FYI Music for Mar 13th, 2019 - John Tory, Bias, Steven Lambke, Infamy

News Story

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| The Price Of Infamy Can Be Costly In Pop Today

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There was a time when sex, drugs, and Jack Daniels were considered righteous and beneficial attributes for living a rock 'n' roll life.  For a generation that tripped through eras that birthed today’s Classic Rock and that genre’s unflattering Punk offshoot, life was for living and if the lifestyle seemed nihilistic, it was–and the best part was it pissed off the generations preceding it.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: March 13, 2019

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Today's column includes some inflammatory words, and news about or from Tucker Carlson, the Fox network, Andrew Krystal, and Acadia Broadcasting.

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News Story

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| Juno Nominee Wants Mayor To Buck Up On Rental Robbery

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Delta Sugar leader Samantha Martin speaks for the creative class in an eloquent plea to city mayor John Tory asking him to fix rental costs before our cities see an exodus of people who make them fun places to live in. 

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| New Study Outlines Bias In Music Industry

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We already know gender bias has long operated as status quo across an array of industries — from politics to finance to entertainment. Now, a Berklee Music report lays out how inequity plays out for women working in all facets of the music business.

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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: March 7th, 2019

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Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation...

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Five Questions With...

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| Five Questions With… Steven Lambke

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The former member of indie rock heroes The Constantines has released a new solo album on You’ve Changed Records, the label he co-founded with Daniel Romano. Here he discusses the recording process for the new album, his favourite new songs, and the challenges of running a label.

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| Careers: March 13, 2019

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Today's careers' column includes more than 130 positions open across the country. Please feel free to share with colleagues and friends.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, March 13, 2019

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A Gordon Lightfoot documentary to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, the Gonzervatory returns, and Jane Harbury (pictured) is honoured. Others making news include Courage My Love, Skye Wallace, the ECMAs, Juice WRLD,  Fucked Up, SXSW, Contact East, and farewell Hal Blaine. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, March 13, 2019

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Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.

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Today's new track

Jane's Party: Satellite

The newest single from the Toronto modern-rock band is already scoring notable rock radio adds. No surprise, as it is a well-constructed and melodic tune. Call it a tale of lust at first sight:


Last Week: 1

Without Me

Label: Capitol
Last Week: 2

High Hopes

Panic! At The Disco
Label: DCD2/Fueled By Ramen/EMG
Last Week: 3


Marshmello & Bastille
Label: Joytime Collective/Astralwerks/Capitol
Last Week: 4

Close To Me

Ellie Goulding x Diplo Feat. Swae Lee
Label: Polydor/Columbia/Interscope
Last Week: 5


benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
Label: friends keep secrets/Interscope
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