This year’s East Coast Music Awards, April 11-15, in Moncton, to host First Nations showcase, instead of offering an award for aboriginal music – CBC
Carly Rae Jepsen scored the 2nd highest first-week sales of the UK singles chart year as her current Billboard Hot 100 top ten track “Call Me Maybe” raced to No. 1, selling 107,000 copies last week alone - Billboard
Cuff the Duke will be the house band on this evening’s HNIC: Stanly Cup Countdown, 8pm on CBC TV or CBCSports.ca – Twitter
KEN Mode celebrates Juno win with free downloads for their fans – AUX
Vancouver record label, La-Ti-Da Records, announces new 7” singles series due this summer, featuring The Tranzmitors, The Ballantynes, Fist City, Needles//Pins, and The React! Exclaim!
Edmonton filmmaker, Evan Prosofsky, shows us a clip of his new project called “Waterpark,” scored by Dirty Beaches, and he needs your help to complete it! Exclaim!
Vancouver’s city hall bans bagpipes, bongos and other percussion instruments from the street busking program – CBC
Leonard Cohen testifies in a harassment case against his former business manager, Kelley Lynch, in Los Angeles County Superior Court – Exclaim!
“Fifteen Canadian Classics I Can’t Stand Anymore Because of CanCon” - Chart
See the cover of the new Feist/ Mastodon split – Exclaim!
Patrick Watson to perform on Q tomorrow morning; Radio Radio, Jenn Grant, and Rose Cousins to appear on Friday, live from the ECMAs in Moncton – CBC
Eight and a Half have already begun working on their sophomore album, debut out today! Exclaim!
Hear the new Moonface album called With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery – AV Club
Hear the new Datsik album called Vitamin D – Dim Mak
Hear another new Wintersleep song called “Resuscitate” – AUX
Hear The City Streets’ Rick Reid covering songs of Steve Loree (Jr. Gone Wild, Greyhound Tragedy) – Bandcamp
Hear Reid Jamieson cover “My Heart Will Go On” – Soundcloud
Hear Grimes’ Pop Manifesto Mix – self-titled
Watch the new Feist video for “Bittersweet Melodies” – Rolling Stone
Watch the new Great Lakes Swimmers video for “New Wild Everywhere” – Globe & Mail
Watch the new Moonface video for “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” – Stereogum
Watch the new Wordburglar video for “Rhyme O’Clock” (feat. More or Les) – YouTube
Watch the new Bad Passion video for “Your Ride” – YouTube
Watch the new Beta Frontiers video for “Hondo” – GvB
Watch Austra perform “Lose It” on QTV – YouTube
Watch Samantha Savage Smith perform “Fine Lines” for Exclaim! TV.
Watch Baby Eagle & The Proud Mothers perform “Old Punks” and “Shower of Stones” – Punknews
Watch Cancer Bats’ Liam Cormier and Jaye Schwarzer get to know one another a little better – AUX
Info-graphic: the separate hell that songwriters endure – DMN
How to handle problems in the band – MTT
Check out this souped-up BMX bike that has been transformed into what sounds like two turntables and a mixer – Prefix
How Electronic dance music shapes and shifts our ideas of beauty – Dummy
Ten Electronic music books you need to read – FACT
HADOPI, France’s governmental copyright protection body, releases new data showing that their latest “three-strike copyright protection law” is having a positive impact on digital music sales while curbing piracy – Billboard
Sony doubles its projected loss to $6.4 billion, announces it will lay off 10,000 worldwide – Hypebot