2016 Music Preview

Rihanna - Anti

2016 is well underway with already more unfortunate losses than should happen in the span of a few short weeks. One of those, David Bowie, also led the year as far as major new album releases go. Looking ahead into the rest of the calendar, it’s shaping up to be a much more active year than 2015 was; the year

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Juno win or Juno fail

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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.

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