One of the hottest tickets at the annual Canadian Music Week shindig is the Canadian Radio Music Awards and this year's slate of contenders and performers is announced. If you haven't registered yet, get that credit card out now and get ready to rock with a roomful of broadcasters with a lot on their plates.
Its Name Gave The Hard Rock A Bad Rap
Although iconic, the Hard Rock can't sustain nostalgia as a business any longer.
Some of us are enthralled seeing a signed guitar from a rock legend and will go and eat and drink at a place that features that sort of thing but today's music is throw away or so far from rock that those who listen to it would never darken a Hard Rock cafe because it's 'not their thing'.
Just look at the ridiculousness around Notorious B.I.G., a criminal turned gangsta rapper who was murdered, inexplicably had a banner raised at Barclays Center, seriously??
That is the type of nostalgia that is hip today, not rock legends.
If the Hard Rock had a shine for Tupac or a signed DJ board & mouse ears from Deadmau5 then maybe they would attract a new audience.
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