FYI Music for Sep 14th, 2020 - The Weeknd, PPMs, Aldo Nova, Juice Wrld

News Story

Monday September 14th, 2020
 
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| TD Partners with The Weekend's Hxouse to form Black Hxouse

 
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TD Bank Group comes on board as sponsor for Black Hxouse, a program to develop Black entrepreneurs and leaders.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: September 14, 2020

 
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TekSavvy wins on appeal and thumbs its nose at Big Telco, and the broadcast regulator maps out the good, the bad and the ugly revenues for Canada's broadcasters for the year ending in 2019.

 
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News Story

 
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| Q107 Returns To Rock Glory In Latest PPM Survey

 
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The latest major market rankings put the 'mighty' back into Toronto rock FM Q107's title. After years of bouncing up and down, the Corus station took the #1 spot with females 25-54 is Q107, delivering a 10.9 % share, and the #1 spot for males 25-54, posting a 12.1% share (up from 9.7 % in the last 13-week book).

 
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| Aldo Nova Returns To Rock In Operatic Style

 
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For over three decades he was one of Canada's most versatile and successful musician-songwriters and now he's back after more than a decade-long hiatus with a concept album he calls an opera and he's releasing it on his own label in installments, one song at a time.

 
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| Our Back Pages

 
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In 1965, the Beatles returned to Toronto to play at Maple Leaf Gardens. This picture with Paul McCartney has CHUM AM/FM VP & GM Allan Slaight, CHUM newsman JJ Richards, and DJ Dave Johnson in the frame. It's our guess that the picture was taken by either John Rowlands or The Star's Boris Spremo.

 
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On The Charts

 
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| Juice Wrld's Legacy Burns Bright In Sixth Week At No. 1

 
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Jarad Anthony Higgins, professionally known as Juice Wrld, has his legacy live large since his death in December, featured in January on the Eminem track Godzilla and subsequently with a string of hit songs on the streaming services. 

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| Marshmello & Demi Lovato Hit A High Note With New Radio Track

 
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Marshmello & Demi Lovato, (pictured) Terra Lightfoot, Tyler Shaw, Meghan Patrick, and Tim & The Glory Boys have the week's hottest new radio tracks. With video.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Spencer Burton

 
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The Ontario roots songsmith discusses his new track Further, his relationship with new label boss Dallas Green, the impact of parenthood, and adapting to life in the pandemic.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 14, 2020

 
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Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. POP Montreal (pictured) is proceeding with both live and virtual events this month.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Sept. 14, 2020

 
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Celine Dion reschedules North American show dates, a tribute to Neil Peart, and London Music Week is underway. Also in the news are Joni Mitchell, the Cobalt Prize, Ann Vriend, Buildings and Food, Johnny Orlando, CIMA, X Avant XV, Country Connections Live, Big Screen Harvest Party, and (pictured) farewell Toots Hibbert.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 14, 2020

 
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Country trailblazer Lucille Starr (pictured) is remembered, Toronto venues return to action, and Hipgnosis makes more big moves. Others in the headlines include Sneaky Dee’s, Roberta Battaglia, Springsteen, the Stones, TikTok, Jean Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Lido Pimienta, Crown Royal, Little Richard, Alicia Keys, back catalogs, and Taylor Swift.

 
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News Story

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video: Babe Corner - Cigarette

 
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The 2020 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Peter Huang, for his clip for Jessie Reyez's Far Away. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one featuring a Vancouver rock combo.

 
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Today's new track

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Hawksley Workman: Dwindling Beauty

This advance cut from a new album quickly builds in intensity, and the theatrical vocals match imaginative lyrics.