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.

Slacker Announces Canadian Music Week Title Sponsorship

Slacker Announces Canadian Music Week Title Sponsorship

Canadian Music Week (CMW), the country's biggest music business event, has a new title sponsor: America’s Slacker Radio, an interactive internet radio service available in both the U.S. and Canada.
Gary Slaight of Slaight Communications To Be Honored At 2012 Juno Awards

Gary Slaight of Slaight Communications To Be Honored At 2012 Juno Awards

Gary Slaight, whose family built a radio empire in Canada and has donated millions of dollars to various music, youth and arts initiatives and who co-founded Slaight Music, will be honored with the 2012 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at next year's Juno Gala Dinner & Awards, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced.
Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

The speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto came from Crowbar's Kelly Jay Fordham who quipped about the "hundreds and hundreds of dollars" he's earned from their hit "Oh What a Feeling." The awards' other honorees included rapper Kardinal Offishall, Barenaked Ladies' Steven Page, Hedley, the Stampeders and producer Bob Ezrin.
Vancouver Musician Randy Ponzio's Death Suspicious, Say Police

Vancouver Musician Randy Ponzio's Death Suspicious, Say Police

The Vancouver music community is mourning the death of Randy Ponzio, whose body was discovered in a Downtown East rooming house five days after he went missing. Police say his body exhibited no visible trauma and his death is being treated as suspicious.
Canada's SOCAN To Appear Before High Court On Digital Licensing Ruling

K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

Hip hop artist K’Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night’s private SOCAN Awards at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.
Canadian Federation of Musicians Announces Strategic Alliance With ACTRA

Canadian Federation of Musicians Announces Strategic Alliance With ACTRA

Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) and Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have worked together for many years in a various capacities on behalf of its membership and have just entered into a formal strategic alliance to benefit both labor unions.

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