Canada’s rap king Kardinal Offishall has himself another “Winner” hit, The Launch’s Logan Staats’ “The Lucky Ones” makes the cut, as do Ria Mae and The Road Hammers in this week’s survey of new music on national radio.
The international movement to push back against the Google/Facebook duopoly stems from a belated realization that, in the border-blurring digital era, old culture laws too often inadvertently imperil domestic media and the stories they tell. The playing field is perversely tilted.
Montreal-based nine-piece soul-pop band Busty and the Bass is using its newfound clout to launch an on-the-ground, in-the-schools’ music education initiative.
Considered the highest selling Canadian country band ever, they keep the hammer down on their current album, The Squeeze. Jason McCoy and Clayton Bellamy reflect on the project's unanticipated success in this interview.
"The one thing I’m happy with is there are no lyrical changes. I listen to it, sing it, and yes; I did it right...
The Toronto songstress broadens her musical focus on a self-titled sophomore album while finding a way to create her own deeply personal narrative.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.
Having succeeded in the music industry at HMV and BMG, the indefatigable team leader turned his attention to a cause that was close to his heart. Along the way, he helped raise a king's ransom.
These five Saskatchewan siblings were raised on farming, hockey and music. The latter is now their focus, as J.J. and Ty Hunter explain in this interview.
The past few months I’ve had the privilege to speak with Brett Kissel, Johnny Reid, Kristian Bush, Jason McCoy and now, Gord Bamford. Damn, these men are so nice and confident and concerned about their careers and audience. It addresses the fact that country music is still the “people’s” music. Enjoy.
Still fondly remembered as the frontman of '80s power pop trio The Jitters, Packham has branched out as a radio host, songwriting instructor and composer for film and TV. Last year he upped his game by releasing a solo album, his first solo in 13 years, and this Saturday he relives his past with a Jitters reunion. Jason Schneider catches up with the less than jittery creator for a talk about this, that and the other.
Kesha makes a declaration that she's a woman fighter who ain't gonna quit and she's teamed up with the Dap Kings' horn line to add the groove to her bitchin' new single.