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Ryan Hemsworth & The East Pointers - Opposite Ends of the Sonic Spectrum
Nov 14 • 47 min
This week, a pair of artist interviews from opposite ends of the sonic spectrum. JUNO Award-winning, PEI-based trio The East Pointers have been making big waves in the roots music community with their infectious fusion of folk, trad, and pop sensibilities…
How Streaming Continues to Shape the Music Industry
Nov 7 • 78 min
This week, we take an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of music streaming and its role in the music industry with Catherine Moore, musicologist and adjunct professor of music technology and digital media at the University of Toronto’s…
Dataclef - Music Services from a Music Industry Juggernaut
Oct 31 • 29 min
SOCAN recently made the major announcement that it had launched a new music services arm called Dataclef. The move follows a number of large moves by the music rights organization (MRO) in recent years, including the acquisitions of Audiam, MediaNet,…
The Best of BreakOut West 2018
Oct 24 • 43 min
We’re bringing you back to Kelowna, BC, where the 2018 edition of BreakOut West took place from Oct. 10-14, 2018. We revisit some of our #CMLive interviews, including: Allan Reid and Alexandra Golden of The Juno Awards filling us in on what’s in store for…
Reimagining a Hell of an Album with Matt Mays
Oct 17 • 41 min
On his latest offering, revered East Coast rocker Matt Mays has revisited and reimagined his 2017 LP, Once Upon a Hell of a Time. Aptly called Twice Upon a Hell of a Time, the release finds Mays and a group of close and trusted collaborators offering…
How the Toronto Star & CBC Exposed Ticketmaster’s Secret Scalper Program
Oct 10 • 48 min
Robert Cribb Marco Chown Oved This is a conversation we’re really looking forward to sharing. Toronto Star investigative reporters Robert Cribb and Marco Chown Oved both join the podcast to discuss their joint investigation with the CBC into…
Michael Kaeshammer & Royal Wood - Two Artists, 176 Keys
Oct 3 • 48 min
It’s a pair of artist interviews for this week’s show. First, Royal Wood joins us to talk about the making of his latest album, Ever After the Farewell, and the life-changing events that inspired it. The album is the product of the emotional roller…
The Four Pillars of Success in Country Music
Sep 26 • 57 min
Mike sits down for an in-depth chat with Louis O’Reilly, the VP of country music powerhouse Invictus Entertainment and the manager for Brett Kissel and other country stars. They discuss the ins and outs of artist management and building an artist’s career…
Why Sam Feldman Is Still Optimistic About the Music Biz
Sep 19 • 34 min
Sam Feldman is one of the best-known and most respected figures in the Canadian music industry, thanks in large part to his work with the companies - The Feldman Agency and Macklam Feldman Management - bearing his name. Over the years, he’s played an…
Studio Stories from a Recording Icon - Mark Howard on Bob Dylan, Neil Young & More
Sep 12 • 70 min
When Mark Howard was a teenager growing up in Hamilton, ON, his high school councilor predicted he’d be “nothing but a criminal.” Instead, Mark has enjoyed a legendary recording career, engineering and producing classic albums by Bob Dylan, Neil Young,…
Generating (Equal) Opportunities for Artists & Industry Members
Sep 5 • 37 min
In late August, BreakOut West made the formal announcement that it had reached its pledged goal of gender parity in both its artist showcase and industry conference programming - four years ahead of schedule. The event’s 2018 edition, happening Oct. 10-14…
A Digital Pioneer on the Future of Music
Aug 29 • 48 min
Mike has a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation with Tamir Koch, the CEO of eMusic. eMusic launched in 1998 as the first legal, digital music store. As the industry pioneer and champion of independent labels and artists, eMusic serves 47 million…
Keeper of the Axe: The Life of a Veteran Guitar Tech
Aug 22 • 25 min
On this week’s podcast, we give a preview of Thursday’s webinar with long-time touring instrument tech Jeramy “HooGie” Donais. HooGie has spent the last 20 years on the road as a guitar/bass tech for Gob, Shinedown, Sam Roberts Band, Finger Eleven, Theory…
The SOCAN & SODRAC Merger & What It Means
Aug 15 • 31 min
Two weeks ago, performing rights organization SOCAN made the major announcement that it was merging with reproduction rights organization SODRAC. Now, for the first time in Canada, a single organization – SOCAN – will be able to license, track, and…
Rise of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence is changing music creation
Aug 8 • 34 min
This week, Mike chats with Amper Music CEO and Co-Founder Drew Silverstein. Amper Music is at the leading edge of the artificial intelligence revolution in music. Amper’s AI is designed to instantly produce royalty-free production music that matches the…
Hip Hop’s Evolution - In Conversation with Shad & D.O.
