"I want to tell everyone who reads this text that I thank you for being in my life and travelling on my train."
"Look, I know trade negotiators aren't in the business of ranking the intangibles of life. But wouldn't it be nice if we could consider the plight of our cultural ambassadors alongside our IT guys and hewers of softwood lumber?"
Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC wasn't always the perfect singer and the toast of Music City. In fact, in her backyard in early days she was a force to reckon with, and some of the forces she had to reckon with weren't warm to her punked-up hillbilly persona. Ross Perlmutter explains.
The former Toronto Sun columnist muses on the jeopardy of being a scriptwriter for Canadian awards shows, and he has plenty of experience at it.
Someone with a warped sense of humour wrote asking if there is an opening for an internship at FYI. The request on any other day would seem almost normal, but this one was so over-the-top silly we just had to publish it. And it goes without saying, it's completely bogus.
This year's Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award-winner's acceptance speech was both inspirational and a game-changing moment for women in music. Her words and the arc of her career earned her a heartfelt standing ovation from everyone in the audience Saturday night.
The claim that this is a data breach is completely false. Aleksandr Kogan requested and gained access to information from users who chose to sign up to his app, and everyone involved gave their consent.
"(Songs are) like rabbits; if it’s coming out of a hole, you’re not gonna stand there with a gun. The rabbit will see you and go back down the hole. So you put the gun down, go and sit over there behind a rock, and wait for this song rabbit to come out of the hole. Start sniffing around. And you start sniffing around too..."
...There is an undeniable uniformity among most of the acts receiving a significant industry co-sign – trap-leaning, downtempo, lyrically repetitive male artists, writing songs primarily about the pursuit of wealth, power and the objectification of women.
The times they are a changing and oldsters are out of sync with the world today and how music finds an audience in these modern times.
What does it mean to find your voice? How do you do it? And what happens when you do?