Features

Gordon Burnett
May 21, 2015
by David Farrell

David Farrell looks at unsung CHOW legend Gordon Burnett and examines the way in which we sometimes pass over the memories of those most worth remembering.

Ted Woloshyn and Dave Marsden
May 19, 2015
by Bill King

Bill King snags a conversation with Roger King, the man behind the DJ documentary, I Am What I Play.

American Idol cast
May 19, 2015
by Bill King

Bill King writes from the heart about Simon Cowell's multi-million dollar reality show that made much ado about not much at all and now finds itself in the final stages of coming to an inglorious end.

Kiesza at the CRMAs
May 11, 2015
by Bill King

Award shows — such as the Canadian Radio Music Awards (CRMAs) — play an important role in showing respect to the artists and team of people behind them. Getting one’s name out front to an audience in a crowded market is near impossible these days, so why not pause and reach out?

Kevin Walters
May 11, 2015
by David Farrell

Once in awhile it becomes exceedingly clear why being an artist is so important. It’s easy to forget when you are forced to face the reality that maybe you aren’t saving the world one person at a time as doctors and firemen do. It raises the question “are musicians truly lifesavers?”

CMW Social Music Summit
May 8, 2015
by John Crossingham

CMW held its Social Music Summit and Music Conference at a crowded Sheraton Centre this Thursday. The healthy attendance at its social and digital-themed panels — by a solid cross-section of musicians, media, and business reps — indicated that an acceptance of the Internet’s role in music is finally well established. 

Bryan Adams
May 8, 2015
by David Farrell

It is day one at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel for the start of the 2015 CMW conference. I am at the registration booth on the concourse level sometime after 8 a.m. Thursday and the line-up is short. My particulars are in order and it’s off to the hotel lobby lounge for a coffee, armed with the ‘official program’, and ready to peruse the agenda and set up my schedule for the day.

Michael Geist
May 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Why tech critic Michael Geist's take on copyrights is misguided.

Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster
May 4, 2015
by Bill King

Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire speaks with Bill King about her new LP with husband Donnell Leahy, life in Ontario, and how she fits into her storied lineage.

Don Shafer
April 30, 2015
by Bill King

On the eve of his induction into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame, we look back and look forward with the founding of his new Roundhouse Radio project.

Yoan Garneau
April 28, 2015
by David Farrell

It's like a bad marriage kept going for convenience sake with conversation kept to the bare minimum between the parties involved.

The Cowboy Junkies
April 27, 2015
by Bill King

Ahead of their induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, we speak to the alt-country icons who turned wistful melancholy and a superlative Lou Reed cover into an enduring career.