FYI Music for May 22nd, 2020 - Brett Kissel, Danny Weis, David Hayman

News Story

 
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| 'Unsinkable Youth' In Crisis Special Airs At 1 PM Today

 
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The 1 pm special features musicians, performers, and athletes that include Johnny Orlando, Hailey Wickenheiser, Jacob Tremblay, Seth Rogen, Alessia Cara, The Reklaws, Tessa Virtue, Wali Shah, Lauren Orlando, Lennon Stella and others.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: May 22, 2020

 
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Canada Post, Canada's broadcasting centenary, Spotify, bots, US media exec pay stubs, Trump, Ghomeshi, Rex Murphy and a few pandemic chuckles make the news in today's roundup of media ballast.

 
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News Story

 
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| Brett Kissel Goes Live At A Drive-In For Charity

 
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All proceeds from the Canadian country star’s show near Edmonton on June 13 will go to Food Banks Alberta. 

 
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| RIP: Music Supervisor David Hayman

 
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In his career of over 15 years, Hayman's Canadian television credits include music supervision for shows including Utopia Falls, Letterkenny, Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience, and Nirvanna the Band the Show. Film credits include work on Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band, the Chet Baker biopic Born to Be Blue, and 2016's Giants of Africa, centred on Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| The Covid Chronicles… Lynn Jackson

 
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The acoustic troubadour releases a new album today, but the pandemic has forced changes in her plans to promote it. She discusses the record and her reaction to self-isolation here.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Conversation With ...Danny Weis

 
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The veteran guitarist reminisces about his musical upbringing, his earlier bands Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros, and work with Bette Midler and Lou Reed.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Jeff Tweedy and Family Add Charity T-Shirts To The Tweedy Show

 
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The hour-long show, which airs at 10 p.m. ET on Susan Tweedy’s stuffinourhouse Instagram page, regularly attracts well over 1000 viewers — whom the Tweedys refer to as clients. Since they have a dedicated audience, it was recently decided to add a fundraising element through the sale of The Tweedy Show T-shirts on its website.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, May 22, 2020

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases continue. Notables this week include Steve Earle. Tim Burgess, Dennis DeYoung, Indigo Girls, Russ, Margo Price, and Maelstrom. The strong Canadian contingent is led by Lindy Vopnfjord (pictured), Jordan Klassen, Ken Yates, Owen Pallett, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lynn Jackson, Jeff Healey, Dylan Menzie, and Twin Kennedy.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, May 22, 2020

 
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Paul Brandt (pictured) chairs a human trafficking task force, Sydney features on Unsinkable Youth, and the Homebody Music Festival starts tomorrow. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Barenaked Ladies, The Coalition for Music Education, Torquil Campbell, Creative Manitoba, One Earth Live, DT Concert Series, Ontario Creates, Caveboy, Pleasure Craft, August Rigo, and farewell John Cumming. With video.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, May 22, 2020

 
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The Wu-Tang Clan (pictured) boosts Ottawa charities, Justin and Ariana fight back, and the plight of live music. Others in the headlines include Sony Music, Band Ladies, Cirkut, Goldman Sachs, Spotify, David Byrne, drive-in shows, Nine Inch Nails, Robert Johnson, Sparks, Bruce Springsteen, and Charlie Minor.

 
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Today's new track

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Roy Woods: 2 Me

Taken from his brand new album, this cut showcases the Toronto R&B star’s appealingly vulnerable voice.