The artist's life

Facing the future: on compensating artists fairly again

A few months ago I posted an article on the Roots Music Canada website entitled “A Brief history of Why Artists are no Longer Making a Living Making Music.” The topic was actually about the relationship between music and technology ...
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Hear Siobhan Sloane-Seale’s ‘Too Far To Go’ from debut album ...

On her debut album, One Of My Friends, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Siobhan Sloane-Seale offers 11 gorgeous observations of the world around her, each revealing profound insights into the human condition. Set against the backdrop of restrained-yet-inventive arrangements, the songs are the ...
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WCMA winner Carmen Braden combines classical music with the sounds ...

Yellowknife artist Carmen Braden won the Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Composer of the Year last Thursday.  Sylvia Siemens spoke to her a few weeks ago for a story for Roots Music Canada.  We’re thrilled to be able to ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...
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The Small World Music Festival: weekend 2 (Sept. 26-29)

Women In Percussion Small World’s resumption of their unique musical refreshments on Thursday night intersected conveniently with Lula Lounge’s launching of a weekend celebration of women in percussion. Featured artists included a quartet of royal jazz magnificence led by steel ...
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Here are your 2019 WCMA winners in the roots and ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards were handed out Thursday night as part of the Breakout West conference in Whitehorse YT.  As always, there are some great discoveries among the winners.  Here are the award recipients in the roots and related ...
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