FYI Music for Mar 12th, 2018 - 'Rumble', Dalton Higgins, Tory Lanez Sony

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Monday March 12th, 2018
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke (centre) with directors Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

| 'Rumble' Doc Rocks Canadian Screen Awards

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The Canadian documentary film, by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the US on the development of rock music.

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Media Beat


| Media Beat: March 12, 2018

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Bell and Rogers suggest Netflix funds CanCon, Comcast offers $31B for Sky, iHeart faces heart attack today, Facebook up to bat with baseball games, and Scientology has plans for its own OTT network broadcast service.

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| Dalton Higgins Has The Pulse On Toronto's Rhythmic Beat

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As an author, journalist, programmer, and publicist, he has had a major impact on Canada's urban music scene. In this interview, he reflects upon a fascinating career and the ascent of domestic hip-hop and R&B artists.

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On The Charts

Tory Lanez hits No. 1. Pic: Keithan Samuels

| Tory Lanez, 1st Canadian Chart Toppper Since Gord Downie

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Canadian rapper and mixtape star Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) achieves his first Billboard Canadian Album chart-topper with his sophomore set for Interscope, entitled Memories Don’t Lie. The 18-track, 70+ minute song-set features appearances from Future, 50 Cent, Nav, Wiz Khalifa, Fabolous, Mansa and Paloma Ford.

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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

Reuben & The Dark frontman, Reuben Bullock

| Hat Trick Of Hits From Reuben & The Dark Advances Next Album

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“All Or Nothing” scores well this week. It's the 3rd single from Reuben Bullock’s ensemble Reuben And The Dark, taken from the Arts & Crafts May 4 album release, Arms Of A Dream and Its instant success follows commercially successful precursors, "Heart In Two" and "Hurricane."

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News Story


| Sony Among Suitors For $4B Share In EMI Song Catalogue

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Mubadala is seeking a valuation of at least $4 billion for EMI, according to Bloomberg sources – almost double what the Sony-led group, which also includes billionaire David Geffen, paid for the business six years ago. A sale may be the largest music-industry transaction since the last time EMI changed hands.

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| Walk Of Fame Steps Out With David Suzuki

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Canada’s Walk of Fame will honour 2017 Inductee David Suzuki with a permanent star in his hometown of Vancouver on March 23, marking the organization’s first event outside of Ontario in its 20-year history.

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The late, great Jack Richardson

| Jack Richardson Hall Of Fame Announcements

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Music promoter Nick Panaseiko and the late Saul Holiff to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards.

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Music News Digest

Jess Moskaluke to play Juno Fan Fare

| Music News Digest, March 12, 2018

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The Juno Fan Fare lineup includes Jess Moskaluke and Mac DeMarco will headline Royal Mountain Records' fest. Others in today's news include Neil Young, Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, Sue Foley, the Acoustic Guitar Project, Loreena McKennitt, Carl Dixon, SOCAN Foundation, CIMA, and a farewell to Gary Burden. Videos included for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines


| Music Biz Headlines, March 12, 2018

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The 20th anniversary of a Canadian hip-hop anthem, a leaner Toronto festival summer, and the musical passions of Stephen King. Also in the headlines are OLP, Peaches, Steely Dan, Perla Batalla, Rusty, Emmylou Harris, Ensign Broderick, Steve Winwood, Royal Wood, and Earthless.

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| Bob Lefsetz Nails It, Again!

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The times they are a changing and oldsters are out of sync with the world today and how music finds an audience in these modern times.

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Today's new track

Celest & The Torontonians: Life In A Northern Town

A star in Asia, the soulful Singaporean singer now resides in the northern town of Toronto. Aided by an ace local cast, she puts a fresh spin on The Dream Academy hit, and Unison benefits from the project.

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