FYI Music for Sep 12th, 2018 - Three Days Grace, Andrew Hyatt, Gowan,

News Story

Wednesday September 12th, 2018
Three Days Grace chill from the road on the boardwalk in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Pic: Instagram

| Three Days Grace Beats Van Halen Record For Most US No. 1s

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The Toronto-based global marquee band has surpassed Van Halen's longstanding record with the new benchmark 14 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s US Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. Set for shows in the UK, Europe and Russia, the quartet opens a 16-city Canadian tour late November.

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Media Beat

Media Beat

| Media Beat: September 12, 2018

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The Competition Bureau, the CRTC, Rogers, Bell, Telus, Steve Faguy, cancer research, Justin Trudeau, Heather Mallick, and U of T community FM CIUT make headlines in today's edition.

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News Story

Andrew Hyatt (centre) receives his big cheque in Hamilton

| Andrew Hyatt Has Some Sirius-ly Good News

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The Sudbury ironworker turned country singer took $25K home from Hamilton on the weekend, thanks to his victory in the hotly-contested Top of the Country competition.

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Linus exec Brad Machry and Larry.  Pic: Trevor Ziebarth

| Gowan's 'Criminal Mind' Now Certified Platinum

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The runaway hit from Larry Gowan's second CBS album has, after all these years, been certified as a platinum hit, proving that the song he recorded with David Tickle and members of Peter Gabriel's rhythm section has long legs. Pictured here with Linus Entertainment's Brad Machry.

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Five Questions With...

| Five Questions With… Hotel Mira's Charlie Kerr

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The mastermind of JPNSGRLS discusses the different musical direction of his new project, a memorable birthday in Berlin, the influence of his tastemaker brother, and his advice for Ed Sheeran.

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News Story


| Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: Sep 06, 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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Music News Digest


| Music News Digest, Sept. 12, 2018

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The star-studded Dream Serenade benefit concert returns (pictured), Gord Bamford and Danielle Bourjeaurd collaborate, and The National Music Centre partners with ADISQ. Also making news are Anne Murray, Mécénat Musica Prix, Westward Music Fest, Norm Kelly, John Legend, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ECMAs, Roger Waters, Barney Bentall, Megan Bonnell, Music Ontario, Sarah Davachi, Headstones, and Al Muirhead. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines

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| Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 12, 2018

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Legendary music producer Quincy Jones (pictured) reflects on painful personal loss, Drake and Meek Mill make up, and John Lennon is remembered with a special US stamp. Also in the headlines are Ron Delsener, the CCMAs, Mac Miller, Hole, Aqua, Roger Waters, Skookum, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Hawksley Workman, Olivia Newton-John, Kara Grainger, Chicago, Joan Jett, and Lindy Morrison.

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| Careers: September 11, 2018

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The weekly column that aims to help you find new job availabilities in the sectors of broadcasting, journalism, PR and the music business.

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What Was Said

Mark Elliot in another time and place

| Retired Broadcaster Mark Elliot Remembers A Kinder Time

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Now writing under the name Nils Johansen, the retired radio announcer has fought many a battle and famously battled with inner demons. In a Facebook posting recently he reflects on a kinder, gentler time in radio and wonders if there is enough room and enough pay for a new cast of young broadcasters in a world where headcounts are shrinking as fast as the polar ice caps.

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Today's new track

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Kaia Kater: New Colossus

The Montreal-based folk singer/songwriter has earned international accolades for her earlier work and releases a third album next month. This focus track is a gem, built around her pure voice, poetic lyrics and haunting pedal steel.


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