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.

Simple Plan, Ralph James, Graham Henderson Among Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Award Honorees

Simple Plan, Ralph James, Graham Henderson Among Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Award Honorees

The Canadian music industry was out full force last night for the 32nd edition of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards to honor three Hall of Fame inductees, a humanitarian and an assortment of companies and individuals, including: Simple Plan, Ralph James, Graham Henderson, Colin James and John Donable.
Arthur Fogel on 'Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel' Screening at Canadian Music Week (Q&A)

Arthur Fogel on 'Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel' Screening at Canadian Music Week (Q&A)

The documentary "Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel" features music execs (Michael Rapino, Guy Oseary, Paul McGuinness, Troy Carter) and artists (Madonna, U2, Sting) who help explain Fogel's rise from night manager of a Toronto club to Live Nation's global touring CEO. Billboard spoke with Fogel the day before the film's Canadian Music Week premiere where, among other things, he verified that a chef indeed once chased him down the street with a butcher knife.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan & Sara, The Weeknd Win at Canadian Radio Music Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tegan & Sara, The Weeknd Win at Canadian Radio Music Awards

Canadians artists Weeknd, Tegas & Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen and international acts fun. and Rihanna were among the winners last night (March 20) at the first of four awards shows held during Canadian Music Week 2013 (March 19-24). Sponsored by Astral and hosted by Mad Dog & Maura, the 16th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards was held at the Kool Haus.
Special Feature: Canada's Live Scene Is On A Roll

Special Feature: Canada's Live Scene Is On A Roll

We've had a banner year." "There's more traffic than ever." "Sensationally hot." Just some of the statements heard from agents, managers and venue executives when surveying Canada's arena touring market in the past year.

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