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Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter

Quake Matthews releases “Just Another Love Story” video; pens himself a letter

Festivals / Awards

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50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, Night Lovell & more to perform at Bluesfest 2017

50 Cent, Fetty Wap, Migos, DJ Mustard, Night Lovell & more to perform at Bluesfest 2017

Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest 2017 has some big names coming to Ottawa, some for their National Capital Region … Read More »

This year’s WayHome Fest features Jazz Cartier, Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, Jahkoy & more

This year’s WayHome Fest features Jazz Cartier, Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, Jahkoy & more

Oro-Medonte, ON – The south-central Ontario township of Oro-Medonte is the place to be between July 28 and 30 as it hosts … Read More »

CMW 2017 to feature Earl Sweatshirt, Hopsin, Wasiu, Haviah Mighty & hundreds more

CMW 2017 to feature Earl Sweatshirt, Hopsin, Wasiu, Haviah Mighty & hundreds more

Toronto, ON – It’s almost time for Canadian Music Week! Between April 18 and 23, you’ll be treated to events featuring a … Read More »

Announcement: Insane Clown Posse adds Merkules to Canadian Juggalo Weekend line-up

Announcement: Insane Clown Posse adds Merkules to Canadian Juggalo Weekend line-up

Calgary, AB – Insane Clown Posse continues to add more acts and generate excitement for their upcoming Canadian Juggalo Weekend in Calgary … Read More »

Drake & Nineteen85 win 2 Grammy Awards for “Hotline Bling”

Drake & Nineteen85 win 2 Grammy Awards for “Hotline Bling”

UPDATE: In a what will definitely come as a surprise to some, Chance The Rapper beat out Drake’s chart topping album Views … Read More »

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

The 2017 Prism Prize announces the Top 20 Canadian music videos of the year

Toronto, ON – This morning the Prism Prize released its annual Top 20 long list of Canadian music videos of the year. … Read More »

HipHopCanada’s Sarah Jay announced as panelist for CBC Music’s 2017 Searchlight

HipHopCanada’s Sarah Jay announced as panelist for CBC Music’s 2017 Searchlight

Calgary, AB – We’re very excited to announce that HipHopCanada’s Associate Editor-in-Chief – Sarah Jay – has just been announced as one … Read More »

Sled Island announces Flying Lotus as the festival’s 2017 guest curator

Sled Island announces Flying Lotus as the festival’s 2017 guest curator

Calgary, AB – With less than six months until the return of Sled Island, the annual Calgary music festival just kicked off … Read More »

Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Manifesto Festival 10: A conversation with Manifesto summit coordinator Erin Lowers

Toronto, ON – From Sept. 9 through Sept. 18, Manifesto Festival celebrated its 10-year anniversary as one of Toronto’s most important platforms … Read More »

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Kaytranada wins the 2016 Polaris Music Prize; releases 0.001% mixtape

Montreal, QC – This week marks a major milestone for Montreal super-producer Kaytranada as he won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize for … Read More »

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Recap: Here’s what happened at the second annual One Love Music Festival

Calgary, AB – Earlier this month, Live Nation and Two Towers teamed up to bring Calgary the second installation of the One … Read More »

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

SonReal, Joey Bada$$, Bryson Tiller & more to perform at Ottawa’s CityFolk Festival

Ottawa, ON – This city has one dope festival after another. Between Bluesfest and House of PainT, there is no shortage of … Read More »

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Top 5 performances I am looking forward to at One Love Music Festival 2016

Calgary, AB – With only a few weeks left until the annual One Love Music Festival, we’re getting super excited to see … Read More »

Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Lil Wayne cancels One Love Music Festival appearance; Logic added to the festival line-up

Calgary, AB – With less than a month until the highly anticipated One Love Music Festival, the festival organizers just announced two … Read More »

Full line-up revealed for Ottawa’s House of PainT 2016, taking place Aug. 25-28

Full line-up revealed for Ottawa’s House of PainT 2016, taking place Aug. 25-28

Ottawa, ON – There’s less than 10 days to go until Ottawa’s annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture, and … Read More »

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Our favourite memories from Day 3 of Pemberton Fest: Bas, Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa and YG

Pemberton, BC – If you haven’t already heard, this year’s Pemberton Music Festival broke all previous records for attendance and was the … Read More »

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

We’re still reminiscing over Day 2 of Pemberton with J. Cole, Miguel and more

Pemberton, BC – With an overwhelming surge in attendance at this year’s festival, Pemberton drew 180,000 people to their grounds. Day 2 was … Read More »

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Day 4: Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals claim spot as the most impressive act at Pemberton

Vancouver, BC – It’s been a couple weeks, and the reverberations of Anderson. Paak’s set at Pemberton Music Festival can still be … Read More »

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

The best show of Osheaga 2016 was Tory Lanez at the Scène Verte Sonnet

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary

Contest: Enter to win two tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary

Calgary, AB – Presented by Live Nation and Two Towers, One Love Music Festival returns to Calgary from Sept. 10 – 11 … Read More »

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Here’s what happened when Mac Miller wrapped Day 3 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – The annual Osheaga music festival finished off its 2016 run on July 31 with one last day of shows … Read More »

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

TDOT FEST goes down Sept. 4 with Rich Kidd, Madchild, Jd Era, Raz Fresco & more

Toronto, ON – Mark your calendars for Sept. 4! The 2016 TDOT FEST is coming to the iconic Yonge – Dundas Square … Read More »

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

OVO Fest: Drake & Future pack the house at Summer Sixteen Tour stop in Toronto

On Aug. 1, I attended Drake and Future’s Summer Sixteen concert in Toronto … Read More »

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Osheaga 2016: Stop comparing Jazz Cartier to Drake; Jacuzzi is in his own lane

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

This is what happened when Little Simz performed at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival finished strong with its third and final day of festivities … Read More »

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Skepta brought grime to Montreal and “Shut Down” Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Sunday July 31, the annual Osheaga music festival had its third and final day of 2016 at Parc … Read More »

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Logic had everyone “Like Woah” this year at Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

This is how Post Malone’s show went down during Day 2 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Kaytranada at Osheaga 2016: This is why you need to see Kaytranada’s live set

Montreal, QC – On Saturday July 30, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off its second day of festivities at Parc Jean-Drapeau … Read More »

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Cypress Hill got everyone high and nostalgic during Day 1 of Osheaga 2016

Montreal, QC – On Friday July 29, the annual Osheaga music festival kicked off at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. The day started … Read More »

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