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Fri
24
Feb
Larry Wanagas

How Do You Get A Venue To Pay More For Your Act?

With almost 40 years experience as a manager, Larry Wanagas has spotted and developed his fair share of unpolished gems, including kd lang, Colin James, Moe Berg and The Trews...

Thu
23
Feb
You Can Click But You Can't Hide by Thomas Hawk

US Lobbying Group Fakes Accusations Against Canada

The International Intellectual Property Alliance is really nothing more than a Mickey Mouse affair that uses a cattle prod to push for advantages using the US government as its bully boy, but Canada is tired of the BS and is scorning its bellicose flatulence...

Wed
22
Feb

Tom Petty Reflects On A Glorious Career

"I got into Rock and Roll at age ten. I was collecting records — Rock and Roll records. Not rock; this was Rock and Roll. The roll designates a swing — there’s a swing in the roll. It’s a music that was created by black people, given its name by a white DJ named Alan Freed, along with Sam Phillips; in music, they saw it as a conspiracy to get black music on white popular radio. And when Sam found Elvis he called Alan and said, “We’re ready to roll..."

Tue
21
Feb

A White Man Explains Beyoncé and The Grammy Loss

There has never been a more obvious snub in Grammy history for album of the year than awarding Adele’s 25 over Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Hear me out. I’m not part of Beyoncé’s so-called “Beyhive” and I’m not about to whine...

Mon
20
Feb

A Conversation With ... Bruce Cassidy

The acclaimed trumpeter/composer/bandleader has been a member of Lighthouse, the Boss Brass, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and can look back upon a fascinating career that includes two decades of work in South Africa.

Mon
20
Feb

When Radio Was Whiter Than Fifty Shades Of Pale

Not so far back the Canadian radio broadcasters were governed by a dizzying set of rules about what could or couldn't be said, played or inferred over the public airwaves. More than a few of the owner dictates bordered on idiocy, but the boss is the boss--right?

Fri
17
Feb
Midnight Oil aboard the Mari Nawi for a global reunion tour announcement press conference. Pic Jenny Evans

Midnight Oil Regroups To Take On America

Peter Garrett on his band's global tour: 'There's no way we won't say what we think.'

Wed
15
Feb

The Case For Cultural Subsidies To Sell 'Diversity'

The argument to continue subsidizing Canadian cultural endeavor persists, but has anyone stopped to ask, 'What is Canadian culture in a multi-ethnic society?'  ACTRA is ringside, making the argument that Canadians need juice to compete against US corporate titans--but do taxpayers care anymore?

Tue
14
Feb

6 Tips For A Successful Album Launch

Your band is your business, and like any successful business, you need to create a plan for your album launch.

Tue
14
Feb
Adele celebrating at this year's Grammy Awards

Adele's Ode To 'Bey'

Whether the Grammy Awards have become "cultural embarrassing," as Jimmy Fallon put it post-show, is debatable; what's not is Adele's on-stage gush about Beyoncé following the announcement that her album, 25, had beat out Bey's Lemonade--a work some have called a celebration of black female spiritualism.

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