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Why Whoopi Was Wrong: The Myth of a Post-Racial Canada

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Music
Rachel Décoste

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg annotated Justin Bieber's videotaped use of the N-word. Ms. Goldberg attributed the then-pubescent Biebs' gaffe to his "youthful ignorance" and Canadian upbringing. "You know -- Canadian words...N---r doesn't mean anything in Canada." Ms. Goldberg is just the latest African-American duped into believing the analogical "promised land" tale. In the eternal navel-gazing exercise of re-counting American history, Canada is relegated to a utopia where fairness and freedom reigned for black slaves -- a deceptive narrative the Canadian establishment is all too happy to assume.

Canadian Rocker Details 'Struggle' To Complete New Solo Album

The Huffington Post Canada | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Murray Lightburn, singer of Montreal band The Dears, has made a mother of a solo album. "Mass:Light" is an electronic concept album, a sci-fi story...

11-Year-Old Blind Girl Covers 'Wrecking Ball,' Wrecks Us

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

YouTube has been filled with amateur covers and spoofs of pop songs for years now, and in 2013 Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" was probably got the most ...

LOOK: Photos Of David Bowie's Spectacular AGO Exhibit

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Music

David Bowie is having quite a year. After laying low the past decade -- as low as one can lie when one's music never stops being played -- after suffe...

What He Thinks Is Killing EDM

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Music

Deadmau5 doesn't think that the current EDM craze can last forever, and he's surprisingly zen about the whole thing. As far as he's concerned, the ele...

Chris Brown: The Problem With Giving Abuse a Black Face

El Jones | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Music
El Jones

Since he is a tattooed, rap/R&B singer who embodies for many the "thug" lifestyle, it is easy to see Chris Brown as the face of abuse. As a threatening black man, we may feel more comfortable identifying his behaviour as dangerous than we do John Lennon's, despite his history of abuse. But the truth is that abuse happens in households of all racial, class, education and social backgrounds. I ask us to consider how much the image of Chris Brown as "thug rapper" made it easier to label him as an unrepentant abuser than other artists who are also guilty of the same crime.

Who Won At The 2013 MMVAs?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Music

Not many award shows can make a combination of mermen, Korean pop stars and "Chavril" work, but that's exactly what the 2013 Much Music Video Awards d...

Making It In Music: It's Who You Know

Dani Oliva | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

You start with one person. And if you can get one person to really like you and your band, I mean gushhhh over you like a 13-year-old over One Direction, then, one fan will become two, two will become three, three will become four. So chill out, take off the sunglasses, and hang with your fans.

So What if Gwen Stefani Forgot the Lyrics to 'Wild Horses'?

Danko Jones | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Gwen, don't listen to the naysayers. They're just jealous. Hell, I'm even jealous of you. You sang with The Stones and you looked great doing it, if I do say so myself. Nobody, even wild horses, as hard as they might try, can take that away from you.

A Sing-Along From Outer Space

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Music

TORONTO - Astronaut Chris Hadfield led a singalong from space Monday, using his last video chat aboard the International Space Station to voice his su...

The Burdens of Freedom for Today's Unsigned Music Artists

Frederick Pinto | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Music
Frederick Pinto

For some established bands, like Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead, freedom from the grasp of the labels is a choice. But for most unsigned artists, it's not. Most unsigned bands today didn't choose to be free. Freedom was thrust onto them by the ruthless market forces of a rapidly changing industry.