FYI Music for May 15th, 2019 - Prism Prize, Careers, Donovan Woods

News Story

Grand Prize winner Kevan Funk at the podium last night. Photo: Alyson Hardwick

| Kevan Funk Wins The Prism Prize

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The BC video and film director (pictured) took home the $15K Grand Prize in Toronto last night for his provocative clip for Belle Game's Low. Other winners were Johnny Jansen, Soleil Denault, Clairmont The Second, and Lacey Duke, while the evening showcased the serious creative talent working in Canadian music videos.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: May 15, 2019

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Big Bang Theory is a Canadian ratings crackerjack, those dwindling commercial radio listeners at home can be corrected, support for CBC services run high, and Canada's Heritage Minister throws Telefilm a lifeline.

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News Story


| Jeremy Dutcher Announces A National Tour With Orchestras

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The Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning Indigenous operatic tenor and composer will partner with orchestras to present his acclaimed album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, in a special symphony format. He has also launched the official Indigenous playlist on Spotify.

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Rick Barker, social media guru and ex-Taylor Swift manager (photo: Grant W. Martin Photography)

| Advice From A Pro: How To Build Success Using Social Media

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Taylor Swift's former manager becomes a social media mentor through his outreach presentation at CMW 2019.

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Five Questions With...

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| Five Questions With… T. Nile

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The BC electro-folk roots songstress launches her fourth album soon. Here she reflects on its 'don't give a fuck'  approach, her ADHD diagnosis, and early touring with her street performer dad.

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News Story


| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: May 9th, 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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| Careers: May 15, 2019

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This week's Careers' column contains 136 openings with opportunities ranging from entry to corner-office positions in media, music and entertainment. Please share with colleagues seeking new opportunities.

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Music News Digest

The Northern Pikes

| Music News Digest, May 15, 2019

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The Northern Pikes (pictured) to release new music, Sawdust City fest returns, and RIP The Matador and The Borderline. Others in the news include Alexisonfire, Lights, Pink, CHAOS AB, Ralph Murphy, Music Nova Scotia, and farewell Doris Day.

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Music Biz Headlines

Haviah Mighty

| Music Biz Headlines, May 15, 2019

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Rapper Haviah Mighty (pictured) delivers an inspiring new album, the fascinating life of maestro Andrew Balfour, and the Drake curse examined. Also in the headlines: Bhad Bhabie, Lennie Gallant, Vampire Weekend, Filthy Friends, Madonna, Ticketmaster, breakbeats Todd Rundgren, Imogen Heap, Ani DiFranco, and Evan Dando.

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Today's new track

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Donovan Woods: The Great Escape

The Juno-winning roots songsmith is gaining real traction with new acoustic album The Other Way. This gentle and well-crafted tune shows off the warm embrace that is his voice.


Last Week: 1


Jonas Brothers
Label: Republic
Last Week: 2

Dancing With A Stranger

Sam Smith & Normani
Label: Capitol
Last Week: 3

Without Me

Label: Capitol
Last Week: 4

Close To Me

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

Sweet But Psycho

Ava Max
Label: Atlantic
Last Week: 12


Taylor Swift Feat. Brendon Urie
Label: Republic
Last Week: 7


benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
Label: friends keep secrets/Interscope
Last Week: 10

Love Me

Felix Cartal & Lights
Label: Physical Presents
Last Week: 6

7 Rings

Ariana Grande
Label: Republic
Last Week: 8

Walk Me Home

Label: RCA
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