FYI Music for Jan 19th, 2023 - Y/E stats Junos Jeff Beck Robbie Bachman

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| Summary From Luminate's 2022 Canadian Music Market Report

 
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Overall, streaming continued to grow in 2022, with Canadian on-demand audio streams hitting the one 100B  mark for the first time in a single year (accomplished in late November). Physical sales continue to decline, including vinyl although the net dollars generated from the LP must certainly have spiked, with the average retail cost now hitting $36 in store-fronts and at online retailers. Below we have an assemblage of facts and figures provided to us by the entertainment data firm Luminate. With video.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: January 19, 2023

 
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Today's column includes news about today's Corus AGM, Bill Gates' view ahead in 2023, Bob Hoffman hoofs it after a blistering few years under lockdown, and a summary of notable broadcast hacks. Also, the good, the bad and the altered reality about ChatGPT, and some sobering words about the economy. With video.

 
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| The FYI Bulletin: Jan. 19, 2023

 
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Today in the column, sad news for the Vancouver and Squamish music festivals, the Junos add more marquee names to the performance lineup, Doug Putman pulls HMV into the black, Madonna's global tour opens in Canada, Rocket Norton is scrambling to fund his cancer treatment, Prism Prize funding is extended, Gord Maxwell recounts his 20-years in Ian Tyson's band, Jesse Murray whets appetites with another tease from his upcoming album, plus a whole jukebox more. With video.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| Is There a Guitar God? Jeff Beck Remembered

 
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My last sighting of Beck live was in Quebec City, in 2008, with Australian phenom Tal Wilkenfeld on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. This was some crazy playing. Wilkenfeld looked as if she was pushing 16 years old. A childlike physique, yet an athlete’s pull of the bass strings. Every bit a match for the thickly amped Beck. Jazz/rock fusion. A thunderous earth-rattling invasion. Jeff Beck pic by Bill King.

 
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| Luminate Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: Jan 12th, 2023

 
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Here is this week's Luminate 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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| Dave Charles Suggests A New Playbook For Radio In 2023

 
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Radio stations have too long repeated the same formulas on and off-air to create the illusion that they are different and have something singular to say. To the average sloth, the bandwidth is as bland as Wonderbread, and few broadcasters are innovating. The reasons are budgets and crammed workdays resulting from the ongoing history of cutbacks. But it's time for real change. Read the column and share your thoughts.

 
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| Obituaries, Jan. 19, 2023

 
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This week we acknowledge the passing of musicians Robbie Bachman, Dennis Budimir and Yukihiro Takahashi, composer Jose Evangelista, and singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Jan. 19, 2023

 
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Artists with new albums include John Cale, Black Star Riders, Jody Miller, Skull Practitioners, Tom Hingley & Gordon Mackay, Devora, Maneskin, New Found Glory, Guided By Voices, and Ladytron. Canadian releases include Mac DeMarco (pictured), July Talk, Benjamin Russell and Rob Stuart, Linda Carone, and L CON.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: January 19, 2023

 
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This week, after 14 deletions, we host 166 positions open nationwide, an overall increase of 11 new jobs.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Jan. 19, 2023

 
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Joni Mitchell (pictured) will receive the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Indigenous stars line up for the Minoshkite fest, and High Valley recruits a big name collaborator. Also in the news are Linda Noelle Bush, the International Indigenous Music Summit 2023, UK Americanafest, CIMA, Whitehorse, Mississauga Arts Awards, a Ukraine benefit, Pierre Kwenders, Alexandra Stréliski, Ryan Wayne, Marc Jordan, and Rusty and Maja.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 19, 2023

 
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A new documentary chronicles the career of Doug and the Slugs (pictured), Max Kerman is honoured by a snow plow, and Nick Cave rejects ChatGPT. Also in the headlines are Anna Sagalova, Whitehorse, Lorraine Segato, The Black Halos, John Armstrong, Pat Steel, vinyl, 2023 predictions, Dr. Dre, John Fogerty, Wayne Johnson, Nick Carter, Gwen Stefani, and The B-52s.

 
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