The Washboard Union Premiere Music Videos For “If She Only Knew” And “Never Run Outta Road”

The Washboard Union Premiere Music Videos For “If She Only Knew” And “Never Run Outta Road”
Canada’s leading country band The Washboard Union premiered two music videos with an inter-connecting storyline today as part of a “double feature” event – their current single “If She Only Knew” and “Never Run Outta Road.” “A double video release is a first for us as a band and more than anything we wanted to do something special for our... Read More

Canadian Country Community Comes Together To Raise Money For The Unison Fund In Support Of The Canadian Music Industry

Canadian Country Community Comes Together To Raise Money For The Unison Fund In Support Of The Canadian Music Industry
What began as a fun conversation about how to write a song and get it recorded, turned into a major fundraising initiative for the Unison Fund, Canada’s music industry charity. Troy Kokol and Joni Delaurier of Scarlett Butler wrote “Looking for a Lockdown with You” with some friends (G. Schmidt, T. Schmidt, S. Stevens), and before they knew it, Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Wright, CCMA... Read More

The Strumbellas Share Anthemic New Track Greatest Enemy

The Strumbellas Share Anthemic New Track Greatest Enemy
WATCH VIDEO HERE   Canadian collective, The Strumbellas, return with their anthemic new track, Greatest Enemy, out now on Entertainment One. Listen here and watch the video here.  The single is the first release since their fourth studio album, Rattlesnake, in 2019. Amidst a slew of tour dates and festival performances all over the globe, lead singer Simon Ward realized that... Read More

Neon Dreams Release Acoustic Version Of “Life Without Fantasies” Following Groundbreaking South African Success

Neon Dreams Release Acoustic Version Of “Life Without Fantasies” Following Groundbreaking South African Success
STREAM HERE  “We noticed a spike in streaming for one of my favourite songs, ‘Life Without Fantasies.’ We were surprised once we noticed all the streams were coming from South Africa. I had the idea to take my ukulele and sing a stripped-down version of it to say thank you to all our new fans. Within hours of posting to... Read More

Corey Hart Releases Timely New Single “Shoreline” Featuring Dante Hart

Corey Hart Releases Timely New Single “Shoreline” Featuring Dante Hart
New Music Features Dante Hart “No man is an island  Ya get what you give each other We just gotta hold on till we make it this time No woman no island living for each other  We just gotta keep strong in the simple ways” The inimitable Canadian singer-songwriter Corey Hart has released a moving new single today. “Shoreline” sees... Read More

Hill’s Songwriter’s Award A Reflection Of Lifelong Achievements

Hill’s Songwriter’s Award A Reflection Of Lifelong Achievements
By Keith Sharp When you think of Dan Hill, you inevitably think of his global hit record, “Sometimes When We Touch”, not only a hit for him but for a whole slew of other star performers including Rod Stewart. Barry Manilow, Demi Roussos, Tammy Wynette (with Mark Gray), Tina Turner and Engelbert Humperdinck, initially released in 1977 on his third... Read More

Jess Moskaluke Gets Intimate

Jess Moskaluke Gets Intimate
On her brand new album “The Demos” Jess Moskaluke bares all, figuratively speaking, as she includes stripped-down versions of three of the tracks to pull back the curtain on the songwriting process. The record also contains the full studio renditions of those songs, plus a handful of new recordings that have all of the bells and whistles. Jess worked virtually with... Read More

Corb Lund has Announced that the Deluxe Edition of his Critically-acclaimed Studio Album Agricultural Tragic will be Released on March 19.

Corb Lund has Announced that the Deluxe Edition of his Critically-acclaimed Studio Album Agricultural Tragic will be Released on March 19.
Originally released with 12-songs, Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition) features four bonus tracks recorded during the original recording sessions, including a revisited, horns and organ-heavy version of “90 Seconds of Your Time.”  Today, Corb has premiered the video for “Horse Poor,” a previously unreleased fan favourite featuring Jaida Dreyer. A classic country duet in the vein of Loretta and Conway, Johnny... Read More

Ruth B. Debuts ‘If I Have A Son’ Ft The Harlem Gospel Travelers In Celebration of Black History Month

Ruth B. Debuts ‘If I Have A Son’ Ft The Harlem Gospel Travelers In Celebration of Black History Month
RUTH B. SHARES EMOTIONAL MESSAGE ON “IF I HAVE A SON” FEATURING THE HARLEM GOSPEL TRAVELERS  Ruth B. the 25-year-old Canadian-Ethiopian singer and songwriter who’s captivated millions since her 2015 global hit “Lost Boy” — releases a new version of her single “If I Have A Son” featuring the Harlem Gospel Travelers today, in celebration of Black History Month. “If I Have A... Read More

12th Annual Light of Day Canada Festival Goes Online — February 19 & 20 featuring Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Jake Clemons + more

12th Annual Light of Day Canada Festival Goes Online — February 19 & 20 featuring Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Jake Clemons + more
Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Jake Clemons, Ron James, Wayne Kramer, and Rusty Young are just a few of the over 50 artists set to take centre screen this month for the 12th Annual Light of Day Canada Online Festival this February 19th and 20th. In its continued effort to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease and cancer research and care, Light... Read More

The Band’s Classic Third Album, Stage Fright, Celebrated 50th Anniversary Edition Releases On February 12