Aug 1 • 53 min
Canadian MC Shad joins us to talk about Hip-Hop Evolution, the highly-anticipated documentary series now on Netflix that he narrates and hosts. The four-part series explores the history of hip-hop from the late ’70s to early ’90s, taking viewers on the…
Redefining Folk - In Conversation with The Once
Jul 25 • 65 min
Are they a Newfoundland band or a band from Newfoundland? Heralded folk trio The Once find themselves wrestling with this and many other questions about their artistic and sonic identity, though that’s not stopping them from making the music they want to…
Quitting the Day Job - Rachel Beck Takes Music Full-Time
Jul 18 • 32 min
On June 10th, Rachel Beck posted a message to her Facebook artist page announcing that she wouldn’t be returning to her job as a schoolteacher in the fall, and would instead be dedicating her efforts to further developing her music career. The timing…
A Career Like No Other - One-on-One with @ThatEricAlper
Jul 11 • 53 min
Everyone’s favourite publicist, radio host, blogger, and social media personality Eric Alper (aka @ThatEricAlper) takes us through his remarkable music career, from starting his own label in the mid-‘90s to moving into PR and working with Smithsonian…
How SOCAN Gets You Paid - A PRO Primer
Jul 4 • 56 min
If you create original music, SOCAN wants to put money in your pocket. It’s that simple. This week, SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley and Aidan D’Aoust join us to simplify the world of performance and neighbouring rights and explain how SOCAN members can…
Cavendish Beach & The Many Facets of Summer Festivals
Jun 27 • 30 min
Despite taking place in a small community in Canada’s smallest province, PEI’s Cavendish Beach Music Festival has been attracting mega-headliners to its massive stage for 10 years running. This year’s edition has expanded to four nights and beyond its…
The Dandelion Initiative – Standing Up Against Misconduct in Live Music
Jun 20 • 31 min
Toronto musician and Dandelion Initiative Founder Viktoria Belle joins us to discuss the tough topic of sexual misconduct at music venues and festivals. Viktoria is a survivor of sexual violence and founded the Dandelion Initiative (formerly the Sexual…
Singer, Songwriter & Survivorman - Les Stroud on Music & Activism
Jun 13 • 40 min
Environmentalist, musician, and filmmaker Les Stroud has long used his groundbreaking TV show Survivorman as the principal vehicle to convey his message of celebrating and protecting nature. Now, he’s combining his love for the environment with his other…
Crack of Dawn - The Barrier-Breaking Band Canadian Music Forgot
Jun 6 • 38 min
Mike sits down with a figure of Canada’s musical and cultural history. Rupert Harvey is a guitarist and founding member of recently-reunited funk/soul/R&B band Crack of Dawn, who signed with Columbia Records in 1975, making them the first black band to be…
From T. Swift to Idols - Building a Sustainable Music Career
May 30 • 43 min
To say that Rick Barker has had an incredible life would be an understatement. Rick muscled his way into the music industry and ended up managing an unknown country singer-songwriter named Taylor Swift. With no experience, he navigated Swift’s meteoric…
Indie to Major - The Art of Signing Bands & Building Labels
May 23 • 56 min
This week, conversations with Lava Records CEO and A&R legend Jason Flom and Six Shooter Records Founder and President Shauna de Cartier - two professionals who come from different places but have carved out extremely successful careers in the label game.…
Best of CMW 2018 - Marianas Trench, Bif Naked, Ria Mae & More
May 16 • 62 min
Canadian Musician had a major presence at Canadian Music Week 2018 in Toronto, covering panels and keynotes, taking in showcases, and making connections across the conference. Of course, we also had a chance to catch up with some of the biggest and best…
Vezt.co & The Democratization of Music Publishing
May 9 • 43 min
What if you could own more than just a CD or digital download from your favourite artist? What if you, as a fan, could invest in a percentage of that artist’s intellectual property, and share the revenue generated by the performance and playback of their…
Sing! The Popularity & Potential of the Vocal Arts
May 2 • 37 min
Suba Sankaran is pretty busy these days. In addition to a successful career as a performer with acts including Autorickshaw, Retrocity, and FreePlay Duo, she’s also the co-artistic director of Sing! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival. On this week’s show,…
The State of Indie with CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner
Apr 25 • 61 min
We had a wide-ranging conversation with Kevin Breuner, the VP of marketing for CD Baby and an independent musician himself. Since its inception 20 years ago, CD Baby has grown to become one of the largest distributors of independent music in the world and…
Hackathons & Singalongs - Music & Tech Guru Travis Laurendine
Apr 18 • 56 min
Ahead of the first-ever Canadian Music Week Hackathon (May 8-9, 2018), Mike sat down for an in-depth conversation with music hackathon producer, tech expert, music industry consultant, entrepreneur, and investor Travis Laurendine. Travis explains how…
The Collision of the Arts & Artificial Intelligence
Apr 11 • 58 min
This week, we’re exploring the collision of music and artificial intelligence from both the artistic and technical perspectives. First up, Mike speaks with Pablo Castro, senior software developer at Google Brain, a deep learning artificial intelligence…
Creating with Kuné - Canada’s Global Orchestra
Apr 4 • 33 min
Kuné is billed as Canada’s Global Orchestra - a collection of 13 extremely talented musicians from various parts of the world who are now based in Canada and have united to weave a unique sonic tapestry. On this week’s show, we’re speaking with Mervon…
Sunrise Records - Is the Gamble Paying Off?
