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Bieber set to star in a film about his life

Justin Bieber

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Justin Bieber is adding movie star to his resume.
Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, say the 16-year-old pop star has signed on to appear in a feature film about his life and career.
The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on "Valentine's weekend" of 2011, the companies said Tuesday.
Bieber will also be producing the film, along with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam Music Group chairman LA Reid.
The movie will offer a "VIP backstage pass" into Bieber's life and will feature 3D footage from his "My World 2.0" concert tour.
The ubiquitous teen sensation is also bringing his life to readers: HarperCollins announced Monday that it will publish his memoir in October.

Honey Jam 2010: The Mod Club, Sunday Aug 15

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos Logo

WEPA! Mi peoples, it's been too long. People have been asking - why haven't you uploaded podcasts and sent out playlists?!?! Well, it's summer in Canada and we only get this once every two years, so we're living it up!
But we return from our slumber, awaken by the news of some old friends coming into town! This week's newsletter is all ZZK, ZZK, ZZK!

New El Remolon Album ~ Free Track Featuring Toronto based artist Lido Pimienta!

One of the first artists from the ZZK Collective that caught our attention was EL REMOLON! He has recently released a brand new EP Pangeatico and to celebrate he offers you this exclusive FREE MP3 featuring Dos Mundos Radio friend LIDO PIMIENTA!

ZZK TV? MAYBE? WANNA HELP?

ZZK records started in Buenos Aires as a regular club night that eventually exploded into a worldwide phenomenom. Now, the ZZK Crew wants to bring that same Buenos Aires party vibe into your home with ZZK TV! This exciting project is a pure grassroots movement and ZZK needs YOUR help! Watch! Donate! Love!

ZZK NIGHTCLUB NORTH AMERICA TOUR HITS TORONTO JULY 25!

JUSTIN HINES: New Video, EP Show Seldom Seen Sides of South Africa

by Cashbox Canada
When inDiscover.net debuted the video remix of JUSTIN HINES’  “Say What You Will”, from his new “SOUTH AFRICA” EP, the powerful Internet portal also launched Hines’ ambitious campaign to build schools in South Africa.  (Video at indiscover.net.).

In 2009, the hit song from Hines’ Chasing Silver album was embraced by an international audience. On iTunes, it was the top download for a singer-songwriter within two days of release and it was one of the most emailed videos on the Sympatico.ca. Hines has distinguished himself for his use of new media.

South African Producer, Bronwen Nel, felt strongly that “Say What You Will” would resonate within her community. She did a remarkable remix incorporating the Seta/Siyaya Learner Choir and the Keynote Acapella Group as well as the children of Despatch and St. Elizabeth’s primary schools and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network-supported 7 Fountains.

Drake's not going to let his Canadian citizenship keep him out of the White House.

Drake

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO

The Toronto rapper and former "Degrassi" star says he'd be interested in returning to his acting roots to portray U.S. President Barack Obama in a future biopic.

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him," the 23-year-old told Paper Magazine.
"Anytime I see him on TV, I don't change the channel. I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice.
"If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions.... I'm not in the study mode because nobody's called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I'm not scrambling to learn how to speak like him."

Drake released his long-awaited debut LP, "Thank Me Later," in June.

It's already been certified platinum in Canada and gold in the U.S.

In addition to his recurring role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation," Drake has appeared on "Being Erica" and "The Border."

Angus MacKay

Angus MacKay

On June 15, 2010, the Canadian Music Industry lost one of the “the good guys” with the death of Angus MacKay.

Angus MacKay, born and raised in the Toronto area, spent the last three decades creating, developing, and managing not less than four different record labels.

Angus is probably best known as the founding partner in Ready Records, alongside Andy Crosbie. Back in the 1980’s the duo brought Canadians such artists as The Spoons, Blue Peter, The Demics, Santers, and The Extras. As well, Ready also became a brief home for the likes of Teenage Head, The Guess Who, as well as the first ever all Canadian cast recording of Anne of Green Gables.

Angus Mackay was also a founding partner in Kids Records which released, amongst many loved children’s acts, the very first recorded performances of Canada’s number one selling author of all time, Robert Munsch.

