FYI Music for Sep 21st, 2020 - Gord Downie, Bruce Cockburn, Twin Flames

News Story

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| Gord Downie's Finale: Away Is Mine

 
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A posthumous double solo album from The Tragically Hip frontman will be released on Oct. 16. Co-written with long-time friend Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers, these are the final ten songs Downie sang before he passed away in 2017.

 
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Media Beat

 
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| Media Beat: September 21, 2020

 
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Michael Hollett, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Michael Geist, TikTok, Twitter, Spotify and Amazon make headlines in today's column.

 
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| New Bruce Cockburn Box Set Timed To True North Records Anniversary

 
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A vinyl-exclusive three-album collection from the folk music luminary coincides with the 50th anniversary of a legendary Canadian independent record label, one founded by Cockburn’s longtime manager, Bernie Finkelstein. Pictured (l-r) Bernie, Bruce and current True North head, Geoff Kulawick.

 
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On The Charts

 
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| Pop Smoke Stays Hot Atop The Charts

 
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The late rapper (pictured) continues his stay on the charts throne, followed by Juice WRLD and Taylor Swift. YoungBoy Never Broke Again has the top new entry.

 
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Top New Tracks From Yangaroo DMDS

 
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| The Superstar Pairing Of Keith Urban and P!nk Has A Hit

 
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A new collaboration by the two stars is a smash, while Justin Bieber’s cut with Chance The Rapper remains hot. Open Road act Sons of Daughters top the Canadian charts.

 
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Five Questions With...

 
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| Five Questions With… Twin Flames

 
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The Indigenous husband and wife duo expands its sound on a new album, OMEN. Here the pair discuss the musical evolution, favourite new songs, pandemic challenges, and the current situation for Indigenous artists.

 
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| Prism Prize Eligible Video: Sameer Cash

 
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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 highly-regarded Toronto singer/songwriter.

 
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Calendar

 
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| FYI Calendar of Grant and Funding Deadlines: Sept. 21, 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. Mundial Montreal (pictured) is proceeding with plans for its November world music summit.

 
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Music News Digest

 
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| Music News Digest, Sept. 21, 2020

 
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Tenille Townes shines at the ACM Awards, The Sheepdogs (pictured) help Live Nation open Lake House, Gerry Atwell is posthumously honoured with the WCMA’s Heritage Award, and the semi-finalists for the Top of the Country Showcase are named. Also in the news are Canada’s Walk of Fame, MacKenzie Porter, the TSO, Shakura S’Aida, CIMA, Indie Week, Do Well By Hamilton, Ellis, U2, Honey Jam, Festival Franco-Ontarien, UIC, Edge, Reza Manbachi, Rebel, Music Canada, and farewell Stanley Crouch and Peter Starkie.

 
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Music Biz Headlines

 
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| Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 21, 2020

 
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Ivan Doroschuk (pictured) reflects upon a Men Without Hats hit, The Weeknd explains his life in quarantine and a look at Powfu’s international smash. Others in the headlines include WondaGurl, Denis Shapovalov, Bobby Gimby, endangered clubs, Reflector, The Horseshoe, WMG, Paradigm, TIDAL, Enya, Van Morrison, Twisted Sister, Elvis Costello, Kanye West, Steve Earle, Blur, Tyler Childers, and Lady Gaga.

 
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Today's new track

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Ali Gatie: Welcome Back feat. Alessia Cara

Two Toronto-area pop/R&B stars harmonize sweetly on a warm and lyrically positive new cut.