Muneshine releases new single “Full Throttle” featuring The Darcys

Hip hop artist and producer, Muneshine, has just released a brand new single called “Full Throttle.” Featuring rock duo, The Darcys, the track has an upbeat, 80s disco vibe. Blending the genres of the different artists, the track is about dealing with the every day stresses of life – be it from work, school, or relationships. […]

Polaris and Lixar partner to present Long List and live podcast

On June 13, Polaris and Lixar will partner to present a special live edition of the Polaris Podcast. The free event will take place in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) at 7 PM and is open to the public. The participating roundtable of jurors and special guests, who will be announced in the […]

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) will be holding their first induction ceremony in five years this September 23, 2017. The ceremony, taking place at Massey Hall in Toronto, will feature four new inductees: BeauDommage, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, and Stéphane Venne. Current performers include Arkells, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Damien Robitaille, Daniel Lavoie, Don […]

CIMA announces recipients and nominees for Celebration & Awards Gala

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) will be holding their third annual Celebration & Awards Gala on June 12. Taking place in Toronto at the Glass Factory, the ceremony is meant to honor those who have made great contributions to independent Canadian music over the last year. The recipients of the Builder Award, Brian Chater […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Mayday Parade

Who: Mayday Parade When: May 4, 2017 Where: Théâtre Corona, Montreal QC Ten years ago, Tallahassee band, Mayday Parade, released their first studio album, A Lesson In Romantics. In honor of the ten-year anniversary, the band has been touring North America playing the record in its entirety. I was thrilled to catch them at their stop […]

Lisa LeBlanc releases “I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know” video

New Brunswick singer/songwriter Lisa LeBlanc has just released a brand new video for her song “I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know.” The track is the newest single from last year’s album, Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? and features vocals from Montreal rocker, Sam Roberts. Directed by DAVAI, the video features LeBlanc and friends […]

CIMA and BuzzAngle Music launch Canadian independent music charts

In late April, the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) partnered with BuzzAngle Music to launch the CIMA 20 and CIMA 40, two Canadian music charts to represent independent artists. The CIMA 20 chart provides a list of the top 20 independent Canadian artist albums, based on sales, downloads, and streams within Canada. The CIMA 40 […]