FYI Music for Dec 2nd, 2019 - Lennie, Celine, Mariel Buckley, The Weeknd

News Story

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| Lennie's 'Dance' Butts Celine Into 2nd Place

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For the second straight week, a legendary Canadian artist scores the No. 1 album as Leonard Cohen’s Thanks for the Dance debuts at the top of the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, selling 9,400 albums in the time frame.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: December 02, 2019

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Today's column includes a 'must-read' Bob Hoffman column that offers a strong case for mainstream versus online media buys, and a chance to view John Lewis & Partners' 2019 Christmas spot.

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News Story

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| Calgary’s Sad Songs Singer Mariel Buckley Wins $101K AB Prize

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It took six years for Calgary’s retro Country singer Mariel Buckley to pull the resources together to record a second album and its reception has exceeded her wildest expectations.

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| Celine's Boxscore Tallies Are Mind-Boggling

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According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, Celine Dion tops the Nov. 30-dated Hot Tours recap with US$33.2 million from the tour’s first 19 shows. That includes $7M in four shows at Montreal’s Bell Centre where she sold out at 53,864 tickets.

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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

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| The Weeknd Releases Two Simultaneous Hits

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The Weeknd returns with two new tracks setting up the release of a bigger project with no firm date announced on it as yet. Both new releases have become instant hits, and one has the full-hearted support from Mercedez Benz.

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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Dec. 02, 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 just-announced new Equity X Production Mentorship Program (pictured) is now accepting applications.

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News Story

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| Prism Prize Video -Desiire, feat. Tika & Casey MQ: Goodbyes

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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Toronto-based urban artist who collaborates with two musical comrades on the track.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, Dec. 2, 2019

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Scooter Braun hints at new music from Justin Bieber (pictured), Gowan discusses Styx, and the Women's Blues Revue is a hit. Also in the news are Rosemary Siemens, Tones and I, Kurt Swinghammer, Creative BC, Jerry Leger, Lindy Vopnfjord, Genevieve Marentette, Don Francks, and farewell Irving Burgie.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 2, 2019

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Royal Wood (pictured) fulfils a dream, James Bryan McCollum farewells Prozzak, and Moist reflects upon 25 years. Others in the headlines include Drake, Leonard Cohen, Stars, Kobalt, Burton Cummings, Christina Martin, Metric, Gowan, bundling, valuable vinyl, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Eric Carmen, Melanie C, Clive Davis, and Navajo country.

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Today's new track

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The Weeknd: Blinding Lights

Abel Tesfaye's new single, one that doubles as a long Mercedes-Benz ad, features '80s style synths and is a refreshing change of pace for the global star.

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Canadian Albums  
Last Week: -

Thanks For The Dance

Leonard Cohen
Label: LEGA
Last Week: 1


Celine Dion
Label: COL
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Everyday Life

Label: ATL
Last Week: 3

Hollywood's Bleeding

Post Malone
Label: UNI
Last Week: -

En Attendant Noel

Isabelle Boulay
Label: AGRM
Last Week: -

A Love Letter To You 4

Trippie Redd
Label: TTHP
Last Week: 36

Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists
Label: DIS
Last Week: 9

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

Lewis Capaldi
Label: CAP
Last Week: 6


Michael Buble
Label: REP
Last Week: 4


Taylor Swift
Label: R-RR
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