Wednesday July 11th, 2018

 


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Drake Breaks Beatles Record With 7 Top 10s

 
 

His fifth album, Scorpion, has crossed the 1B mark in total streams, according to a press release from Drake’s record label Republic Records. It’s the first time an album has hit this milestone in just one week.

 
 


 


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Media Beat: July 11, 2018

 
 

Revenues for Canada’s broadcasters fell to $17.3B, a 3.3 percent decline over 2016, according to data released by the CRTC based on corporate filings for the year ended Aug. 31, 2017.

 
 


 


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CRTC Report Tracks Audience Shifts In Broadcast Media

 
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A new report tracking broadcasting data in 2017 predictably shows a downward curve in cable TV viewership and a small but persistent decline in commercial radio revenues; however, there are telling signs that the audiences aren’t stampeding to Internet services. Not yet, anyway.

 
 

 


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Shania Banks On Scotiabank Concert Special

 
 

The Toronto dates were the only shoot locations on a worldwide tour that is currently taking her all over North America, then to Brazil in August, the UK, and Europe in September and October, and Australia and New Zealand in December.

 
 


 


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Five Questions With… Mike Plume

 
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The veteran roots songsmith is justifiably proud of his new album, Born By The Radio. Here he reflects on his current approach to songwriting, the diversity of his influences, and a missed opportunity with Gwyneth Paltrow.

 
 


 


At their Waterdown art gallery, partners Geoff and Brooke Kulawick
 

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Linus Adds Stony Plain To Its Rights Mgt. Catalogue

 
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In a deal between two of Canada’s largest independent record companies, Linus Entertainment, Inc. of Waterdown, ON, has acquired administrative rights to a catalogue of some 200 recordings held by Stony Plain Records of Edmonton.

 
 


 


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Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: July 5, 2018

 
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Here is this week’s Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation…

 
 


 


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Music News Digest, July 11, 2018

 
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Drake is a surprise performer at the Wireless fest in London, US vinyl album sales soar, and the rebirth of Arista. Also in the news are Tokyo Police Club, Public Limited Ltd., Manifesto, Julian Kuerti, Voivod, Elizabeth Shepherd, Halifax Jazz Fest, Canibales, Crystal Shawanda, Kultrun, and a farewell to Carmen Campagne.

 
 


 


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Music Biz Headlines, July 11, 2018

 
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Drake’s legal entanglements, Shania and Alanis return to the stage in fine form, an in-depth look at ticket scalping, and a profile of eOne’s Meg Symsyk. Others in the headlines include Bruce Springsteen, Kesha, Michael Monroe, Lié, Melvin Brown, Mastodon, Sheryl Crow, and Westben.

 
 


 


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Careers: July 09, 2018

 
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The latest collection of career postings from coast-to-coast and entry-level to corner-office opportunities.

 
 



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Patrick Watson: Melody Noir

The Polaris-winning singer/songwriter makes a welcome return with this new track. It showcases his distinctively ethereal voice vividly, while the accompanying dance-themed video is a visual delight.




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