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Thu
19
Jan

Pat Silver On The Joy In Being A Musician

Most people think of me as an arts administrator/agent/grant writer/artist manager but at heart, I'm a musician. It pains me when people say "oh, I didn't know that you play" (and it is never said in an unkind way) ...

Wed
18
Jan

No Bollocks About Steve Jones

Life with the Sex Pistols had its glories and its tragic consequences and one of its glories was an indispensable, even classic first album that captured the teen spirit that once was the driving force of rock 'n' roll...

Tue
17
Jan
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Amara Pope Wraps Drake Into A Thesis

Like a lot of 20-somethings, Amara Pope spent a good chunk of 2016 watching Drake music videos. For her, it was research. Unlike most, she wrote a university thesis about him, his early success and ability to connect with multiple communities and places.

Mon
16
Jan

A Conversation With ... Chelsea McBride

This young jazz artist is quickly making a real impact on the Toronto scene as a saxophonist/composer/arranger of formidable talent. Her Socialist Night School big band has just released a new album.
 

Mon
16
Jan

Trump, Two Passports and Martha Wainwright

“We're citizens of the world. It's good to have two passports, that's all I have to say... " The Montréal-based songstress reflects on having options in these dangerous times.

 

Fri
13
Jan

The Weeknd About Writing A Good Song

Bella? Schmella - The Weeknd only needs to hear a great song to get his rocks off.

Thu
12
Jan

Death By Numbers: Some Estates Cash In Better Than Others

...Generally speaking, artists who have an older following do a more lucrative posthumous business because their fans are more likely to purchase an album or song rather than stream the music.

Wed
11
Jan

The Story Of Radio In Canada...Before TV

From its beginnings, broadcasting has caused political and cultural trouble in Canada. A new book takes us back to another era when radio and newspapers were all that we had connecting us, as Robert Fulford explains.

Tue
10
Jan

The Edge About The Joshua Tree's Return

It was a period when there was a lot of unrest. Thatcher was in the throes of trying to put down the miners' strike; there was all kinds of shenanigans going on in Central America. It feels like we're right back there in a way...

Mon
09
Jan

The Economics Of Meet-And-Greets

Canadian songwriter and musician Devin Townsend has made a name for himself by making the outrageous seem, well...almost normal. In a recent interview he offers some spirited words about the economics of being a touring musician and what it takes to do 'meet-and-greets'...

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