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.

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber Win at MuchMusic Video Awards

The Queen of Pop and Mother of Monsters won International Video of the Year for “Judas” and UR Fave International Video for “Born This Way at Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards. She also kicked off and closed the outdoor music awards show. Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, who co-hosted the awards show, also won two trophies.
The .Biz Q&A: Sheila Sullivan, MuchMusic Video Awards Exec. Producer

The .Biz Q&A: Sheila Sullivan, MuchMusic Video Awards Exec. Producer

Canada’s MuchMusic Video Awards airs in the U.S. live this Sunday on Fuse. With more than six million viewers in 2010, this year's show pulled in such music superstars as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, the Black Keys and Snoop Dogg. .Biz caught up with Sheila Sullivan, the show's executive producer, to get the scoop on this year's program and the award show's growing stature.
Watch: Universal's Rob Wells Vs. Omniphone's Rob Lewis Vs. Jack Daniels at Music Matters (Video)

Watch: Universal's Rob Wells Vs. Omniphone's Rob Lewis Vs. Jack Daniels at Music Matters (Video)

A drinking game/Q&A at the Music Matters conference in Singapore between Rob Wells, Universal Music Group's President of Global Digital Business and Rob Lewis, Omniphone's Executive Chairman and a bottle of Jack Daniels may have set a precedent for all future tight-lipped panelists. After scouring the earth, .Biz got its hands on a video of the rather candid and informative discussion, which you can see here as the pair line-up the shot glasses for questions they couldn't answer.
The .Biz Q&A: NXNE's Managing Director Andy McLean

The .Biz Q&A: NXNE's Managing Director Andy McLean

Toronto's NXNE has more than tripled in size since its inception seventeen years ago. The event now features 650 bands, 50 panels, 40 films and a new interactive component all running this week. .Biz spoke with NXNE's Managing Director Andy McLean, amidst all the action, about the confab's evolution and the rise of the indies.

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