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Dreaming of Canada with Carly Rae Jepsen
The most beautiful sound in the world to me is that of an orchestra tuning itself to the oboe’s taut A. The second most beautiful is Carly Rae Jepsen. For these two reasons, I flew to Canada for exactly twenty-eight hours over the weekend, to see Jepsen perform with the sixty-person Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in a sold-out performance for twenty-six hundred of the purest souls in pop fandom and, possibly, the world. “I’m so happy that it’s almost like I’m uncomfortable!” Jepsen gasped... more
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Meek Mill Arrested For Reckless Dirt Biking
Meek Mill Arrested For Reckless Dirt Biking 5:00 AM, Associated Press Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through N... more
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Kinky Rave Fest Raises Concerns In UK
Kinky Rave Fest Raises Concerns In UK 6:00 AM, Gideon Gottfried The self-described “Kinky Rave Festival” Flamefest has sparked some outrage by the residents of Tunbridge Wells, England, where it is... more
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Rapper’s Bodyguard Charged In Little Rock Concert Shooting
Rapper’s Bodyguard Charged In Little Rock Concert Shooting 7:00 AM, Associated Press A rapper’s bodyguard faces 10 aggravated assault counts for gunfire that erupted during a concert at a Little Roc... more
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Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies
Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies 9:19 PM, Associated Press Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages o... more
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The Beaches Want to Be the Future of Rock `n` Roll
With a take it or leave it attitude, the Toronto group ready themselves for their debut, giving a sample on the new raucous single "Money." more
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RT @cupcake0804: @FindingPN Speaking of re-makes, have u heard the #Prince remake 'Call My Name' by @morganajames? If not, check it out, th… more
 
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Amazon Tickets boss Geraldine Wilson steps down | Live | Music Week
by James Hanley August 18th 2017 at 3:02PM Amazon Tickets GM Geraldine Wilson has left the company, just two months after the exit of Prime Live Events division head Jason Carter. Wilson ( pictured ... more
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Miley Cyrus releases new single Younger Now | Talent | Music Week
by MusicWeek Staff August 18th 2017 at 4:44PM Today (August 18) Miley Cyrus has released her latest single Younger Now via Sony Music. Younger Now is the title track from Cyrus’s upcoming album set f... more
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Gordi releases multiple platform virtual reality video | Talent | Music Week
August 18th 2017 at 5:47PM Jagjaguwar artist Gordi has released a multiple platform virtual reality video to accompany new single Bitter End. The track, which recently featured on NBC drama The Bold... more
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BAD CHILD delivers a cinematic new visual for his standout cut “Pretty Girls”
BAD CHILD crash lands on our pages with an incredible video for his standout cut “Pretty Girls.” It’s an ultra-cinematic visual that brings the track to life beautifully, showing off BAD CHILD’s unique artistry and stellar set of skills as he lays down some knockout verses and a killer hook en route to an amazing track and video overall. Be sure to look out for more from him soon, as he’s without a doubt one of the most refreshing artists we’ve heard in recent months. Enjoy “Pretty Gir... more
@Fake Shark
Holy. @PonderosaFest you're so lovely. What a show. more
 
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ABBA's Benny Andersson announces piano album | Talent | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 18th 2017 at 5:26PM ABBA co-founder and songwriter Benny Andersson is releasing a new album of solo piano music through Deutsche Grammophon/UMG on September 29. Piano features ... more
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Little Mix team up with Latin boyband on new single | Talent | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 18th 2017 at 6:47PM Little Mix have embraced the Latin pop trend on their new single, Reggaeton Lento (Sony), released today (18 August). The girl group’s collaboration with Sou... more
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Five Questions With… The Philosopher Kings
It’s almost impossible to recall how barren the Canadian R&B landscape was in 1994 when The Philosopher Kings released their self-titled debut album. But that quickly changed as the heavily talented Toronto band quickly went gold at home and scored a U.S. hit with the album’s first single, “Charms.” more
@Fake Shark
RT @TonyeAganaba: My Father @drkevvy ripping hearts out at @ponderosafest tonight. @fakeshark forever ❤️ @604recordsinc #FauxReal https:… more
 
