Taylor Swift Makes Chart History with "Cardigan" and New Album Folklore
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Released on ‘July 24 the new album ‘Folklore’ by Taylor Swift became the first artist ever to debut at #1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 in the same week, with “Cardigan” coming in at #1, joined by two other songs from the set that debuted in the Hot 100's top 10: "The 1," at #4, and "Exile," featuring Bon Iver at #6.

"Cardigan," the 1,106th # 1 in the Hot 100's 62-year history, enters with 34 million U.S. streams and 71,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It concurrently debuts atop both the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales.

The song also drew 12.7 million in all-format radio airplay audience in the week ending Aug. 2.

Facts and figures after the release of Folklore and its songs on the album:

Features

BTW - Paul Reddick, The Mandevilles, James Kennedy, Le Couleur, Tami Nelson, Reza Manbachi’s Navja Ensemble, Alex Radeff
Fri Aug 07, 2020

This week we spotlight Thornhill Food Bank 1 Leaside Park Dr Unit 5B, Toronto, East YorkOffice phone647-428-9755

Email: thorncliffefb@icnareliefcanada.ca

Social Media Might Not Be The Way To Go For An Artist
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Lately, I have seen some really smart new things that bigger artists are doing. They just quit the current social media frenzy that has been going on.  I can really see this breaking through as a lifestyle after the pandemic.

Don McLean of American Pie Fame - Up Close and Personal
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Don McLean is hardly known for his blues work or output.

BTW - Tali, Whatzername, Chantal Preston, The Texicana Mamas, Beth Anne Cole, Austra
Fri Jul 31, 2020

This week we spotlight North York Harvest Food Bank 116 Industry St, Toronto 416-635-7771.
Usually open Mon-Fri 9 to 5 but CoVid hours may vary.
Please call ahead.

Placing A Lot Of Hope On My Musician Friends
Fri Jul 31, 2020

I actually had the time to clean out the old shed that sits in our backyard. That is the last thing you really schedule for a cleanout. I can’t even remember if I have ever cleaned it out when we moved here thirteen years ago.

News

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Welcome All Musicians of Any Style to Help Finish Their New Piece
Fri Jul 10, 2020

As Canada’s ‘First Family of Fiddlers,’ Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy share hundreds of thousands of albums sold, a GRAMMY win, 14 JUNO nominations and four wins, a Canadian Folk Music Award, 21 East Coast Music Awards, five Canadian Country Music Association wins, a GEMINI win, four honora

Discover Sensation announces a new, Swedish Showcase Festival “Future Echoes” 18-20 February 2021
Fri Jul 17, 2020

Yes, Sweden steps up by announcing a new Showcase Festival in 18 to 20 of February in Norrköping in a statement to make a gateway to Sweden for artists that want to enter the market or develop their international career.

The Cashbox Radio Top 20 Pick Hits for July 2020
Fri Jul 03, 2020

Cashbox Radio is gaining listeners weekly, and we are thrilled to see over 1,500 listening in Russia, India, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Canada and the USA, so we are achieving our goal to prove that music is universal and we are making radio the way it used to be.

Toronto’s ViVA TRIO Releases Special Rendition of "O CANADA" with Multi-Award Winning Top Canadian Artists
Fri Jul 03, 2020

In honour of Canada Day 2020, internationally acclaimed vocalist trio ViVA Trio have assembled an incredible all-Canadian cast of talent to perform their rendition of “O Canada” virtually this June 25th and July 1st.

Canada's First & Only Professionally Produced LIVE-Streamed Concert Series via Blue Frog Studios & Blue Frog TV Announces July Lineup
Fri Jun 26, 2020

White Rock, BC’s Blue Frog Studios has announced their exclusive early-Summer live concert lineup — including Jim Byrnes, The Kingpins, and more!

Reviews

From the 90s to Now: Award-Winning Toronto, ON’s Pop-Rocker Michael Vincent Quattro Wants to “Save Our World”
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Michael Vincent Quattro has seen it all between his late-90s chart-topping hit “Fallen For Your Love” to today’s release of “Save Our World”.

Award-Winning Moncton, NB's Folk-Rocker RYAN HILLIER Offers No Excuses In New Album
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Award-winning Canadian folk-rock singer/songwriter Ryan Hillier is making No Excuses when it comes to this, his latest solo album release.

JUNO-Winning Canadian Blues Master PAUL REDDICK Releases Love Letter To Italy In 'Alive In Italia'
Fri Aug 07, 2020

JUNO Award-winning Toronto-based singer, songwriter and harmonica master Paul Reddick lauds life’s bounties of great friendship, great music, and great surroundings in this, his new release — Alive in Italia.

Singer/Songwriter Matt Morson Shakes Things Up in New Rock-Blues Single, “Why Woman”
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Canadian country to blues-rock artist Matt Morson has gone against his own grain as he unveils a spiffed-up sound in his new single, “Why Woman”.

Glenn Baker Sings About “Freedom”
Fri Aug 07, 2020

Glenn was born in a very small Illinois town in the late 60's.Two years later the family loaded up their 1950 Studebaker pickup which took him to God's land where the country raising began. Pryor, Oklahoma was the place he was brought up and lived the next chapter of his life.