FYI Music for Oct 14th, 2021 - Randy Stark, Adele, Dean Brody, Polaris

On The Charts

Thursday October 14th, 2021
 
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| Drake Remains King, But Adele Is Set For Another Coronation

 
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Drake maintains, Taylor Swift has herself another hit with the vinyl edition of Fearless, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga have one last go together, Brandi Carlile proves her career durability, and (pictured) Adele creates hysteria with the simple slip of a mention of a new single.  With video.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: October 14, 2021

 
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William Shatner, Jonathan Pie, social media addiction, Trump, Hugh Stephens, Canada's wireless costs, and the Playboy Interviews make headlines in today's column. With video.

 
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News Story

 
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| Artists Sign On For 'Saying Goodbye Concert'

 
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Johnny Reid, Gregory Charles, John McDermott, Michelle Wright, Fred Penner, Don Amero, and Shari Ulrich are among the performers from across Canada taking part in the Saying Goodbye concert in honour and awareness of National Grief and Bereavement Day in November.

 
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| MRC Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: Oct 7th, 2021

 
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Here is this week's MRC Data 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...

 
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| Voting Open For Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

 
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Until Oct. 18 you can cast a ballot for 12 nominated albums up for inclusion in the prestigious hall of fame for releases from the pre-Polaris era.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Programmers Love New Big Wreck, Rêve Tracks

 
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Big Wreck has the week's most added Canadian song on commercial radio. Also winning favour is UMC's fiery Montreal singer (pictured) Rêve, and James Barker Band continues its winning streak with New Old Trucks. With video.

 
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A Conversation With…

 
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| A Podcast Conversation With ... Randy Stark

 
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Via his work at Warner Music Canada and as an artist manager, the new inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame has boosted the careers of many top country stars. Learn more in this informative FYI podcast.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Oct. 14, 2021

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include Finneas, Hayden Thorpe, Carlos Santana, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Billy Joe Shaver and Kinky Friedman, and Lilly Hiatt. A strong week for Canadian releases includes albums by LeRen, Coeur de pirate (pictured), Hawksley Workman & Kevin Breit, Dave Monks, John Wort Hannam, Stephan Moccio, Joe Nolan, Shannon Gunn, Jaclyn Reinheart, and Beny Esguerra and New Tradition Music.

 
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Essentials

 
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| Essentials… with Dean Brody

 
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Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get them through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. Here are the choices of one of the biggest stars in Canadian country music.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: October 14, 2021

 
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This column includes 127 career openings, with 9 deletions from the previous week. Noted is the fact that traditional entertainment, media and even broadcasting jobs are waning as these industries shift to hiring influencers, data engineers and social media specialists.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Oct. 14, 2021

 
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Canadian artists pay tribute to the late Paddy Moloney (pictured), the WCMAs will be handed out tomorrow, and Music Nova Scotia announces the All Together Now conference. Also in the news are ADVANCE, the El Mocambo, Our Lady Peace, Coeur de pirate, Molly Johnson, Classified, Alanis Morissette, Chixdiggit, Lyrics and Laughter, the CCMA Awards, Suzie Ungerleider, Jane’s Party, Beth McKenna, and farewell Dee Pop.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 14, 2021

 
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Serena Ryder (pictured) and manager Sandy Pandya discuss ArtHaus, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias bring arena shows back to Canada, and Keith Hampshire recalls the hit Blue Jays song. Others in the headlines include Feist, Paul McCartney, the SOCAN Gala, Tanya Tagaq, Supercrawl, Gord Downie, Kobalt, Hipgnosis, Paul McCartney, Bing Crosby, TikTok, Sony Music, Adele, Tears For Fears, the Stones, and Olivia Rodrigo.

 
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Today's new track

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Lennon Stella: Fancy

Glossy production pop of the highest order.