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Boy Better Know win 2017 AIM Innovator Award | Labels | Music Week
by MusicWeek Staff August 18th 2017 at 4:09PM Boy Better Know have been announced as the winners of the 2017 AIM Innovator Award, sponsored by Fuga. Victory for the grime collective, founded by JME ... more
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Dua Lipa lands her UK first No. 1 single with New Rules | Talent | Music Week
by MusicWeek Staff August 18th 2017 at 6:00PM Dua Lipa has landed her first No.1 single in the UK and Ireland with her song New Rules. The track has had more than 100 million streams across various ... more
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British music export fund tops £2.2 million | Live | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 18th 2017 at 7:06PM Fifteen acts have have received grants totalling £213,310 in the tenth round of funding through the Music Exports Growth Scheme (MEGS). The latest recipient... more
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Midnight Oil & Matthew Good - The Great Circle 2017 Canadian Tour Announce
MIDNIGHT OIL ADDS FIVE CANADIAN DATES TO TRIUMPHANT SOLD OUT REUNION TOUR.
Matthew Good To Join Canadian Dates
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Jonathan Roy : l`élan d`un nouveau départ
(SHERBROOKE) En janvier dernier, Jonathan Roy proposait son album Mr Optimist Blues comme un nouveau départ dans sa carrière musicale. Six mois plus tard, le chanteur flotte sur un nuage. Après un début d`année chargé et plusieurs festivals au cours de l`été, il partira officiellement en tournée à l`automne.
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@Fake Shark
RT @OhThatDevon: Man, @FakeShark just murdered @PonderosaFest tonight!! 🔥🔥 more
 
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Robert Plant announces new album and tour plans | Talent | Music Week
by James Hanley August 18th 2017 at 3:34PM Robert Plant has announced new album Carry Fire, along with details of a 15-date UK and Ireland tour. Carry Fire, his 11th solo album, will be released Oct... more
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Jay Z Was ‘Really Hurt’ By Kanye West’s Comments About Beyoncé
4h ago Last fall, Kanye West hit the road for his Saint Pablo Tour and shocked audiences when he called out his longtime friend and collaborator, Jay-Z , and Beyoncé in a brief — and pointed — stag... more
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Jessy Lanza - The Garrison, Toronto ON, August 18
Photo: Kyle Laurin 9 If Jessy Lanza came into her own in the shadows of darkened stages, relentless touring and gigging has banished that persona to a distant memory. At Camp Wavelength, Lanza danced ... more
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Pukkelpop 2017: Biblical rain heightened Flaming Lips' immersive, psychedelic show
Tags: Pukkelpop Pukkelpop 2017: Biblical rain heightened Flaming Lips' immersive, psychedelic show Nicholas Jaar, Clark, Boys Noize, Anna of the North among other highlights at relentlessly fun Belgi... more
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WATCH: Jesse Roper kicks off Canada Day celebrations in Langford
Metchosin’s own Jesse Roper rocked the stage this morning, kicking off Canada Day celebrations for the roughly 300 community members in attendance at Westshore Town Centre in Langford.
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@River Town Saints
RT @SoundCheckBlg: .@RiverTownSaints put on an incredible show tonight at @barcrazyhorse ! Thanks for an amazing night as always ❤ #WeLoveL… more
 
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Winona Forever - "Keep Kool" (video)
By Sarah Murphy Published Aug 18, 2017 Vancouver indie rockers Winona Forever are unveiling a brand new music video for their latest single "Keep Kool," and Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive first l... more
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Woolworm - 'Deserve to Die' (album stream)
By Sarah Murphy Published Aug 18, 2017 Following back-to-back EPs Everything Seems Obvious and Vampirism last year, Vancouver outfit Woolworm are nearly ready to drop their latest LP Deserve to Die — ... more
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Saskatchewan's Trifecta Collective Details 2017 Block Party Event
By Calum Slingerland Published Aug 18, 2017 Having showcased the strength of their local scene throughout Europe and the UK earlier this year, Saskatchewan artist collective Trifecta are setting their... more
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Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations!
Congrats to our roster for their seven #MMVA nominations! Tune into MUCH on June 18th to see who brings it home! ?? more
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Fun under the sun at the Tall Tree Festival
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RT @MaOnTheAir: Hanging out with some beauts at the @barcrazyhorse Parking Lot Party with @RiverTownSaints ❤️ https://t.co/67GJFJG3Cl more
 
