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Here are your 2020 Juno winners in the roots, world ...

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) finally announced the winners of the 2020 Juno Awards last night during a lengthy online ceremony that attempted to mimic as much as possible the polish – and dare I say ...
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6 takeaways for roots and world artists from the Roots ...

Today is an exciting day here at Roots Music Canada. It’s the day we uncover the results of our first ever fan survey aimed at helping artists plan the coming months in an era of almost no live music. We ...
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The results are in! Here are your answers to ...

For the past month, we here at Roots Music Canada have been asking you to fill in a survey, asking you about your experiences with streaming concerts, your feelings about live music in the age of COVID-19 , your music ...
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Here are your Western Canadian Music Award nominees in the ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards have announced their 2020 nominees. The awards are scheduled to be handed out during the Breakout West conference Sept. 20 to Oct. 4 in Winnipeg. As of today, that event is still going ahead. We’ve ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? (June 22 edition)

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
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The Junos are on! Tell us who you think ...

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has, at long last, announced a plan for unveiling the winners of the 2020 Juno Awards: It will happen during a streaming ceremony Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 ...
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4 highlights from the Polaris Prize long list

The long list for this year’s Polaris Prize was announced yesterday on a video stream, and to be honest, the outcome for folk, roots and world artists is pretty lacklustre.  No Abigail Lapell? No Okan? No Ariana Gillis?  Mmmkay.  But ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? June 15 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
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Take 12 minutes to catch up on 3 great new ...

COVID-19 might’ve shut down touring but Canadian folk, roots and world artists are still releasing amazing new music – so much, in fact, that it’s hard to keep up with featuring it all here on the site.  So please join ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? June 8 edition

As we head into the summer, we’re approaching that time of year when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of ...