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Festivals / Awards

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Contest: Win a pair of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto

Contest: Win a pair of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada has teamed up with AB Co. to give away two pairs of wristbands to Canadian Music Week (CMW) … Read More »

Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Drake announces Summer Sixteen Tour & OVO Fest; releases cover art for VIEWS

Toronto, ON – With only a few days left until the Apr. 29 release of his highly anticipated VIEWS album, Drake almost … Read More »

Quake Matthews takes home his first ECMA for Hip-Hop/Rap Recording of the Year

Quake Matthews takes home his first ECMA for Hip-Hop/Rap Recording of the Year

Halifax, NS – HopHopCanada wants to send out a huge congratulations to Quake Matthews for taking home his first ever East Coast … Read More »

Behind The Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards – Part 2

Behind The Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards – Part 2

Calgary, AB – In part one of our behind-the-scenes coverage at the JUNO Awards, we gave you a sneak peak of all … Read More »

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards – Part 1

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards – Part 1

Calgary, AB – On April 3, the country celebrated Canadian music at the 45th Annual JUNO Awards inside Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. Sarah … Read More »

Review: Snak the Ripper & SDK took over JunoFest at Broken City #JUNOAwards

Review: Snak the Ripper & SDK took over JunoFest at Broken City #JUNOAwards

Calgary, AB – On Apr. 2, Snak the Ripper and Merkules came through Calgary to perform at Broken City as a part … Read More »

k-os breaks down the Junos: Why 2016 was the #BestJunosYet

k-os breaks down the Junos: Why 2016 was the #BestJunosYet

Calgary, AB – Canadian artist and 2016 nominee for “Rap Recording of the Year,” k-os says that the 2016 Juno Awards in … Read More »

Pemberton Music Festival just dropped the 2016 lineup

Pemberton Music Festival just dropped the 2016 lineup

Pemberton, BC – After months of waiting, we’re finally happy to announce that the good folks over at Pemberton Music Festival just … Read More »

Green Carpet Arrivals: 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards #JUNOAwards

Green Carpet Arrivals: 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards #JUNOAwards

Calgary, AB – On Apr. 2, the 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards took place at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown … Read More »

The complete list of 2016 JUNO Award winners

The complete list of 2016 JUNO Award winners

Calgary, AB – The 2016 JUNO Awards, honouring Canadian music achievements, were presented in Calgary this past weekend by CARAS (Canadian Academy … Read More »

Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards

Drake wins Rap Recording of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards

Calgary, AB – Drake might have only won 1 award at this year’s JUNO Awards, but it came in the category we … Read More »

Kardinal Offishall & Jus Reign presented Country Album of the Year at the JUNOs

Kardinal Offishall & Jus Reign presented Country Album of the Year at the JUNOs

Calgary, AB – Despite the fact that awards for specific musical genres are typically given out at the JUNO Awards pre-gale event … Read More »

The Weeknd brings out XO/Roc Nation signee Belly at the JUNO Awards

The Weeknd brings out XO/Roc Nation signee Belly at the JUNO Awards

Calgary, AB – Despite the Rap Recording of the Year category being once again relegated to the JUNO Awards pre-gala event – … Read More »

Five minutes with Allan Reid: A chat with the president & CEO of CARAS & JUNO Awards

Five minutes with Allan Reid: A chat with the president & CEO of CARAS & JUNO Awards

Calgary, AB – With JUNO Week well underway in Calgary, HipHopCanada was treated to a behind-the-scenes media tour this morning (courtesy of … Read More »

The HipHopCanada Guide to the JUNO Awards

The HipHopCanada Guide to the JUNO Awards

Today is the official kick-off to JUNO Week in Calgary … Read More »

A conversation with Blueprint’s Matt Owchar on the redefinition of Vancity’s electronic festival

A conversation with Blueprint’s Matt Owchar on the redefinition of Vancity’s electronic festival