The Band’s Classic Third Album, Stage Fright, Celebrated 50th Anniversary Edition Releases On February 12
Multi-Format Super Deluxe Edition Box Set Includes New Mix By Bob Clearmountain, Presented In Original Planned Sequence; Unreleased Live At Royal Albert Hall 1971 Concert; Unearthed Field Recordings; Alternate Mixes; And Blu-Ray Audio Disc With 5.1 Surround Sound And Hi-Res Audio 2Cd, Digital, 180G Black Vinyl And Limited-Edition 180G Color Vinyl Formats Also Available By the time The Band was... Read More

Mary Wilson, Supremes’ Co-Founder Passes Away

Mary Wilson, Supremes’ Co-Founder Passes Away
Mary Wilson in 1994 (Photo from Wikipedia; LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin) By Jeff Tamarkin Best Classics Band Editor Mary Wilson, a co-founder of Motown’s powerhouse female trio The Supremes, died on Monday (Feb. 8, 2021) at her home in Henderson, Nev. Her death was announced by her publicist, Jay Schwartz. The cause of death was not revealed. Wilson was... Read More

Montreal’s Indie Pop Band What If Elephants Debut Music Video for ‘’Sugar Daddy’’

Montreal’s Indie Pop Band What If Elephants Debut Music Video for ‘’Sugar Daddy’’
Today, Montreal’s four-piece indie pop band What If Elephants debut their brand new video for ‘Sugar Daddy’. The single is a rhythmically driven tune with delightful harmonies featuring Maya Malkin. The music video was produced and directed by a new company of two best friends called La Clic, with Carissa Vales heading up production and Chloe McNeil directing the action. Yann... Read More

Nickelback & The Lottery Winners Make Waves With Their Viral Seaborne Hit “Rockstar Sea Shanty”

Nickelback & The Lottery Winners Make Waves With Their Viral Seaborne Hit “Rockstar Sea Shanty”
“We loved collaborating on the original TikTok release, and then talked with the Lottery Winners via zoom for an afternoon and decided to have more fun with it. Having Donnell Leahy help out last minute gave it a nice Maritime touch. It’s all internet lockdown shenanigans and we’re happy that people are enjoying Rockstar 15 years later.” – Ryan Peake, Nickelback... Read More

Serena Ryder Feeling Better Now

Serena Ryder Feeling Better Now
Six-time Juno Award winner and mental health advocate Serena Ryder has released her new single “Better Now” today. “Better Now” is the fourth single off Serena Ryder’s upcoming album, The Art of Falling Apart, and arrives with a video that fans can watch here. The 10-track, 25-minute project chronicles Serena’s mental health journey and will be released on March 12.  The... Read More

The Weeknd Announces His Return To The Global Stage With After Hours World Tour

The Weeknd Announces His Return To The Global Stage With After Hours World Tour
First World Tour Announced For 2022 Includes Extended Outing In North America And Europe Tickets On Sale Following His Historic Headlining Super Bowl Performance  Starting Monday, February 8 at 10am Local at Theweeknd.Com/Tour  Career-Spanning Project The Highlights Available Everywhere Beginning Friday, February 5 WHO: The Weeknd WHAT: After Hours World Tour The 104-date global tour will kick off on January 14th in... Read More

Lindsay Ell Announces First Live Performance Of Sophomore Album Heart Theory On February 12

Lindsay Ell Announces First Live Performance Of Sophomore Album Heart Theory On February 12
Lindsay Ell – Photo by Jeremy Cowart Watch Ell Teach Songwriting Skills To Today’s Youth As A CMA Foundation Ambassador Hot off her second Canadian #1 single (“Want Me Back”), multi-CCMA Award winner, CMA and ACM Award nominee Lindsay Ell has announced that she will be performing songs from her critically-acclaimed sophomore album heart theory for the first time ever... Read More

Cheap Trick Return With “Light Up The Fire” | New Studio Album Out April 9th

Cheap Trick Return With “Light Up The Fire” | New Studio Album Out April 9th
“Quick, think of any other American rock band formed in the ‘70s who is still putting out albums in the modern era that not only don’t embarrass the band but repeatedly revitalize their career. The list starts and stops with one name: Cheap Trick.”  – Paste “Few acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Cheap Trick deservedly was... Read More

604 Records Signing Michaela Slinger Debuts Music Video for ‘’Make You Sad‘’

604 Records Signing Michaela Slinger Debuts Music Video for ‘’Make You Sad‘’
Today BC-based, rising indie-pop artist Michaela Slinger debuts the video for ‘’Make You Sad’’. For the video, Slinger worked with director Miranda MacDougall, production company Eastcherry Media Inc and producer Ben Chick. ‘‘Make You Sad’’ was written by Slinger, Polaris Prize listed and JUNO-nominated Louise Burns and with JUNO award-winning Kevvy and is available on all streaming services via 604 Records. The... Read More

‘Sea Shanty TikTok’ brings the music of late Canadian folk artist Stan Rogers To 250% increase in steams

‘Sea Shanty TikTok’ brings the music of late Canadian folk artist Stan Rogers To 250% increase in steams
Sea Shanty TikTok’ brings the music of late Canadian folk artist Stan Rogers to millions of new listeners Ranked by CBC as one of Canada’s Top 100 songs of all time, the late Stan Rogers’ “Barrett’s Privateers” (Borealis/True North Records) is experiencing a very 2021 renaissance thanks to the delightful Internet corner we all needed: ‘sea shanty TikTok.’ The trend... Read More