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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017 THE LAWSUITS BEGIN AGAINST FYRE FESTIVAL Ja Rule's Fyre Festival that failed to take off in the Bahamas this past weekend has already been hit with a lawsuit. Attorney Mark Geragos has filed a proposed 100-million dollar class-action lawsuit on behalf of client Daniel Jung against Ja Rule and co-organizer Billy McFarland, according to Billboard magazine. The lawsuit accuses Ja Rule and McFarland of fraud and of creating a dangerous situation by bringing festival-goers to an island that failed to provide adequate food, water and shelter. It also says the event was promoted as ``cashless,'' since attendees were encouraged to load funds onto wristbands to use at the festival, so people did not have enough money to buy local services. Ja Rule and McFarland have not responded to the lawsuit. --- EMINEM'S PUBLISHERS FIGHT A NEW ZEALAND POLITICAL PARTY The song is called ``Eminem…
Monday, 01 May 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 JA RULE - BOTCHED FESTIVAL Ja Rule is offering profuse apologies after a festival he helped organize in the Bahamas fell apart just as it was beginning. Ja Rule tweets he is ``heartbroken'' the Fyre Festival was cancelled at the last minute this weekend. He says, ``It was not a scam as everyone is reporting,'' and while he does apologize, he adds, ``This is NOT MY FAULT.'' Blink-182 pulled out as headliner just days before, saying they did not think they would have what they would need to give a quality performance. Other acts dropped out, saying they had not been paid. Attendees say accommodations were nothing more than leaky tents, the site was full of half-constructed plywood structures and the promised gourmet food consisted of soggy ham sandwiches. Festival co-organizer Billy McFarland is pledging full refunds, plus guests this year will get V-I-P…
Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:00

CKDM Top 20 List Week Of May 1 and New Adds

WEEK OF MAY 1, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 4 11 Hometown Girl – Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 1 2 2 9 Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 3 5 8 Hurricane – Luke Combs (River House / Columbia Nashville) 4 1 13 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 1 5 6 5 When A Momma's Boy Meets A Daddy's Girl – Aaron Pritchett* (Big Star) 6 7 10 Black – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 7 9 6 In Case You Didn't Know – Brett Young (BMLG) 8 8 17 The Weekend – Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 9 17 3 I Be U Be – High Valley* (Atlantic/WEA) 10 10 3 Drive Me Away – Jess Moskaluke* (MDM) 11 11 11 Bar At The End…
Friday, 28 April 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 EAST COAST MUSIC AWARDS A fun collaboration with Snoop Dogg called ``No Pressure'' rewarded Nova Scotia rapper Classified with the Song of the Year award last night at the annual East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, New Brunswick. The rapper, from Enfield, Nova Scotia produced the tune, which also samples a song from emerging Cape Breton-born, Halifax based singer-songwriter Dave Sampson. Classified also produced Ria Mae's self-titled album, which captured the award for Solo Recording of the year. Old Man Luedecke captured Album of the Year for his Domestic Eccentric. Tristan Horncastle had the Country Recording of the Year with ``Turnin' Up a Sundown'' and ever-popular Lennie Gallant was named the Fans' Choice Entertainer of the year. --- SHANIA TWAIN - LYME DISEASE Canadian country superstar Shania Twain believes she lost her voice because of Lyme disease. Twain tells The Los Angeles Times…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 JONATHAN DEMME - THE MUSIC MOVIE DIRECTOR Director Jonathan Demme loved making live music films because whatever happened was what became the story. Demme told The Associated Press last year that concert movies were the ``purest form of filmmaking.'' He said there's no script, just the musicians and the dancers and he responds in the best way possible. Demme's music films include the Talking Heads movie ``Stop Making Sense,'' the Neil Young films ``Heart of Gold, ''Neil Young Trunk Show`` and ''Neil Young Journeys,`` and the Robyn Hitchcock movie ''Storefront Hitchcock.`` Demme released ''Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids`` on Netflix last year. He had also directed the videos for Bruce Springsteen's ''Streets of Philadelphia`` and ''Murder Incorporated,`` New Order's ''The Perfect Kiss`` and UB40's ''I Got You Babe.`` --- DJ JAZZY JEFF AND THE FRESH PRINCE It appears D-J Jazzy Jeff and The…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 TRAGICALLY-HIP-FACEBOOK Tragically Hip guitarist Rob Baker is urging fans to be vigilant when buying merchandise that claims to be linked to Gord Downie's charity. The musician tweeted yesterday that some online shoppers are being duped into buying T-shirts, hoodies and other items that purport to donate 10 dollars of the proceeds to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. But Baker says the operators -- who are using Facebook and Instagram to send their message -- aren't linked to the band. One such group is ``Gord Downie Supporters'' on Facebook, which has appeared as a sponsored content post in some user's news feeds. Deceptive sellers have been a persistent problem for the Hip since Downie revealed last year he was suffering from terminal brain cancer. --- DRAKE, BEYONCE LEAD GLOBAL MUSIC SALES Drake's song ``One Dance'' was the most popular single in the…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:13