Mar 28 • 47 min
Mike reconnects with Sunrise Records Owner Doug Putnam to find out how his big bet on physical music has paid off. Mike and Doug first spoke about a year ago when Sunrise announced it was taking over more than 80 retail spaces across Canada that were left…
The 2018 JUNO Awards - Programming, Plans, Predictions & More
Mar 21 • 31 min
This week’s show is all about The 2018 JUNO Awards. JUNOs/CARAS CEO Allan Reid joins us to talk about the first year of their partnership with the CBC, how they decide which artists will perform during the televised awards show, injecting diversity into…
One for the Kids - Jeremy Fisher’s First Children’s Album
Mar 14 • 37 min
Mike recently met up with acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, who is back with a very different record. A new father, Jeremy’s latest album is Highway to Spell, which as you may have guessed from the title, is a children’s record. His last release,…
There’s Something(ness) about Our Lady Peace
Mar 7 • 32 min
[Photo: Our Lady Peace by Ashley Osborn] Our Lady Peace is easily one of Canada’s most iconic alt-rock bands, having released countless hit singles since their debut album in 1994, including instantly recognizable songs like “Starseed,” “Automatic…
Glass Tiger - Still Going Strong After 31 Years
Feb 28 • 38 min
Glass Tiger are celebrating over three decades together with the release of 31, their first new studio album since 1991. Produced by Johnny Reid, the new collection includes stripped-down takes on 11 favourites from the band’s back catalogue in addition…
The Other Side of the Tracks - Producer/Engineer Gus van Go
Feb 21 • 44 min
Juno-nominated producer, engineer, and songwriter Gus van Go has fingerprints on work by the likes of Sam Roberts Band, Arkells, Wintersleep, Priestess, and dozens more. This year, he notched another Juno nod for his work on tracks by Whitehorse and Terra…
Women in Music Canada: Fostering Equality in the Music Industry
Feb 14 • 46 min
MeToo and #TimesUp are having a significant and, in many cases, encouraging impact on a number of professional circles, and the Canadian and global music industries are no different. This week, Mike once again catches up with Women in Music Canada Founder…
Making Music Matter - A Path to Healing for Victims in Conflict Zones
Feb 7 • 36 min
Darcy Ataman has been on dozens of missions to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Make Music Matter, the organization he founded to help heal victims of sexual violence and other hardships in conflict zones through writing, recording,…
Own the Stage - Tips for a Fearless, Impactful Performance
Jan 31 • 50 min
Every time you take the stage, you have an opportunity to make an impactful statement - a statement that could earn you hoards of new fans, drive sales of your music and merch, and open the door to dozens of future opportunities. An audience wants to see…
Is Spotify Playing Fair? The $1.6 Billion Question
Jan 24 • 52 min
A music publishing company has launched a $1.6-billion lawsuit against Spotify, accusing the streaming giant of not getting the proper license needed to properly pay songwriters and publishers for millions of songs, including those by Tom Petty, Neil…
Doing Right by Creators & Consumers - A Look into Stingray Music
Jan 17 • 34 min
Quebec-based media company Stingray kicked off 2018 with the announcement that it had acquired Qello Concerts, described by Forbes as “the Netflix of concert films and documentaries.” The deal adds 2,000 concert films and music documentaries to Stingray’s…
Social Nettwerking: A Candid Q&A with Nettwerk Music Group’s Terry McBride
Jan 10 • 51 min
Nettwerk Music Group’s Terry McBride is a two-time Pollstar Industry Award winner for Personal Manager of the Year and a member of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. He a few friends started Nettwerk in his apartment in 1984 and built…
Digging into Canadian Sales & Streaming Data from 2017
Jan 3 • 50 min
This week, in our first episode of 2018, we look back at the past year with Paul Shaver, the head of Nielsen Music Canada. Nielsen’s 2017 end-of-year numbers reveal some interesting trends in music consumption in Canada, so Mike and Paul dig deeper into…
Dec. 27, 2017 - What’s Hot for 2018 with Allie X, Fast Romantics, Nice Horse, Cadence Weapon & More
Dec 27, 2017 • 44 min
