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See the first teaser trailer for the 24th James Bond adventure SPECTRE. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista and Andrew Scott, and Directed By Sam Mendes.

Kayak in Calgary, AB has an opening for a Marketing Coordinator.

Bloomberg News seeks an outstanding, seasoned deputy team leader in New York to edit and develop stories about telecommunications and media.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google +, Snapchat… Does reading this list send tingles down your spine? Do you love creating and publishing content so much you think you should be the editor and chief of some foodie, fashion, music or tech magazine? Do you believe that social media can be one of the best channels to make amazing brand building and customer service strides? And finally do you love the idea of working on a global brand that loves music, is going to space and treats it’s customers (aka Members) like they are superstars? Then it’s time to join Virgin Mobile as their social media guy/gal.

United Way of Calgary and Area is looking for a full-time Media & Communications Advisor to join the Marketing, Media, Communications team within United Way of Calgary and Area.

National Capital Commission – Public and Corporate Affairs Branch in Ottawa has an opening for a Director, Strategic Media.

HBC is currently seeking a Social Media Director for Hudson’s Bay. This person is an expert in social media with a strong understanding of how to attract and communicate with consumers while driving revenue. The incumbent also has experience in other digital marketing channels, is an exceptional strategist, leader and communicator.

Transat in Montreal has an opening for a Marketing Coordinator, Social Media whose primary mandate will be to develop and animate Transat’s web communities, brands and products, and coordinate editorial content calendars.

The New Democratic Party of Canada requires a Communications Officer to support communications, fundraising and outreach efforts on social media channels. Under the supervision of the Digital Director, the Communications Officer will assist in the development of high quality, original English and French language social media products for the Leader and Party.

What is it like to be a Social Media Editor at Luxury Retreats? You will be part of an outstanding, dynamic marketing team focused on leveraging an industry leading luxury travel brand. Using your knack for social media, you will ensure Luxury Retreats has a strong online presence on all social media platforms!

The City of Mississauga has an opening for a Senior Communication Advisor. Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special!! You will be part for a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated people that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

Bell Media is looking for a dynamic and collaborative individual to operate as our Director of Acquisitions and Program Strategy for Bell Media. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Specialty and Pay and the Senior Vice President of Programming, CTV Networks, the successful candidate will support the acquisition strategy of programming for all Bell Media’s English language entertainment platforms.

The Vancouver Writers Fest is one of North America’s premier literary events, and they’re seeking an Executive Director.

Travel trade publication with 40 years in the business is looking for a bright multi-media journalist to cover travel industry news from their office in Toronto.

Corus Radio Barrie/Collingwood has an exciting opportunity for a Creative Writer/Editor. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and producing dynamic advertising campaigns and station imaging that catches their listener’s attention.

Corus Entertainment has an exciting full time opportunity for a Human Resources Advisor at our Corus Quay, Toronto location. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources, Employee Relations the successful candidate will be responsible for providing employee relations support and executing on various human resources projects, programs, and procedures.

News Talk 770 has an exciting opportunity for an 8 month term Talk Show Content Producer in their Calgary location.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. Currently an employment opportunity exists in their Integrated Communications department for a full-time Senior Integrated Communications Specialist.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir seeks an experienced and detail-oriented Operations Coordinator to provide production and logistics leadership for the organization.

University of Toronto Press has an opening for a Circulation Assistant.

Are you interested in fonts? Have a keen eye for text hierarchies and simple branding solutions? Do you have experience in magazines? The Dance Current is looking for a skilled designer to take the reins of their regular print production and to start them on a new course with a simple brand refresh while maintaining the overall identity.

Taylor Publishing Group, the publisher of a range of outdoor enthusiast magazines, is seeking a full-time assistant editor for its office in Oakville, Ontario.

