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Mauvey Hits A High Note At ElMo 'Come Together' Gathering

Vancouver-by-way-of-London-and-Ghana artist Mauvey — an alt. soul/hip hop singer signed to 604 — performed at Toronto's El Mocambo on Nov.

Mauvey Hits A High Note At ElMo 'Come Together' Gathering

By FYI Staff

Vancouver-by-way-of-London-and-Ghana artist Mauvey — an alt. soul/hip hop singer signed to 604 — performed at Toronto's El Mocambo on Nov. 15, as part of the Come Together coast-to-coast artist showcase and industry mingler.


The afternoon was put on by Canada’s music associations. Also playing were acts flown in from east and west — Marissa Burwell, Last Birds, Century Egg, Braden Lam, Super Duty Tough Work, Mise En Scene, Ghost Woman, Teon Gibbs — capped by local Witch Prophet. The following afternoon was the B2B networking event at Stackt Market Brewery.

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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