We’re excited to focus on some fast-rising talent in our What’s Hot for 2018 show. In this episode, we’ll revisit some standout interviews from the past 12 months with artists that we think are on the cusp of breaking out big-time in the New Year. Join us…
Dec. 20, 2017 - Best of 2017 with Paul Shaffer, Hedley, Ria Mae, George Canyon & More
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
Hard to believe it’s already time for our Best of 2017 show on Canadian Musician Radio. In this episode, we revisit some of the highlight artist interviews from throughout 2017, featuring a diverse mix of names including Paul Shaffer, Hedley, Kid Koala,…
Dec. 13, 2017 - The Northern Pikes, Mikey Manville
Dec 13, 2017 • 67 min
2017 has been a great year for The Northern Pikes and their dedicated fan base. In addition to reissuing a “super-sized” three-disc edition of their heralded 1987 release Big Blue Sky and embarking on a 30th Anniversary tour in celebration of the release,…
Dec. 6, 2017 - Holiday Music with Heather Rankin & Sultans of String
Dec 6, 2017 • 53 min
We’re getting into the holiday spirit this week as we welcome Heather Rankin and Sultans of String on the program. Heather Rankin is fresh from the release of Imagine, her solo Christmas collection featuring some holiday favourites and fresh new…
Nov. 29, 2017 - APA’s Ralph James & Miss Emily
Nov 29, 2017 • 57 min
We’re thrilled to have industry icon Ralph James on the show. An inductee of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, James helped to launch APA’s new Toronto office earlier this year after UTA ceased its Canadian operations. He tells Mike about his…
Nov. 22, 2017 - Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Iskwe, Teri Parker Quartet
Nov 22, 2017 • 64 min
Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s new album, If I Had the Strength, follows their JUNO-nominated 2016 release Moorka with another intriguing dose of their international sonic mosaic. They call that mosaic “Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-party-punk” and talk to Mike about all…
Nov. 15th, 2017 - Benji Rogers on Blockchain’s Potential & Emma-Lee
Nov 15, 2017 • 74 min
PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers is now one of the pioneers leading the charge of utilizing blockchain technology in the music industry. Some, like him, are leveraging the technology to empower current industry stakeholders; others see it as a major…
Nov. 8, 2017 - Ria Mae, Faith Healer, The Royal Foundry
Nov 8, 2017 • 54 min
Ria Mae has a brand new EP and is fresh off of a very special show during the 2017 Halifax Pop Explosion that saw her performing with Symphony Nova Scotia amidst her cross-country Scott Vs. Ria tour with our pal Scott Helman. The new EP, My Love, takes…
Nov. 1, 2017 - Gord Bamford, The Karpinka Brothers, Lydia Persaud
Nov 2, 2017 • 63 min
Gord Bamford has plenty in store for early 2018, including his 29-date Neon Smoke Tour supporting the album of the same name. Gord joins us to talk about the record, including his collaboration with Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy for the single “Ain’t It Grand,”…
Oct. 25, 2017 - Great Lake Swimmers, The Elwins, Author Mark Kearney
Oct 25, 2017 • 71 min
Mike catches up with Great Lake Swimmers lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tony Dekker to see how they’re progressing on their as-yet-untitled seventh album. As has become the norm for the band, they’ve once again selected a somewhat unusual place to…
Oct. 18, 2017 - One Bad Son, The Glorious Sons, Donal Hodgson
Oct 18, 2017 • 65 min
It’s been one hell of a year for Saskatchewan rockers One Bad Son. After seeing their single “Raging Bull” thrash its way up the rock charts earlier this year, the band is back with their latest single, “Scream for Me,” which is proving to be just as…
Oct. 11, 2017 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, D.O.A., The Kents
Oct 11, 2017 • 66 min
Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern is celebrating its 70th birthday in 2017 with a string of special shows featuring the likes of Billy Bragg, 54-40, Hollerado, and D.O.A. We chat with Horseshoe owner Jeff Cohen about the venue’s history, current…
Oct. 4, 2017 - Jesse Cook, Boogat
Oct 4, 2017 • 70 min
Acclaimed guitarist Jesse Cook joins us to talk about the writing and recording of his new album, Beyond Borders. He tells us about the evolution his style and why he is now incorporating more electronic elements into his music, his love of using a looper…
