Festivals / Awards

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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

Festivals / Awards

The following posts pertain to the various Award Shows that celebrate hip-hop/Canadian hip-hop including the Juno Awards, Grammy Awards and MuchMusic Video Awards, to name a few.

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Canadian Music Week & SmashMouth Entertainment present: Flatbush ZOMBiES live in Toronto [News]

Canadian Music Week & SmashMouth Entertainment present: Flatbush ZOMBiES live in Toronto [News]

Toronto, ON – Our friends over at SmashMouth Entertainment have teamed up with Canadian Music Week Festival and Monster Energy to bring … Read More »

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

2014 JUNO Awards Recap: Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year [News]

Winnipeg, MB – For the third time in five years, Drake has captured the Rap Recording of the Year award, Canadian hip-hop’s … Read More »

Classified & Serena Ryder kick-off JUNOs with “mash-up” performance [News]

Classified & Serena Ryder kick-off JUNOs with “mash-up” performance [News]

Winnipeg, MB – The 2014 JUNO Awards kicked off with a genre mash-up between Classified and indie rock artist Serena Ryder. The … Read More »

Lyrics To Go: Rap lyrics to appear on subway screens for National Poetry Month [News]

Lyrics To Go: Rap lyrics to appear on subway screens for National Poetry Month [News]

Toronto, ON – Lyrics To Go, an excellent mix of noteworthy participants – 10 Toronto area hip hop artists on subway platform … Read More »

Drake announces OVO Fest style concert series for Houston [News]

Drake announces OVO Fest style concert series for Houston [News]

Toronto, ON – OVO Fest isn’t moving to Houston, but residents of the largest Texas city have taken to social media in … Read More »

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

SiriusXM Indies nominations announced: Classified & Shad lead hip-hop acts [News]

Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2014 SiriusXM Indies – 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. Canadian … Read More »

Joey Bada$$ announced as final headliner for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]

Joey Bada$$ announced as final headliner for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]

Edmonton, AB – The good people over at Iron Mic Music Fest announced that Joey Bada$$ will be joining Machine Gun Kelly, … Read More »

Smoke DZA performance announced for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]

Smoke DZA performance announced for Iron Mic Music Fest [News]

Edmonton, AB – Iron Mic Music Fest has just announced that Smoke DZA will be joining Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostface Killah, and … Read More »

Action Bronson joins the Iron Mic Music Fest lineup [News]

Action Bronson joins the Iron Mic Music Fest lineup [News]

Edmonton, AB – Iron Mic Music Fest has just announced that Action Bronson will be joining Machine Gun Kelly and Ghostface Killah … Read More »

Machine Gun Kelly headlines Iron Mic Music Fest in Edmonton on Apr. 19 [News]

Machine Gun Kelly headlines Iron Mic Music Fest in Edmonton on Apr. 19 [News]

Edmonton, AB – The good people over at Pearl Entertainment, Hot 107, Nightshift, Mez Muzik, Dubsac, Jakmove, Diamond Kings Entertainment, and IPartySask … Read More »

Pharrell celebrates first Oscar nomination with performance [News]

Pharrell celebrates first Oscar nomination with performance [News]

UPDATE (March 3, 2014): As was largely expected, the Oscar for Best Original Song was won by Demi Lovato’s “Let It Go,” … Read More »

OutKast announcement builds excitement for OVO Fest 2014 [News]

OutKast announcement builds excitement for OVO Fest 2014 [News]

Toronto, ON – The tradition of OVO Fest continues Aug. 3 and 4, 2014 inside of Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tickets for … Read More »

Calgary Herald gets familiar with JUNO-nominated A Tribe Called Red [Article]

Calgary Herald gets familiar with JUNO-nominated A Tribe Called Red [Article]

Calgary, AB – Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald posted a great article earlier today about the aspirations of Ottawa’s JUNO-nominated crew, … Read More »

Classified ties for lead in 2014 ECMA Awards nomination count with 6 [News]

Classified ties for lead in 2014 ECMA Awards nomination count with 6 [News]

Charlottetown, PE – The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) have announced the 2014 East Coast Music Award nominees. Classified, David Myles, and Paper … Read More »

Jay Mayne receives 2014 East Coast Music Award nomination and showcase [News]