Mechanical Business is currently looking for a talented, energetic editor who is able to understand technical topics and turn them into accurate and compelling articles. Hitting deadline, with meticulous attention to detail, is a must.

altisHR is currently seeking a Bilingual Marketing Specialist (French and English) for an international retail company located in the Markham area. The right candidate for this position will have a general knowledge of marketing and graphic design as well as an excellent attitude to work effectively with the other members of the team.

Are you a coding superstar who wants to take incredible stories and make them come to life on the web? Want to drive digital improvements and innovations for Canada’s premier magazine and media brands? Rogers is looking for someone with technical know-how and excellent communication skills.

Daytime sports TV is about to get a makeover. The Tim and Sid Show is looking for a Producer who will have the opportunity to shape the creation of an exciting new live sports program from the ground up.

Metroland Media has an opening for someone to work with the Wheels.ca product experience team. You will get experience in assisting in content creation, content auditing, SEO optimizing, and leveraging consumer insights to improve overall site performance metrics.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is looking for an enthusiastic, goal oriented individual with strong communication and organizational skills.

Fifth Story in Toronto is looking for a Freelance Video Editor/Motion Grahics Designer on a project by project basis.

VICE Media is seeking an Equipment Manager who will maintain and ensure the effective service delivery and response of the equipment department.

The Ontarion Independent Student Newspaper is now hiring contract positions for May 2015 – April 2016 Production Staff. Applications are due Thursday, April 2nd at 4pm to the Hiring Committee.

Nielsen currently have an opening for a full-time Associate Manager in their Toronto office to provide advice and strategic support to clients in matters of market research based on experience in one or more sectors.

Lombardi Media Corporation, one of the largest consumer information publishers in North America, is looking for a professional Media Buyer to coordinate our online media buying.

KiSS 105.3 Sudbury has a rare opening for a talented, energetic on-air performer to join their morning team and be a key member of the KiSS Ontario North Music Programming team.

Lombardi Media Corporation is looking for marketing professionals to manage all aspects of their direct marketing campaigns for two divisions: the financial newsletter division or their natural health division.

Vancouver’s Kit and Ace is looking for a Head of Internal PR who will transform what PR is and how it is delivered. Reporting to the Head of Brand, you will set the overall PR strategy, including goal setting, establishing PR campaigns, working with commercial teams, guiding our social media team on all PR-related initiatives and build out a global PR team with personal in each country.

Medisca in Montreal has an opening for a Copywriter whose primary purpose is to create, develop, write and edit marketing content for corporate, instructional and promotional communication.

Metroland in Hamilton, ON has an opening for a Digital Content Editor.

Edmonton’s CISN Country 103.9 has an exciting opportunity and is searching for an engaging personality to be part of this amazing brand.

Maclean’s is looking for an Associate Photo Editor to join their award winning Art Department. The winning candidate will have a strong visual sense, and the ability to conceptualize and communicate visual ideas. S/he will work well on a tight timeline and have a broad knowledge of Canadian news and contemporary photo and video journalism.

CKNW has an exciting opportunity for a Reporter/News at their Vancouver location. Reporting to the News Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for weekend beat reporting responsibilities, with the possibility of weekday fill in, as needed.

Rogers’ Sports Department in Toronto is looking for an Associate Producer, Branded and Original Content is responsible for advancing the story, entertaining and exciting the viewer with strong research and writing ability.

Excited for a new opportunity? Toronto Star is currently seeking a talented Digital Producer to position their digital platforms (desktop, mobile, tablet, social) as the dominant Canadian source of news and information.

Taste of Life Magazine in Toronto has an opening for a Senior Editor.

Celero is a leading provider of IT solutions to financial institutions across Canada, and they are seeking a Communications Specialist (Calgary, Regina or Winnipeg).

GameTV in Toronto has an opening for an On-Air Promo Producer to oversee all aspects of producing movie promos for GameTV.

Bell Media Radio Brandon, MB has an opening for a Morning Show Host.

THE LAVIN AGENCY is a speakers bureau that exclusively represents authors, scientists, social entrepreneurs, and other extraordinary public figures whose work inspires ideas and dialogue that make the world a better place. They are currently hiring for an Events Coordinator for their downtown Toronto head office.

