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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 ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? June 1 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 ...
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It’s your turn! Please give us feedback on your ...

Last Saturday on Roots Music Canada, we shared some data about fan experiences with music streaming services and live streaming during COVID-19-related lockdowns.  It also included some information about people’s attitudes toward the reopening of live music venues. However, none ...
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Live music … now what? Seven things ...

COVID-19 has killed live music until at least sometime next year. That seems to be the consensus of the agents and promoters I’ve spoken to over the past two or three weeks. British Columbia’s chief medical officer of health has ...
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How’s everybody doing out there?

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 ...
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Five data-driven insights about music fans during COVID-19

It’s now been around 10 weeks since physical distancing measures went into place to protect people from COVID-19. With them came the cancellation of concerts, festivals, conferences and just about every other music-related activity that any of us had hoped ...
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Melanie Peterson – ‘We Got This’

Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter and actress Melanie Peterson is releasing the title track from her upcoming album on Friday, and we’re super excited to premiere the lyric video here on Roots Music Canada. The song is called “We Got This,” and ...
Opinion

Why streaming concerts should never end – even when social ...

It couldn’t have been a week from that first big wave of COVID-19 cancellations that musicians – the great innovators and adapters that they are – began taking to Facebook to perform online.  At first, they were often impromptu sessions, ...
The artist's life

Streaming concerts: a technical how-to, courtesy of Folk Alliance ...

At its first webinar on streaming concerts back in mid-April, Folk Alliance International promised a follow-up event focused expressly on the technical side of online shows. It delivered on April 28 with an event featuring artist Stephen Kellog, Lee Totten ...