FYI Music for Feb 8th, 2019 - Spirit of John, Pledge Music

News Story

Friday February 8th, 2019
 
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| Spirit Of John Benefit Features A Platinum Single Presentation

 
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Inspired by Spirit Of The West singer John Mann, this annual fundraiser for The Alzheimer Society Music Project regularly draws star guests. This year's event featured a special honour for the host band (pictured).

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: February 08, 2019

 
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Stingray proves it is a contender in the broadcast world, CMW seeks nominees in the Steve Young newcomers award, Jerry Howarth takes a power position at the pubcaster, Apple apps may not be as private as you may think, and the New York Times proves itself in the digital age.

 
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News Story

 
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| Pledge Music Stretches Its Pledge Payments

 
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Since its inception in 2009, Pledge Music has had a hand in curating musical experiences that have gone beyond the realm of the traditional album sale for more than 50,000 artists and 3 million music fans around the world. Questions are now being asked about how quickly the company can pay as promised.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Robbie Robertson Is Proud Of Who He Is

 
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He was told from a young age, “Be proud that you’re an Indian, but be careful who you tell,” but today he is telling all in this interview with Samaritanmag.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Maddison Krebs

 
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The young Albertan country singer/songwriter is now chasing her dream in Music City. Her new EP comes out today, and here she reflects upon the new record, her artistic evolution, and love of Bryan Adams.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Conversation With .. Matt Andersen

 
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The East Coast blues guitar-slinger talks about his upcoming album, the thrill of working with Los Lobos and Nashville's best players, and why he feels at home in the South.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: Feb. 8, 2019

 
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New releases arriving today come from Wayne Shorter, Ariana Grande, Bob Mould, The Lemonheads,  Michael Bolton, Prince, and Panda Bear. Canadians with new offerings include Said The Whale (pictured), Colin Linden, Grace Lachance, Ben Rogers, and Maddison Krebs.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Feb. 8, 2019

 
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Arkells celebrate the 2018 MusiCounts Passion Prize recipient (pictured), T. Thomason wins on The Launch, and Royal Mountain Records establishes a mental health fund. Also in the news are Audrey Ochoa, Edmonton Music Prize, Spotify, ole, Al Pedecine, CMA International Awards, Grammy odds, Manitoba Music, Sharon and Bram, TR/ST, and Said The Whale. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Feb. 8, 2019

 
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Terra Lightfoot (pictured) heads up an all-female road show, a Shawn Mendes hit is dissected, and advice for HMV and Sunrise. Also in the headlines are Jessie Reyez, Sting, Emily King, Hamilton, COC, 21 Savage, The Clash, OBEY, R. Kelly, Al Green, Salif Keita, Sam Cooke, Scooter Braun, Dolly Parton, and Ringo Starr.

 
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Today's new track

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The James Barker Band: Keep It Simple

The first new music from the country hitmakers in over a year sounds like another winner. The upbeat mood of the song mirrors lyrics extolling the virtues of Friday night fun.