This year’s East Coast Music Awards, April 11-15, in Moncton, to host First Nations showcase, instead of offering an award for aboriginal musicCBC

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.caTwitter 

KEN Mode celebrates Juno win with free downloads for their fansAUX

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 programCBC

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 splitExclaim!

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 BraveryAV Club

Hear the new Datsik album called Vitamin DDim Mak

Hear another new Wintersleep song called “Resuscitate” – AUX

Hear The City StreetsRick Reid covering songs of Steve Loree (Jr. Gone Wild, Greyhound Tragedy) – Bandcamp

Hear Reid Jamieson cover “My Heart Will Go On” – Soundcloud

Hear GrimesPop Manifesto Mixself-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 QTVYouTube

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 BatsLiam Cormier and Jaye Schwarzer get to know one another a little better – AUX

Info-graphic: the separate hell that songwriters endureDMN

How to handle problems in the bandMTT

Check out this souped-up BMX bike that has been transformed into what sounds like two turntables and a mixerPrefix

How Electronic dance music shapes and shifts our ideas of beautyDummy

Ten Electronic music books you need to readFACT

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 piracyBillboard

Sony doubles its projected loss to $6.4 billion, announces it will lay off 10,000 worldwideHypebot

posted by Mary-Anne Korosi on Apr 10, 2012