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017 JUSTIN BIEBER REFLECTS ON HOW FAR HE'S COME Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has posted then-and-now photos of himself, and the ``then'' photo is his mug shot. Bieber was arrested in 2014 for driving under the influence in Miami. He posted that photo next to a current one of himself, saying, ``I'm not exactly where I want to be but thank God I'm not where I used to be!'' He says the ``best is yet to come.'' --- ELTON JOHN - HEALTH Elton John is taking time off from performing after being laid low by a bacterial infection. The singer says in a statement that he was in intensive care for two nights because of what an unusual bacterial strain. He caught the bacterial ailment while in South America -- and John says as he flew home from Brazil to the U-K, he became…
Monday, 24 April 2017 08:24

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 ECMA Halifax Pop Halifax artists are turning up the volume with pop-music earworms that are topping charts and putting East Coast music on the map. The city will be well-represented at the East Coast Music Awards gala this week, with Halifax artists leading the pack for nominations. Ria Mae, who's up for seven E-C-M-A awards, says Halifax has become an incubator for emerging musicians. Mae says the city's tight-knit music scene fosters collaboration rather than competition, allowing for unlikely blends of folk, rap and electro-style pop. She says her hometown musical family includes singer-songwriter Dave Sampson, Corey LeRue of electronic dance music band Neon Dreams and Juno-winning rapper Classified. Waye Mason, a city councillor who founded the Halifax Pop Explosion Association in 2001, says the East Coast has always been a hub for musical innovation, but has lately been gaining commercial success. The E-C-M-A…
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:23

MUSIC NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 Neil-Young-Streaming-Music Neil Young is diving into the streaming music business with a new high-fidelity service. The Canadian born music icon says he's getting behind Xstream, a platform being launched by a company based in Singapore. While its concept is similar to other streaming offerings, Young says it differs by giving listeners music at the highest quality that their network allows. In theory, that means a fuller audio sound, if you have the right equipment. Young's been a big supporter of better-quality audio in an era of muddy sounding MP-3s and low-bit rate streaming audio files. (The Canadian Press) --- Prince-Anniversary For Prince fans, the first anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose is a time for both sadness and celebration. It was a year ago yesterday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex…
WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 3 12 Any Ol' Bar Stool - Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 1 2 4 8 Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville) 3 1 9 Side Effects – Dallas Smith* (604) 1 4 6 10 Hometown Girl – Josh Turner (MCA Nashville) 5 10 7 Hurricane – Luke Combs (River House / Columbia Nashville) 6 7 4 When A Momma's Boy Meets A Daddy's Girl – Aaron Pritchett* (Big Star) 7 9 9 Black – Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville) 8 8 16 The Weekend – Brantley Gilbert (Valory) 9 11 5 In Case You Didn't Know – Brett Young (BMLG) 10 16 2 Drive Me Away – Jess Moskaluke* (MDM) 11 12 10 Bar At The End Of The…
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