Last month, Canadian artists occupied seven of the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most ever, but such a feat seems to pale in comparison to coverage of the “Canadian invasion” of the 90s.Read more
This week’s Boost or Mute praises Adele and Celine Dion, with mentions for Jason Aldean and the evil red Starbucks holiday cup.Read more
A self-described hater of Nickelback has started an online crowdfunding campaign to stop the world’s most hated band from ever performing in his hometown of London again.
The campaign has made it way around the internet over the last week, gathering praise from music fans the world over. A few of them have even pledged. Nearly $300 from 58 backers.Read more
The 43rd Juno Awards were held last night in Winnipeg, highlighting the best of Canadian music for the last year or so. Being a fan of many Canadian artists, the Junos have long held a special seat during awards season for me, even if I rarely agree with most aspects of how they work.
While the Junos are known by many to award the best in Canadian music, my biggest criticism has been that it often sticks with the most popular Canadian artists who have attained international fame within the period of eligibility. If an artist had a big year in the United States, by default they almost always have a good year at the Junos.Read more