FYI Music for Feb 11th, 2019 - Grammys, Drake, Cathie Faint, Prism Prize

News Story

Monday February 11th, 2019
 
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| Drake Leads Canadian Grammy Winners

 
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A surprise attendee, Drizzy (pictured) stirred controversy with his acceptance speech. Other Canadians sharing in the spoils include Daniel Caesar, James Ehnes, Greg Wells, Willo Perron, Lili Haydn, and Shawn Everett.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: February 11, 2019

 
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Stingray Q3 financials, CMW Industry noms open, revenues affect The Canadian Press, German regulators pull the carpet from under Facebook's revenue model, and Netflix posts record profits in the US without paying a dime in taxes.

 
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News Story

 
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| Prism Prize Videos: Cadence Weapon - "High Rise"

 
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On May 13 in Toronto, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out. We will profile some of the potential contenders prior to that, beginning with a clip by this acclaimed hip-hop artist (pictured).

 
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| Cathie Faint - A Pioneering Agent Still Going Strong

 
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She was the first Canadian female agent to exclusively service the Canadian country market in the mid-90s and has won countless accolades from the CCMA since. Catherine Faint Entertainment Inc. is still going strong today with an impressive list of international clientele.

 
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On The Charts

 
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| A Star Is Born Back At No. 1 But Maroon 5 Is Hot Again

 
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Following their performance on last week’s Super Bowl halftime show, two of Maroon 5's albums take big jumps, with Singles moving 108-35 and Red Pill Blues rocketing 53-36.

 
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News Story

 
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| The Chainsmokers Smoke With 5 Seconds Of Summer

 
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Among those hit bound this week are The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer (pictured), Imagine Dragons, and Daddy Yankee with Snow.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 11, 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 increasingly important Iceland Airwaves (pictured) has announced its dates.

 
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News Story

 
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| Spotify Turns A Corner With First Ever Profit

 
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With its subscriber count nearing 100M, the company has finally shown a profit in its latest Q3 filing.

 
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| Five “Queb” Rap Rookies To Watch In 2019

 
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New talent is constantly emerging on Québec’s rap scene. Here are five of them who’ll undoubtedly attract the attention of audiences and media alike this year.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Feb. 11, 2019

 
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An Ontario date for The Rolling Stones (pictured) is rumoured, Terra Lightfoot's The Longest Road Show tour was a hit last week, rapper Lil Berete is in hot water at home, and Lee Harvey Osmond's hometown album launch. Others in the news include Mariposa, The Clash, Lindsey Buckingham, Early Spirit, Art Bergmann, Manitoba Music, Music Ontario, FAI, and farewell Izzy Young

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 11, 2019

 
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David Foster (pictured) reflects on career changes, a rare interview with Jackie Shane, and Drake Underground is back in business. Also in the headlines are Joe Strutt, Broncho, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Shepherd, Rolling Stones, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bryan Ferry, Huey Lewis, Giorgio Moroder, and EMI.

 
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Today's new track

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Cat Clyde: All The Black

The singer/songwriter from Stratford has quietly gained a large international following. This new cut is a slow burning slab of sparse and soulful folk, while the accompanying video has a dark edge evocative of David Lynch.