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#theshowmustbepaused

The music industry has called for today, June 2, to be known as Blackout Tuesday to provoke accountability and change through  #TheShowMustBePaused – a day to take a break for honest, reflective, and productive conversations about what actions we need ...
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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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A salute to Bruce Cockburn on his 75th birthday

Today, as Bruce Cockburn reaches his 75th year, we can rejoice that he is still a stealer of fire, dancing his sunwheel dance in the falling dark of the dragon’s jaws. Roots Music Canada joins the rest of the world ...
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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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East coast blues artists Wayne Nicholson and John Campbelljohn are ...

East coast blues artists Wayne Nicholson and John Campbelljohn have teamed up for an epic Elmore James tribute album due for release tomorrow. Elmore’s Blues is a fresh and brilliant homage to the slide master featuring 12 of Elmore’s greatest ...
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Award-winning singer-songwriter Francine Honey releases double single ‘I Carry On’

Award-winning Leamington, ON-based singer-songwriter and recording artist Francine Honey has released a new double single — both a solo version and a duet — for her newest song, “I Carry On.” The song is a testament to the human spirit ...
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How the Barrel Boys are using new technology to bring ...

  While waiting for an opportunity to drop their newest album, produced by noted string-slinger Andrew Collins, The Barrel Boys are staying in touch with some composited tune-mail for their fans. Amongst other online collaborative projects, fiddler Nathan Smith also ...