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Submitted by Sandy Graham How does an act from Sweden take a chance and go to a Live at Heart Festival on a Peninsula named Burin in Canada’s Newfoundland, write a song and end up on the Swedish Independent Music Chart 10 weeks in a row in a # 1 position, thanks to the fans (who are now friends) that they met there? This is what Bara Jonson and Free did. “We rented a car, drove through torrential rain, landed in the middle of nowhere at the Marystown Hotel and suddenly you feel like you came ‘home’? There is no explaining it, but that is what happened to us.” So they went back to Sweden and immediately wrote “Hello Newfoundland” and their newly found friends embraced it. The release of the video included all of the amazing people who forged the road to these lifetime memories and also featured Tale The Rapper. Watch ‘Hello Newfoundland’ here: https://youtu.be/Lg1FiA8jCZM So next up this creative and talented team tackled producing a video for an existing song, “Fairytale Me”. Why the name ‘Fairytale Me’? “We were looking for a specific expression that defined the situation in the song when we realized that, as far we could find, there was none. So we had to make one up ourselves; “fairytale me” ... or more specifically... “don’t fairytale me” in the meaning of: “don’t put me in a fairytale. This would fall into the same “family” of expressions as “don’t judge me” or “walk a mile in my shoes”, but in the sense of painting a too pretty picture on how someone’s life is, without really knowing all the facts. Sometimes a glamorous façade conceals a tragedy.” “This story is about a woman who, from the outside looking in, seemed to have it all; a beautiful home, a happy family and a successful life.” Bara Jonson and FreeFun facts: Bara Jonson and Free named the book in the video: Synergy – The stories as if all our songs from Synergy – The Album are in there.  Cashbox asked about the making of Fairytale Me. “ We did almost everything ourselves. Two months of hard work... mostly because we, as independent musicians, don’t have anyone who make it for us... we have no choice but to do it ourselves, learn different software tools to create our visions. With a fool’s stubbornness, “ they laughingly said, “and with the help of some instruction videos on YouTube, we actually found the way to make it work. We think that the storybook...

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He’s never been one to chill too far back and once the call was made to revive Headstones, guiding light Hugh Dillon has...

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Sir Ringo Starr announced tour plans for 2019 with his All Starr Band, featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg...

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All this started with yet another one of the artists I manage who complained how hard it is to get fans.Or rather get them to stay and follow them.

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The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) applauds the Federal Government for its bold new investment of $20 million...

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It’s that time of year again when The Country Music Association announces its inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 includes,...

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The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) applauds the Federal Government for its bold new investment of $20 million over two years towards the Canada Music Fund (CMF) in this year’s Federal budget.

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Hal Blaine, the drummer for The Wrecking Crew, has passed away at the age of 90. Blaine was one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the music industry, having played on an estimated 35,000 sessions, 6,000 singles and on 40 number 1 hits...

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He’s never been one to chill too far back and once the call was made to revive Headstones, guiding light Hugh Dillon has been busy getting it done. Following on the heels of their successful album Little Army...

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Sir Ringo Starr announced tour plans for 2019 with his All Starr Band, featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alum Hamish Stuart.

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All this started with yet another one of the artists I manage who complained how hard it is to get fans.Or rather get them to stay and follow them.

My answer was that I could start a blog and be the old grumpy man I am and still get readers and...

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With more than 25 chart-topping singles in Canada, The Respectables return with a brand new album 'The Power of Rock and Roll', produced by none other than the iconic Rolling Stones’ 30 years long member and...

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“And all the bars were filled to the rafters with tales of narrowly averted disasters and the whiskey was flowing... Like never before”... - Ani...

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A little background... the rock musical for me started in Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where we all played music, trying to live up to the lyrics of Juke Box Hero long before it was written -that was the magic of Foreigner.

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