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.

David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

Executive producer of PBS' "American Master" series Susan Lacy premiered her latest installment of the Emmy-winning program, "Inventing David Geffen" at the Toronto International Film Festival. There the the notoriously interview-shy Geffen told the audience in a Q&A  that he was “incredibly flattered” by the film and thought to himself, ‘Wow, did I do that?”  The film, which features interviews with Clive Davis, Irving Azoff, Elton John, Neil Young, Cher and others, airs on PBS Nov. 20.
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Nelly Furtado Q&A: On Her 'Indestructible' Reinvention

Nelly Furtado releases her first english-language album in six years with "The Spirit Indestructible." Billboard sat down with the Canadian songstress to talk about the pressure to release it, her studio habits, and why she's not afraid to put a song about the Arab Spring right next to a song about hanging in a parking lot.
Call Nelly Furtado 'Indestructible'

Call Nelly Furtado 'Indestructible'

In the spring, Interscope picked a release date of June 19 for Nelly Furtado's long-awaited fourth English album, "The Spirit Indestructible". However, with an aggressive promotional schedule and a lot of ground to cover, the label decided to push the album's release back to Sept. 18 so it could have an unrushed rollout."The last album [2006's 'Loose'] was such a global hit, we wanted to touch all th

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