Eagles: Before the Band – The History of the Iconic Rock
Fri Jan 17, 2020

If you are an Eagles fan or even just a die-hard music fan this is a must-have book for your library. It is about the Eagles but it takes you through the formations and dismantling of bands like Poco, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Dillard & Clark, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Dillards (Dillard and Clark), Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, James Gang, Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young), Shilo, Longbranch/Pennywhistle and so many more. There are timelines of how and when members came and went, along with the history and stories of those times.

EaglesBackground pieces on Don Felder, Randy Meisner, Jackson Browne, Bob Seger, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glen Frey, J.D. Souther, Neil Young, David Crosby, Gene Clark; the list goes on and on.

Features

BTW-Extreme, River Drivers, Steel City Rovers, Humble, Jesse Cook, Ilja Alexander, Celeste, Dilly Dally, Rebecca Hennessey, Olivia Jean, Caveboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Gentle reader, please consider this a PSA. In light of the continued abuse, misuse and degradation of the words ‘amazing’ and ‘awesome’ at all levels of society, they will continue to be absent from this space.

We Need a New Top Chart
Fri Jan 17, 2020

I’m utterly tired of explaining to idiots that you have millions of streams doesn’t make you a star, or even successful. In the old days, the counting of sales was a good measurement of how popular you were. That is NOT the same as streams. Streams can be anything.

Caardia Release Heartfelt Song and Video “Walking Away”
Fri Jan 10, 2020

Caardia, Celia and Annie Siriopoulos, are sister songwriters from the GTA. Highlighted performances include CP24 Breakfast Weekend Television, The Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery-annually, CBC Radio and The Rivoli.

Free Spirits Release Single “The Power of Our Love” From Debut Album 11.1
Fri Jan 10, 2020

Multi-JUNO Award-winning Canadian Platinum-status producer, composer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Birkett has a newly minted project on his plate, just ahead of a notable career milestone this Spring. 

News

Pegi Cecconi to Receive 2020 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
Fri Jan 10, 2020

A master in her field, Cecconi is a savvy and determined business woman who has nearly 50 years of experience in the music industry with diverse roles ranging from booking, legal and all aspects of artist management including publishing, recording, record production and merchandising.

The Stand Up To Cancer Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund announces the “Music As Healing” Grant Program
Fri Jan 17, 2020

The Stand Up To Cancer Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund announced today the “Music As Healing” Grant Program, an initiative that will encourage both cancer patients and cancer survivors, to share their cancer journey through original music compositions.

Pennan Brae Takes to Space in NEW Music Video for "Strut-1980s
Fri Dec 20, 2019

Canadian singer/songwriter and screenwriter Pennan Brae lives by the saying, “shoot for the moon and, if you miss, you will still be among the stars.”

Spotify Needs To Make A Decision About Its Future
Fri Dec 13, 2019

Out of all the buzz that Spotify continues to amass as a leading music-streaming service, one problem that virtually no one in the music business has discussed yet is the gaping hole between Spotify’s oft-trumpeted mission statement and its actual business model.

CIMA Elects New Executive Committee Sonic Unyon’s Tim Potocic Is New Chair
Fri Dec 06, 2019

The Canadian Independent Music Association’s (CIMA) Board of Directors has elected a new Chair, Tim Potocic (Sonic Unyon Records) and a new Executive Committee following CIMA’s Annual General Meeting on October 30, 2019.

Reviews

Eric Lee Heartache Town
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Do you like bluegrass music? Country music? Folk music?All three? Well here is some good news for you all. Eric Lee and his new CD, Heartache Town encompasses all three and then some. All songs on the twelve-song set are written or co-written Lee.

Jesse Cook’s Going to Get Your Attention with “HEY!”
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Award-winning and Internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has swirled together Spanish guitar and Algerian violin and gumbri into an infectious musical mashup with multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem for “HEY!” — a special single release, available January 10, 2020.

Toronto Jazz Songstress Denise Leslie Channels 70s Rockers in One Fine Morning
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Canadian artist Denise Leslie is on a mission “to bring the fun back to jazz” through fresh arrangements, unique musical interpretations, and magnetic charisma.

Eric Andersen The Unstoppable Force
Fri Jan 10, 2020

The unstoppable force that is Eric Andersen just keeps rolling along. The famous Eric Andersen song “Time Run Like a Freight Train” could actually be personified into Eric Andersen Run Like a Freight Train.

Jadyn Lamb Releases “Bad Sign”
Fri Jan 10, 2020

Described as “sickly sweet”, singer/songwriter Jadyn Lamb embodies moody electronic pop with a style similar to Lorde and Kate Bush. In 2018, Lamb released her debut single, “A Day Off,” emphasizing her love for the strange and different.