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Shawn Mendes is riding high, topping the US charts and racking up huge steaming numbers, and Toronto rockers The Golden Dogs play their final show. Also in the news are Big Billz, Khatsahlano Street Party, SaskMusic, NXNE, Manitoba Music, ole, Music PEI, and farewells to Danny Kirwan, Lorraine Gordon, and Rocky Wiseman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Canadian-based IP rights firm ole is beefing up its fast-growing ole label group with the additions of Jennifer Essiembre as director of the division, Ivan Berry as A&R consultant, and Sylvia Lindae joining the team as a marketing consultant.
The Canadian music IP company has dazzled on all fronts this year, with double-digit increases in revenues and margins.
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The deal will supply Corus Entertainment with more than 750,000 tracks through the Jingle Punks, 5 Alarm and Cavendish libraries.
They join an august list of executives creating newfound opportunities for their clients by expanding the horizon of where income streams can be earned.