Notoriously grumpy Ohio-born singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek has a habit for annoyance and his latest outburst includes a musical ditty called "The Ottawa Blues Fest Is Run By Inbreds" that's set to Cheap Trick’s “Dream Police". Take a listen.
Canada's First Nations' artists are growing in stature as their music finds new audiences in global markets. Willie Thrasher's Spirit Child was originally released through CBC Northern Services, and the song “Silent Inuit” became popular in northern communities. A new reissue builds on that success.
Canadian country star Brett Kissel’s Pick Me Up album debuts at No. 7. It's the Flat Lake, AB singer's first top ten album and coincides with his “Airwaves” single hitting No. 1 on the Country airplay chart and jettisoning Keith Urban's "John Cougar's John Deere, John 3:16" into the next best place.
Canadian Music Week 2016 (CMW) will host the first annual Live Music Industry Awards on the second of the music conference's two-day Live Music Summit at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, on May 7th.
Like many music business Dads, Toronto singer/songwriter Luke Nicholson doesn’t get to spend as much time with his kids as he would like... so he wrote a song for his daughter Maggie before hitting the road.
And the winner is ....Power In The Blood by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Judging by the loud roar (and standing ovation) that greeted this announcement at the 2015 Polaris Music Prize at The Carlu in downtown Toronto last night, the decision of the Polaris grand jury was a popular one.
Media buyers are rooting for the medium and woeful about its current state of inertia. And guess who they blame? Big radio!
Neil Young’s battle against agriculture business titan Monsanto rages on, and the Canadian icon makes that message clear in a new song called “I Won’t Quit,” which he debuted this past Sunday at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago.
It's official, at least according to guitarist Wade MacNeil who made the announcement at Riot Fest in Toronto over the weekend. The fly in the ointment is Dallas Green, City and Colour and the release of C&C's new album...
Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power In the Blood was declared the Canadian Album of the Year at the 2015 Polaris Music Awards at The Carlu in Toronto last night.
For the second time this year, Drake is making headlines for releasing a full album without any advance warning...and it’s already on track to be one of the biggest records of the year.