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.

Canadian singer Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Canadian singer Stompin' Tom Connors dies at 77

Canadian music icon Stompin’ Tom Connors, whose songs about every nook and cranny of Canada, its people and favorite pastime included “The Hockey Song,” died Wednesday of natural causes at his home, in Halton Hills, Ontario. He was 77.
Juno Awards To Be Held in Ottawa

Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead List of JUNO Nominees

Carly Rae Jepsen tops the lists of nominees for the 2013 Juno Awards, to be held over two nights in Regina, SK, with the gala dinner April 20 and televised show on the 21st, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced at a press conference in Toronto this morning.
Ontario Government Forms Live Music Working Group

Ontario Government Forms Live Music Working Group

Ontario's Liberal government has assembled key music industry figures – including Live Nation Canada president Riley O'Connor, Agency Group VP Jack Ross and Music Canada president Graham Henderson – to aid in a live music strategy designed to strengthen the Canadian province’s position as a global leader for live music. The strategy is intended to boost concert attendance, visitor spending and economic impact.
Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

Adele, Gotye Top SoundScan Year-End Charts in Canada

The year-end sales and airplay data is in from Nielsen Soundscan Canada for 2012 (the 52-week period Jan. 2 to Dec. 30) and Adele sits at No. 1 for Billboard’s 2012 Top 10 Selling Albums for 21 and 2012 Top Selling Artists. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" was the top-selling song.
Ralph James, Larry LeBlanc To Be Honored By Canadian Music Industry

Ralph James, Larry LeBlanc To Be Honored By Canadian Music Industry

Ralph James, co-founder of The Agency Group will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame during Canadian Music Week in Toronto; and music business journalist Larry LeBlanc, who was the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard for 17 years, will be honored at the Juno's in Saskatchewan.

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