The FYI News Bulletin

Anthem Entertainment (formerly ole Media Management) has signed a publishing deal with Jimmy Throw who is one half of the Nashville-based Vancouver duo Son

The FYI News Bulletin

By David Farrell

Anthem Entertainment (formerly ole Media Management) has signed a publishing deal with Jimmy Throw who is one half of the Nashville-based Vancouver duo Sons of Daughters. He has recently had several country hits, including Tebey’s Good Jeans which reached No. 2 on the Canadian Billboard Country chart.

In addition to his work with Sons of Daughters’ partner Chrystal Leigh, Throw has written songs for Black Mountain Whiskey Rebellion, Shawn Hook, Eric Ethridge, Jason Blaine, and Travis Collins. In addition to songwriting, he has collaborated in the sync world writing and producing for TV and streaming services. He recently composed and produced the theme song 3 for the upcoming Knossos TV series.


Below, the most recent Sons of Daughters single from Open Road Recordings/Fontana North.

Warner Chappell Music Canada GM Vivian Barclay has announced a new publishing deal with 5-time SOCAN Country Music Award winner Brad Rempel. The Blumenort, AB-born singer-songwriter is one half of the Platinum selling, ACM & CMT Award nominated Warner/Atlantic duo High Valley. In addition to writing gold and platinum hits for his own band, he has had songs recorded by Granger Smith, Dylan Scott, Trisha Yearwood, Lindsay Ell, Tyminski, Paul Brandt, Brett Kissel, Hunter Brothers, and The Reklaws. His credits include 2 RIAA gold singles, 13  Canadian gold and 4 platinum singles. On Country radio specifically, Rempel has had 6 singles on the charts in the US and over 30 singles on the Billboard chart in Canada. His songs have been featured on the Today Show, Kelly & Ryan, Madden 17, ESPN, The Ranch, and Heart of Dixie.

– Canada's leading 13-voice a cappella ensemble Countermeasure has inked a sync licensing deal with top international firm AM Licensing. States Director Amelia McClosky: “We're excited to be working with Countermeasure maximizing sync licensing opportunities (and) looking to build on their current success and help them gain new fans through strategic placements.' 


Based in the UK, AM offers sync and online licensing services to the Multi-Media Industry, including film, TV, gaming, and brands. This comes on the heels of Countermeasure's new video release, Hold On, from their recent Guest Sessions album, which has garnered rave reviews from media and fans internationally. Check out today's Track of the Day for more.

Jack Lenz, the celebrated Canadian composer (and co-writer of OK Blue Jays and MD on scores of productions including Little Mosque on the Prairie and Goosebumps) has released a new anthem for the Civil Rights movement, entitled Here Comes the Love.

– Toronto funk band Bad Breed’s second album Ferocious Love includes the track Not in My Life, a muscular R&B anthem “recalling Aretha and Otis” and featuring dozens of people from all walks of life” singing the rallying call to the power of chance.”

Warner Music Canada has released Black Alliance, Vol. 1, a collection that “recognizes the significance Haydain Neale had on the Canadian music industry." Neale served as the lead singer for Jacksoul, a former Canadian soul and R&B group formed in 1995 in Toronto. The six-track EP features tracks by Jacksoul (a cover of Bill Withers’ Use Me), Charmaine (a cover of Queen Latifah’s Charmaine), Just John (covering Missy Elliott’s My Struggles), Amaal (covering India Arie’s Brown Skin), Myles Castello (tackling Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come), and Andye (adding a modern twist to Michael Jackson’s Man In the Mirror). You can stream the individual tracks here.


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