By Ishawna Ross
Drake, Tory Lanez, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara along with plenty of other notable singers stepped out of Canada with huge success, putting the Toronto music scene in the spotlight; however, it all started with this Scarborough native who was the first to do it all.
By Alexandra Few
Learning how to play an instrument can make such a large impact in one’s life. However, anyone familiar with instruments knows just how important it is to regularly practice, and this is where music lessons come in. There are many resources one can access to acquire lessons, whether it is through traditional in-person lessons, or through an online method. Which one is more effective?
By Oyindamola Esho
Keysha Freshh, Pheonix Pagliacci, Haviah Mighty and Lex Leosis make up The Sorority. These fantastic four are an all-female Canadian rap group that specializes in lyrical rap. This makes them a unicorn in the industry and gives them a fresh sound and perspective which can be heard on their latest album Pledge.
By Oyindamola Esho
Gospel music for me is a place of safety, a house of solace, a time of release. You can find me in the midst of a congregation, face turned to the heavens, swaying to the beat of the drums. I’m usually trying to find a place for my voice in the midst of the three-part choir while also not really caring about being off-key because this is my time to cry out; a time to let go of the burdens of the week. Regardless of how strong or weak my faith is at that very moment, with my arms outstretched, a representation of my reach towards freedom, I can always find solace in gospel music. The rest of the week may not be as glorious but for those fifteen to twenty minutes I’m at peace.
By Michael Asiffo
One cannot deny that musically, Jimi Hendrix was ahead of his time. Despite his relatively short time in the mainstream compared to other music greats, today he is recognized as a visionary.
By Safa Gangat
Spotify was recently hit with a big fat $1.6 billion USD copyright lawsuit by Wixen Music Publishing. Wixen, which licenses music for around 200 artists such as The Beach Boys, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Doors are suing Spotify for using thousands of song without any compensation, reports Reuters.