FYI Music for Jul 13th, 2020 - Walk of Fame, ECMAs, Alexandra Streliski

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Monday July 13th, 2020
 
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| RBC Walk of Fame Talent Program Offers $100K Prize Pack

 
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Canada’s Walk of Fame launches its 8th annual RBC Emerging Musician Program today, offering a prize pack valued at $100K that is tailored to jettison the careers of aspiring Canadian musical acts aged 15 to 35.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: July 13, 2020

 
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Today's column eases you into the new week with a bit of levity before 'unpacking' (don't you just cringe at the hackneyed use of this poor little verb) lashings of steamy headlines that track the relativeness of media in its old school garb and streamlined digital counterpart. Noteworthy amongst them is a little good news for Nils Johanson (aka Mark Elliot) who died too soon 18 months back.

 
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| Wintersleep Tops List Of ECMA Awards Winners

 
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The Halifax modern rock favourites took home four trophies over the weekend. Forced to move online, the show honoured Atlantic Canada’s best and included the induction of Ron Hynes into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. The story includes full GEM streaming replay of the pre-awards show.

 
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On The Charts

 
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| Juno and Disney Channel Stars Heat Up This Week's Albums' Chart

 
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Following her Juno win in the Instrumental Album of the Year category, Alexandra Stréliski's already platinum-selling Inscape album takes on a new life outside of Quebec, bulleting 88-41 on the national chart and picking up the highest album sales total for the week. And Hamilton is re-born thanks to the movie adaptation's release on Disney's Plus streaming channel.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Kim Mitchell's 'Wishes' Come True

 
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This week's winners in the commercial radio sweepstakes include a poem given an acoustic cover by Kim Mitchell (pictured as a 21-year-old), another hat country hit for Tebey, and Econoline Crush gives a makeover to a decade-old fan fave.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Dione Taylor

 
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It seems we all need a little faith in humanity at this moment, and Dione Taylor has come to offer it with her new single How Many Times. It’s the first taste of her upcoming album Spirits In The Water, due out Sept. 11. After a five year hiatus between recordings, she has much to say and Jason Schneider has her ear.

 
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| The FYI News Bulletin

 
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Short but noteworthy items from the past several days about the biz and the people in it.

 
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| Our Back Pages

 
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Today's collection of photos from our past includes memorable moments with Rod Stewart, Tom Dowd, Garland Jeffries and Steve Earle with a cast of lovable rogues from WEA, A&M and MCA.

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: July 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. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to threaten some of the events listed. BreakOut West (pictured) and Contact East are both going virtual this year.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, July 13, 2020

 
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David Desrosiers exits Simple Plan (pictured), Indie Week presents a timely webinar, and more festivals and concert series go virtual. Also in the news are Bernard Adamus, Sheila Jordan, Canadian Brass, INXS, Chelle, Tory Lanez, Matthew Good, Jesse Cook, HJF, Rik Emmett, Mattie Leon, and farewells to Judy Dyble, Fiona Adams, and Rich Priske.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, July 13, 2020

 
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Rufus Wainwright (pictured) is getting talked about, Canada’s concert venues need help, and Alanis Morissette discusses irony. Others in the headlines include TikTok, Amazon, Kasabian, Kim Mitchell, eMERGEnce, Neil Young, Lady A, Jessie Reyez, Gerry Atwell, Alex Cuba, Eric Wong, Hipgnosis, Eminem, The Grammys, Sony, Muzak, Pop Smoke, Coldplay, and Bob Marley.

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video: Tariq - Light of the Moon

 
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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 veteran Juno-nominated singer/songwriter.

 
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Today's new track

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Sam Roberts Band: Ascension

The Montreal rock favourites return with a track featuring revved-up guitar and vocals.