FYI Music for Dec 5th, 2018 - Shawn Mendes, Drake, Ted Bird, Marie-Mai

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Wednesday December 5th, 2018

| Hometown Show To Cap Shawn Mendes' NA Arena Tour

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Canada's chart-topping pop star has ascended to full-blown arena attraction. His North American trek next summer reaches a climax with his biggest-ever Toronto concert on Sept. 6.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: December 05, 2018

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Today's column bids farewell to Roger Ashby and a few words from the city's mayor about CHUM-FM's longstanding morning drive anchor, CBC has fighting words for media competitors slagging pubcaster's right to be, Torstar and Postmedia get further scrutiny from the Competition Bureau and there are more headaches for JAZZ.FM.

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King of the world in 2018.

| Drake Ruled In 2018

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Aubrey Graham aka Drake tops the Spotify and Apple Music year-end charts, Billboard anoints him king-maker in 2018 and notes he is the first Canadian male to make No. 1 in its annual chart summary.

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| Baby It's Cold Outside Gets the Cold Shoulder This Yule Season

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Frank Loesser’s son, John Loesser, says that if his father were alive today, he would be mortified over what’s happened to his “Baby.” “It was never anything other than a sweet couple’s number for him and his spouse."

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| A No-holds-barred Interview With Marie-Mai

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This record is an open window on my life during these last few years. Each song reveals a little more about me, and I know people will have questions after listening to them. Did she really do that? Did she really feel that way?

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| Today, Jim Jj Johnston Salutes Ted Bird

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Ted grew up in Fredericton. He says he was an excellent student until he smoked his first joint, and a mediocre athlete. He wasn't a radio geek growing up and didn't give it any thought as a career until getting rave reviews for bastardizing George Carlin's Wonderful WINO routine at his high school variety show in 1977 where some people said, "You should be a radio announcer!"

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: November 29th, 2018

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Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch 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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Five Questions With...

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| Five Questions With… Suzie Vinnick

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The highly-decorated blues veteran returns with a new album, Shake The Love Around. Here she explains that it showcases her different voices, discusses some favourite songs, and recalls a memorable gig with Bryan Adams.

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| Careers: December 05, 2018

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There are a surprisingly large number of job postings in the usually quiet run-up to Christmas, and we've nailed down the most recent of them in the sectors of broadcast, entertainment and media. Please feel free to share with colleagues and those you know who are looking for new horizons in 2019.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, Dec. 5, 2018

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Lennon Stella (pictured) announces her first solo tour, Ottawa's Bluesfest attracts country stars, and Oh Susanna gets in the holiday spirit. Also in the news are Redeye, the Grammys, The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, Mariposa, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the Halifax Jazz Festival, Tipitina's, Breakout West, Creative BC, and farewell Calvin Newborn. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines


| Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 5, 2018

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A defense of Mariah Carey (pictured), terrible album covers, and boom times for Quebec's comedians make news in today's edition. Also in the headlines are creepy carols, UK indie labels, Billboard, musical fakes, One Love Malibu, Queen, Nick Lowe, Prince, Ellen Reid, Florida Georgia Line, Billy Strayhorn, The Beach Boys, John Coltrane, and Hootie & the Blowfish.

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Today's new track

Kalle Mattson: Twice The Gifts (Half The Love)

In what may be the first Christmas song based on divorce, the celebrated singer/songwriter delivers a poignant message via his signature ethereal vocals.


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