Canada Music

What Should Happen To Prince's Unreleased Music?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Music
Reggie Ramone

What truly sets Prince's estate apart from most deceased musicians is what he left behind: a personal vault of 2000 works of unreleased music. To put it in perspective, there is enough music to release one album every year for the next century. I know what you're thinking: What will happen to all of this music, and will we ever hear it?

Prince: The Tragic Death Of A Strange Genius

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

In thinking about what it was that made people love him so much, I came to the conclusion that it was because he was completely and utterly himself. He was always authentic to his vision and unafraid to do things exactly his way. He was someone who was truly free.

The Night I Sang Opera For Justin Bieber

Meghan Lindsay | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Lindsay

One moment, I was in Spain, strolling the Passeig de Gracia, eating tapas and sipping red wine. The next, I was singing for Justin Bieber. Perhaps it was jet lag. Perhaps it was the parade of superheroes that casually strolled by me as I donned my Marie Antoinette wig. Either way, it was the most surreal evening of my life.

Prince Was More Than A Musical Genius To Me

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Music
Andrea Chrysanthou

There has been a lot of praise across social media for Prince since the news of his death. Even as I write this, I can't quite come to terms with that phrase. As he would say, "something in the water does not compute."

This Gifted 24-Year-Old's Music Has Already Reached The White House

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Music
University of Toronto News

No one can say for certain how many concert works by Canadian composers have been heard at the White House. We do know the University of Toronto's Matthew Emery was surprised in December to learn -- after the fact -- that he had written one of them.

A Birthday, An Album And So Many Reasons To Love Music In Canada

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Music
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

In a cyclical way I feel music discovery now is like it was pre-internet, when people bought singles on 45. The internet and technology have made it easier than ever to record, release, download, stream, share, playlist, shazam, post and blog. There is so much music available -- it is really amazing.

Anti-Pop Superstar: How Rihanna Became A Legacy Act At 28

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Rihanna was once the world's preeminent pop star. And yes, I use past tense. Despite having her hit "Work" firmly ensconced at number one for the past two months, a stat that ties her with the Beatles as second only to Mariah Carey for most weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Rihanna has recently transcended pop stardom.

These Photos Of Abandoned Houses Will Break Your Heart

Freaktography | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

Late in 2015 a band called Disturbed released their dark cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, the song quickly took hold of me and I couldn't get enough of this dark and well done cover of a classic song. Listening to the lyrics I chose to divide each section of the song to a different type of sadness to be found in abandoned houses.

Why Digital Music Platforms Are Failing

N/A | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
N/A

When Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal launched, they were hailed as digital prophets that promised new ways to monetize the experience. Thus far, their solutions have fallen short of fireworks. Just slightly over a quarter of Spotify's 75 million active users actually pay for the service. And, as The Guardian UK reports, despite pulling in €1.08 bn in revenue, its losses were €162.3m. So why are all these promising platforms sinking?

Art Bergmann Returns As The Apostate

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Music
Jeff Rose-Martland

Truly great musicians defy categorization. They often defy adjectives as well, which makes them difficult to write about. That is where Art Bergmann lies: between the facts and the superlatives.

Juno Contenders The City Harmonic Live What They Sing

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Music
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

One of the contenders in this category is Hamilton, Ontario's own band The City Harmonic. The band is composed of four worshipers from four small churches who began by singing hymns and spiritual songs. Since then, The City Harmonic is no stranger to success, having won its first Juno in 2013.

Why Toronto's Community-First Music Model Is Gaining Global Attention

Bobby Kimberley | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Music
Bobby Kimberley

This is a model that Toronto's exports have seemed to follow for years -- when one artist breaks, so do the communities that have birthed them. While not entirely unique to Toronto, it's certainly a trend that has planted roots there and helped grow Canada's music scene immensely, one [Broken Social] scene at a time.

A Lifelong Duran Duran Fangirl's Hunt For Her Dream Interview

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Music
Jennifer Pellegrini

I had it all figured out. I was going to move to New York or L.A., or wherever TB HQ was located, and I was going to stake my claim as the confessor and confidante to the stars. I was going to be besties with the Brat Pack. I was going to go clubbing with the Culture Club. I was going to discuss the literary merits of The Magus with Simon LeBon and be one of the few to know what The Reflex really is. Or not.

Why Is Kesha Being Punished?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Sexual assault against women is rampant. Thousands of women are subject to it, every day, all over the world. Here in North America, where we pride ourselves on fairness and justice, women who make claims of sexual assault are often denied justice and even more often, they're raked over the coals by the lawyers of the men who've been accused.

Mountain Sound: 5 Great Alberta Music Venues

Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Travel

Five incredible music venues in Alberta you need to visit now.

Meet All The Canadians Who Won Big At The Grammys

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

It was a night of career-firsts for these Canadians

Every Moment Worth Seeing From The 2016 Grammys

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

Our jaws are still on the floor.

Kendrick Lamar's Powerful Grammys Performance Will Go Down In History

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

Lamar blew audiences away with a politically-charged performance about race and police brutality.

Stevie Wonder Makes A Powerful Statement At The Grammys About Accessibility

The Huffington Post | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

"We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability."

One Touring Musician's Love Letter To Calgary

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Music
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I have a confession to make -- I love Calgary. I love the city that I got to grow up in and that I get to live in each and every day. A few weeks ago Calgary loved me back and I wanted to take a few minutes to send out the biggest of thank yous to everyone who helped me feel so wonderful.

Jess Glynne Talks Childhood, Her Grammy And Amy Winehouse

Lauren Buritsch | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Music
Lauren Buritsch

"I would have loved to have talked to Amy Winehouse. Her music was an inspiration to me. And I remember my parents coming home from seeing her in a club and just raving about her. She came from the same background as me, growing up in North London."

Brad Kent RIP

Joe Keithley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Music
Joe Keithley

Brad, you taught me how to rock and now I am shedding a lot of tears tonight. You were as talented as they come; I'm going to miss you.

David Bowie's Best Song Lyrics Remain As Meaningful As Ever

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Music
Natasha Koifman

I grew up listening to Bowie's music and found myself in the days following his death turning back to those old, familiar songs. I think that many others had the same idea. It seemed that everywhere I went, I would hear Bowie's music. I think we all needed to hear his voice again.

'Bowie's In Space' Singer Says Complex Singalongs Ahead

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living

Real fans know this to be true.

David Bowie Dies After Battle With Cancer

CP | Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living

Bowie's son confirmed that the icon's death was sadly, not a hoax.