FYI Music for Jan 13th, 2022 - Erin Benjamin, Ian Greenberg, Basia Bulat

News Story

 
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| 2022: Hope From Canada Live Music Assoc. President Erin Benjamin

 
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"Six-hundred-and-seventy-two days… but who’s counting. The hardest, longest, most exhausting time in the history-of-forever has come with unyielding downs, but also some genuine ups."

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: January 13, 2022

 
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Shaw Rogers, Brian Cox, Global News, Lucian Grainge, Covid, and The Economist's 5 stories to watch out for make headlines today.

 
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News Story

 
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| RIP: Media Pioneer Ian Greenberg

 
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Under his leadership, Astral experienced 17 consecutive years of growth before being sold to Bell as part of a 2013 transaction valued at $3.38 billion and remains the most expensive transaction in the Canadian media industry.

 
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| Unison Needs Our Help: Using Social Media Can Bolster Donations

 
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In total, more than $1.8 million was distributed in 2021 and $3.8 million since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, but more is needed to fulfill the anticipated requests.

 
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| MRC Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: Jan 6th, 2022

 
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Here is this week's MRC Data 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...

 
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Essentials

 
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| Essentials… with Georgia Harmer

 
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Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped them get through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. Here are the choices of an emerging singer/songwriter with a notable surname.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Podcast Conversation With.. Frank Troiano

 
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It seemed like guitar hero Domenic was always around, either through the live thing or a major recording. Finally, the history is written, and with brother Frank in his corner, it was only a matter of time those remembrances would be collected and in print. The book is Domenic Troiano, His Life and Music, co-authored by Frank and Mark Doble. Learn more here.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 13, 2022

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace, and are now increasing after the holiday break. Notables with new albums include Cat Power, Richard Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson, Impending Doom, The Lumineers, and Grace Cummings. Canadians include Moist (pictured), Nick Zyla, Valley, Malcolm Burn, Chastity, Broken Social Scene, and Bernie Senensky.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: January 13, 2022

 
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This week's column posts 128 positions after 14 deletions, up from last week's total of 115 openings.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Jan. 13, 2022

 
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Alex Lifeson’s new band Envy Of None (pictured) is launched, BreakOut West is forced to go virtual, and the Blue Jay Sessions return to Calgary. Also in the news are Toronto Songwriting School, Indie Weekly, Opera Atelier, Karl Wolf, and the CFMA, and farewell to Vince Fontaine, Burke Shelley, and Ronnie Spector.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 13, 2022

 
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Danny Michel (pictured) slots into a new activity, Hamilton’s Staircase Theatre is another pandemic casualty, and major label revenue surges. Also in the headlines are NEXT magazine, Gideon Arthurs, Lucian Grainge, Capitol, Africori, Primary Wave , Paul Rodgers, Morgan Wallen, Elvis Costello, Coachella, Poly Styrene, and Allen Toussaint.

 
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Today's new track

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Basia Bulat: Fables (The Garden Version)

Haunting strings neatly complement her compelling voice.