Sept 27, 2017 - Hawksley Workman, John Cody
Sep 27, 2017 • 57 min
On Sept. 28th, we’re bringing you interviews with a pair of special Canadian songwriters. Hawksley Workman checks in to chat about honouring Bruce Cockburn at the recent 2017 Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Massey Hall. We also…
Sept 20, 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern History, The Nursery, The Beaches
Sep 20, 2017 • 67 min
We’ve got a pair of the country’s most buzz worthy bands in quirky indie pop outfit The Nursery and new wave fem-rockers The Beaches. Both have brand new albums and both are carving out niches in a competitive and over saturated music market thanks to…
Sept. 13, 2017 - Eh440 & Cadence Weapon
Sep 13, 2017 • 70 min
This week on CM Radio, Mike catches up with acclaimed rapper Cadence Weapon. The Toronto-based, Edmonton native recently released a new track titled “Don’t Talk to Me,” which will be taken from his upcoming fourth album. He chats with Mike about what he’s…
Sept. 6, 2017 - Ty Baynton, Nielsen Music Canada & Alan Doyle
Sep 6, 2017 • 73 min
Alan Doyle joins us this week to talk about his brand new album, A Week at the Warehouse. As the name implies, Doyle and his band cut this album live-off-the-floor at the iconic Vancouver studio with mega-producer Bob Rock. We talk about why this was the…
Aug. 30, 2017 - Luke Austin, Graham Henderson & Your Favorite Enemies
Aug 30, 2017 • 72 min
Our friends in Your Favorite Enemies are readying the release of their very cool boxset, A Journey Beyond Ourselves, featuring exclusive music, a book called chronicling the making of their latest album, and a lot more. We speak with guitarist Jeff…
Aug 23, 2017 - Can Indie Acts Get on Spotify Playlists & Comeback Kid
Aug 23, 2017 • 66 min
CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner and musician Ari Herstand - who Forbes has called “the poster child of DIY music” join us to talk about Spotify, and more specifically, how artists can get their music onto Spotify playlists to boost their spins and exposure. They…
Aug. 16, 2017 - Midnight Oil, Halifax Pop Explosion, Honey Jam
Aug 16, 2017 • 53 min
Australian rock icons Midnight Oil are back on the road for The Great Circle 2017 World Tour, in part to celebrate the release of some new box sets. We connected with founding member Jim Moginie (guitars, keys & vocals) ahead of their Canadian dates about…
Aug. 9, 2017 - Dan Mangan, Dan Davidson & A New Book on Johnny Cash
Aug 9, 2017 • 59 min
In addition to having a new album in the works, the awesome and outspoken Dan Mangan has also announced a venture with partner Laura Simpson called Side Door Access, aiming to connect creators with dedicated followers in intimate settings. The project is…
Aug. 2, 2017 - Allie X, MUTEK Festival, Nice Horse
Aug 2, 2017 • 77 min
Allie X (aka Alexandra Hughes) sat down with Mike to discuss her journey from Ontario-based music student and songwriter to being one of the most interesting artists in the L.A. art-pop scene. She explains how she met Canadian producer Cirkut and how that…
July 26, 2017 - Miranda Mulholland, Martin Kerr, Justine Giles
Jul 26, 2017 • 75 min
In addition to performing as a solo artist and one half of Harrow Fair, recording with the likes of Great Lake Swimmers and Sarah Slean, playing on film and TV scores, owning a record label, and running a music festival (whew…), Miranda Mulholland has…
July 19, 2017 - Stompin’ Tom Revisited, iLLvibe & Myer Clarity & More
Jul 19, 2017 • 67 min
Two weeks ago, we dedicated our show to the brand new 50th anniversary collection honouring the one and only Stompin’ Tom Connors, featuring interviews with George Canyon, Corb Lund, and Whiskey Jack. This week, we’re revisiting that collection in a chat…
July 12, 2017 - Vivek Shraya, Sun K, Melanie Brulee
Jul 12, 2017 • 68 min
We’re bringing you a trio of artist interviews in what could be our most diverse episode to date. Kristian Montano, frontman of Toronto roots rock outfit Sun K, joins us to talk about the band’s upcoming album that, like its predecessor, was produced by…
July 5 2017 - Stompin’ Tom Tribute w/ George Canyon, Corb Lund & More
Jul 5, 2017 • 42 min
