What Losing HMV Will Mean for Canadian Music: 10 Things to Consider

Now that HMV Canada has been forced into receivership, I’ve been thinking about how drastically this will affect the Canadian music industry landscape. Hell, a better phrase would be “damage the Canadian music scene.” Even if you havent shopped at HMV for years, this is going to affect you as a music fan.Here’s what to expect as the 102-store chain winds down towards the end on April 30.

Canadian documentary on indigenous musicians wins award at Sundance

Montreal-based filmmakers Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana have won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival for their documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.” It explores the often-unheralded contributions of native Americans in shaping popular song.

Report out of Manitoba proves music is a worthy investment for any government

Last Month Manitoba Music, who develop and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry, released a report analyzing the music industry’s economy impact in the province. In it, among many other key figures, is one that sticks out: The music industry in Manitoba generated $4.12 for every $1 invested by the provincial government.

‘Hard Core Logo’ Gets Its Own Stage Production

Bruce McDonald’s classic 1996 Canadian rockumentary Hard Core Logo told the story of a self-destructing punk band hitting the road for one last truly disastrous tour of Canada. Now, Toronto’s BFL Theatre Company is set to take the movie, based on the novel by Michael Turner, from screen to stage.

And Finally

Biketown is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. A parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada.