FYI Music for Jun 10th, 2021 - Belly, Drake, Junos, Gertrudes

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Thursday June 10th, 2021
 
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| Kilometre Music Group Acquires Half of Belly's Catalogue

 
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The new Canadian music rights management company scores big by securing 50% of the large song catalogue of Belly, one that includes many of The Weeknd’s biggest hits, including mega-smash Blinding Lights.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: June 10, 2021

 
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Included in the column, more criticism of Bill C-10, and consumer dissatisfaction with streamers such as Netflix and Amazon is on the rise.

 
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| Drake, Live Nation Partner In History, Toronto's New Concert Venue

 
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Live Nation has teamed up with Drake to launch History, a new 2,500 capacity concert space with plans to host as many as 200 shows annually in the Toronto’s Beaches East district. Shows in Oct., Nov. and Dec. have been announced.

 
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| MRC Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 3rd, 2021

 
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Here is this week's MRC 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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| Backstage At The Junos With The Stars

 
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The Weeknd and Justin Bieber did not bounce into the media Zoom Sunday night to talk about their Juno wins, but many other winners and performers, from The Tragically Hip and Feist to JP Saxe and Jann Arden, did log in to chat about a range of subjects.

 
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| Essentials… with Suzie Ungerleider

 
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Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped them get through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. Leading off the series is the acclaimed roots singer/songwriter formerly known as Oh Susanna.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| A Podcast Conversation With ... Virginia Clark

 
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Learn more about the roots of Kingston music in Bill King’s latest FYI podcast, featuring a chat with one of the city's driving creative forces.

 
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| The FYI News Bulletin

 
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Bahamas to headline Meridian Centre, artists pile on to announce tours and high profile shows in the US, latest MRC data have vinyl sales spinning higher, and Canada takes a bow in Billboard's latest influencer list. With video.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, June 10, 2021

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include The Shins, Migos, Jim Ward, The Scientists, AFI, Lukas Nelson, Crypta, Dennis DeYoung, Mark Lanegan, K-Flay, Tune-Yards, and Def Leppard. Canadian releases includes albums by Ruth B. (pictured), Courtney Wolfe, Dany Laj and the Looks, The Hello Darlins, and Islands.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: June 10, 2021

 
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This week's career section includes 29 deletions for a total of 179 postings nationwide in the categories of broadcasting, music & entertainment, and media and journalism.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, June 10, 2021

 
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The Prism Prize announces its Top 10 (pictured), Global Toronto 2021 gets ready to roll, and a new take on Hall of Fame hit Black Velvet. Also in the news are Savannah Ré, JazzinToronto Live, Canadian Song Conference, Roger Mooking, The Atlantic Presenters Association, MMF Canada, Music Publishers Canada, and The John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, June 10, 2021

 
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Powfu (pictured) reaches an impressive milestone, more takes on the Junos, and a rare Stan Klees interview. Others in the headlines include Grimes, the ECMAs, Global Toronto, The International Indigenous Music Summit, Hipgnosis, UMG, Roblox, YouTube, Bravado, mobile gaming, meditative music, and Metallica.

 
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| Gertrudes Remember Parham Tragedy with Video and Charity Single

 
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Canadian folk band The Gertrudes has released a new single, Parham, with all proceeds going towards the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 
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Today's new track

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Something Else

A message of Indigenous pride delivered with bold lyrical flows atop staccato beats.