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April 10, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The music industry veteran and co-founder of the not-for-profit CMI talks about the expansion of its mentorship services online and the impact of the pandemic on the org and the music industry in general.

Tom Jackson picture provided
April 10, 2020
by Bill King

It's not often I've engaged in philosophical exchanges during the era of Trump.

The Trews via Instagram account
April 9, 2020
by External Source

Canadian rock band The Trews, all safely self-isolating “during this strange and unusual time,” released an at-home music video a week ahead of the

April 8, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed Indigenous singer/songwriter is a Juno Awards nominee this year. From her place of self-isolation, she has launched a Live From My Living Room series that has attracted big-name guests and plenty of attention. Learn more about it here.

April 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

One half of the Ottawa-based alt-rock/electronic duo, he is also a Head and Neck (ENT) surgeon in the frontlines of the Coronavirus crisis. Here he offers a unique perspective on the pandemic, and the effect it is having on the group’s career.

Orin Isaacs   Photo: Bill King
April 3, 2020
by Bill King

During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto male  artists and biz players are compelling. Pictured: Orin Isaacs

April 1, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Coronavirus pandemic forced the acclaimed world music combo to cancel a major US tour. Here its leader reflects on the damaging economic fallout, while remaining positive about the ways SoS can connect with its fans and the creative opportunities offered during “this time that the earth stood still.”

March 29, 2020
by External Source

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

iSplash photo credit: Sebastian Irvine
March 27, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The Unison Benevolent Fund, an emergency relief charity that provides both financial and counselling services to members of the Canadian music indu

Photo: Jessica Fern Facette
March 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Edmonton folk-rock duo releases a new album Love and Leave You, today. Here the male half of the couple discusses its creation, artistic evolution, a love of Edmonton, the challenge of self-isolation, and PSA rap videos about that subject.