FYI Music for Aug 4th, 2022 - Shania, Margaret McGuffin, Friar's Tavern

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| Shania's Back With A Hit Single Tied To A Netflix Documentary

 
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Not Just A Girl, the one new song from an accompanying 18-track album tied to Shania Twain’s just-released Netflix doc, earns top honour as the most added radio track this past week. Also noteworthy are new tracks from BC’s Hillside Outlaws, and Shelburne, ON’s Latino country star Sohayla Smith. With video.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: August 04, 2022

 
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The column includes a compendium of news and views about media in Canada and abroad.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Podcast Conversation With.. MPC's Margaret McGuffin

 
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The Women in the Studio National Accelerator program advances the career development of talented producer-songwriters from across Canada. Learn more about this exciting initiative in this chat with the CEO of Music Publishers Canada.

 
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News Story

 
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| New Exhibition Celebrates Toronto's Carib Musical Roots

 
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The Friar’s Tavern is a long-lost gem in Toronto’s music folklore but a part of its fabled history is preserved in a small space that is now a Shoppers Drug Mart and, last week, the space was used to salute the memory of the city’s embrace of Caribbean culture and the many musicians who came here for a better life and to continue making music.

 
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| Luminate Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: July 28th, 2022

 
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Here is this week's Luminate Data 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...

 
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| Obituaries, Aug. 4, 2022

 
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This week we acknowledge the passing of record industry executive John King, record label head Mo Ostin, producer/entrepreneur Sandy Roberton, and musicians Archie Roach and Jimy Sohns.

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video: The Darcys - Running For The Hills

 
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The 2022 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Mustafa, for his clip for his own track, Ali. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from a slick Toronto alt-pop duo.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Aug. 4, 2022

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables with new albums include Lee Bains + The Glory Fires, Doechii, Guards, The Brother Brothers, and Nordic Union. Canadian artists with new releases out this week include Roy Woods, Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, The Flatliners, Colyn Cameron, J3M (pictured), and Graeme Williamson.

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Aug. 4, 2022

 
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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. Applications to showcase at the 2023 Pacific Contact conference (pictured) are now open.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: August 04, 2022

 
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This week there are 109 positions open nationwide after 17 deletions.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Aug. 4, 2022

 
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The Manifesto fest adds dvsn (pictured), Serena Ryder shines at Festival of Friends, and a posthumous release from Graeme Williamson. Also in the news are the Harvest Home Festival, Golden Feather, Habari Africa Festival, Unison Fund, MMF Canada, Music NL, Dream Serenade, Music Pro Summit 2022, ALGMS,  Hugh's Room Live, Tommy Lefroy, Olivia Lunny, and Lesley Mitchell-Clarke.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 4, 2022

 
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A documentary portrait of Shania Twain (pictured) is now out, Drizzy honours Canadian hip-hop pioneers, and concert cancellations hurt fans. Also in the headlines are Mother Mother, Vancouver concerts, One Republic, Beyonce, TikTok, Cecilia Concerts, LJ Tyson, Sony Music, Bob Dylan, car radios, Shakira, Shopify, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra.

 
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Today's new track

Photo: Cody Briggs
Colyn Cameron: Sweet Relief

Plaintive vocals and crisp guitar make for a gentle folk treat.