RNBCanada.com: A new portal for Canadian R&B is launching Jan. 1 [News]
Toronto, ON – Never before have Canadian R&B and soul artists garnered so much collective international attention. Whether it be multiple Grammy award-winning singer Melanie Fiona or Polaris Music Prize short-lister The Weeknd, Canada has no shortage of success stories when it comes to the softer side of the urban music sphere. Drake is considered by many to be as much of a singer as he is a rapper, and pop sensation Justin Bieber’s catalogue is becoming increasingly filled with down tempo R&B songs and heart wrenching ballads.
There is also a large cast of Canadian talent making waves nationally, only a single or 2 away from grasping the coveted international attention that their aforementioned peers have shown to be possible.
From Keshia Chanté to Shi Wisdom, JRDN to Yuri Koller, the scene is ripe with emerging talent and budding stars. And while the infrastructure in place to help the scene succeed has developed quite a bit in recent years, artists will be the first to tell you that more support is needed.
Enter RNBCanada.com. With a soft launch set for January 1, 2013, RNBCanada.com will serve as a new portal to the Canadian R&B scene, giving artists from across the country a chance to be heard and fans a reliable source for their R&B/urban needs. The site will cater to various styles including traditional rhythm and blues, contemporary R&B, soul/neo soul, adult contemporary, spoken word, urban pop and more.
“The countdown to our launch is now live at RNBCanada.com along with preliminary submission details. We’re urging artists across Canada to submit their material and get an early start at developing a relationship with us,” states Enoch Johnson, the site’s newly appointed Editor-In-Chief.