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The Core Ent, UMC Joint Venture Focusses On Developing New Talent

 
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With ties to Live Nation, the venture’s first recording artist signing is Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based Canadian singer-songwriter (pictured) Steven Lee Olsen.

 
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Media Beat


 


Media Beat
 

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Media Beat: July 22, 2021

 
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In the headlines: Rogers, Islamophobia, platform verifications, and The Surge launch in Halifax.

 
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News Story


 


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New LyricFind Service Automates Lyric Videos For Rights Holders

 
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Canadian licencing company LyricFind has launched a free automated platform to generate high-quality lyric videos in seconds. The initial service enables labels and rights holders to get lyric videos created for entire catalogues, which can be distributed to all the usual online channels and help add a new revenue source.

 
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MRC Data Market Watch Facts & Figures: July 15th, 2021

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

 
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Crown Lands Release Final Indigenous Song Trilogy, Announce Tour

 
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Canadian prog-rock duo Crown Lands, which just won the 2021 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year, has just released the final song in a trilogy about Indigenous rights. With video.

 
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Essentials


 


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Essentials… with Daniel Greaves

 
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The Watchmen’s co-founder Daniel Greaves takes the Essentials test this week, spilling about his fave essential song, movie, TV show and making an unguarded admission about podcasts. With video.

 
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A Conversation With…


 


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A Podcast Conversation With … Sean Jones

 
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Juno Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Sean Jones is releasing his new single WKNDLVR on July 30. The track, produced by Murray Daigle (Keshia Chanté, Faber Drive, Cauterize), is an upbeat multi-genre, retro vibe number that is the perfect playlist addition to this summer. 

 
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Calendar


 


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FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, July 22, 2021

 
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Covid-19 has impacted many facets of the music biz, but new releases and reissues continue apace. Notables include Kanye West, Leon Bridges, Carrie Underwood, 2Pac, Jxst J, Rodney Crowell, and Emily Daniels. Canadian releases includes albums by Lee Aaron, LOLAA (pictured), and Left Field Messiah.

 
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Careers


 


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Careers: July 22, 2021

 
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This week the column hosts 140 positions available nationwide with a slim nine deletions.

 
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Music News Digest


 


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Music News Digest, July 22, 2021

 
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Richard Tichelman wins the 2021 Jim Beam Virtual National Talent Search, Gord Downie (pictured) gets the deluxe reissue treatment, and the FME fest readies a return. Others in the news include Opera Atelier, Measha Brueggergosman, Lindsay Ell, Said The Whale, Alex Cuba, Lina Allemano, Laura Dreyfuss, Young Voices Toronto, and farewell Jerry Granelli, George Higton, and Robby Steinhardt.

 
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Music Biz Headlines


 


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Music Biz Headlines, July 22, 2021

 
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Corb Lund (pictured) fights open pit coal mines, Kim Mitchell enters the CSHF, and The Horseshoe Tavern resumes live music. Others in the headlines include John Orpheus, “Gunner” Smith , Charlotte Day Wilson, Vivendi, UMG, Doug Morris, Lorde, Sony Music Publishing, The Faces, Inhaler, Bob Dylan, Rick Laird, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Surf Curse, and Chuck E. Weiss.

 
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Death From Above 1979: Modern Guy

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