FYI Music for Oct 15th, 2020 - CMRRA Michael Hollett Kayla Diamond CARAS

News Story

 
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| CMRRA Reports $12M Q3 Payout To Members

 
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The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) reports $12-million in its third-quarter distribution numbers. The payout to member music publishers and affiliated songwriters comes from the issuance of licenses to broadcasters and other media for the reproduction of their songs.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: October 15, 2020

 
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Podcasting, Canada's Copyright laws, the US election, YouTube, Spotify, James Murdoch, Zoom, TikTok, Amazon, Fox News, and Anderson Cooper make headlines in today's edition.

 
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News Story

 
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| Michael Hollett's Shift From ‘Now’ To ‘Next’ Magazine

 
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The great disruptor is back with another brainstorm to make a bundle in print with the Nov. 26 launch of Nextmag a gloss four-colour monthly targeting audiences in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

 
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| Allan Slaight Master Class Long List Finalists

 
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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music have announced the long list of artists for the 2020/2021 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class. Now in its sixth year, the program has been expanded from three to 10 Canadian artists to satisfy the much-needed demand for support for emerging artists negatively impacted by the pandemic. The news feature includes video for all 10.

 
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| Darryl Hurs Takes Indie Week Virtual

 
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Under normal circumstances, Darryl Hurs would be gearing up for Indie Week, live in Toronto, booking flights, hotels and backlines for his speakers and performers, but because of covid-19, the founder of the conference and music festival, now in its 18th year, is taking the conference portion online, Nov. 10-14. 

 
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| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: October 08, 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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King’s Column

 
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| Jay Jackson – Basketball, Baseball and Doo-Wop!

 
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The Toronto soul singer passed away last month at age 78. Here Bill King offers a fond tribute to his basketball-playing comrade, with two other close friends offering their warm memories. Pictured: Jay and Shawne Jackson

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Fairgale’s Stephen Green

 
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The Newfoundland rock ensemble emerges from isolation with a strong new track, the fittingly titled What Doesn’t Kill Us (Makes Us Stronger). Here, one of their two singer/guitarists describes the track, the impact of lockdown, and their commitment to rock ‘n roll.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Oct. 15, 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 Autechre, Tom Petty, Joey Molland, Norah Jones, CRi, Tommy Lee, The Struts, The Damned, and Quattracenta. The large crop of Canadian artists is led by Gord Downie, Mav Karlo, Jennifer Castle (pictured), Terra Lightfoot, TOBi,  Manteca, Sorrey, Helena Deland, Sam Roberts Band, Gulfer, Lyrique, The Hope State, and Hiroki Tanaka.

 
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Careers

 
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| Careers: October 14, 2020

 
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This week the section sports 122 vacancies with Apple, BlogTO, Hello! Canada, The Hill, McGill U, Victoria Symphony, Rogers, Bell, Corus, and Manitoba Film & Music all seeking new talent.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Oct. 15, 2020

 
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A new documentary about Shawn Mendes (pictured) is coming to Netflix, Tom Wilson is arrested at a protest near Hamilton, and the CIMA/Music Ontario AGM takes place today. Also in the headlines are The Hope State, Jim Beam National Talent Search, Music NB, Tom Jackson, Darcy James Argue, Witch Prophet, BreakOut West: Home Edition, Amanda Hagel, John Cody and Perla Batalla, Indie Week, Mariposa, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cordero, Al Qawha Ensemble, Jordyn Pollard, and Something Else.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Oct. 15, 2020

 
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Two looks at the new posthumous album from Gord Downie (pictured), Windsor's 89X boosted CanRock in Detroit, new songs from Stevie Wonder, and Tunecore shells out the shekels.  Also in the headlines are the Cameron House, Darcy James Argue, Garth Brooks, UK festivals, Guy Moot, Stevie Wonder, BTS, Dolly Parton, Dawes, Hal Willner, and T. Rex.

 
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Today's new track

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Kayla Diamond: Always Been You

Nakedly emotional vocals are delivered atop a sparse production.