Vancouver, BC – Originally published March 14, 2016 – As we inch farther into the month, Vancouver music aficionados ready themselves for five … Read More »

The 2016 Prism Prize Top Ten list of finalists has been announced

The 2016 Prism Prize Top Ten list of finalists has been announced

Toronto, ON – The Prism Prize music video artistry award has just released this year’s Top Ten list of finalists. The finalists … Read More »

SXSW: George Clinton, IamSu & more to perform at Too $hort’s Global Live Streaming event

SXSW: George Clinton, IamSu & more to perform at Too $hort’s Global Live Streaming event

Austin, TX – Hip-hop icon Too $hort will celebrate an impressive 30 years in the rap game with a special live performance … Read More »

Too $hort to celebrate 30th Anniversary with first live streaming SXSW event

Too $hort to celebrate 30th Anniversary with first live streaming SXSW event

Austin, TX – At 49-years-young, Too $hort remains one of the most successful and storied rappers coming out of the West Coast. … Read More »

RBC Bluesfest 2016 to feature ScHoolboy Q, Future, Alessia Cara, Cashtro Crosby & more

RBC Bluesfest 2016 to feature ScHoolboy Q, Future, Alessia Cara, Cashtro Crosby & more

Ottawa, ON – It’s been a great week for festival updates. First the excitement surrounding Montreal’s famous Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, … Read More »

Tory Lanez, Jazz Cartier, SonReal & more scheduled for Osheaga, July 29-31

Tory Lanez, Jazz Cartier, SonReal & more scheduled for Osheaga, July 29-31

Montréal, QC – When it comes to festivals and Canadian hip-hop, this year’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is not to be … Read More »

Prism Prize 2016: Drake, SonReal, Spek Won & more make the Top 20 short list

Prism Prize 2016: Drake, SonReal, Spek Won & more make the Top 20 short list

Toronto, ON – On Feb. 9, the good people over at the Prism Prize announced the Top 20 short list for this … Read More »

2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Year

2016 JUNO Awards: Drake, Kardinal, k-os & more nominated for Rap Recording of the Year

Toronto, ON – After months of waiting patiently, CARAS has finally revealed the nominations for the 2016 JUNO Awards taking place in … Read More »

Hopscotch Recap: 3-day Halifax event featured Rakim, Freddie Gibbs, Madchild & more

Hopscotch Recap: 3-day Halifax event featured Rakim, Freddie Gibbs, Madchild & more

Halifax, NS – Check out this great recap video of the 3-day Halifax Hopscotch Festival. The event took place this past September … Read More »

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

The Weeknd, Drake lead Canadian nominees for 58th Grammy Awards

Los Angeles, CA – The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday via a press release posted on the … Read More »

2016 JUNO Awards: Nomination submissions accepted until Nov. 13

2016 JUNO Awards: Nomination submissions accepted until Nov. 13

Calgary, AB – CARAS has officially opened the doors for submissions to the 2016 … Read More »

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

Award-winning DJ/producer Skratch Bastid talks Bastid’s BBQ, new projects & more

“The BBQ is for the love of food and music, and the enjoyment of how well they go together. I sought out … Read More »

Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

Review: Sarah Jay’s very long breakdown of the first ever One Love Music Festival

On Sep. 6, Two Towers and Union Events teamed up to bring Calgary’s One Love … Read More »

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Steve Lobel talks Hip-Hop Don’t Know You, Family, Millionaire Matchmaker & more

Toronto, ON – HipHopCanada’s Neil “Logik” Donaldson and Adhimu “Mindbender Supremem” Stewart caught up with hip-hop pioneer Steve Lobel during his stay … Read More »

Win tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary on Sept. 5

Win tickets to One Love Music Festival in Calgary on Sept. 5

Calgary, AB – Exactly one week from yesterday (Aug. 29), Calgary sees the first ever installation of the One Love Music Festival. … Read More »

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