FYI Music for Jul 19th, 2019 - Burt & Randy, Robbie Robertson, Rise Up

News Story

 
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| Bell Media Scoops Robbie Robertson TIFF Gala Doc

 
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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band blends archival footage, photography, songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, and Ronnie Hawkins. 

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: July 19, 2019

 
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Print’s ageing readers, Sky News, the Beeb, Netflix, Facebook’s cryptocurrency, podcasting by the numbers, and tax credits for Canada’s media are subjects included in today’s column.

 
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News Story

 
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| Burt & Randy Win Hearts At Castle Concert

 
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For the first time in more than a decade, former Guess Who bandmates and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings reunited on stage last night (July 18) for a 90-minute concert billed by Canada’s Walk of Fame as “a rare and intimate evening.” And it was indeed.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Iron Age Mystics' Kevin Connelly

 
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The former frontman of New Regime now heads a hard rock outfit, and it recently released a debut album. Here he discusses the record, his favourite song, and a memorable Sex Pistols cover.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| Nostalgia, Jazz and the Internet

 
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A recent sight in a Montreal hotel lobby induced fond reflections upon an era of precarious internet access in Caribbean countries.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, July 19, 2019

 
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Notable new releases this week include Beyonce, Scott Stapp,  Freya Ridings, Ada Lea, Gov't Mule, and Jacob Collier. Leading the Canadian contingent are Sum 41 (pictured), and jazz artists Yves Leveille and the Simon Legault Trio.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, July 19, 2019

 
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The Radio & Records Party (pictured Michael Williams and Doug Chappell) is another hit, big changes at Sony US, and CIMA's Sync Summit. Others in the news include Ian & Sylvia, Graham Powers, Canada's Walk of Fame, John Cody, Mose Scarlett, Kronborg, Alberta Music, Espanola, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Freddie Keeler. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, July 19, 2019

 
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Hillside fest (pictured) is still going strong, Heart rocks out, and Sony Music Group reconfigures. Also in the headlines are Nick Broomfield, Joseph Rouleau, Travis Scott, house music, R. Kelly, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, The Kinks, and Pete the Monkey.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Q&A: Melissa Etheridge Calls Canadians Smart

 
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“How can we put more meaning into life?," Melissa Etheridge asks at one point during her interview with Samaritanmag. She’s discussing the domino effect she believes can happen after taking control of our own health and leading more positive lives.

 
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Today's new track

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New Parachute Collective: Rise Up

Thirty-five years after it became an anthemic hit for Parachute Club, the infectious tune is given a fresh twist by Lorraine Segato, two of her bandmates, and a large cast of strong young voices. Proceeds will benefit four non-profits.