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Canadian Music Week (CMW) May 6 – 10 2014, Toronto ON!

cmw2014 It’s that time of year again, but this year CMW is happening a little later than usual, when the weather is better!  No more March music festivals 🙂  So, even more reason to get your band out there, make connections, see some amazing shows, meet the movers and shakers in the movie industry and GET DISCOVERED!  The Vinyl Vault will be featuring selected highlights after the festival, including some amazing interviews, and of course some amazing music, both old and new!

Now in its 32nd year, CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. We bring together Sound Recording, New Media and Broadcast for one spectacular week of events… Combining informative, intensive conferences, a cutting edge trade exhibition, award shows, film festival, comedy festival and Canada’s biggest New Music Festival. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 5 nights of performances, with 1,000 showcasing bands at more than 60 live music venues in downtown Toronto.  All convention functions take place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre.

IF YOU’RE GOING TO ATTEND ANY INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONVENTION THIS YEAR… Make it CMW 2014 – Where Music Means Business!

Selected Hightlights

This year’s Celebrity Interview: Quincy Jones!

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With a career spanning six decades, 79 Grammy nominations and 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award, the world-renowned Quincy Jones has made countless contributions to the entertainment industry as an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter.

Fireside Chat with Nile Rodgers & Paul Williams

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All YOU need to do is head over to http://cmw.net/ to register and get your weekend passes to the hottest music, film and comedy festivals in the world!  We’ll see YOU there!

National Blues Museum Radio with host Christian Cudnik now on RTDS, Saturdays at 10 am ET!

ccudnikWhat can you expect to hear on NBM Radio? Only the unexpected my friends!  You’ll hear some blues you’ve never heard before, as well as some more recent and well known material, such as Junior Wells, Deacon John Moore, Big Momma Thornton, Robert Cray, Curley Weaver, Albert King, Ben Harper, Rev. Robert Wilkins and so much more.

In December of 2013, Christian Cudnik became the Executive Producer and Host of National Blues Museum Radio.

His early radio influences were Orson Welles, Chuck Thompson, Paul Harvey and Jon Miller. Christian began his broadcasting career in Baltimore, Maryland. During the early 1990’s, he worked at heritage rock station WIYY before moving to Philadelphia. In 1998, he joined WMMR and a legendary broadcasting line up featuring Pierre Robert and Earle Bailey. Kevin Gunn and Steve Lushbaugh are considered major production influences.

Christian attained the number-one-ranked afternoon radio program in Philadelphia, and was nominated for two AIR Awards including, “Best Field Reporting” and “Best Evening Program-Host.” In 2003, he moved to St. Louis where he hosted programs on St. Louis Public Radio for a decade.

He was awarded two Regional Emmy Awards and three Telly Awards for his television work. His documentaries have aired on PBS, and include “Enduring Tradition: Ballet in the Heartland”, “Collective Improvisation: The Story of Jazz in Saint Louis”, “Seeking Freedom”, “Uncovering Ancient Saint Louis”, “Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries”,and “Footsteps into the World Beneath”.

In 2010, Christian co- founded the non profit art organization, Ballet Initiative. Ballet Initiative trains dancers to dance and works to raise the profile ballet. In August of 2013, he created the first audio podcast devoted to the art of ballet. balletinitiative.com/podcast

His interviews include David Robertson, Semyon Bychkov, Joshua Bell, REM, Hamiet Bluiett, Roger Waters, Graham Nash, Pokey LaFarge, Peter Boal, Ashley Bouder, Jacques d’Amboise, Jennifer Homans,Tiler Peck, Jock Soto, Nancy Buirski, Jennie Somogyi and Heather Watts.

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Today On the Vinyl Experience, “The Other 1964”! 9a/3p/9p ET and 3a Monday…

PaulRecordToday on the VE….It’s “The Other 1964.”  The pop culture landscape that The Beatles invaded on this day in 1964 was firm ground, tended by a generation who were just about to lose their hold–to something new and entirely unexpected.  Plus…the entire side 1 of the 1964 Capitol records documentary LP “The Beatles Story” takes it from there.

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And Now, Here They Are…

Al Hirt: Java

Tessie O’Shea: I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Peter Paul & Mary: A Man Come Into Egypt

Serendipity Singers: Crooked Little Man

Swingle Singers: Bach Fugue In D Minor

Village Stompers: Washington Square

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto: So Danco Samba

Charles Mingus: Better Get Hit In Yo Soul

Frank SInatra: Fly Me To The Moon

Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime

Jack Jones: Wives And Lovers

Muddy Waters: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A Changing

The Beatles: “The Beatles Story” LP, Side 1

Today On the Vinyl Experience, Meet “Meet The Beatles”! 9a/3p/9p ET and 3a Monday…

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Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra: I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Rutles: Hold My Hand
John Lennon/Elton John: I Saw Her Standing There
George Martin Orchestra: This Boy (Ringo’s Theme)
Franz Ferdinand: It Won’t Be Long
Moon Martin: All I’ve Got To Do
Beatallica: (And Justice For) All My Loving
Gregory Phillips: Don’t Bother Me
The Zhuzhu Pets: Little Child
Sue Raney/Nelson Riddle Orchestra: Till There Was You
The Treasures featuring Pete Anders: Hold Me Tight
The Rolling Stones: I Wanna Be Your Man
The Smithereens: Not A Second Time
The Beatles: Meet The Beatles (original LP side 1 and 2)
Today On the VE…Meet “Meet The Beatles.”  50 years to the week of its release, the iconic album gets turned around by an eclectic mix of artists…and then gets spun straight through from a virgin vinyl copy.