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North of America Celebrate 20th Anniversary with String of Reunion Shows
By Josiah Hughes Published Aug 18, 2017 Though they disbanded in 2003, beloved Halifax post-hardcore outfit North of America have played a handful of reunion shows in the past few years. Up next, they... more
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Radiohead Share Pro-Shot Footage of Lollapalooza 2016 Performance
Published Aug 18, 2017 Photo: Rick Clifford Radiohead have been sharing professionally shot videos of full live sets on YouTube these past few months, and the latest upload features the band's perform... more
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Mount Eerie / Nicholas Krgovich - Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver BC, August 18
Photo: Steve Louie 8 Mount Eerie fans arrived at Christ Church Cathedral yesterday evening (August 18) with tissues and handkerchiefs; they were prepared. Project mastermind Phil Elverum had arrived i... more
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Marshall makes most of main stage jazz fest show
Amanda Marshall hasn’t released album since 2001. She doesn’t have a Twitter account, a Facebook page or a website. But based on her performance Friday night at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, the only reasonable explanation for her absence is that she’s been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years. She looks and sounds exactly the same. Her concert was a 1995 dream come true. And damn, did those songs hold up.

Accompanied by a seven-piece band, the Canadian singer-songwr... more
@River Town Saints
RT @newcountry94: @RiverTownSaints started this @barcrazyhorse #ParkingLotParty off with a BANG 💥 These local guys definitely know how to p… more
 
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Paciolan Acquires Ticketing, Theatre Assets
Paciolan Acquires Ticketing, Theatre Assets 5:00 PM, Friday, 8/18/2017 Ticket provider Paciolan announced a deal to acquire the assets of TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment . Acquiring TicketsWes... more
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Lyor Cohen 'optimistic' about YouTube and the music industry | Digital | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 17th 2017 at 6:26PM Former label executive and current YouTube head of music Lyor Cohen has taken to the company’s blog to describe his experience since taking on the role in la... more
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SONGS Music Publishing signs Hudson Mohawke | Publishing | Music Week
August 17th 2017 at 5:27PM SONGS Music Publishing has signed Hudson Mohawke, also known as Ross Birchard, to a worldwide co-publishing deal. Having started out as a DJ, Mohawke has since collaborate... more
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iHeartRadio Announces Packed Lineup for the First-Ever iHeartRadio WestFest, Descending on Calgary July 8
iHeartRadio WestFest lineup includes Fifth Harmony, Hedley, Iggy Azalea, Massari, Midland, Noah Cyrus, Ruth B, Scott Helman, and Virginia to Vegas –
– Pre-sale begins Monday, May 8 at 10 a.m. MT, general on sale begins Tuesday, May 9 at 10 a.m. MT more
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CMAO Wins Boost Meghan Patrick`s Soaring Career
Meghan Patrick`s newfound status as the leading trophy-winner at Sunday`s Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards show is a serious career boost for the singer/songwriter from Bowmanville. She won in the Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year categories. more
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RT @_mtaylor: Great to see @RiverTownSaints live in the parking lot in k Kanata https://t.co/2jVbFJa1hI more
 
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5 acts to watch at this weekend's V Festival | Talent | Music Week
August 18th 2017 at 12:01AM This weekend, V Festival returns to Chelmsford and Staffordshire boasting an all-star line-up and more breaking acts than you can count across a host of stages. Here Musi... more
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Lightning Seeds to perform at Legends Of Football fundraiser for Nordoff Robbins | Live | Music Week
by James Hanley August 18th 2017 at 12:01AM Lightning Seeds will be performing at this year’s Legends Of Football event, which will honour Liverpool great Steven Gerrard. Now in its 22nd year, the ann... more
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Iron Maiden announce Legacy Of The Beast comic book series | Talent | Music Week
August 17th 2017 at 3:25PM Iron Maiden have announced details of their first ever comic book series. Set to be released by leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publi... more
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BPI Council election: indies' candidates unveiled | Labels | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 17th 2017 at 12:24PM The BPI has announced that six candidates have put their names forward for election to the BPI Council as Independent representatives. The Council is the k... more
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Brampton`s Alessia Cara adds charm to MMVAs
TORONTO — Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara offered a dash of charm to an otherwise predictable night of celebrity sightings at the iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer joined co-host Joe Jonas to set the Toronto event in motion, but everything that followed seemed especially scripted.

