Opinion

Opinion

Kaytranada sets up while SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste addresses the audience at the 2017 Canada @ The Grammys party, co-presented by SOCAN in LA.
January 3, 2018
by External Source

Cities that want to attract diverse, thriving populations should look at creative musical culture in new ways and take steps to create conditions for live music to continue and thrive.

November 10, 2017
by External Source

We’d congregate in the fall on the driveway, rakes in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for raking leaves. And then, in the winter, shovels in hand, and commiserate in our utter disdain for shovelling show.

October 11, 2017
by David Farrell

In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track.  Here’s what we have received so far.

October 2, 2017
by External Source

It's a deal that sniffs of favouritism to a foreign corporation and necessarily earns the enmity of powerful Canadian media companies.

Another one bites the dust
August 13, 2017
by Susan Daley

The oft overlooked tragic consequence that comes with company buyouts.

Michael Perlmutter looking into the future
May 31, 2017
by Kim Hughes

Money, songs, and music supervisors...

Field Trip Toronto music festival
May 1, 2017
by Bill King

As the weather warms, music festival activity across the country simultaneously picks up. Here's a guide to some of the highlights.

April 7, 2017
by External Source

Media today is populated with sad news recounting stories about victims and injustices.

April 6, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Over the past decade, Rae Spoon has built a stellar reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative singer/songwriters, while at the same time emerging as a role model for LGBTQ artists.

April 4, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Since releasing their debut EP, Waking, almost a year ago, The Kents have been building on their early promise as one of Canada’s best young guitar-based bands.

April 3, 2017
by Bill King

I’d only been in Canada a few weeks and recuperating from an emergency appendix removal when I meet Harry Hinde. To this day, I can’t pinpoint the exact time and place other than Harry dropped by and listened to a batch of songs I had written.

March 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Hamilton hard rock outfit Sumo Cyco is adept at many things, but subtlety isn’t one of them.