FYI Music for Jun 10th, 2019 - Robert Ott, UMC, Maestro Wes, Miley Cyrus

News Story


| He's Back! Robert Ott Has Big Plans For His RJO Enterprise

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He built an empire that generated wealth for investors and creators alike and now, after an extended holiday, he is back to do it his way all over again with a new enterprise, a book, and a music festival. Martin Melhuish caught up with Robert Ott last week to talk about what he has accomplished, and where his compass needle is pointed to today.

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Media Beat

The late Louis Potvin with longstanding friend Chuck McCoy

| Media Beat: June 10, 2019

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Today's column includes a faker writing about his fake news assignments, YouTube's role in the propagation of extremist ideas, China countering Donald Trump's threats against Big Tech, a farewell to Louis Potvin (pictured here with Chuck McCoy)--plus a couple of marketing videos that will amuse you.

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News Story

| Maestro Pays Homage To Jurassic Park

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The Canadian hip-hop pioneer is helping fuel Raptors mania by releasing a fresh video for his infectious anthem that is inspired by the team and its loyal fans. It's a slam dunk.

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| Universal Music Brings Its Acts To The CFL

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Following the initiative's success last year, the label and the Canadian Football League are reprising the Thursday Night Football Concert Series this season. The lineup of performers is a stellar one.

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On The Charts


| Miley Cyrus Debut Takes A Back Seat To Billie Eilish's No. 1 Album

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Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, with the highest audio-on-demand streams and digital song download totals for the week. Miley (pictured) makes a strong showing with her latest debuting in 4th place.

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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

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| Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS: June 10, 2019

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The past week saw a windfall of new songs released by a great number of marquee acts that include Jamie Warren, Hollerado, (pictured) The Glorious Sons, Marianas Trench, Ed Sheeran, Mother Mother, Katy Perry, and The Black Keys.

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| Prism Prize Video: Harrison ft. Ralph - Your Girl

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The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded recently to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile the nominated videos, including this one that pairs an up and coming Toronto producer ( Harrison pictured) and a popular vocalist. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, June 10, 2019

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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. The SOCAN Foundation (pictured) is now accepting submissions for its Young Canadian Songwriters Awards.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, June 10, 2019

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Corey Hart (pictured) adds A Flock of Seagulls to his Toronto show, NXNE gets under way, and Stones support lineup is announced. Also making news are Oh Susanna, Palaye Royale, Stephen Stohn, Mel Warner, The Crump Twins, Bandzoogle, golf rock, The Franklin Electric, Michael Hutchence, and farewell Jahiant Jahh. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines


| Music Biz Headlines, June 10, 2019

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Tenille Arts and WOTE get anthemic, hip-hop and basketball are intertwined, and PUP returns to its roots. Also in the headlines are Don Brownrigg, Black Mountain, EWF, Billboard's new charts, streaming, Dr. John, Madonna, UTA, Paradigm, and Spotify.

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Today's new track

Photo: Rachel Pick
Jordan Klassen: Virtuous Circle

The folk-inflected BC singer/songwriter returns with a new single accompanied by a superbly-filmed video supported by the MVP Project. The emotionally expressive track showcases his yearning voice.

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Canadian Albums  
Last Week: 2

"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

Billie Eilish
Label: INT
Last Week: -

Center Point Road

Thomas Rhett
Label: BGM
Last Week: 6

Free Spirit

Label: RCA
Last Week: -


Miley Cyrus
Label: RCA
Last Week: 26


Elton John
Label: MER
Last Week: 1

L'etrange Pays

Jean Leloup
Label: GROB
Last Week: 4


"Tyler, The Creator"
Label: COL
Last Week: 5

Father Of Asahd

DJ Khaled
Label: EPCI
Last Week: 9


Label: R-CM
Last Week: 7

"Thank U, Next"

Ariana Grande
Label: R-RR
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