Canadian Olympians: out of our 277 athletes competing in London, 19 of them are alumni of music programs based at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto – NPR
Time to vote! The Top 10 picks for Canada’s new championship anthem have been announced – CBC Radio 3
Halifax’s Urban Folk Festival, Aug 26-Sept 3, announces line-up – Exclaim!
Paul Henderson of NB’s SappyFest, Aug 3-5, gives us a preview of this year’s schedule – CBC Rock
Andrea Graham of BC’s Bass Coast Festival talks about the line-up and the inspiration for this year’s festival, Aug 3-5 – CBC Electronic
Hannah Georgas talks about the process of writing her forthcoming album and her collab with Shad – Exclaim!
Vancouver’s Peace signs with Suicide Squeeze Records, new album coming Oct 16 – Exclaim!
Toronto’s Great Bloomers announces the release of their Dine Alone debut, Distant Fires, coming Sept 18 – Exclaim!
Vancouver’s Fine Times announces the release of their self-titled debut full length coming Sept 18 – TO Snobs
Hear new music from Montreal’s EXPWY – Weird Canada
Hear the latest Ryan Hemsworth “Slowed Summer” mix – GvB
Watch the new Jason Collett video for “I Wanna Rob A Bank” – Huffington Post
Watch the Final Thought trailer for their new doc entitled “Like Angels We Sing” – YouTube
Watch Divine Fits perform in Austin – Pitchfork
Toronto’s Pkew Pkew Pkew (gunshots) to release their debut 7” this October – TO Snobs
Winnipeg’s Propagandhi announces tour dates.
Divine Fits announce tour dates – Exclaim!
A Brief History of Tour Food – Vice
Infographic: A look at how many units an artist must sell in order to earn a US monthly minimum wage of $1160 – DMN
Music Defense League: once upon a time there was a group of people that spent hundreds of thousands trying to fight the use of recorded sound across North America – Smithsonian
Look at how the Iowa City Public Library licenses local music for local listeners – Hypebot
RIP: Tony Sly, 41, lead singer for No Use for a Name – FatWreck
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on Aug 01, 2012