FYI Music for Jan 13th, 2020 - Neil Peart, Gil Moore, Marty Morin

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Monday January 13th, 2020

| Tributes To Neil Peart Flood In From Around The Globe

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His imaginative lyrics and symphony of sound created on the drum stand captured audiences the world over. We have sifted through the 11M-plus references turned up in a Google News search to bring you links to a noteworthy ten.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: January 13, 2020

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More Fakebook BS, Alan Cross enthuses over some of the craziness found at CES, Wild Rose Country seeks sovereignty, plus a mitt full of other news from the industry of newsmakers.

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Neil Peart w/Rush - Power Windows tour September 1984. Photographs: Patrick Harbron

| Gil Moore Mourns The Loss Of Fellow Drummer Neil Peart

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In my book, Neil’s personal conduct, spirituality and kindness-to-all have provided a shining model for all young musicians to aspire to, on or off the stage. When considered against the backdrop of his immense musical talent, this inspiration may be his greatest legacy. With video.

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Neil as he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011

| Marty Morin Remembers Neil Peart From His Own Days In Wireless

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For several years, in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Marty was the drummer for Wireless, a band signed to Rush’s label, Anthem Records, and managed by Ray Danniels who also managed Rush. In the following feature, he recalls being on the road opening for Rush, and in particular his encounters with Neil Peart. It’s a fond remembrance. With video.

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On The Charts


| Post Malone Enjoys A 9th Week At No. 1

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Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with close to 7,000 total consumption units chalked up in the week. It is the album’s ninth week at the top of the chart and first since the first week of December. There are no debuts in the Top 50.

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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

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| Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS: January 12, 2020

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Justin Bieber’s re-entry with the tease single Yummy from his forthcoming album is a certified smash hit, and Alee, a former CCMA Female Artist of the Year, has a ringing endorsement from radio programmers with her latest, No One Like You. Pictured: JBiebs and Hailey Baldwin taking in a Leafs game.

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Midem Talent Exporter

| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: January 13, 2020

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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. Entries for the Midem Talent Exporter initiative (pictured) are now open.

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| Prism Prize Video: Haviah Mighty- Waves ft Sean Leon

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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Toronto-based hip-hop artist and winner of the most recent Polaris Prize.

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Music News Digest

Gord Sinclair

| Music News Digest, Jan. 13, 2020

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Gord Sinclair (pictured) makes a solo debut, Alan Doyle announces a new EP and tour, and The Hawk turns 85. Others in the news include the ACMA, January Music Meeting, Oz fires, Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, SaskMusic, Clifford Brewing Co., Ginger St. James, Sina Bathaie, Music BC, and A2IM.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 13, 2020

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Chilly Gonzales (pictured) gets professorial, Cartel Madras deliver bad-ass rap anthems, and City Hall gets blamed for the Matador debacle. Also in the headlines are Morgan Davis, Sina Bathaie, Yola, Def Leppard, Gord Sinclair, Bob Rock, Barry Allen, Saban Music Group, Helen Smith, Selena Gomez, Lloyd Barnes, Michael Stipe, and Nipsey Hussle.

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Today's new track

Neon Dreams: Turn Back Now

A new single from the gold-selling Halifax pop duo features positive lyrics delivered by Frank Kadillac's warm voice.

Billboard Canadian Albums

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Travis Scott & Jackboys
Label: SMEI
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Hollywood's Bleeding

Post Malone
Label: UNI
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Fine Line

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Label: COL
Last Week: 6

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial

Roddy Ricch
Label: WEA
Last Week: 8

Frozen 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Various Artists
Label: DIS
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Camila Cabello
Label: EPIC
Last Week: 15

No. 6 Collaborations Project

Ed Sheeran
Label: ATL
Last Week: 17

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

Lewis Capaldi
Label: CAP
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Taylor Swift
Label: R-RR
Last Week: 21

The Kids Are Coming

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Label: ATL
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