FYI Music for Jan 9th, 2019 - Steve Kane Barney Bentall RPM Distro CES

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Drake is King of Pop in 2018. Pic: Instagram

| 2018 Billboard Year End Chart Top 10s

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Drake rules in the 2018 Top 10 countdowns, and we have the facts to prove it. So strong is the 6's popularity across the nation that Drizzy held three (count 'em, 3) of the Top 10 streamed songs in the year. He's like the Beatles in their day, but he's done it as a one-man show if one doesn't count the posse of writers scripting his hits.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: January 09, 2019

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Quebecor disrupts the status quo in its home province with an unregulated online radio station, students aim to update the TV news format, and Peter Mansbridge bids his farewell to a Canadian war correspondent.

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| Music Canada - 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook

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2019 promises to be an important year for Canada’s music sector from both legislative and regulatory perspectives, and umbrella org Music Canada maps its agenda to stay on top of the game in the following forecast provided to FYI Music News.

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| Mystery Surrounds Indie Vinyl One-Stop, RPM Distribution

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Canada’s foremost independent distributor of vinyl recordings is reportedly shutting down its operations, leaving as many as 400 small independent music retailers temporarily without a supplier.

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Brett Kissel celebrates success with Steve Kane. Photo: Barry Roden

| Today, Jim Jj Johnston Salutes Steve Kane

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Smart, cool, fun, upbeat, passionate, creative, works hard, a great track record, talented, a solid family person, a man with an incredible record collection that keeps on growing. What's not to love about this lad? Jj profiles Warner Music Canada's top dog, pictured here with Brett Kissel, in today's 365 feature.

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Five Questions With...

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| Five Questions With… Barney Bentall

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The veteran roots-rocker is riding high with his latest album, The Drifter & The Preacher. Here he discusses the record, a love of Lightfoot, a beloved guitar. and a life-changing hit song.

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: January 03, 2019

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Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation...

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| Careers: January 08, 2019

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The need to hire is in full swing, which accounts for this week's section hosting more than 150 career openings across the nation. Whether it is in media, music or broadcasting that you seek new horizons, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to peruse. Please share the Careers link with colleagues and friends of friends.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, Jan. 9, 2019

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Today's column includes Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor (pictured) receiving a star-studded celebration of life, Canadian nominees in the International Folk Music Awards, and reports suggest that Adele may not be touring again. Others in the news: Music BC, Pickathon, Steve Strongman, Mr! Mouray , Mad Ones, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Tallies, NSCC, and farewells to Artie Irwin and Alan R. Pearlman. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Jan. 9, 2019

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Kinnie Starr (pictured) finds her way back through music, the High Performance Rodeo rounds up intriguing mash-ups and a robust valuation of Universal Music Group. Also in the headlines are Amber Epp, Alicia Toner, record labels, streaming, CD Baby, Drake, music biz trends, Broadway box office, The Golden Globes, Charlie Watts, Chita Rivera, Britney Spears, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper, the Austin scene, and Norman Gimbel.

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| The Many Gaudy Splendors Of CES

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The country’s capital of vice is a soulless, supersized alternate reality where hucksterism is the coin of the realm. In Washington, meaningless bills wither and die. In Vegas, especially this week, technology companies will offer visions of a bright shiny future, most of which will never find markets with real customers.

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Today's new track

The Strumbellas: Salvation

The Juno-winning Toronto roots-rockers return with the first single from an upcoming fourth album and first for eOne. It is an upbeat and optimistic song that retains the group's signatures of shifting dynamics and boisterous massed vocals.


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Marshmello & Bastille
Label: Joytime Collective/Astralwerks/Capitol
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High Hopes

Panic! At The Disco
Label: DCD2/Fueled By Ramen/EMG
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Label: Another Century/Century Media/RED
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5 Seconds Of Summer
Label: Capitol
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Girls Like You

Maroon 5
Label: 222/Interscope
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