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Media Beat: September 16, 2021

FYI teams up with Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards

Media Beat: September 16, 2021

By David Farrell

FYI teams up with Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards

In an unprecedented partnership with FYI Music News, Broadcast Dialogue is launching the Canadian Radio Emerging Artist of the Year, presented by FYI Music News, nominated, and voted on by radio Program Directors and Music Directors.


This is a new category in the Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards that is now officially open for submissions.

The inaugural awards program founded last fall is affectionately dubbed “The Howards” after publisher emeritus Howard Christensen.

The 2021 Awards edition has been expanded to 22 categories, including establishing several new awards for commercial and imaging production, and creating separate solo and on-air team hosting honours. Also added is a specific category recognizing Campus & Community Radio, and established the Sound of Success Award, in conjunction with Radio Connects, recognizing radio’s ability to drive business. Additionally, the Canadian Radio Emerging Artist of the Year award, presented by FYI, nominated and voted on by Program and Music directors.

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Find out more about the awards here.

Election 2021: Federal parties release Arts & Culture platforms

The following is a summary of commitments from the leading federal political parties relevant to arts and culture sectors, compiled by Canadian Arts Coalition with a big assist from Global Public Affairs.

MRC streaming data analysis

Most streaming platforms have the capability for curation and allow users to pick and choose exactly what they want to listen to. In our just released 2021 U.S. Music 360 study, we found that music streamers lean toward their personal favorites, 61% create their own playlists and 37% listen to auto-generated playlists that are specifically adapted to personal listening habits¹. 

The younger generations lean on their streaming platforms for music discovery. This study shows that 59% of Gen Z and 63% of Millennials primarily use music audio and video streaming services to discover music and Millennials have garnered an 8% lift on “new music release” playlists since 2020. About three quarters of both generations are interested in discovering new music and emerging artists, making them key audiences for any up and comers, but Gen Z care much more about being the first of their friends to find something new. – MRC Data

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AP Dhillon pays tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala during his Coachella debut
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AP Dhillon pays tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala during his Coachella debut

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AP Dhillon Demands Justice for Sidhu Moose Wala At Coachella 2024

The Vancouver-based artist paid tribute to the late Punjabi-Canadian music icon, whose 2022 murder in India remains unsolved. Performing with collaborator Shinda Kahlon, Dhillon also closed his debut set at the major California music festival with a classic rock star move.

During his debut Coachella performance, Punjabi-Canadian star AP Dhillon paid tribute to a fallen icon.

As Dhillon performed his hit "Brown Munde," a message took over the screen behind him in all capitals: "JUSTICE FOR SIDHU MOOSEWALA."

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