FYI Music for May 16th, 2018 - Jared Smith, Gavin Brown, Tom Wolfe, Jules

News Story

Wednesday May 16th, 2018
Jared Smith, president, Ticketmaster North America

| Ticketmaster's Jared Smith Has Remedies To Nix $8B Scalper Biz

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Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America and his company is fighting back with a tool-box of possible fixes.

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Media Beat

Tom Wolfe in Manhattan in 1968. Pic: Sam Falk, The New York Times

| Media Beat: May 16, 2018

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Louis Audet, Pinewood Studios, Paul Bronfman, Voices TV, Stingray Media, Apple, Netflix, Jeffrey Katzenberg, YouTube, AI, smart speakers, Mark Zuckerberg, Tom Wolfe, and porn feature in today's roundup of news about media in Canada and around the globe.

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News Story

Garth Richardson, Cameron Carpenter and Mike Campbell on the job during CMW.

| Cameron Carpenter's Big Adventures At CMW

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As per usual, FYI lured intrepid socialite, sports enthusiast and ever-present Indie Week Programmer, Cameron Carpenter to cover the late night CMW parties.

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Five Questions With...

| Five Questions With… Gavin Brown

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The renowned producer for such platinum acts as Metric, Billy Talent, Barenaked Ladies, and Three Days Grace is taking a step into artist management with his new Toronto-based company Inside Pocket Music. Learn more in this interview.

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News Story


| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: May 10, 2018

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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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CFMA Awards

| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines, May 15, 2018

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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 for a career boost? Check our calendar and get into the groove. There is just one month left to submit for the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA), hosted by Calgary, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

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| Careers: May 15, 2018

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This week's feature includes close to 100 opportunities in the sectors of broadcasting, music & entertainment, marketing, media & PR. Notably, opportunities for people with social-media marketing skills are plentiful, whereas old-school journalism jobs become increasingly scarcer.

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Music News Digest

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| Music News Digest, May 16, 2018

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A roundup of news and gossip about musicians, bands, associations and other components that fit under the umbrella of the music business today, and delivered with brevity and elan.

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Music Biz Headlines

Brian Eno

| Music Biz Headlines, May 16, 2018

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Brian Eno turns 70, Pink goes hiking in Vancouver, and Kiefer Sutherland gets personal. Also in the headlines are Charlotte Day Wilson, Wild T., Wiley, Liam Gallagher, Sean McCann, Bishop Briggs, and Stephen Malkmus.

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Today's new track

Jules - 'Before You Picked Her'

A smash hit from the 17-year-old's forthcoming debut album is destined to boomerang across radio and pile up a stack of platform streams that will launch her just about anywhere she pleases.


Last Week: 1

The Middle

Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Label: Columbia Nashville-Interscope
Last Week: 2

Meant To Be

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
Label: Warner Bros./BMLG
Last Week: 3

Never Be The Same

Camila Cabello
Label: SYCO/Epic
Last Week: 4

Whatever It Takes

Imagine Dragons
Label: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
Last Week: 5

Ain't Easy

Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine
Label: Big Machine
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