FYI Music for May 13th, 2019 - CMW In Redux

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| Triumph Honoured With Legends Of Live Award At CMW 2019

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Gil Moore, Mike Levine, and Rik Emmett - collectively known as Triumph, "Canada's Rock 'N Roll Machine," were named Legends of Live at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards at Canadian Music Week Friday night.

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Media Beat

Rogers' Julie Adam with Stingray's Ian Lurie.

| Radio In Review At CMW

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Sharon Taylor's final report from the meeting rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto during the CMW confab. The message resonating from the various panels and presentations was mostly positive, but there is a consensus that the CRTC needs to step back in its demands on how broadcasters conduct their businesses. Pictured panelists are Rogers' Julie Adam and Stingray's Ian Lurie.

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On The Charts

La Voix winner Yama Laurent’s self-titled album debuts at 28 this week.

| Corey Hart Makes A Splash With New EP, and Quebec Singer Yama Laurent Is A Wow!

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Billie Eilish's latest has its third consecutive week at No. 1, but the chart is anything but stagnant as a raft of new titles shake things up, including Corey Hart's latest EP and a knockout debut from Yama Laurent (pictured) who is a recent winner of the Quebec TV show La Voix (with videos).

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News Story

Indie Award double winner Sarah MacDougall (Instagram Pic)

| Sarah MacDougall Wins Two At The Jim Beam Indie Awards

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Jeremy Dutcher continued his winning ways at the 2019 Jim Beam Indie Awards with Indie88, but Sarah MacDougall dominated the Saturday night show at the Phoenix with a pair of songwriter nods of her own.

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Michael McCarty (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)

| CMW 2019 Saturday Wrap

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CMW 2019 wraps on Saturday with a full day devoted to talking about Music Cities. Pictured here, Michael McCarty who discussed the risks and rewards in signing new artists.

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Denise Donlon and Robbie Robertson chat by

| CMW 2019 Friday Wrap

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On Day Two of the 2019 CMW Conference, the Palestine and South African music scenes and consequent dilemmas are revealed, and ex-MLSE boss Tim Leiweke talks about the need for arenas in entertainment.

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| Re:Sound, SOCAN Launch Entandem, A Joint License Portal

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The new joint venture builds on a 2017 pilot project that combined music licensing for both parent organizations using an online portal but limited to businesses applying in the province of Ontario.

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Lisa Logutenkow named head of The Orchard's Canadian operations

| The Orchard Names Lisa Logutenkow As Canadian Operations Chief

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She joins US-based entertainment firm, owned by Sony Music, from Dine Alone Records, where she held the title of Vice President and ran the independent label’s business alongside Founder Joel Carriere.

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LIvestar Ent. Canada's new president, Rob Cyrynowski.

| Rob Cyrynowski Launches Livestar Entertainment Canada

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The veteran talent booker has launched his own talent buyer/booking agency that is representing non- exclusive artists nationwide.

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Perry with Francesca Nocera AKA Sun Sun

| Linda Perry Works with CMPA Mentorship Program

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The program provides mentees with career and technical skills development as well as networking opportunities that they would otherwise be unable to access. Pictured with her in the studio is mentee Francesca Nocera who works professionally as Sun Sun.

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Moe Berg gets the big embrace from Cam

| Cameron Carpenter's Weekend Adventures During CMW

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Our late night beat reporter mingles with the best and stays out way too late. Sunday was a deserved day of rest for Cameron. You can read about his exploits in the accompanying report.

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Rebecca Webster

| CMRRA Hires Rebecca Webster, Expands Music Publisher Client Services

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Canada’s leading music reproduction rights collective has announced the launch of a new Industry Relations team and the appointment of a respected Toronto music publicist (pictured).

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| Prism Prize Video: Arkells - People's Champ

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Tonight (May 13), the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the Top 20 nominees before the big night, including this clip from the pride of Hamilton. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.

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Music Biz Headlines

Merck Mercuriadis

| Music Biz Headlines, May 13, 2019

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Merck Mercuriadis (pictured) and comrades advocate for songwriters, Nils Lofgren remembers Lou Reed, and CMW highlights. Also in headlines: Toronto Bach Festival, shadow,  Art of Time Ensemble, Liz Cooper, rock sidemen, Ed Sheeran, Woodstock, PledgeMusic, Common, R. Kelly, Madonna, Idris Elba, Pras Michel, and Merle Haggard.

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Music News Digest

(l-r). Bernies Fiedler and Finkelstein, Gordon Lightfoot, backstage in Belleville. Facebook photo

| Music News Digest, May 13, 2019

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Gordon Lightfoot meets up with two old pals (pictured), the MVP Project recipients are announced, and Drake is flying in style. Also in the news: LulaWorld, CMW, Justin Timberlake, the Beatles, UK's richest musicians, W3APONS, Tenille Townes, and Anvil. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Today's new track

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Frankiie: Dream Reader

The Vancouver dream-rock femme foursome has just signed to noted indie label Paper Bag. This new single is a neatly-paced tune that features reverb-soaked guitars and moody vocals.

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Canadian Albums  
Last Week: 3

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

Billie Eilish
Label: INT
Last Week: 4

Free Spirit

Label: RCA
Last Week: -

Dreaming Time Again - Ep

Corey Hart
Label: WEA
Last Week: 1

Hurts 2B Human

Label: RCA
Last Week: 6

"Thank U, Next"

Ariana Grande
Label: R-RR
Last Week: -

Father Of The Bride

Vampire Weekend
Label: COL
Last Week: 8

Hoodie SZN

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Label: WEA
Last Week: 11

Beerbongs & Bentleys

Post Malone
Label: UNI
Last Week: 5

CrasH Talk

ScHoolboy Q
Label: INT
Last Week: 9

A Star Is Born Soundtrack

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Label: INT
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