FYI Music for Nov 26th, 2020 - Grammys, Careers, The Dirty Nil, Live SOS

News Story

 
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| Show & Hospitality Coalition Presses Feds For Immediate Help

 
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A coalition from the travel &tourism, hospitality, and event sectors, now known as the Hardest Hit Coalition, is pressing the federal government for aid as the virus threatens to flatten businesses or, at the very least, flatline revenues for 15 months or more.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: November 26, 2020

 
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In the headlines today: Shawn Mendes, CRA, Conrad Black, China, MediaNet and SOCAN, Dave Chappelle, Bertelsmann, Amazon, and the Whisky a Go Go.

 
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News Story

 
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| Bieber, Drake, Kaytranada Head Canadian Grammy Nominees

 
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The Weeknd may have been snubbed, sparking a furore, but Canadian names appear in the categories of many different genres. Heading that list are two established superstars, an acclaimed engineer, and a fast-rising DJ/producer. Pictured: Kaytranada

 
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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: November 19, 2020

 
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Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch 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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| MusiCounts Announces A Virtual Holiday Concert

 
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On December 10, MusiCounts will celebrate the sounds of the Holiday season with a Facebook Live concert with performances by Corey Hart, BROS, Fred Penner, Matt Webb from Marianas Trench, Splash' N Boots, Sacha, The Tenors, and Tyler Shaw, plus appearances by Denise Donlon, Strombo, and Jeffrey Remedios. 

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Chairmen Of The Boards

 
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Three Toronto scene veterans have teamed up to indulge their love of surf-rock. A debut album comes out tomorrow, and here bassist Leo Valvassori talks about their love of the genre, guitar instrumentals, the making of the record, and plans for a killer live show.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| Life in the Time of Covid

 
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The past nine months have felt like graduate school, except this time we’re not skipping classes! There is a path forward and a way out of this economic and human catastrophe. Patience, knowledge, science, and faith…. Be safe!

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: Nov. 26, 2020

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables this week include Gary Barlow, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Little Richard, The Smashing Pumpkins, Young Marble Giants, Jarvis Cocker, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Tim Burgess. The crop of Canadian artists is led by Meg Warren, Jenn Grant (pictured), Richard Whiteman, Cousin Harley, Al Qahwa Ensemble, Chairmen Of The Boards, and Melanie Peterson.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: November 25, 2020

 
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This week's column includes 148 posts ranging from entry-level to corner-office positions nationwide in the sectors of Broadcasting, Entertainment, and Media.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Nov. 26, 2020

 
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The Dream Serenade Benefit Concert goes virtual (pictured), the NSMW Sessions are launched, and Ring Music closes. Also in the news are Songs For Food And Shelter, Indie Week, The Dill, Melanie Peterson, Tallinn Music Week, Fortunate Ones,  Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats, MIDEM, and farewell Hal Ketchum and i_o.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Nov. 26, 2020

 
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The Grammys snub of The Weeknd sparks major controversy, Avril Lavigne goes to Malibu (pictured), and Anne Murray is happy staying in the Maritimes. Also in the headlines are Bob Moses, Call the Office, Staircase Theatre, SoundCloud, Def Jam, The Killers, Warner, the AMAs, Blood, Sweat & Tears, John Belushi, Frank Zappa, Courtney Barnett, Elton John, Trevor Noah, Taylor Swift, and drinking songs.

 
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Today's new track

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The Dirty Nil: One More And The Bill

The fiery rock track features a timely kick out the jams message.