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Media Beat: June 29, 2018

 
 

A column about media within and beyond Canada’s borders for your entertainment this Canada Day weekend.

 
 


 


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CCMA Partners With iHeart Canada

 
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The newly inked deal is designed to create a unique experiential fan event in Hamilton, ON, as part of Country Music Week in September. Blazing the trail for the new collaboration is the first-annual CCMA Country Run, an interactive 5K even that will see country music fans run alongside some of their favourite artists.

 
 


 


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The Tenors Raise $20K for #TorontoStrongFund

 
 

The Canadian trio has completed three PBS specials and donated ticket sales from one to a fund aiding victims of the van attack in April that killed 10 people and injured 16 in Toronto.

 
 


 


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The Reunion: Renaldo and Me and Lost in Cuba!

 
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Getting lost on a visit to Cuba nearly 25 years ago forged a strong friendship with a young local musician. A tearful reunion in Toronto last week brought back vivid memories and reaffirmed the power of music.

 
 


 


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Five Questions With… Jeff Stuart of The Hearts

 
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The Albertan roots-pop collective’s new EP Sunshine is their fourth release. The group’s co-founder and songwriter explains their transition to a more collaborative approach and recalls a memorable early gig he played at a biker bar.

 
 


 


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Music News Digest, June 29, 2018

 
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The Friar’s Music Museum (pictured) celebrates Toronto’s history, Drake’s new album arrives, Prince’s catalogue finds a new home, and the SOCAN Foundation launches an incubator program. Also in the news are the Radio Starmaker Fund, Amplify BC, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Guns ‘N Roses, Celtic Colours fest, Jim Galloway, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Jr. Gone Wild, The Lowest Of The Low, and a farewell to Joe Jackson. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

 
 


 


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Music Biz Headlines, June 29, 2018

 
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Nick Cave (pictured) gets bronzed, Morrissey gets roasted, and Saul Williams explains poetry’s growing popularity. Also making headlines are Gilles Vigneault, Sloan, Stephin Merritt, Kevin Breit, Kamasi Washington, SLAV, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Vancouver Jazz Fest, and Dean Brody.

 
 


 


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FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases: June 29, 2018

 
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Notables with new offerings out today include Drake, Florence + The Machine, Milk Carton Kids, Ray Davies, Bullet For My Valentine, and Guns ‘N Roses with a reissue. Classified, Ben Kunder, and Old Man Luedecke feature on the Canadian front.

 
 



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Dilly Dally: I Feel Free

The hard-edged and highly-touted Toronto rock band has bounced back from a near split to record a second album. This opening track showcases the powerhouse vocals of frontwoman Katie Monks and reaffirms the group as real contenders.



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