FYI Music for Feb 14th, 2020 - Farley Flex Musicians Jon Box Frazey Ford

News Story

 
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| Musicians' New Reality: Billions Of Streams Equal Millions Of Dollars Lost

 
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With CD sales and downloads almost non-existent, musicians like Tim Moxam are turning to additional careers to finance their music. The new reality is tech has killed the content creators.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: February 14, 2020

 
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A sad note and the future of broadcasting all rolled up in one in today's column.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Conversation With... Farley Flex

 
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The ever-busy civic-minded music and sports entrepreneur talks about the growth of Toronto hip-hop, his love of basketball, and much more.

 
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Good Friday

 
Heather Wright, Jon Box's wife, at his celebration of life, Feb. 8, at the Opera House — photo credit: Stephanie Montani.
 

| Jon Box Celebration of Life Raises Over $30K

 
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Monies raised will be split between the Unison Benevolent Fund, which provides emergency relief and funds for members of the Canadian music industry; and Toronto-based Dr. Jay’s Children’s Grief Centre which provides support for young people experiencing loss. Pictured here: Widow Heather Wright onstage.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Frazey Ford

 
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The former Be Good Tanyas member is earning raves for a new solo album U kin B the Sun. Here she explains the recording process, recalls early musical memories and an exotic debut performance, and reveals a love of Frank Ocean.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule Of Upcoming Releases, February 14, 2020

 
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Notables this week include Nathaniel Rateliff, Marty Stuart, Carly Pearce, Tame Impala, and The Third Mind. The Canadian contingent is led by Justin Bieber, Tami Neilson, Hotel Mira (pictured), Alan Doyle, and Boniface.

 
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Careers

 
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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. 14, 2020

 
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Ralph (pictured) announces a new label and tour, Jamie Vernon updates  his Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia, and Top of the Country is accepting applications. Others in the news include The Weeknd, Laura Smith, Whitney Rose, Apple Music, Glass Tiger,  Pineo & Loeb, John Borra, JP Saxe, Wes Carroll, and farewell Chris Kennedy and Paul English.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 14, 2020

 
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Gord Sinclair (pictured) lobbies for live music, the rise of Doug Putman, and Bruce Allen on the vinyl crisis. Others in the headlines include Lisa Patterson, the Junos, Wavelength, Roy Thomson Hall, Verboden Festival, Vivendi, copyright, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Cousin Brucie, The 1975, Ray Manzarek, High Fidelity, and Inversia.

 
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Today's new track

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R Grunwald: Determination Of The Crossing

The in-demand session player releases a solo piano composition showcasing his deft touch and melodic flair.