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The Western Canadian Music Award nominees are out and … ...

The Western Canadian Music Award nominees were announced today, and boy do roots and global artists figure prominently in the list – so prominently, in fact, that they dominate some of the big categories such as BreakOut Artist of the ...
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Irish Mythen – ‘La Vie’

Irish Mythen’s brand new album was supposed to be out April 12, but you know how these things go. Albums get delayed for a myriad of reasons, and Irish’s brand new project, Little Bones, was one of the (un)lucky ones ...
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Moonfruits – ‘Seven Billion’

Tomorrow is May Day – also known as International Workers’ Day – and the Ottawa bilingual art-folk outift Moonfruits is marking the occasion by sharing a new live video for “Seven Billion” – a song that celebrates the power of ...
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Emily Jean Flack – ‘Throwing Shapes’ video

  Back in October here at Roots Music Canada we premiered the debut single from Emily Jean Flack’s debut EP, Throwing Shapes. Well now, we’re proud to premiere the video for a new song from the same EP – the ...
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Here are the Canadian roots/world nominees for the Independent Music ...

  Nominees for the 17th Independent Music Awards were announced this week, and Canadian roots and world artists are well-represented among them.   The Indies are an international competition with more than 100 categories and entries from nearly 100 countries.  ...
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This company is taking action to get more women & ...

  You might never have heard of Feisty Creative, but chances are, you’ve heard of their clients. They include Jann Arden, Spirit of the West, Kinnie Starr and the Jerry Cans among others. It turns out Feisty president and creative ...
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Spotify pays artists shit. So how come they’re still using ...

  We’ve all seen the anecdotes circulating on social media. Peter Frampton got paid $1,700 for 55 million streams of “Baby I Love Your Way.” Danny Michel blames streaming services for a 95 per cent drop in album sales in ...
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Mark Perry – ‘Cold Road’

When Smithers, BC-based singer-songwriter Mark Perry heard about the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan last April, he felt numb. The former up-and-coming hockey player and rural hockey coach went to his shed to deal. He wrote a song ...
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Here are your 2019 Juno winners in the folk, roots, ...

Sure the Juno Awards telecast kicks off on Sunday night, but if you follow folk, roots, blues, world and Indigenous artists in Canada, the Junos you care about are handed out at an untelevised gala on Saturday.  And that means, ...
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Ben Sures – ‘Boring People’

Our week of premieres continues on Roots Music Canada with new music from a veteran artist I personally adore, because he’s quirky as all get out, and he’s put into words some life experiences I’ve seldom if ever heard captured ...