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OVO Summit lays a foundation for young artists
3 years ago

OVO Summit lays a foundation for young artists

Something interesting comes over people when they see government dollar signs associated with someone wealthy; resentment enters fray and the thoughts of well-off hands slipping into half empty pockets are …
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Destra Garcia carries her Caribbean pride with her worldwide
3 years ago

Destra Garcia carries her Caribbean pride with her worldwide

What’s Carnival time like? “It’s taking a vacation, but you’re doing it home and at a festival rather than taking a plane and going somewhere,” says Destra Garcia, with an …
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Paul Rosenberg inspires many during NXNE
3 years ago

Paul Rosenberg inspires many during NXNE

Boston, Massachusetts hip-hop artist Dutch ReBelle came out to Paul Rosenberg’s keynote at North By Northeast (NXNE) to hear the answer to one particular question. She wanted to get the …
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OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto
3 years ago

OVO’s Founder Oliver El-Khatib shares his love for Toronto

Oliver El-Khatib is the founder of OVO (October’s Very Own), co-manager of Drake and a self-made legend in his own right. But besides those few facts, not much else is …
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How to get around this music festival season
3 years ago

How to get around this music festival season

So summer is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend those warm and sunny days. Sure there’s patios, BBQs and the beach, but don’t …
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Sean Watson writes on why attending the conference is as important as the concert
3 years ago

Sean Watson writes on why attending the conference is as important as the concert

When a music festival descends on a town, the excitement is palpable. The chance to see a wide variety of artists crammed into a few days is enticing for music …
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After 25 years, MMVA leaves inter-generational impact
3 years ago

After 25 years, MMVA leaves inter-generational impact

It’s been happening for the last 25 years. One of the world’s largest outdoor awards shows takes over downtown Toronto and shuts down Queen Street. And the 2014 Much Music …
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The Airplane Boys’ new album made on shoestring budget
4 years ago

The Airplane Boys’ new album made on shoestring budget

Fresh off performing in their hometown during Canadian Music Week, Toronto’s Beck Motley and Bon Voyage, otherwise known as The Airplane Boys, are set to release a new album.

The …
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16 things about cooking beats with Rich Kidd and WondaGurl
4 years ago

16 things about cooking beats with Rich Kidd and WondaGurl

An invitation to cook during Canadian Music Week. Cook beats that is. Cooking Beats with WondaGurl and Rich Kidd, a panel presented by Socan, was unlike the others during the …
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Jon Batiste says with music it’s best not to think, just do
4 years ago

Jon Batiste says with music it’s best not to think, just do

If Louis Armstrong and the Robert Glasper Experiment birthed a musical band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human would be the product. The unique infusion of Soul and Jazz entices rhythmic …
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