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What Makes A Good Band Interview?

An interview can sink or swim depending on several factors: (1) The writer’s willingness to do their research and know what the band stands for. Would you really go into an important exam you need to do well on without studying? Of course not. Never go into an interview when you know nothing about the band and haven’t given some of their tunes a spin. The band will notice and it will likely make them shut d ...

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How to Break Into the Music Industry: Made Simple

I'm continually asked about breaking into the music industry, so here are my thoughts. I know, I know. Breaking into any aspect of the music industry is easier said than done. If you are one of the lucky few, you may be promised fame and fortune, or a successful career behind the scenes. Many people look to the music industry for that million dollar career; the career that very few obtain. I fell in love wi ...

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2009 Canadian Country Music Awards

Johnny Reid Takes Home Five The Canadian Country Music Awards welcomed 6,075 attendees to experience an emotionally driven evening of celebrating Canadian Country Music. Johnny Reid was nominated in six categories, and came so close to sweeping the CCMA’s that was held Sunday night in Vancouver, BC at GM Place. Reid’s latest album won him trophies for Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Video of the ...

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Virgin Festival: Day Two

Day Two of Vancouver's Virgin Festival had noticeably more bodies than yesterday. In addition, the music was noticeably more solid. However, Day One ticket holders were allowed admittance after last night’s storm, which may have accounted for the extra bodies. De La Soul kicked off the day with higher energy than Day One, featuring tracks off their early albums “The Magic Number” and “De La Soul Is Dead.” D ...

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Virgin Festival: Day One

Our Lady Peace Shines Despite Bad Weather Matt Nathanson welcomed the die hard fans attending the festival with the first set of the day. “Car Crash” was notably one of the most recognizable songs for attendees that had never matched a name to the song. Nathanson also dedicated the song “To The Beat Of Our Nosy Hearts” to Miley Cyrus, stating that she “puts on a wig, sings s****y music, and doesn’t know if ...

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Nickelback Cleans Up at Juno Awards

Opening the 37th Annual music awards with “Something in Your Mouth,” Nickelback set a high standard for performances the rest of the night. Nickelback collected three Juno Awards: "Group of the Year," "Fan Choice" and "Album of the Year." "Wow. We have been doing this for a while now, since 1996, and to win this, "Group of the Year," is just absolutely amazing. Thanks to the fans and everybody here in Vanco ...

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Non-Broadcast Juno Award Winners

Last night began the announcement of 32 Juno Award winners. This year, the Juno Awards boasted 89 first time nominees. The non-broadcast was attended by more than 1,200 music industry guests and nominees. "Tonight's winners represent the sensational cross-section of musical talent that Canada has to offer. We are so proud to celebrate Canada's creative excellence each year at The Juno Awards and to honor th ...

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Juno Fan Fare

Hosted by Much Music VJ Devon , Juno Fan Fare was well controlled chaos. Fans were able to meet many of their Canadian Music Idols and gain exposure to new artists. More often than not, fans would leave the autograph table completely shrieking with excitement. Sirius Satellite Radio also gave a limited amount of fans the opportunity to have a photo taken with their favorite band, and printed the photo for e ...

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Juno Welcome Reception

The Juno welcome reception officially started the countdown to the 2009 Juno awards. Held at the Commodore Ballroom, attendees were treated to a Friday night that showcased how musically diverse the Juno Awards have become. The appearance of two contortionists kick-started the celebrations."I don't want to take away too much of your time from doing important business, so let me say good on you for all being ...

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Juno Cup 2009

Not many of our accomplished Canadian female vocalists will suit up like the boys and play hockey. Kathleen Edwards did, and she scored. Twice. If she was intimidated at all, it definitely was not obvious. It was rather fitting that Edwards was willing to lace up her skates for some hockey fun as one of her most popular songs from her latest album “Asking For Flowers,” is called “Hockey Skates.” "Asking For ...

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