The Gladstone Hotel is not only the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto, it’s also one of Canada’s favorite Art Boutique Hotels. They are looking for a Director of Exhibitions & Special Events.

The Theatre Centre in Toronto is currently seeking an Assistant Facilities Trainee to help them manage their new space.

Ontario Culture Days is hiring. In collaboration with a Development Consultant and the Executive Director, the Fundraising Associate will work to increase the organization’s financial resources and secure a more diverse funding portfolio to further the strategic goals and support the rapid growth and expansion of the organization.

The Literary Review of Canada (LRC) is now inviting applications for a magazine assistant.

HOME Music Company, an independent record label and Marked Music (MMI), a music management company respectively, is looking to hire an Executive Assistant providing administrative and clerical support on a day-to-day basis and will handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks.

Google’s line of products and services to their clients never stops growing. The Partnerships Development team is responsible for seeking and exploring new opportunities with Google’s partners. Now they’re hiring a Music Business Development Manager, Google Play.

HarperCollins Canada is looking for a dynamic individual to handle publicity campaigns. The successful candidate will have an outgoing personality, be able to work independently as well as in a team environment and have a thorough understanding of the Canadian bookselling and media landscapes.

This is an opportunity to play a key role in Twitter’s growth in Canada. As the leader of the communications function in Canada, you will be responsible for Twitter’s public relations and social media strategy and execution in a way that is consistent and complementary to Twitter’s global brand. It will be a big, exciting and busy job. You will work closely with their local team in Canada as well as their regional communications head, and the global communications team based in San Francisco.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Group in Toronto has an opening for a Manager, Publicity & Promotions, Theatrical – 14 Month Contract.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Group in Toronto is looking for a Manager, Market Planning for their Theatrical Department.

Metalworks Institute was born from Metalworks Studios, originally the management hub and creative space for legendary Canadian Supergroup Triumph. They are looking for a Content Producer who will produce high quality video and motion graphics to support online courses for the music and entertainment industry.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the contract position of Communications Manager, Festival.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the full-time position of Receptionist.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is accepting applications for the contract position of Manager, Industry Programming.

TIFF, a vibrant not-for-profit arts organization, is hiring for the contract position of Submissions Assistant, Programme Services.

Do you love hit music? Do you know everything about Sam Smith and Taylor Swift? Is your schedule flexible? Do you love social media? Are you good at it? Do you want to talk for more than 7 seconds at a time? Do you want to dominate weekends in the best city in Canada? Are you reading this out loud right now? Ok, even if you aren’t reading this out loud.. but answered yes to aforementioned – then Sonic 104.9 in Vancouver wants to talk to you!

CHYM 96.7, COUNTRY 106.7 and 570 News is seeking a part time promotions assistant to attending station events and sales remotes.

KiSS 103.1 Victoria is looking for a talented, energetic on-air performer to join our team in the midday time slot.

Sportsnet in Toronto has an opening for a Senior Producer whose daily function is to oversee, influence and impact their Sportsnet Central News shows.

Rogers Radio is seeking a Program Director to manage the Country/CHYM Radio Stations in Kitchener.

CTV Edmonton is looking for their next Writer/Producer.

Rogers Communications in Toronto has an opening for a Director, Digital Insights & Cross-Platform Research and Measurement, leading a team of digital analytics professionals that leverages data and insights to evolve Rogers multi-platform audience engagement strategy.

Zoomer in Toronto is accepting resumes for their new Assistant Online Content Editor responsible for writing, editing, publishing and updating digital content for TV websites, associated microsites and social media campaigns.

Pelmorex Media Inc. blends science, technology and creativity to produce leading multi-platform weather and weather-related information services, and they’re looking for a Camera Operator.

Virgin Radio in Edmonton is looking for their next Morning Show Hosts.

Fredericton’s Capital FM station is looking for their next morning show superstar!