In honour of Canada Day and the Canada 150 celebrations, this week’s show is a special one dedicated to the quintessential Canadian troubadour, Stompin’ Tom Connors. Anthem Legacy, an imprint of ole Label Group, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one…
June 28, 2017 - One Bad Son, Mise en Scene, The Pick Brothers Band
Jun 28, 2017 • 61 min
We’ve got a rock-centric show featuring interviews with chart-toppers One Bad Son, the gritty & powerful Mise en Scene, and the boundary-pushing Pick Brothers. One Bad Son’s Kurt Dahl joins us to talk about the overwhelming success of their single “Raging…
June 21, 2017 - Tim Hicks, Devin Cuddy, The Long War
Jun 22, 2017 • 54 min
Platinum-selling JUNO nominee Tim Hicks has blown up since earning the CCMA’s Rising Star award in 2014. He’s fresh from the release of a brand new live EP, recorded during his Shake These Walls tour, supporting the album of the same name. We chat with…
June 14, 2017 - John Cody, Colter Wall, Epstein Management Firm
Jun 14, 2017 • 90 min
John Cody just released Hard Won, the last album that will feature his singing voice. The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer, who has collaborated with the likes of Tom Cochrane and Joni Mitchell, was diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and was…
June 7, 2017 - JUNOs Return to CBC, Minotaurs, Prairie Cat
Jun 7, 2017 • 62 min
The CBC recently held a “preview day” for its upcoming season, and one of the big topics of discussion was the recently-announced return of The JUNO Awards to the national broadcaster. It seems there are big plans to develop more content in collaboration…
May 31, 2017 - Bishop Brigante, Honey Beard, Music BC’s Phoenix
May 31, 2017 • 55 min
Bishop Brigante is a veteran of Canadian hip-hop and legend in the battle rap world. Throughout his career, he’s collaborated with the likes of Drake, Nate Dogg, MC Lyte, and Sticky Fingaz, and his new anthology collection Legacy revisits those singles…
May 24, 2017 - Madison Violet, Matt Holubowski & Tips from CD Baby
May 24, 2017 • 87 min
Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac of Madison Violet have had a string of bad luck that’s tested them as individuals and creative partners. Their latest album, The Knight Sessions, is a response to those hardships and finds the duo stripping down their…
May 17, 2017 - Fred Penner, Eleanor McCain, Prof. Rahul Telang
May 17, 2017 • 75 min
Fred Penner is one of Canada’s most beloved entertainers, and he’s back with a new album called Hear the Music, which has earned rave reviews from Andrew’s two-year-old son. It features quite the cast of guest collaborators, including Ron Sexsmith, Basia…
May 10, 2017 - Musicians & Charity, Kayla Howran, The Sole Pursuit
May 10, 2017 • 78 min
At CMW 2017, well-known music journalist Karen Bliss of Samaritanmag.com moderated a panel called “Musicians & Charity - Finding a Way to Give Back.” She and her panel of high-profile musicians and charitable partners talked about the synergy that can…
May 3, 2017 - Paul Shaffer, Alan Cross, SING! Festival, Nolan Hubbard
May 3, 2017 • 57 min
Paul Shaffer was one of the stars out for CMW 2017 and Mike had the chance to get some insight into life post-Letterman and his latest album, Paul Shaffer & the World’s Most Dangerous Band. The album features guests like Bill Murray, Darius Rucker, and…
Apr. 26, 2017 - Ascot Royals, Steph Cameron, LyricFind
Apr 26, 2017 • 50 min
Ascot Royals have been carving out their niche in Canadian music for some time, supporting the likes of Big Wreck and Finger Eleven with their dancy brand of upbeat rock and earning some serious industry attention. The band was out for CMW 2017, working…
Apr. 19, 2017 - Eric Ethridge, The Long War, Guitar Workshop Plus
Apr 19, 2017 • 64 min
Did you know there’s a program where guitarists and other musicians can gather to get first-hand instruction from the likes of Steve Vai, Robben Ford, Alex Lifeson, and many other of the world’s top musicians? It’s called Guitar Workshop Plus and it was…
Apr. 12, 2017 - Alejandra Ribera, The Wooden Sky & Ontario Music Fund
Apr 12, 2017 • 64 min
Mike chats with The Wooden Sky’s Gavin Gardiner about the recording of their latest album, Swimming in Strange Waters, which sees the band exploring new, more psychedelic sounds. They also talk about beating a case of “demoitis” and whether he feels there…
April 5, 2017 - Joel & Bill Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Antonio Ponce
