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 Government Reintroduces Copyright Modernization Act

Canadian C-32 Copyright-Reform Bill Dies (Again) With Election Call

Canada’s copyright reform bill is defunct again. Bill C-32, which had gotten past the second hearing in November, died when parliament was dissolved on Saturday. “In the words of Monty Python, it is a dead parrot,” CRIA President Graham Henderson told Billboard.biz, although he is optimistic that the bill can be back on track by the fall.
Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win at Canada's Junos, But Not Drake

Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win at Canada's Junos, But Not Drake

Canadian indie band Arcade Fire followed their huge victories at the Grammys and Brit awards winning four Juno awards including album and group of the year. Justin Bieber won his first two Junos and Drake, who had a leading six nominations, went home empty-handed.
Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Winners List

Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Winners List

Canadian Music Week held its 29th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto Thursday.  The dinner and awards ceremony, honoring every sector of the Canadian music business, included performances by Bachman & Turner and Sarah McLachlan, who were also honorees.A complete winners list follows.

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