At the other end of the musical spectrum, Angus helped launch Fringe Product which gave Canada the works of such hard core punk acts as The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and Husker Du.

More recently, in 2007, Angus Mackay joined forces with industry veterans Larry Macrae and Jeff Rogers, as well as reuniting with Andy Crosbie, to bring forth the indie label Sparks Music.

A talented musician himself, Mackay began performing at a very young age and in his teenage years toured Canada extensively in the R&B band, Northern Dancer.

Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and composer of "I Fall To Pieces," "Make The World Go Away" and numerous other classics — passed away Thursday morning in his Hendersonville home. He was 74.

"Last night, Jamey Johnson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Buddy Cannon dropped by to sing songs with Hank," Cochran's publicist said in a release, "and this morning the legendary songwriter was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away at his Hendersonville, Tennessee home."
Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame in 1974. He was honored by B.M.I. last year for a body of work that also includes "Ocean Front Property," "Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me" and "The Chair."

A private memorial for family as well as a public service are currently being planned. In a statement, the Cochran family requests that those wishing to honor Cochran make donations to the www.nashvillesongwritershalloffamfoundation.com.

Omega Crom - Add More Summer Shred Tour Dates & Release New Free Single - "The Passing of Azazel" For Fans

Omega Crom

Kicking of their Summer Shred Tour on July 23rd, Vancouver Metal Ripper's Omega Crom have announced additonal tour dates in Coaldale, AB, Montreal, QC and Canmore, AB. In celebration of their tour, Omega Crom are releasing their second single off their debut Blood, Steel & Fire for metal fans everywhere. To check out the single "The Passing of Azazel" please visit the Reversed Records website at the following link - http://reversedrecords.com/news.html

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Facebook Event - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123714701000382&ref=ts
July 23 - Pogue Mahone, Kamloops BC w/ Kobra and the Lotus
July 24 - The Branding Iron, Armstrong BC
July 25 - Third, Prince George, BC (all ages)
July 26 - Better Than Freds, Grand Prairie, AB
July 29 - The Taphouse, St. Albert, AB
July 30 - The Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB
July 31 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, AB
August 1 - The Vent, Coaldale, AB
August 2 - Filthy McNasty’s (Metal Monday’s), Edmonton, AB
August 5 - Parthenon Pizza, Brandon, MB
August 6 - The Zoo, Winnipeg, MB
August 7 - Black Pirates, Thunder Bay, ON – Zombie Walk Fest
August 9 - Serbian Center, Sudbury, ON
August 10 - Moon Over Marin, London, ON
August 12 - The Coach and Horses, Windsor, ON
August 13 - Siesta Nouveaux, Toronto, ON
August 14 - Piranha Bar - Montreal, QC
August 15 - Bar Le Magog, Sherbrooke, QC
August 16 - Cafe Chaos, Montreal, QC
August 18 - Kilroys, Thunder Bay, ON - Murder Fest
August 19 - Rideout Community Club - Kenora, ON
August 20 - The North Hill Inn, Brandon, MB
August 26 - The Drake, Canmore, AB

4th Annual Hollyrood Country Jamboree

TERRY SUMSION

Submitted by: RB Renegade, Singer, Songwriter & Radio Host

The 4th annual Hollyrood Country Jamboree (Corbyville, Ontario) was a great success that resulted in a $2000 contribution to Camp Trillium. Camp Trillium operates two sites in Ontario. Oddfellow and Rebekah Island, formerly Garratt ’s Island (since 1989), near Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton, and Rainbow Lake (since 1997) in Waterford. Camp Trillium also travels to ten different Ontario cities, operating Day Camp programs in the summer.

The three-day program featured outstanding talent with a feature performance on Saturday night by Prairie Oyster. I personally had the privilege of being backstage on July 4th for the final day’s events. Leading the way for Sunday’s program was MADISON KOZAK. Madison hails from Lindsay, Ontario and as a young girl (13) her command of the stage is that of someone much older. She is backed by a solid band, including backup vocals by her dad Larry Kozak. She presents a wide-array of selections including traditional and contemporary classics with some of her self-penned songs thrown in for good measure. Upon completion of her performance at Hollyrood, she was heading to Toronto to board a plane for Nashville for a meeting with management group that currently works with Taylor Swift!!

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