Even though the MMVAs built their reputation on crazy antics over flashy accolades, this year lacked any sort of iconic moments that would rival Lady Gaga’s ... more
@Simple Plan
Cincinnati!! Tonight was epic! Thank you for being so loud and rocking out with us! Sorry it… https://t.co/cuGXnZFmLM more
 
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MTV Unplugged returns with Shawn Mendes | Media | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 17th 2017 at 3:52PM MTV Unplugged is set to return in the autumn with a performance from Shawn Mendes filmed at the Theater at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The first episode of the... more
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UMPG signs worldwide deal with Tom Misch | Publishing | Music Week
by MusicWeek Staff August 17th 2017 at 6:04PM Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide deal to represent singer-songwriter-producer Tom Misch. The 21-year-old Londoner has accrued over... more
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Paradigm opens Toronto office | Live | Music Week
by Andre Paine August 17th 2017 at 12:02PM Paradigm Talent Agency has opened a Canadian office in Toronto. Rob Zifarelli, will head up the operation alongside fellow agents Adam Countryman and André ... more
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Jonas Blue and William Singe maintain No. 1 spot in the European Border Breakers Chart | Talent | Music Week
by MusicWeek Staff August 18th 2017 at 12:00PM Jonas Blue and William Singe’s track Mama holds fast at No. 1 this week, while Ofenbach’s Be Mine is a non-mover at No. 2. Meanwhile, Mi Gente by J Bal... more
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ONE NIGHT ONLY - Carly Rae Jepsen with Live Orchestra
One night only! Three-time JUNO Award–winning and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes her must-see TSO début. more
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Meghan Patrick Takes The Crown At CMAO Awards
Meghan Patrick was the big winner at the 5th annual Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, held at Centennial Hall in London last night.
The singer from Bowmanville, ON, took home four trophies, Album, Female Artist, Music Video, and Rising Star of the Year. more
@jann arden
And you whisper to your secret self- what now pray tell- what now? more
 
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DEAG acquires UK Flying Music Group
DEAG acquires UK Flying Music Group 4:00 PM, Friday, 8/18/2017 By: Gideon Gottfried Through its British subsidiary Kilimanjaro Live , German promoter DEAG has purchased 60 percent of London-based tou... more
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Bowl For Ronnie Returns
3:00 PM, Friday, 8/18/2017 By: Francisco Rendon The celebrity bowling event held in the name of rock legend Ronnie James Dio is returning to Los Angeles later this year. Image courtesy of facebook.com... more
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Guitars in Hand: Dan Kanter jams with legendary blues guitarist Colin James
Guitars in Hand is a new series from the CBC Music Lab, where Dan Kanter — former guitarist for Justin Bieber — sits down with some of the world's best guitar players, diving into their unique styles,... more
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Milky Chance
12:01 AM, Joe Reinartz Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch, collectively known as Milky Chance , are well over a year on the road as part of their second record cycle, touring Blossom throughout Nort... more
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Headstones’ Hugh Dillon Has Seen Some Shit
The Canadian punk rock icon talks about overcoming his heroin addiction, finding a work ethic in acting, and how Toronto bands have a bad attitude. more
@Good Lovelies
Jeeez @summerfolk that was one of our fave shows ever. Thank you so much for having us. ❤️ more
 
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Keeping Johnny Cash’s Name Away from ‘Hateful Ideology’
Keeping Johnny Cash’s Name Away from ‘Hateful Ideology’ 7:30 AM, Associated Press The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singe... more
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Sisters Lynne And Moorer Finally Working Together
Sisters Lynne And Moorer Finally Working Together 9:00 AM, Associated Press Shelby Lynne has a succinct explanation for why she and her sister Allison Moorer had two decades of successful solo caree... more
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Trey Songz Reaches Plea Deal In Detroit Assault Case
Trey Songz Reaches Plea Deal In Detroit Assault Case 9:20 AM, Associated Press R&B singer Trey Songz has reached a deal with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in ... more
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Amazon Tickets UK GM Leaves
Amazon Tickets UK GM Leaves 9:24 AM, Gideon Gottfried Geraldine Wilson, who joined Amazon UK in 2014 and became GM of its ticketing operation in 2015, has left the company. A Companies House filin... more
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PRESS RELEASE: Veteran Music Agent Richard Mills announces his retirement from TFA
TORONTO, April 24, 2017, After 24 years at The Feldman Agency, our friend and colleague Richard Mills is headed on a different career path. more
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Richard Mills Takes A Bow, But Expect An Encore!
Richard Mills signs off from The Feldman Agency this week after two-plus decades of travelling the world and doing what many peer agents might think the impossible, namely developing careers and generating income for a genre of artists that don’t often fit the mold of today`s hits.