Apr 5, 2017 • 54 min
Joel Plaskett is one of Canada’s most treasured songwriters, and for his latest project, he’s teamed up with someone who’s had a very impactful influence on him: his father. Bill & Joel Plaskett’s Solidarity is, as Bill puts it, “a touch of the…
March 29, 2017 - Show postponed, back again next week
Mar 29, 2017 • 1 min
Hey CM Radio listeners, Thanks for checking in for this week’s show. Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone it this week, though it is for the happiest of reasons. Andrew and wife welcomed their second child into world on Tuesday! As such, a couple of the…
Mar 22, 2017 -Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Jerry Leger, Kevin Dietz
Mar 22, 2017 • 67 min
Producer Kevin Dietz has once again offered his services to the winner of CBC Searchlight 2017, as part of our Canadian Musician Career Booster Prize Pack. Dietz is the head engineer at Mississauga’s famed Metalworks Studios and worked with artists from…
March 15, 2017 - Bleeker, SpinCount, Record Attempt: Longest Concert
Mar 15, 2017 • 49 min
It’s been a big year for the members of Bleeker, who dropped their latest album, Erase You, at the end of 2016. It was their first since changing their name from Bleeker Ridge, first with Five Seven Music, and earned them a nod for Breakthrough Group of…
March 8, 2017 - WayHome Music & Arts Festival, DJ Kav & More
Mar 8, 2017 • 37 min
The WayHome Music & Arts Festival recently announced its lineup for 2017 - its third-ever edition - and it’s pretty massive, with headliners including Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean, and Flume plus Canadian acts like Tegan & Sara, Death From Above 1979,…
March 1, 2017 - Murray McLauchlan, Leif Vollebekk, Edwards PC Law
Mar 1, 2017 • 96 min
Sunrise Records President Doug Putnam speaks with Mike about the company’s takeover of 70 former HMV locations in malls across the country. Canadian folk icon Murray McLauchlan is set to release his 19th studio album, Love Can’t Tell Time, on March 3rd.…
Feb. 22, 2017 - Danko Jones, Fast Romantics, What’s the Story PR
Feb 22, 2017 • 63 min
Danko Jones hit several new highs with 2015’s Fire Music and adopted the adage of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” with their upcoming release, Wild Cat. Once again recorded with Eric Ratz and a seemingly cemented lineup, the album is a tour de force of…
Feb. 15, 2017 - Shawn Desman, Port Cities, TO Councillor Josh Colle
Feb 15, 2017 • 64 min
Canadian pop star Shawn Desman has been relatively quiet on the musical front of late, but he’s headed to Alberta for a few shows mid-February and checks in with us to share some hints of what fans can expect. We also get the scoop on upcoming new music,…
Feb. 8, 2017 - Kid Koala, Kaneshii Vinyl Press & More
Feb 8, 2017 • 53 min
Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Satellite is an uncharted musical journey for the iconic scratch DJ, producer, and composer - an expansive work of ambient electronic soundscapes and chilling ballads sung by Icelandic artist Emilíana Torrini. Mike chats with…
Feb. 1, 2017 - Hedley, Toque & More
Feb 1, 2017 • 32 min
In what’s become something of an annual tradition, we catch up with Tommy Mac of Hedley to chat about what 2017 has in store for the band, as well as his studio production work and a lot more. The band’s latest album is 2015’s Hello, which means there’s…
Jan. 25, 2017 - Stephane Chamberland & CCS’s Jordan Howard
Jan 25, 2017 • 55 min
First up, Andrew chats with Stephane Chamberland, who is one of Canada’s busiest and best-known drummers. In addition to playing live and in the studio with a myriad of well-known artists, he’s also an educator, clinician, and author with a number of…
CM Radio- Jan. 18, 2017 - The Orchard & Venue Owner Shawn Creamer on Pay-to-Play
Jan 18, 2017 • 43 min
We’re reaching into our Canadian Musician magazine archives and sharing an interview Mike did for a CM article on pay-to-play gigs with venue owner and musician Shawn Creamer. In addition to being a guitarist and singer with highly regarded alt-country…
Jan. 11, 2017 - Stephen Fearing, Music Sales Stats from 2016 & More
Jan 11, 2017 • 44 min
Perhaps best known as a founding member of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, multi-JUNO winner Stephen Fearing will release his ninth studio album, Every Soul’s a Sailor, on January 10th. From the anti-Trump anthem “Blowhard Nation” to the haunting and…
