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.

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette on Creating a Story Around 'Jagged Little Pill' for Broadway

More than 20 years ago, before she met producer/songwriter Glen Ballard and wrote Jagged Little Pill in Los Angeles, Alanis Morissette was living in Toronto trying her hand at songwriting with as many people as she could. She was in her late teens and not interested in making any more innocuous dance-pop music, as she had for two albums for MCA Records Canada.

Kiesza Has Some 'Wild Ideas' for the Future, Including a Duran Duran Collabo

Kiesza -- whose love of the '90s influenced her hit song and video "Hideaway" and throwback album Sound of a Woman -- has now worked with an iconic band who broke through in the previous decade. "I did a song with Duran Duran recently," she tells Billboard. "They never officially named it yet. I did write a little bit on it and I'm singing on it. That was amazing."