FYI Music for Jun 23rd, 2022 - UMC, SOCAN, Shakura S'Aida, Big Rude Jake

News Story

 
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| SOCAN 2021 Financials: $353M Paid To Affiliate Members

 
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Collections increased 6 percent despite a noticeable dive in revenue from the live performance sector, and internet music revenues increased by 30 percent. PIctured here: SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: June 23, 2022

 
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James Cridland, Bill C-11, Konrad von Finkenstein, Rogers, Shaw, Bell, Facebook, LinkedIn, AP, and YouTube make headlines in today's column.

 
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News Story

 
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| UMC's Remedios CMW Keynote Delivered Hope & Victory

 
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In a CanCon-centric keynote to kick off Canadian Music Week on June 8, Universal Music Canada CEO Jeffrey Remedios, a champion of homegrown music long before he ever started his own label Arts & Crafts in 2003, used some of UMC’s recent successes to highlight a bigger picture:  that Canadian artists can have victories globally while signed to a Canadian label — at least signed to UMC.

 
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| Shakura S’Aida Honoured At Maple Blues Awards

 
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Three veteran artists headed the winners list at the 25th anniversary of the biggest night in Canadian blues, held at Koerner Hall in Toronto on June 20. Pictured: Steve Marriner.

 
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| Unison Fund Announces Impressive Executive Board

 
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Erin Benjamin, President & CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association, replaces Bernie Breen as Chair of the Unison Fund and (former Ontario Creates consultant and FACTOR executive) Mark Watts is named Vice Chair of the not-for-profit.

 
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| Luminate Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 16th, 2022

 
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Here is this week's Luminate 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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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Podcast Conversation With .. Koerner Hall's Mervon Mehta

 
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One of Canada’s most unique concert series is Toronto's annual  Koerner Hall Concert Season. The 2022-23 edition boasts a bumper crop of stars in many genres, as we learn from this chat with its illustrious program director.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Kate Bush, Preston Pablo w/ Banx & Ranx Hit Radio

 
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UMC Canada hits a homer out of the box with new signing Preston Pablo who is partnered with Banx & Ranx on Flowers Need Rain, pushed to follow radio is all over (pictured) Kate Bush's Lazarus-like hit Running Up That Hill, and Virginia To Vegas notch another hit-this time with No Excuses. With video.

 
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News Story

 
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| Obituaries, June 23, 2022

 
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This week's notices feature musicians Big Rude Jake, Curtis Lee, Julee Cruise, and Jim Schwall, and chart historian Joel Whitburn. 

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: June 23, 2022

 
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The column returns after a week's absence with 117 job postings after 23 deletions.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: June 23, 2022

 
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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. Applications for the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class (pictured) are now open.

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, June 23, 2022

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables with new albums include Soccer Mommy, Lindsay Clark, Luke Combs, Martin Courtney, Madonna, Hollie Cook, Jack Johnson, and Automatic. Canadian artists with new releases in a busy week include Alexisonfire, Zoon, Motherhood, Ansley Simpson, The Tragically Hip, Art d‘Ecco (pictured), True Myth, Terry Uyarak, Boslen, Jacob Chung, Rose Ranger, and The Burning Hell.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, June 23, 2022

 
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Kyle McKearney (pictured) wins the first Henry Armstrong Award, Alanis Morissette cancels her Down Under tour, and Tom Treumuth launches a podcast. Also in the news are HUFF, MusicNL, Decimate Metal Fest, Harbourfront Centre, Tami Neilson, Dream in High Park, True Myth, Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, JoJo Bennett, Symphonic Distribution, Jerry Leger, Storry, and Tara MacLean.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, June 23, 2022

 
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The Zolas (pictured) and Alexisonfire return in style, the inspirational impact of Avril Lavigne, and Drake's new album drones on. Also in the headlines are Canadian reggae, Charlotte Day Wilson, HJF, VSO, Steve Strongman, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Web3, Reservoir, Paul McCartney, BTS, Beyonce,  Eurovision Song Contest, Kate Bush, Arthur Brown, and Brian Wilson.

 
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News Story

 
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| 2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Mustafa - The Hearse

 
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The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed Toronto-based artist and poet.

 
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Today's new track

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Zoon - Dope Sick/Oil Pastel feat. Cadence Weapon

Fluent rhymes are embedded in a beguiling soundscape.