Joel Plaskett

  1. NXNE President Michael Hollett on Fine-Tuning and Growth, 'Taking Over' Toronto (Q&A)

    June 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Toronto’s North By Northeast, whose music festival begins June 18 -- and includes an “Interactive” digital media conference (18-21), comedy (17-22), art (16-22) and film component (ran 13-15) -- is expected to attract more than 350,000 people to i ...

  2. Drake, Grimes, Feist Among Polaris Music Prize Best Album Nominees

    June 14, 2012 3:22 PM EDT As Toronto has been buzzing with performances by 780 bands throughout the city for North By Northeast (NXNE), on the quieter west coast, for the first time in the Polaris Music Award's seven-year history, the 2012 Long List was announced live ...

  3. TuneCore Expands Into Canada

    January 11, 2012 2:40 PM EST Brooklyn, NY-based TuneCore has expanded its music and video distribution service into Canada. The site, www.tunecore.ca , is exclusive to Canadian artists. The music is priced in Canadian currency and there is no currency conversion on domestic s ...

  4. Canadian Music Week: Dave Stewart, Paul Williams Talk Songwriting

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week came to a conclusion with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart talking about songwriting and acts including Arkells, Metric and Joel Plaskett taking home prizes at the Indie Awards. Stewart, who gave a sometimes provocative, and o ...

  5. Polaris Long List Revealed

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The $20,000 Polaris Music Prize has announced its so-called "long list," with a diverse set of acts including Joel Plaskett, Leonard Cohen and rapper k-os making the cut. The prize, which is awarded to a specific album based on artistic ...

  6. Horseshoe Tavern Kick-Starts 60th B'day Festivities

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Horseshoe Tavern, arguably Canada's most famous concert venue, has kicked off celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Toronto club's opening. Beginning Dec. 9, the club is hosting a month-long period of celebration, featuring pe ...