FYI Music for Sep 14th, 2018 - Aretha, Serena Ryder, Quincy Jones, Hayden

News Story

Friday September 14th, 2018
 
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| ARETHA: Octaves Of Bittersweet Ecstasy

 
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The following story, penned by Ritchie Yorke, first appeared in The Globe Magazine in 1969 and it perfectly captures the vibe of Aretha recoding in Miami's Criteria with Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, arranger Arif Mardin, her four-member vocal backing group the Sweethearts of Soul, and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section. It also offers an intimate glimpse of Aretha beyond the spotlight in the prime of her career.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: September 14, 2018

 
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In the news today: RAIN expands its Summit series into Canada next month, CBC rebrands its Gem OTT TV app, new Copyright Board appointments named, and Netflix hires its first Canadian regulatory officer.

 
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News Story

 
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| Rogers Radio Adds Serena Ryder Show To Its AC Network

 
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Starting Sept. 23, multiple Juno-winning singer-songwriter expands her career horizon with a new live, two-hour radio show that is to be syndicated across AC stations under the Rogers Radio umbrella.

 
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| Polaris Music Prize Partners With Music Canada On Music Engagement Program

 
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The Polaris Community Development Program will support 10 Canadian not-for-profit music organizations each year with the objective of offering a measure of support to disadvantaged music communities and entrepreneurs.

 
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| The MVP Project To Boost Canadian Music Videos

 
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RBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Canadian Academy) have partnered on a new initiative called the Music Video Production Project (MVP Project). The winning applicants stand to receive grants as high as $15K.

 
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King’s Column

 
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| The Extraordinary Life And Career Of Quincy Jones

 
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"Jones never goes light and easy. This in many ways is the underlining theme to the new documentary Quincy, tracking his life from his roots beginning in a downtrodden Chicago neighbourhood."

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Craig Robertson

 
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The Toronto singer/songwriter collaborated with Cowboy Junkies co-founder Michael Timmins on a poetic new album coming out today. Here he describes the making of the record, reminisces about Foghat, and explains his beef with streaming.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Sept. 14, 2018

 
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The third Kensington Market Jazz Festival starts today, Supercrawl (pictured) rocks Hamilton this weekend, and Jimmy Buffett goes to pot. Also in the news are Bob Moses, Voivod, The Reklaws, Matador Ballroom, Project Wild, Luminato, Kids Music Day, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Creative Manitoba, Keith Richards, 604 Records, and a farewell to Rachid Taha. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 14, 2018

 
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Molly Johnson (pictured) returns with her jazz fest, vinyl standards to be updated, and Rosanne Cash defends free speech. Also in the headlines are Childish Gambino, Scooter Braun, Westward fest, Deep Purple, Gary Gersh, Kate Bush, Michael McDonald, Warren Zevon, The Dirty Nil, and Kaleido fest.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Upcoming Releases Schedule, Sept. 14, 2018

 
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A blockbuster crop of  new releases include Carrie Underwood, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, Alejandro Escovedo, Low, Willie Nelson, and Richard Thompson. Leading the Canadian cavalry charge are Monster Truck, Bob Moses, The Trews, The Dirty Nil, Steven Page, Dilly Dally, Jim Bryson, Elisapie, and Kenny Wheeler.

 
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Good Friday

 
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| Hayden's 5th Dream Serenade Benefit Concert Set For Nov. 17

 
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City and Colour and Barenaked Ladies will headline Hayden's fifth annual Dream Serenade concert on Nov. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and "surprise special guests."

 
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Today's new track

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Will Bowes: Mad At The World

Best known as a film and TV actor, the Torontonian impresses on this poignant piano ballad. The song was inspired by the recent mass shooting that rocked the city.