But let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Born in Trinidad, and raised in the prairies, Mills is a formidable figure in person. One might guess him as an IT executive, or perhaps a linebacker... more
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With young @mustafathepoet 🙏🏻#feelslikehome #yyg interstellarrodeo #fam https://t.co/Q0l2bXnPZ4 more
 
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Reviews: Lady Gaga, OneRepublic, Incubus & More
Reviews: Lady Gaga, OneRepublic, Incubus & More 9:43 AM, Francisco Rendon As summer break winds down for students across the country there are still plenty of concerts going down. We’ve compiled rev... more
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Inglewood’s Eminent Domain Problem
Inglewood’s Eminent Domain Problem 12:00 PM, Deborah Speer Madison Square Garden Co. , which owns and operates the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., isn’t alone in its apprehension about an agreement betw... more
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Taylor Swift Left ‘A Blank Space, Baby’ On Social Media
Taylor Swift Left ‘A Blank Space, Baby’ On Social Media 1:00 PM, Associated Press Taylor Swift had a “blank space, baby” across social media Friday – and Swifties couldn’t get enough of it. AP Photo... more
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Robert Plant Carries Fire
2:00 PM, Francisco Rendon Robert Plant has a self-produced solo album on the way and he is rounding the U.K. and Ireland to promote the project. John Davisson Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Sh... more
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Classified, Ria Mae, Lennie Gallant Big Winners At ECMAs
Held over four days this year, The East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) in Saint John, NB, closed out yesterday with the Music Industry Awards reception at Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John. more
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RT @CISNCountry: CHILLS! @jamesbarkerband signed guitar up for grabs with this round of the Music Jury! https://t.co/z1BuUrx3cV https://t.… more
 
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Google, CD Baby, Deezer Join Spotify by Removing Neo-Nazi Bands - Digital Music News
1 Google, CD Baby, Deezer, and Spotify say “NO” to hate-filled music on their platforms. In the wake of deadly neo-nazi protests in Charlottesville, Digital Music News found that users on Spotify cou... more
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See Anderson East's Moody New Boxing Video for 'All on My Mind'
Earlier this week, Anderson East shared "All On My Mind," a new single co-written with Ed Sheeran. Now the soulful crooner has released an accompanying video for the track. Related Hear Anderson East... more
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The Feldman Agency - CMW Day 4
CMW Saturday night is going to be one to remember with Youngblood at the Drake and Port Cities at the Rivoli. more
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Nominees announced for 2017 CMAO Awards hosted in London
The Country Music Association of Ontario has announced the nominees for the fifth annual CMAO Awards, to be held in London in June.

The awards recognize talents and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 16 categories, with Meghan Patrick leading the pack this year with seven nods. James Barker Band, River Town Saints, Jessica Mitchell, Cold Creek County, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks, and The Abrams each have multiple nominations. more
@jann arden
There are moments that change the very strands of your DNA. Bursts of life that alter everything. more
 
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Report: Kanye West And Kid Cudi Are Working On A “Surprise Project” In Japan
Report: Kanye West And Kid Cudi Are Working On A “Surprise Project” In Japan According to Page Six , Kanye and Cudi have rekindled their friendship and working relationship. By Ben Dandridge-Lemco Kan... more
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Fake Shark Brings New Single "Heart 2 Heart" to Life in Colorful Video Premiere
Fake Shark unveiled its latest single "Heart 2 Heart" on March 24, a groovy electronic indie-pop track that`s almost irresistible to dance to. The groovy song now has a video to bring it to life, premiering on Billboard today (April 11).

