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 […]

JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards Backstage Q&A

Saturday April 1, 2017, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canadian Beats was part of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards ceremonies in the media Q&A Room. There, many of the night’s winners came in to spend some time with us and answer a few questions. Writing it down is alright but, seeing them actually […]

10 Memorable Red Carpet Juno 2017 Moments

With well over 100 Red Carpet photos, we decided to pick out the top 10 memorable red carpet moments from the big broadcast on April 2, 2017  at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa to share with you. Want to see more? Have no fear, all of the photos from all of the Juno festivities […]

Tanya Tagaq and Buffy Sainte-Marie Release Polaris Collaboration

The Polaris Music Prize debuted its second collaboration session yesterday, which featured the incredible pairing of 2015 winner Buffy Sainte-Marie, and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq. The song, You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind) was written by Sainte-Marie and inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla. You can listen now on Stingray Music and […]

Photo Review – 2016 Polaris Music Prize

The room was brimming with excitement as Buffy Sainte-Marie took the stage to announce the winner of the 2016 Polaris Music Prize Monday night at the Carlu in Toronto. The short list of nominees represented a taste of Canada’s brightest and most creative artists. In the end, the grand prize was awarded to Haitian-Canadian electronic […]

Charlottetown Concert Series

By: Amanda Hather  Charlottetown and the rest of Prince Edward Island are buzzing with excitement for this year’s summer thanks to Big Red Music Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, and as a way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, the free concerts happening throughout the summer! Starting off with a bang is the […]