Karen Bliss

Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard, in addition to writing for Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL and many others publications and sites in Canada. She is also founder/editor-in-chief of www.samaritanmag.com, a music-heavy original news magazine, and runs Canadian music column musiclowdown.com.

Selena Gomez performs onstage during her Revival Tour

Selena Gomez Sparkles on Tour in Toronto With DNCE

Neither the members of DNCE nor Selena Gomez — or the 13,500 fans at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre — could’ve known about the thrashing the Raptors were taking from the Cavaliers when they donned Raptors jerseys onstage to wild applause.
Justin Bieber performs at Allstate Arena

Justin Bieber Takes Purpose Tour 'Home' to Toronto

If Justin Bieber can’t even climb a tree in a public park for fun without getting attacked and ridiculed by the media, then how can a young man/superstar under a perpetual spotlight have some fun? He makes it part of his live production, that’s how.
Steve Kane, Seymour Stein, Jonathan Roy and Steve Cody

Seymour Stein on the Future of the Music Biz: India and China are 'Going to Explode'

During a panel discussion at Canadian Music Week, Stein called the TV show Vinyl “horrible,” challenged the other execs about not signing acts with poor social media and digital numbers, reminisced about starting his career at age 14 at Billboard, and directed our attention to India and China as the next place to do business.