The visual sees the band (frontman Kevvy Mental, guitarist Louis Wu and bassist Tony Dallas) playing their new tune against a bright pink backdrop -- similar to the neon hue of Kevvy`s hair -- that changes colors throughout the video. On top o... more
@Blaise Moore
"so what do you look for in a guy?" "sociopathic tendencies veiled by a deep down need to be loved without the motivation to reciprocate" more
 
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Hear Thomas Rhett Pledge Eternity in New Song 'Grave'
All Stories Since Thomas Rhett released "Craving You," his Number One duet with Maren Morris, the early releases from his new LP Life Changes have been one feel good song after another. With the rece... more
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See Midland's Smooth 'Drinkin' Problem' on 'Kimmel'
See Midland's Smooth 'Drinkin' Problem' on 'Kimmel' Texas trio will release debut album 'On the Rocks' September 22nd Midland perform their single "Drinkin' Problem" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' All Storie... more
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Inside the Changing Leather Scene
They arrive beneath an ornate spiral staircase in the marble foyer of Chicago's Congress Plaza hotel wearing leather dog m­asks, Dalmatian-print rompers, and wrestling singlets with zippers strategica... more
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Brett Young Plots Headlining Caliville Tour
Brett Young Plots Headlining Caliville Tour "In Case You Didn't Know" singer taps Carly Pearce for support on 14-date trek Brett Young's headlining Caliville Tour will get underway October 18th. Credi... more
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The Feldman Agency -CMW Day 3
Don`t miss some of TFA`s finest tonight at CMW. more
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10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: April 2017
Delta Rae

Sounds Like: Harmony-drenched Southern pop-rock with slick production and giant hooks

For Fans of: Little Big Town, the Lumineers, Grace Potter

Why You Should Pay Attention: Durham, North Carolina six-piece Delta Rae have been regional favorites for years, drawing enthusiastic crowds at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Now the band is signed to the Valory Music Co. (under Big Machine Label Group), having just released a four-song EP titled ... more
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RT @iRodeoWpg: .@MustafaThePoet is a next generation of activist and artist that will shape this country. https://t.co/VOA8Lg19Vk more
 
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Future Postpones Virginia Tour Dates After Charlottesville Attack
music / Hip-Hop Future Postpones Virginia Tour Dates After Charlottesville Attack “Out of respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn’t rite to perform at this time,” the rapper wrote on Twitter. By ... more
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Pukkelpop 2017: The xx, Sigrid, Mykki Blanco, ABRA, Amelie Lens and Vince Staples own day one
Pukkelpop 2017: The xx, Sigrid, Mykki Blanco, ABRA, Amelie Lens and Vince Staples own day one The Belgian festival gets off to an incredible start Photo: Ann-Katrien Van De Velde Drawing a seemingl... more
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Goldman Sachs fund sells $75m Spotify shares ahead of direct listing
Multi-billion dollar hedge fund Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP) has sold over $75m-worth of shares in Spotify in the past few weeks. That represents less than half of GSIP’s total shareholdin... more
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See Little Big Town's Stirring 'When Someone Stops Loving You' on 'Seth Meyers'
All Stories Little Big Town made the rounds on the late-night circuit when their newest album The Breaker released in February of this year, and now they're back for a little more. Watch the quartet ... more
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Johnny to Perform at the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Government of Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with commemorative ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France. Veterans Affairs Canada will lead these commemorations, with support from various partners, including the Department of National Defense, Global Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others. Some people of note who are expected to be in attendance will include the C... more
@Blaise Moore
I have the biggest crush on Dexter. I definitely have a type. more
 
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See Easton Corbin Help U.S. Veterans Group at Surprise Michigan Visit
All Stories Easton Corbin has been on tour throughout the summer, bringing hits like "Baby Be My Love Song," "Roll With It" and current single "A Girl Like You" to crowds around the country. But the ... more
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Hear Evanescence's Orchestral Reworking of 'Bring Me to Life'
All Stories Hear an orchestral reworking of Evanescence's 2003 hit "Bring Me to Life," which will feature on the band's upcoming LP, 'Synthesis.' P.R. Brown This fall, Evanescence will release their ... more
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Why Kendrick Lamar May Be The Greatest Rapper Alive In 2017
Before Kendrick Lamar ’s DAMN. arrived in April, he unleashed the pre-drop teaser “ The Heart Part 4 ,” in which he declared, “I am the greatest rapper alive.” Three months later, he said the same thi... more
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The Feldman Agency - CMW Day 2
Big day for TFA at CMW! Make sure to check out The New Electric, Courage My Love, The Blue Stones, The Veleveteins, Michelle Treacy, Port Cities, Bad Child and Featurette. more
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CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Midnight Oil Frontman Peter Garrett .
Legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil has reformed for its first global tour in more than 20 years after frontman Peter Garrett left his music career for politics and a good decade in the Labor Party as a cabinet minister. The man who sang fiercely about protecting the environment, Aboriginal rights, anti-jingoism and more — and served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation for 10 years combined — infiltrated the policy makers and became one of them. more
@Raffi Cavoukian
RT @brianklaas: The President of the United States claimed "very fine people" attended the rally that was organized by this disgusting disg… more
 
