Music Canada along with its label members have announced a scholarship program in honor of the late Deane Cameron. The MusiCounts Scholarship Program honors the former CEO of EMI Music Canada, which will allow aspiring industry professionals to jump start their career. The scholarship provides an opportunity for young professionals who are in post-secondary studying music performance, music business, or music production to get a head start in their career within the next 12-months.
By Regena Ransome
Chances are, you’ve heard of a rapper named Lil Nas X and a little song called Old Town Road. Kind of popular…it’s only got 314 million views on YouTube. The Billy Ray Cyrus featured song has been able to maintain its position at the top of the charts for seventeen weeks now, setting a new record in chart history. The previous record of sixteen weeks was held by two different songs. Those being, Mariah Carey and Boys II Men’s One Sweet Day and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito.
R&B Queen of Toronto
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?
The Sorority – A Unicorn in The Industry
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.