100 Canadian Indie Artists of 2016

By Darlene Barss I struggled with what to call this list. It isn't exactly top 100 because I limited it to one song per artist. It isn't my favourites though it is strongly biased to [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |18 Comments

A Canadian Indie Christmas Story

By Darlene Barss We Three Kings were Comin' Home For Christmas which was 2000 Miles away. "Carry Me Home!" I cried. "I swear I'll Be Home For Christmas." I really want to Sing O'Holy Night [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |62 Comments

New releases for the week ending December 23rd 2016

For the last few weeks I have used each Thursdays post to list all of the music the music that had been released from that week (with a slight overlap for anything that had slipped [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: New Music|52 Comments

ICYMI News from the past week for Wednesday 21st December 2016

2016 Gold/Platinum Year-End Review Music Canada is looking back at who was awarded gold and platinum certification over the past year. Tegan and Sara launch foundation in support of LGBTQ rights Tegan and Sara have [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: News|25 Comments

Could streaming sales be music’s saving grace.

The growth of streaming services contributed to music revenue rebounding in 2016 but are consumers ready to pay for music again? The year 2016 may be remembered as the year streaming services like Spotify and [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: News|40 Comments

Check out this new Hamilton, ON mixtape

Here's a free, 17-track, download called "Hamont Music Recap '16", a round up curated by Dylan "The Dill" Hudecki that offers a snapshot of the Hamilton scene in 2016 and to amplify its noise well [...]

Canadian Indie Stream of Consciousness: December 2016 extension

By Darlene Barss This playlist stream started with one Canadian Indie song and then a word in the title of that song led to another Canadian Indie song and that led to another Canadian Indie [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Playlists|68 Comments

New releases for the week ending December 16th 2016

Tastes Like A TeaseTastes Like Pissacoustic Crystal Sound JourneysColin Hillstromacoustic Pluto in Scorpio (Demos)A-Malternative I am going to sleep now but first I will show you how to stop your awful swellingElf Pityalternative Now is [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: New Music|41 Comments

ICYMI News from the past week for Wednesday 14th December 2016

This season’s most terrifying Christmas song was written by a Canadian robot A team at the University of Toronto computer science lab have developed a neural network capable of writing melodies and lyrics on the [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: News|44 Comments

Music ♥’s Everybody: SOCAN’s Merch Store for Charity

"Music ♥'s Everybody" is the intriguing message of a new merchandise campaign unveiled by SOCAN Monday, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: News|23 Comments