Canada Music

The Copyright Issue of Using Music in Election Campaigns

J. Aidan O'Neill | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
J. Aidan O'Neill

There is a distinction between two kinds of rights held by copyright owners: economic rights and moral rights. Any Canadian politicians seeking to use a musical work at a public event should be aware of the legal issues that may arise when a work is directly linked with a political party or message.

BLOG: Calgary's New National Music Centre Shows Public Support for Arts

Stephen Cera | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Alberta
Stephen Cera

The NMC should enhance the musical landscape in Calgary by becoming a focal point for activity, and create a bridge to the music industry across the country. It will be a hub for community events and activities in Calgary's East Village, a key part of that area's redevelopment. It will spur cultural tourism and likely be a catalyst for employment in commercial music and related sectors.

Viet Cong Is Dumb Art, Not an Argument for Taboos

David Psutka | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Music
David Psutka

The problem with this particular group of guys isn't that they invoked the Vietnam War at all, it's that they did it for a really shitty reason. To suggest that any subject matter be restricted to any artist is a low-key expression of censorship and should be resisted. Politically sensitive, controversial imagery needs to be available; to declare it off-limits infantilizes the role of music and art, and our expectations from it.

WATCH: Chris Hadfield Is Enjoying Retirement With Teaching And Music

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says life is much different now that he's not commanding the International Space Station(ISS), but he says l...

Bishop Nehru Shares the Most Important Lesson He Learned in School

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Herbert Lui

Growing up in Rockland County, New York, Bishop Nehru stood out in high school. He dressed differently than most of his peers, and listened to different music. He had different priorities. Although at times being the odd man out could feel alienating, this experience turned out to be what author Malcolm Gladwell calls a desirable difficulty.

How Hamilton's Collective Pursuits Are Creating Canada's Brooklyn

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Business
Marcello Cabezas

In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more. Meet Hamilton 2.0. A city that is organically and strategically turning into what some are saying could be Canada's answer to the movement that inspired a modern Brooklyn.

The No Pop Movement Is About Saying Yes to More Music

Kira Grunenberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Music
Kira Grunenberg

"No Pop" is about changing this self-imposed, self-perpetuating wheel of regulation and can do so without condescension toward the pursuit of monetary success. All that would need to, and should, change, is the perception of what makes music "commercial."

Yukon Dancers Sparkle at Panamania

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.

You Should Take Fun Seriously

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.

Top 5 Dope Girl Summer Songs

Anjulie | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living

Ray bans. Red vines. Go train station stops in the suburbs. Shorts and high heels. Green tea ice cream. Beautiful girls from countries I've never heard of. Fresh fish, cockroaches and late-night club crawlers in Chinatown. I'm Anjulie. I sing and write pop music. These are the images I have of my summers in Toronto and this was my soundtrack.

Grandtheft Unsurprisingly Kills it at Bestival

Michael MacDonald | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Music
Michael MacDonald

If you missed Bestival a few weeks back on Toronto Island, then you missed out on a lot. Including a stupidly amazing performance by Canada's own, Gra...

Diddy On Bail After Alleged Assault

CP | John Antczak, The Associated Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail late Monday night after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the...

Hoping For A Barenaked Ladies Reunion?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada

Expect to wait a lot more than one week.

Top 10 Reasons Why We Need Music Education

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I love to listen to all kinds of music. Previously I wrote a blog on "The Top Ten Reasons Why The Symphony Is Cool." Recently, I was fortunate eno...

BB King -- A Blues Legend is Gone

Josh Bowman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada
Josh Bowman

"Everybody wants to know, why I sing the blues." I was 12 years old, my small fingers were fumbling across the frets of a Tokai -- a knock-off Fender...

Bif Naked In The Raw: On Dreams, Dating, And Menopause

Chris Taylor | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

"Here I am going through it, and I'm still on a skateboard. It's a different visual of what menopause looks like. I just thought, I've got a big mouth, why don't I take one for the team and put it out there? If it helps take the trepidation away for just one woman, then it's worth it."

The Ladies of 'Black Girls Rock' Give Powerful Life Advice

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Giselle Phelps

I attended the taping of BET's 'Black Girls Rock' award show in Newark, New Jersey. Since my blog talks about all things a "hot mess," I decided to ask the carpet walkers for some advice on a living hot mess-free!

Tidal's Artists Are Already Rich, But Should Still Get Paid for Their Work

Jason Najum | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jason Najum

The overwhelming majority of commentary regarding Tidal's launch has been negative, focused narrowly on the over-the-top melodrama of the press conference, and the fact that the artist-owners are already rich.

Sour Note In U of T Music Program

Andrew Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada
Andrew Robinson

A few days ago, this email popped into my mailbox. I have reproduced it in its entirety here, but I have withheld the name of the student. Hi Andrew...

2015 Juno Awards Set To Rock Hamilton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada

Blue-collar Hamilton is often derided for its lack of beauty and sophistication, but things are changing fast in southern Ontario's Steel City. One reason to host the Junos is to bring awareness of that shift.

4 Essential Social Media Tips for Brands and Bands

Dani Oliva | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dani Oliva

Plug Yourself! Photo Credit: Crystal Morris 1. BE CREATIVELY CONSISTENT How do you plug yourself on social media? Create new relevant content on ...

How a Person Who Is Hard of Hearing Listens to Music

Jacki Andre | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

While my hearing is pretty bad, I can hear some things and am not considered clinically deaf. I had a CAT scan in my early 20s, which showed that my cochleas didn't completely form. My diagnosis is "profound hearing loss." Loud, deep noises are my friends. I've never heard a bird sing. I can't hear the kettle whistle or the doorbell ring.

A Luxury 15-Minute New Year's Eve Dinner Recipe

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you've overdone it at Christmas but you want to have a stunning, easy to prepare luxury meal for New Year's, think truffles, think Rossini...

Top 10 Reasons Why the Symphony Is Cool

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Music
Sacha DeVoretz

I consider the symphony as cool as Radiohead, Boards of Canada or Ele (my new favourite artist). Recently, I spoke with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and they shared with me the top 10 reasons why the symphony is cool.

Why Millennials Are Still Buying Vinyl

The Reply | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Music
The Reply

Vinyl record sales are up a staggering amount in recent years. Sales have increased year-over-year since 2008 and show no real signs of letting up. Whether or not you buy into its staying power, vinyl offers a very different experience than buying digital.