On May 13, the biggest prize for Canadian music videos will be handed out in Toronto. We are profiling some of the Top 20 nominees before the big night, including this clip from one of Quebec's brightest young stars. Slaight Music is Patron Sponsor for the Prism Prize.
Charlotte Cardin (pictured) evolves as a songwriter, Robert Christgau offers listening advice, and the Very Prairie music summit boosts local talent. Also in the headlines are The Barr Brothers, Tom Wilson, Greg Couillard, Spotify, Excello Records, Mark Zuckerberg, Led Zeppelin, Shania Twain, and Bruce Springsteen.
The Montreal chanteuse has been grabbing international attention, and this new single and video will continue her momentum. It's a slow-tempo gentle grabber, directed to an object of her lustful attention, and the sensual video complements it effectively.
Charlotte Cardin, Brett Kissel, Allie X and Scott Helman earned strong radio support nationwide last week. No small feat given they were up against new trax from Backstreet Boys, Sam Hunt and Christina Aguilera.
Those featured in today's roundup include Michael Jackson, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Hillside Festival, The Georgia Straight, Charlotte Cardin, New Order, Bruce Cockburn, David Myles, Dan Wilson, and LA session musicians.
Noteworthy headlines from across Canada and around the globe.
Many of Canada's best emerging songwriters are in the running for the lucrative and prestigious Prize, one to be determined by public online and social media voting. There is both an English and French Prize.