artists, Nick Blasko and Piers Henwood’s Victoria, BC, boutique firm that counts Tegan and Sara on its roster.

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: Aug 8th, 2019

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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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| Canada 360 Report, Part 1: Technology & Devices

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Voice technology for general music streaming and discovery has become as ubiquitous as smartphones in the lives of active listeners. What follows is the first of a 3-part series about current music trends as researched and compiled by the Nielsen Company and published in the Canada 360 Report – 2019. The first part highlights new technology and how consumers are using the multiple devices available to them to stream music.

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| Careers: August 13, 2019

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This week's Careers section includes opportunities at Warner Music, Sirius XM, CP, The Feldman Agency, Trebas, CBC and Country 101.1. Please share with colleagues and others you may know of who are seeking new horizons in their professional careers.

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Five Questions With...

| Five Questions With… Tara Macri

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Toronto-born pop singer Tara Macri finds a way to bottle up bliss with her new single Baby You Got Me, available now on all platforms through LA-based indie label 10 Count Records.

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Music News Digest


| Music News Digest, Aug. 14, 2019

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The Polaris Music Prize adds performers and names jury, the CCMA Awards sets its lineup, and Drake smashes more records. Also making news are Duane Allman's guitar, Art Bergmann, She's Listening Country, Noble Oak, Missy Elliott, Hello Delaware, Music Gallery, Reay, Matt Dusk, MusicOntario, and Brad Saunders.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 14, 2019

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David Clayton-Thomas (pictured) reflects upon Woodstock, Six Shooter dynamo Shauna de Cartier is profiled, and backstage at the Edmonton Folk Fest. Also in the headlines: We Will Rock You, Blinded By The Light, Willie Nelson, Teenage Fanclub, Spotify, Khalid, Garth Brooks, concept albums, Chuck Berry, and Haim Saban. 

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Today's new track

The Shangs album cover
The Shangs: Who Can See The Shadow Of The Sun?

The recently reunited Hamilton psych-pop combo has delivered a superb new album. This track is one of its most experimental, featuring a moody and minimal soundscape, robust vocals, and an impressionistic video.


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I Don't Care

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Label: SYCO/Epic/Island/Republic
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If I Can't Have You

Shawn Mendes
Label: Island/Republic
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Jonas Brothers
Label: Republic
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Bad Guy

Billie Eilish
Label: Darkroom/Interscope
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La Di Da

Lennon Stella
Label: RECORDS/Columbia
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You Need To Calm Down

Taylor Swift
Label: Republic
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Love Me

Felix Cartal & Lights
Label: Physical Presents
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Dancing With A Stranger

Sam Smith & Normani
Label: Capitol
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Never Really Over

Katy Perry
Label: Capitol
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