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From Jessie Reyez to SATE: a Canadian R&B soundtrack for social change
Listen to Marvin's Room, August 18th 2017 Marvin's Room with Amanda Parris on CBC Radio Audio This week on Marvin's Room we explore Canada's R&B soundtrack for social change. Protest anthems were a ha... more
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Here's your soundtrack for the solar eclipse
It's been 26 years since the last total solar eclipse was visible in North America. And while the "path of totality" of Monday's eclipse doesn't pass through Canada, we're still looking forward to thi... more
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Laurie Brown presents My Playlist with Jenny Whiteley
Laurie Brown presents My Playlist with two-time-Juno winner Jenny Whiteley. Jenny's just got word that she's up for a third - this time for her fifth solo recording - The Original Jenny Whiteley. Laur... more
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Polaris 2017: 5 things you didn't know about Feist's Pleasure
In 2011, Feist released Metals , her most successful album to date, debuting at No. 9 on Billboard. It was named album of the year by the New York Times and won the Polaris Music Prize — as well as fo... more
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How Working in a Record Store Saved Nelly Furtado`s Career
Where has the Canadian singer-songwriter been the last five years? Stocking music-shop shelves and rebooting herself. But now she`s back—with her sixth album, The Ride. more
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RT @ClydeHaberman: Dick Gregory has died. My @nytimes obit on a man who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights: https:… more
 
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Robert Plant Previews New LP 'Carry Fire' With 'The May Queen' Song
Robert Plant has unveiled details for his forthcoming LP, Carry Fire . It's his 11th studio album and first full-length release following 2014's Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar . Related 100 Greatest ... more
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Kacy & Clayton Discuss Economy in Songwriting and Lessons Learned from Wilco for 'The Siren's Song'
Published Aug 18, 2017 Photo: Dane Roy It feels easy to liken Kacy & Clayton 's third record The Siren's Song to a collection of short stories. Steeped in folk and country traditions, each song is a t... more
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Communion Publishing re-signs deal with Kobalt, appoints Tom Prové as GM
London-based independent Communion Publishing has hired a new General Manager – Tom Prové – while re-signing its longstanding admin partnership with Kobalt Music. The publisher is part of the Communio... more
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The Feldman Agency CMW Day 1
Come out an meet Tom Kemp, VP here at TFA and Agent to Artists like Classified, Ria Mae, Coleman Hell to name a few. He will be speaking at 12:40pm in the Osgoode Ballroom West. more
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Bryan Adams will perform first concert at new Mosaic Stadium
Canadian rock superstar Bryan Adams will break in Regina`s new Mosaic Stadium at a special concert in May.

Alt-rockers Our Lady Peace and country music star Johnny Reid will join Adams at the inaugural concert.

"Bryan Adams has played some of the biggest and best stadiums in the world," said Mayor Michael Fougere in a news release.

"We are thrilled that he will give us an amazing show and play a big role in helping us tune up our concert stage before we officially ... more
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RT @CanadianBeats1: 2018 Allan Slaight JUNO Master class finalists announced @TheJUNOAwards https://t.co/EW3dVdAYD8 by @missemilyjane42 htt… more
 
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FYI Calendar Of Upcoming Releases, Aug. 18, 2017
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Media Beat: August 18, 2017
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Music News Digest, Aug. 18, 2017
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Junos honour music vets as Gord Downie, Leonard Cohen pick up top prizes
Gord Downie was not in Ottawa for the Juno Awards Sunday evening but his music was the talk of the show.

