Neil Young To Stream Entire Musical Archive

After releasing the massive box set The Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 during 2009, Young has announced via his web site that he plans to make his entire archive available for streaming online via his new Xtream service, accompanied by an interactive timeline and with regular updates.(WROR)

Battle of the Bands to raise funds for those affected by B.C. wildfires

On Saturday, Aug. 19, the Kingston and District Civitan will host a Battle of the Bands at Zorba’s to benefit the estimated 39,000 Canadians already affected by the fires in British Columbia, and they are hoping that music can bring people together for the cause.(Kingston Heritage)

Unclear if Osheaga’s new safety measures for women are working

The Osheaga music festival in Montreal introduced new measures designed to help protect women at this year’s event, after a woman last year said her drink was spiked and security didn’t help her — but it’s unclear if those efforts are making a difference.(CBC)

4 Canadian Rappers And Singers You Should Be Listening To

Drake is one of the top musicians to hail from Canada whose music hits the top of the charts. Drake has paved the way for other promising underground Rappers from Toronto to push for mainstream exposure. This has ignited the music scene of Toronto. These Canadian rappers have new music that has already hit the streets of Toronto. The Toronto music vibe is soft and hardcore at the same time. Some of these artists are not signed, but hopefully, down the line, they will get signed by major record labels. A few of these artists already have Drake’s music blessings and are signed to his label October’s Very Own, known as OVO. Furthermore, through these artists, you will hear styles of American rappers and singers such as Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Future, Avant, and more.(Blasting News)

Indigenous film and arts festival showcases stories from home and abroad

About six years ago, Howard Adler and Christopher Wong stumbled upon a Bollywood film festival at Library and Archives Canada as they were coming back from Victoria Island where they practised Objibwe language every Sunday. It got them thinking — there weren’t any Indigenous film festivals in Ottawa, and they decided it was time to change that.(Ottawa Citizen)

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