Jay Mayne receives 2014 East Coast Music Award nomination and showcase [News]

Charlottetown, PE – At the Eastlink East Coast Music Week news conference this morning, popular East Coast hip-hop artist Jay Mayne received … Read More »

Drake and Shad make the Prism Prize Top 10 short list [News]

Drake and Shad make the Prism Prize Top 10 short list [News]

Toronto, ON – The good people over at the Prism Prize have just released their Top 10 short list for the Best … Read More »

Nominations now open for the 2014 SiriusXM Indie Awards [News]

Nominations now open for the 2014 SiriusXM Indie Awards [News]

Toronto, ON – The 14th Annual SiriusXM Indie Awards return to Canadian Music week on May 10, 2014 at Kool Haus. And … Read More »

Drake & Classified pick up multiple 2014 JUNO Awards nominations [News]

Drake & Classified pick up multiple 2014 JUNO Awards nominations [News]

Toronto, ON – 2014 JUNO Awards Nominations Announced – The diversity and talent of Canadian hip-hop will be well represented at the … Read More »

Prism Prize: $5000 to be awarded to Best Canadian Music Video of 2013 [News]

Prism Prize: $5000 to be awarded to Best Canadian Music Video of 2013 [News]

Toronto, ON – Following a successful introduction in 2012, the Prism Prize is set to honour the Best Canadian Music Video released … Read More »

The Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championships: Night 1 & 2 Recaps [Video]

The Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championships: Night 1 & 2 Recaps [Video]

Toronto, ON – Watch highlights from night 1 (Nov. 9) of competition at the Red Bull Thre3Style World DJ Championships 2013 in … Read More »

John River performs at That New North show in Atlanta [Video]

John River performs at That New North show in Atlanta [Video]

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada had the pleasure of sponsoring an all-Canadian show at the A3C Festival in Atlanta last month. The show, … Read More »

Souls of Mischief 20th Anniversary performance at Manifesto [Video]

Souls of Mischief 20th Anniversary performance at Manifesto [Video]

Toronto, ON – After releasing footage of Jhene Aiko performing “My Mine” last week, Toronto’s ManifestoTV is back with a video of … Read More »

The many reasons why you should submit your music for the JUNO Awards [Article]

The many reasons why you should submit your music for the JUNO Awards [Article]

Canada – Original version published Nov. 8, 2010 – Artists can do their careers a lot of good by submitting their music … Read More »

Reminder! 2014 JUNO Awards submission deadline is Nov. 13 [News]

Reminder! 2014 JUNO Awards submission deadline is Nov. 13 [News]

If you’re looking for more information about submitting for the JUNO Awards we recommend reading the article “The Many Reasons Why You … Read More »

Drake & Kendrick Lamar steal the show at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards [News]

Drake & Kendrick Lamar steal the show at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards [News]

Toronto, ON – Since the BET Hip Hop Awards aren’t live – it was filmed in Atlanta on September 28 – it … Read More »

Charron – BET Cypher Verse 2013 [Video]

Charron – BET Cypher Verse 2013 [Video]

Ottawa, ON – I wish I was telling you that you were about to watch Charron’s verse from the 2013 BET Cypher … Read More »

Shad unveils Flying Colours in exclusive track-by-track stream [News]

Shad unveils Flying Colours in exclusive track-by-track stream [News]

Toronto, ON – Today, Shad unveils his fourth album Flying Colours through an exclusive track-by-track stream with CBCMusic.ca a week before its … Read More »

CBC: Ottawa rapper shut out of BET Hip Hop Awards performance [News]

CBC: Ottawa rapper shut out of BET Hip Hop Awards performance [News]

If one thing is for sure, Corey Charron doesn’t need to worry about people misunderstanding why he was cut from the BET … Read More »

Charron speaks out after being cut from BET Hip Hop Awards show [News]

Charron speaks out after being cut from BET Hip Hop Awards show [News]

Ottawa, ON – After slaying the competition and being crowned the champion of this past season’s 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays, east … Read More »

Madchild wins a WCMA for Dope Sick [News]

Madchild wins a WCMA for Dope Sick [News]

Calgary, AB – Though he wasn’t able to make it to Calgary to accept his award, Madchild won the Western Canadian Music … Read More »

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