That`s because Downie took home two of the night`s seven prizes: songwriter of the year for his solo Secret Path project along with group of the year for fronting the Tragically Hip.

Downie did appear over video however, thanking the crowd for embracing Secret Path and "recognizing our friends who were here before us." more
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Music Biz Headlines, Aug. 18, 2017
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An Unofficial History Of WMC: From Middleton To Kane
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The Official Warner Music Canada 150 Celebration
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Liona Boyd Shares An Intimacy About Love
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Simple Plan is bringing their "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls" 15th Anniversary Tour to CANADA
Simple Plan is bringing their "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls" 15th Anniversary Tour to CANADA with friends Courage My Love and Selfish Things PLUS Not By Choice reunite for ONE show only in Toronto!
Tickets and VIP upgrades go on sale this Thursday at 10am local time at
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2017 Juno Awards` Red Carpet Was Filled With Canadian Pride
The 2017 Juno Awards red carpet was not only packed with Canadian talent, but Canadian pride.

Russell Peters, Shawn Mendes, Sarah McLachlan and A Tribe Called Red were just a few of the homegrown talents that graced the awards` show this year. While none wore Canadian tuxedos (to our disappointment), many did take the opportunity to pose with Mounties who were on hand for the occasion. more
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Five Questions With… Nice Horse
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A Conversation With ... Kim Clarke Champniss
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Terra Lightfoot: Paradise
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From Feist to the Tragically Hip: a look at the best moments from the 2017 Junos
The Juno Awards were handed out last night in Ottawa. Two of the night`s biggest winners were the Tragically Hip and its lead singer Gord Downie, who won for his solo project Secret Path, as well as the late Leonard Cohen. The latter also received a beautiful tribute performance by singer-songwriter Feist.

If you didn`t get a chance to watch the big ceremony, we will fill you in on everything that happened on today`s show.

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RT @DerekCressman: Donald, There is no reset button for bigotry. The honeymoon is over. You have blown your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, ...954th chan… more
 
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White Buffalo Brings Darkest, Lightest This Winter
White Buffalo Brings Darkest, Lightest This Winter 3:00 PM, Thursday, 8/17/2017 By: Ryan Borba Gearing up for the release of his sixth LP, The White Buffalo has plotted a lengthy winter U.S. tour, kic... more
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Agency Changes In Toronto
Agency Changes In Toronto 11:38 AM, Thursday, 8/17/2017 As United Talent Agency closes its Toronto office, Paradigm Talent Agency , APA and Paquin Artists have taken advantage of the situation. Paradi... more
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Welcome Backstage!
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We’re excited to announce the launch of TFA Backstage: your exclusive access to everything going on in the Live Entertainment and Events industry.

We’ll be publishing original content, posting realtime news and pulling from the social media feeds of our artists and other industry influencers.
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The JunoFest schedule is out, and it’s massive.
The artists are booked and JunoFest is about to go off. More than 100 acts will be blowing up the Ottawa-Gatineau area over the weekend leading up to the Juno’s, including these incredible acts represented by The Feldman Agency.
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RT @AndyRichter: .@amazon Please stop advertising on Breitbart more
 
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Starfest Music Festival Looking For New Venue
Starfest Music Festival Looking For New Venue 4:00 PM, Thursday, 8/17/2017 By: Sarah Pittman The debut edition of Starfest Music Festival could be in jeopardy with the news that the city of Plano, Tex... more
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Alice Glass Releases Debut EP
By Brock Thiessen Following the recent release of the new "Without Love" single, former Crystal Castles member Alice Glass has suddenly released her new EP. It's simply self-titled, and you can now ... more
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Zedd discusses `Stay` Collaborator Alessia Cara`s `Incredible Vocal Ability` and ACLU benefit show
With the help of vocal powerhouse (and Feldman Agency client) Alessia Cara, hit-producer Zedd is back climbing the charts with his new single “Stay”. And now he’s taking things beyond the studio and organizing an ACLU benefit event at the Staples Centre that’s a virtual who’s who of EDM. Zedd sits down with Billboard to discuss details of the ACLU benefit event and his creative collaboration process with Alessia. more
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RT @KahlonRav: What a beautiful site at Vancouver city hall. Honour to share words of Premier @jjhorgan . #LoveTrumpsHate #armedwithlove #S… more