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June 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous roots-rock band from Attawapiskat is releasing an expanded version of its debut album, James Bay. Its leader explains why here and discusses the relevance of its material, his songwriting, and the challenges faced by his community.

June 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Formerly with indie-rock faves bands Novillero and Duotang, he talks about his new project, a love of Peter Sellers, and future plans.

June 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

As the live music industry continues to adapt to pandemic restrictions, Rob Cyrynowski, president of Livestar Entertainment Canada, recently announ

June 18, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Edmonton-born Mallory Chipman has already made her mark on the jazz scene, with two critically acclaimed solo albums showcasing her dynamic voice.

June 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The founder of the Polaris Music Prize assumed the role of Senior Director of CBC Music back in January, prior to the pandemic. Here he explains how the national broadcaster is adjusting to the new reality and its ongoing pledge for the support of Canadian music.

June 11, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Much like her full-on approach to music, Toronto blues-rocker Melanie?

June 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Executive Director of Canada’s leading music education charity explains the launch of MusiCounts Learn, a program that encourages students to continue their music education at home.

May 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The rootsy Albertan troubadour is not able to tour new album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway yet, but is staying creative in quarantine. Here he reflects upon that, the record, fatherhood, and his storytelling videos.

May 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto pop/R&B artist knows about self-isolation, a result of his past experience in rehab conquering his addictions. Those feelings are shared on a new track, and here he talks about that, his physically distanced concerts for residents of local retirement homes, and an upcoming Canadian Music Therapy Fund event.

May 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The acoustic troubadour releases a new album today, but the pandemic has forced changes in her plans to promote it. She discusses the record and her reaction to self-isolation here.

Photo: Lizzie Steimer
May 20, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Gold-selling pop artist Derik Baker wrote his current single betterman as a message for self-improvement and spreading kindness within your community. He has created the BetterManChallenge to fundraise for Red Cross covid-19 Relief Efforts, and he discusses that project here, along with his views on the effect the pandemic will have on him and his fellow musicians.

May 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

After a break from the biz, the rootsy Edmonton troubadour has returned to the fray with two recent and much-praised albums. Here he reflects upon the latest, Drifters, as well as self-isolation, the absence of concerts, and how a future music industry may look.