FYI Music for Feb 12th, 2020 - Steve Paikin, James Blonde, Liona Boyd

News Story

Screen shot of The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO).

| TVO's Steve Paikin Puts the Spotlight On Canada's Music Scenes

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Ontario pubcaster TVO's weekday public affairs program The Agenda more than not delves into political and social issues of the day, but host (pictured) Steve Paikin twice this week has re-focussed his attention to delve into aspects of Canadian music and he does it, as ever, with clarity, humour and professionalism.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: February 12, 2020

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Bell taking orders for a line of 5G-enabled phones, JACK brand adds a new national show, plus a few other headlines about media to sip with your morning coffee.

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News Story

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| Guitar Museum Honours Liona Boyd For Her Plucky Mastery

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She joins a select group of honourees that includes Buddy Guy, Tony Iommi, Glen Campbell, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King.

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| No Clowning Around In Honouring Pat Silver's Achievements

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Her accomplishments make for a long list in broadcasting and music and along the way she has both touched and helped many musicians and is forever a persuasive force on boards that nominally fund concerts and festivals in Ontario and increasingly in the UK, the US, and Mexico. In April she is to be inducted into her hometown hall of fame, joining an illustrious group that started off in life in a town with a population of less than 13,000.

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: Feb 06, 2020

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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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Five Questions With...


| Five Questions With… Avery Raquel

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The promising young Toronto soul/pop artist is now climbing the Dance charts via an inventive remix. Here she discusses that collaboration, the new twist on her musical journey, new material, and goals for 2020.

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| Careers: February 11, 2020

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This week's section hosts 144 positions needing to be filled. Companies seeking talent include Amazon, Spotify, Live Nation, Re:Sound, the CCMA, MROC, Vista, ELMNT-FM, Stingray, the CBC, Fanshawe College, and CTV's W5.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, Feb. 12, 2020

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Skydiggers (pictured) celebrate a milestone anniversary, Drake gets Caffeinated, and Justin Bieber has good Intentions. Also in the news are Winterfolk, The Backstreet Boys, Adrian Sutherland, The Sam Roberts Band,  Music BC, and farewell Lyle Mays and Joseph Shabalala.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 12, 2020

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Angela Hewitt (pictured) suffers a major loss, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien debuts in Toronto, and Billie Eilish defends Drake. Others in the headlines include William Prince, Tencent, Cheapies, Taylor Swift, SoundCloud, Oscars, vinyl, and Bob Marley.

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Today's new track

James Blonde: Hundred Bucks

The Niagara Falls trio delivers a melodic pop-rock tune featuring punchy guitars, strong vocal harmonies, and a positive message.


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