Join host Paul Cavalconte for an in depth look and listen into this seminal LP.

WORLD PREMIERE!! The Toniks’ new single “Jealousy”, catch it Monday, EXCLUSIVELY on RTDS!

the toniksSmart, catchy power pop from the UK!  And they’ve given RTDS an exclusive – their brand new singleJealousythat will released in Canada on Jan 3rd, and in the UK on Jan 10th!  Yes, that’s right, the ONLY place you can hear it will be on RTDS, just beforeNew Music Mondays, at 12p/6p/10p Dec 16th.  It will then be added to out Hot Trax category.  And keep your eye tomorrow on the “I Can’t Believe My Earz” blog tomorrow for a rundown of the track!

And check out The Toniks’ recent performance at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern on YouTube HERE.  Their debut CD “Rise & Shine” is out now, on CD and digital download and you can get it right HERE.

RTDS is proud to be the first radio station in Canada to add the Toniks to regular rotation.

 

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Sticky: Tonight on Listen UP Talk Radio – Joey Pants! Joe Pantoliano discusses mental health stigma @ 8p ET

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TUNE IN TONIGHT at 8p ET on Listen UP Talk Radio to hear Joe!!!  www.Talk-Radio.ca

We all know what a very fine actor Joe Pantoliano is, in fact, he’s been rewarded with many nominations and an Emmy for excellence at his craft, specifically for The Sopranos!  He’s been in some of the biggest movies such as The Matrix, The Fugitive, Memento, Risky Business, one of my guilty pleasures Eddie & The Cruisers, and was even a featured voice in Racing Stripes!  But, did you know…

He suffered through the 90’s with clinical depression, but was only recently diagnosed?  And, unlike SO many others that suffer with depression, Joe decided to do something about it.  What could he do?  TALK, announce on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog that he had been suffering from clinical depression for the last decade, and try and remove the stigma of depression and mental illness, as they are afflictions that people struggle with, and often they will try and pass it off as something else.  He also addresses his addictions to alcohol, food, sex, Vicodin and Percocet that were the external manifestations of his depression.  Could Joe do more?  Absolutely…

How about establishing a not-for-profit organization called No Kidding, Me Too!  to unite members of the entertainment industry in educating the public about mental illness.  The name came from the reaction Joe would get when he would share his challenges with others.  Could Joe do MORE?  Read on…

How about making his directorial debut not on some blockbuster but on an amazing documentary called, funny enough, No Kidding Me 2!  From the NKM2 website:

“This empowering film sheds light on what nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Through candid, often humorous discussions with Pantoliano and his family on their struggle with his own clinical depression, as well as the compelling stories of five other people from all walks of life, all affected differently by mental illness: a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder, a psychologist with ADHD, and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression.”

Click HERE to watch the trailer

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Could Joe do MORE  still?  Yes!  How about chatting with Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller about all of the above?  Tune in @ 8p ET on Wednesday Dec 4th to hear Joe in conversation…and if you miss it, don’t forget it will be On Demand Thursday right here ==>

Mental Health Matters On Demand

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Young Benjamins – Neusha, Vaero and Brynn this week on “New Music Mondays” at 12p/6p/10p ET!

 

young benjaminsA weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists!  THIS WEEK: Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s own Young Benjamins, a 4 piece contemporary folk/roots band with a twist!  They’ve recently released the “Less Argue” LP on the Dollartone label, and we spin some tunes from that and talk about what’s coming down the pipeline for 2014! Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice!  On demand Tuesday if you miss it right here ==> New Music Mondays On Demand

New Music Mondays is proudly presented by:

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Tim Moxam, singer/songwriter/performer this week on “New Music Mondays” at 12p/6p/10p ET!

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A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists!  THIS WEEK: Toronto Ontario’s own TIM MOXAM, a singer / songwriter and performer ex- of The Great Bloomers now striking out on his own, and it’s about time!  This dynamic Alt-Americana/Folk artist just released his “Blue Son” EP, and we spin some tunes from that and talk about what’s coming down the pipeline for 2014! Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice!  On demand Tuesday if you miss it!

 

 

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The Creekside Strays this week on “New Music Mondays”, at 12p/6p/10p ET!

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A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists!  THIS WEEK: London Ontario’s own “The Creekside Strays“, a band that shares some musical DNA with Pearl Jam, The Dave Matthews Band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and even, in our humble opinion, perhaps a little Presidents Of The USA.  This red hot 3 piece has just released a great new self-titled EP, and we spin a bit of that and something from an earlier release . Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice!  On demand Tuesday if you miss it!

New Music Mondays is proudly presented by:

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Today on “New Music Mondays” some great NEW (and new to us) music – 12p/6p/10p ET!

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A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists!  THIS WEEK: Rochester’s own “DDrive“, an amazing band that rocks hard in 3D, featuring Toronto/Rochester’s Phil Naro.  Also this week, Prog/Rock local boys “Druckfarben” featuring Phil Naro as well, as we spin a tune from their CD.  And, 3 amazing unique Peter Gabriel covers discovered by Associate Music Director Joe Cornelisse.  Catch his ‘not to be missed’ blog “Sonic More Music” on the web or Facebook.  Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice!  On demand tomorrow if you miss it!

New Music Mondays is proudly presented by:

Dif’rent Drumm

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