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Antoine Corriveau: Letting weeds grow

“It makes no sense that, in a pandemic, our reaction shoul...

Songs by Men Without Hats, Rankin Family, Rough Trade inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

“Safety Dance,” “Pop Goes the World,” “Fare Thee W...

How the Song Happened: Powfu’s “death bed (coffee for your head)”

Streaming services foster a massive global hit

Krief: The Homebody Rocker

“Nowadays, I never look for what’s trending or hot”

Video Interview: Staying Home with Owen Pallett

We chat with celebrated songwriter, composer about his Islan...

Bernardino Femminielli’s “French Exit”

“I still see what Parisians no longer see”

Backxwash: breaking with the past

Against all odds, she finds herself on the Polaris shortlist

In the Spotlight: Pantayo

Modernized kulintang gets short-listed for 2020 Polaris Musi...

Anachnid: She sings with wolves

“I increasingly understand what I do and why I’m here”

Jason Sharp: Breath of Life

He’s just finished the soundtrack for Netflix show The Dec...

Jesse Zubot: They shoot, he scores

Multi-talented musician now established as a screen composer

renforshort explodes onto the scene

Turning teenage angst into scrappy alt-pop

Basia Bulat: Vulnerability and Experimentation

An in-depth look at the songwriting process for her fifth al...

In Concert Photo Gallery: Devin Townsend

February 27, 2020

Annie Sama: Kill them with kindness

Her music is a thermal shock

Caveboy: friends, creative partners grow up together

Synth-pop trio’s first album is a summit of their relation...

Alex Henry Foster: A communion for the present moment

Whether in a band or as a solo artist, he seeks transcendenc...

In Concert Photo Gallery: iskwē

January 7, 2020

Laurence-Anne’s luxuriant garden

Cultivating a firmly rooted sound

Laurent Bourque drops the guitar, picks up the piano

Switching instruments creates a songwriting metamorphosis

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