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#DearRappers:  Quit fronting [Article]

#DearRappers: Quit fronting [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In a world made up of internet fame, Twitter followers and Instagram acclaim , the term “fake it ’till … Read More »

SOCAN welcomes Copyright Board approval of internet tariffs [News]

SOCAN welcomes Copyright Board approval of internet tariffs [News]

New decisions from the Copyright Board of Canada will allow artists to receive royalties for “previously uncompensated uses of their works by … Read More »

Move Right Music: Providing service to Canada’s emerging talent [Interview]

Move Right Music: Providing service to Canada’s emerging talent [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published July 21, 2014 – If you pay attention to what’s going on in the music underground you’ll … Read More »

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

#DearRappers: Stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles [Article]

Edmonton, AB – Here’s the deal: you cats need to stop sending me “0 to 100″ freestyles. I won’t listen to them. … Read More »

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full nomination list; Drake tied with 5 nods [News]

2014 BET Awards tonight in LA: Full nomination list; Drake tied with 5 nods [News]

Los Angeles, CA – Heading into tonight’s presentation of the 2014 BET Awards, Drake is tied with the Jay Z and Beyoncé … Read More »

Drake, SonReal, Thugli among 2014 MMVA Winners list [News]

Drake, SonReal, Thugli among 2014 MMVA Winners list [News]

Toronto, ON – Congrats to all of tonight’s winners and nominees! The 25th anniversary edition of the MuchMusic Video Awards kicked off … Read More »

Drake, SonReal lead 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations [News]

Drake, SonReal lead 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards nominations [News]

Toronto, ON – Originally published May 21, 2014 – Toronto’s Drake and Vancouver’s SonReal have received a combined 11 nominations for the … Read More »

#DearRappers: Haters gonna hate [Article]

#DearRappers: Haters gonna hate [Article]

Vancouver, BC – In light of the recently published list by the brand new blog, Stir The Pot Vancouver, on Vancouver’s 15 … Read More »

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

#DearRappers: 7 tips for building and maintaining good relationships [Article]

Vancouver, BC – Originally published April 28, 2014 – As West Coast Editor of HipHopCanada for close to two years, I’ve seen … 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 »

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

CBC Music presents: Searchlight 2014 [News]

Toronto, ON – CBC Music just launched its Searchlight 2014 competition to connect fans with their favourite up-and-coming Canadian artists. It’s a … 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 »

CBC Music features HipHopCanada in Must Read Canadian Music Blogs list [News]

CBC Music features HipHopCanada in Must Read Canadian Music Blogs list [News]

Toronto, ON – Our team awoke to a nice surprise Friday morning as we discovered that CBC Music had graciously included us … Read More »

Drake’s “Worst Behavior” climbs the Much charts [News]

Drake’s “Worst Behavior” climbs the Much charts [News]

Toronto, ON – “Worst Behavior,” a promotional video single off Nothing Was The Same, was released back in November but remains hot … 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 »

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 »

The Essential Guide to Hip-Hop Marketing & Publicity by Kayla Calloway [News]

The Essential Guide to Hip-Hop Marketing & Publicity by Kayla Calloway [News]

Atlanta, GA – Kayla Calloway knows hip-hop. More importantly she is an expert in the art in writing and media relations and … Read More »

CDN Hip-Hop “State of the Union Address” Pt. 1: F*ck Toronto Hip-Hop [Article]

CDN Hip-Hop “State of the Union Address” Pt. 1: F*ck Toronto Hip-Hop [Article]

Toronto, ON – Originally published Jan. 6, 2014 – This is the realest shit I ever wrote in an article. it is … Read More »

Kardinal Offishall takes on new role at Universal Music Canada [News]

Kardinal Offishall takes on new role at Universal Music Canada [News]

Toronto, ON – “Rapper turned singer” is something you hear all of the time, but as of this week, we’re introduced to … 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 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 »

Singer-songwriters compete for mentoring opp with JUNO Award-winner [News]

Singer-songwriters compete for mentoring opp with JUNO Award-winner [News]

Toronto, ON – Beginning October 8, 2013, unsigned Canadian singer-songwriters can enter one original song in the 2014 Singer-Songwriter Mentor Experience, sponsored … Read More »

Raincity Rap Festival and Conference with Maestro Fresh Wes Oct 4 – 5 [News]

Raincity Rap Festival and Conference with Maestro Fresh Wes Oct 4 – 5 [News]

Vancouver, BC – Miscellaneous Productions is putting on a two day event with some pretty amazing details. Raincity Rap Festival is a … Read More »

JD Era signs with The McKee Agency for representation [News]

JD Era signs with The McKee Agency for representation [News]

Toronto recording artist JD Era signs on for exclusive booking representation with The Mckee Agency. Details can be found in the press … Read More »

Maestro Fresh Wes’ 25th Anniversary Party in Toronto [Video]

Maestro Fresh Wes’ 25th Anniversary Party in Toronto [Video]

Toronto, ON – When you think about the evolution of Canadian hip-hop, there are several people that come to mind who have … Read More »

Drake gets Grammy Award in the mail; takes shots to celebrate [Video]

Drake gets Grammy Award in the mail; takes shots to celebrate [Video]

Toronto, ON – Drake shares a special moment with fans as his Grammy Award finally arrives in the mail. The 2013 Grammy … Read More »

Toronto music campaign 4479 launched at NXNE [News]

Toronto music campaign 4479 launched at NXNE [News]

Every NXNE Festival is always an exciting time for the City of Toronto, artists, music lovers, film makers and the like, but … Read More »

Grand Format Presents: A Weekend at Chin Injeti’s [News]

Grand Format Presents: A Weekend at Chin Injeti’s [News]

Vancouver, BC – We all know and love our resident reigning Grammy award champion Chin Injeti. His work with Eminem, Dr. Dre … Read More »

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