Feature Stories – Artists


It’s Anyone’s Game, in rap and in basketball

B-Boy songs synched to B-Ball series on CBC-TV

Dominique Fils-Aimé : Returning to a Lost Paradise

From her mother’s answering machine to the JUNOs

How Hamish Thomson became a successful screen composer

And how a personal tragedy returned him to songwriting

Alex Burger doesn’t want to be just a singer from Montréal

“I want to reach people everywhere in Québec”

Connaisseur Ticaso: the whole truth and nothing but the truth

“It feels like today’s rappers have all watched the same...

#ComposersWhoScore: Maxime Fortin

“The web is the new commodity”

Kinkead: Not the end of the world… yet

“The more models there are, the better people who don’t ...

La Fièvre: Re-connecting with your clan

“We’re trying to re-connect with a sense of community th...

Hip-hop producer FrancisGotHeat grows his audience, and his confidence

By sharing his techniques in open, online beat-making sessio...

Once A Tree reach for the sky

With early help from Gord Downie, The Remix Project

The increasing mindfulness of Larnell Lewis

To stay focused, he’s got to crack a few... coconuts

Sophia Bel: Sweet Revenge of the Princess of the Dead

“Seeing your vision through is lifelong work”

Savannah Ré captures the back and forth of desire

And remains unlimited by stereotypes of marriage

Fredy V and The Foundation are out to make you move

“Knowing these musicians are going to collect royalties, t...

PittThaKid: Fast-rising producer blends old and new schools

Cooking beats for Young Thug, 2 Chainz, the late Pop Smoke

Pierre Kwenders: Proud of his history

“I tread slowly”

Mélodie Spear

After vying in every competition, she gifts herself a bold d...

BEYRIES: Encounters of a New Kind

“I’ve come to love this trade, thanks to the exchange I ...

Zach Zoya: When the Journey is the Goal

Versatility is his “primary musical value”

TOBi: Writing songs that are both timely and timeless

While exploring Black joy as a form of resistance

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