CTV Winnipeg has an opening for a Reporter to work in their Newsroom as a general assignment reporter.

CTV News is looking for an experienced online news journalist. Candidates must have experience with breaking news, copy editing, running online lineups, using Content Management Systems, creating online maps and interactives.

680News is seeking a Part-Time Audio Editor.

Today’s Best Country, Country 101.1 Ottawa, is looking for their next Morning Show. This is a dream gig in a dream City for Country fans and frankly, you’ll need to be one.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Group in Toronto is looking for an Administrative Assistant.


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I love playing “What If?” in my mind.  What if Paul McCartney really did die back in 1966, and all those clues on The Beatles’ album covers weren’t clues, but admissions? What if Stan Gets never had a drug and alcohol dependency? And what if a 1969 collaboration between Miles Davis, his phenomenal longtime drummer Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney had actually happened? Davis and Hendrix had already been jamming together in New York, planning to record an album.

Bringing Paul McCartney into it wasn’t that strange – he was always the adventurous one, the artistic member unafraid to go well into different genres past rock.  Davis and Hendrix sent McCartney an impromptu October 21st, 1969 telegram request to record with them in New York: “We are recording an LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.” [Alan Douglass was the ostensible producer.] But, as Rolling Stone explains:

It’s unclear if McCartney was aware of the request….  Beatles aide Peter Brown responded the next day, telling Hendrix and Davis that McCartney was out on vacation and wasn’t expected back for two weeks.




What if, indeed?

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Thanks to her recent doubling up with “Shake” and “Space,” and then “Space” and “Style,” plus four prior weeks with earlier hits, Taylor Swift is among an elite group of acts that have charted multiple songs (two or more) in the Hot 100’s top 10 simultaneously for at least 19 weeks. Here are the acts to do so the most:

41, Usher
38, 50 Cent
27, Akon
25, the Beatles
25, T-Pain
23, Rihanna
22, Ludacris
20, Mariah Carey
19, Taylor Swift
18, Ja Rule
18, Kanye West

Usher leads the list, largely thanks to his monster 2004, when he charted multiple songs in the top 10 for 21 weeks, or nearly half of that year.

Cool to note 17 of the 25 weeks The Beatles had were in 1964. For two of those weeks (April 4 and 11, 1964), they logged a record 5 songs total in the top 10.

Via Billboard

The Jackson 5 in Malibu, 1969

Led by a pre-teen Michael Jackson — who was joined by brothers Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie — the Jackson 5 were young, fresh and full of energy. As Billboard magazine noted, “The five young brothers were the symbol of a new era at Motown.”


Sony Music Entertainment announced that it has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Associates, LLC to acquire the remaining interest in The Orchard, the global independent music, video and film distribution company. The Orchard will continue to operate separately from Sony Music and will be led by its existing executive team.

The deal is aligned with Sony Corp.’s recently announced strategy identifying Sony Music as one of its growth businesses. Sony plans to proactively invest in and implement a variety of measures to promote growth across its entertainment businesses, including music.

The Orchard is focused on providing world-class digital distribution services for content creators including independent labels and filmmakers. It offers clients an end-to-end solution for music and video delivery to hundreds of services and digital storefronts worldwide, as well as efficient and transparent reporting of sales and revenue. The sales, digital marketing and business development offerings also included in The Orchard’s suite of services have helped it outpace the industry in growing revenue for its clients.

Sony Music became the majority investor in The Orchard in March 2012 following the merger of The Orchard with IODA, a Sony Music-owned digital distribution company. At that time, The Orchard became the digital distributor for RED and select catalogues from Sony Music affiliates outside of the U.S.

This investment in The Orchard will allow Sony Music to further enhance its relationships with distribution clients all over the world. It also will allow the companies to work more closely together to drive improvements throughout the digital supply chain and quality of revenue reporting. Sony Music remains committed to operating The Orchard independently with the goal of improving the revenue and profitability of its distribution clients.