FYI Music for Feb 22nd, 2021 - Mike McCarty, Compact Music, Kaytranada

News Story

 
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| Michael McCarty Launches Kilometre Music Group

 
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The popular industry veteran teams up with Gavin Brown and Rodney Murphy for a new music rights management company. It will have a strong focus on the catalogues of established and emerging Canadian artists, songwriters, and producers. Learn more from our interview with the Hall of Famer.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: February 22, 2021

 
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Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, Charter of Rights vs God, Rebel Media, anti-vaxxers, YouTube, Rush Limbaugh and war make headlines in today's column.

 

 
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On The Charts

 
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| Morgan Wallen's No. 1...Again and Controversy Helps Britney

 
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Morgan Wallen returns to No. 1, The Weeknd now has two top 10 albums on the chart, Florida Georgia Line debuts at 18, Pretty Reckless lands at 28, two albums tied to American Black culture make a splash, as too Britney Spears (pictured) with a four-year-old best-of collection. With video.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Dua Lipa Has This Week's Hot New Radio Track

 
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Dua Lipa (pictured) is promoting cooked lobster in her latest song-video, the Strumbellas are back, Black Eyed Peas double down with Shakira, Tyler Shaw offers guidance for us homebodies, Taylor Swift rewrites her own love story, and Lance puts some' jiggy wiggle' into our lockdown blues. With video.

 
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News Story

 
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| Boyd Brothers Stay In the Groove With Ottawa's Compact Music

 
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The Boyd brothers, Ian and James (pictured), have been persistent and sometimes loud proponents of indie music retailing, strongly supportive of local recording artists, and profitably operating their business through the peaks and valleys of the trade. Last year, having been forced to shut down for 13 weeks during lockdown, they still came out ahead in year-end numbers, as compared to 2019. The Bank Street store today is practically all new vinyl and doing very well. Paige Raymond Kovach reports.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Mark J. Nyvlt

 
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The eclectic Ottawa-based singer/songwriter has just released a fourth album, This ‘n’ That. Here he discusses the album, the significance of the classic La Vie en Rose, his love of travel, his other gig as a philosophy professor, and a desire to perform in-person shows.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Feb. 22, 2021

 
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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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) are proceeding, in virtual form.

 
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News Story

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video Drake: When to Say When / Chicago Freestyle ft. Giveon

 
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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the Prize, including this one from an international music superstar that features a young American R&B singer. Pictured here: Drake and team from the accompanying video.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Feb. 22, 2021

 
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Influencer marketing agency Songfluencer launches the RISING - Black Artist Initiative, Bobby Bazini (pictured) will live-stream from an historic locale, and British prog-rockers honour Neil Peart. Also making news are Corey Hart, Juno Talks, Tyler Joe Miller, Sunfields, Tania Joy, Justyn Thyme, Fuzzed Out, Harrison Kennedy, Mikalyn Hay, Laura Fernandez, Howard Gladstone, and farewell to Prince Markie Dee, Milford Graves, Gene Taylor, and U-Roy.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 22, 2021

 
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Strumbellas frontman Simon Ward (pictured) reveals his health crisis, Oscar Peterson’s Heritage Minute omits his music, and a major Leonard Cohen exhibition is now free online. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Drake, Pineo & Loeb, No Frills, UMG, Irving Azoff, The Beach Boys, Virgin, Kimye, Marilyn Manson, WMG, Panic! At The Disco, Kat Von D, Dolly Parton, Johnny Pacheco, Bruce Springsteen, the White Stripes, and Meredith Monk.

 
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