Jan. 4, 2017 - Denise Donlon, Andrew & Mike’s 2016 in Review & More
Jan 4, 2017 • 47 min
Denise Donlon is, simply put, a trailblazer and icon within Canada’s music and broadcast industries. Her success spans decades and includes high-profile stints with MuchMusic during the station’s heyday, captaining Sony Music Canada through the Napster…
Dec. 28, 2016 - What’s Hot for 2017 with Neon Dreams, BANNERS & More
Dec 28, 2016 • 57 min
Fittingly, our final episode of 2016 is our What’s Hot for 2017 special. Join us as we revisit interviews from our 2016 season of Canadian Musician Radio with some artists we think you’ll be hearing a lot from in the new year, including BANNERS, Dilly…
Dec. 21,2016 - Best of 2016 with Sum 41, Dean Brody, Shad & More
Dec 21, 2016 • 57 min
We’ve had a great year on Canadian Musician Radio. We’ve featured interviews with some of Canada’s biggest artists and delved into some compelling and hot-button issues with a number of top industry professionals. This week, in our Best of 2016 episode,…
Dec. 14, 2016 - Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks & Liteyears
Dec 14, 2016 • 49 min
JUNO nominees and CCMA winners Chad Brownlee and Tim Hicks are teaming up for eight co-headlining dates across Western Canada in 2017. The run of dates mixes Brownlee’s Hearts On Fire Tour with Hicks’ Shake These Walls Tour. Mike has a chance to sit down…
Dec. 7, 2016 - Music Canada’s Graham Henderson & Terra Lightfoot
Dec 7, 2016 • 79 min
First up this week, Mike catches up with Hamilton, ON singer, songwriter, and guitarist Terra Lightfoot about what’s been keeping her busy since her breakout second solo album, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, was released last year and what she has planned…
Nov. 30, 2016 - Sloan’s Chris Murphy, A Fat Wreck & The Jerry Cans
Nov 30, 2016 • 78 min
Chris Murphy is a busy guy. After a string of shows celebrating the anniversary of Sloan’s One Chord to Another, he’s back out performing with a pair of new projects, each full of recognizable faces. There’s easy-to-love indie trio TUNS and the…
Nov. 23, 2016 - Youngblood, Leondro, Dub Kartel
Nov 23, 2016 • 59 min
With a sound described as “what the ’60s thought the future would sound like,” Youngblood - aka Alexis Young - has been turning heads of late, including those of the judges who chose her as a participant of the 2016 JUNO Master Class. Her debut EP, Feel…
Nov. 16, 2016 - Divine Brown, Neon Dreams, The Lytics
Nov 16, 2016 • 61 min
JUNO winner Divine Brown is dropping a new EP in early 2017, and has given fans a taste of what’s in store with “Love Alibi,” a collaboration with Toronto electro duo Empire 80. She talks about adding new sonic elements to her established soulful sound,…
Nov. 9, 2016 - David Usher, Alexis Normand & More
Nov 9, 2016 • 34 min
While many know him best for fronting Moist and his successful solo career, David Usher does much more than music. He’s a best-selling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and currently runs Concordia University’s Human Impact Lab (http://humanimpactlab.com).…
Nov. 2, 2016 - Los Lobos, Crystal Shawanda, Mirian
Nov 2, 2016 • 73 min
Steve Berlin of Los Lobos tells Mike how the lack of a career plan has kept them together for over 40 years, how the success of “La Bamba” spawned some bad advice from those around them, and opens up about his experiences producing albums with The…
Oct. 26, 2016 - Dean Brody, Tomi Swick, Polaris Heritage Prize & More
Oct 26, 2016 • 46 min
Following a very successful summer festival season, Dean Brody is set to release his sixth studio album, Beautiful Freakshow. The album features his trademark vocal style and unique instrumentation that expands on previous explorations. Mike had the…
Oct. 19, 2016 - Slaves on Dope, Northern Beauties, BreakOut West 2016
Oct 19, 2016 • 49 min
Slaves on Dope frontman and radio DJ Jason Rockman joins us to talk about the band’s new album, Horse. He’ll tell us about collaborations with guests likes of D.M.C., HR from Bad Brains, and Bill Kelliher from Mastodon, plus his thoughts on the heavy…
Oct. 12, 2016 - Desiree Dawson & David Clayton-Thomas
Oct 13, 2016 • 46 min
Best known for his work with Blood Sweat and Tears, Grammy-winning Canadian singer David Clayton-Thomas is about to release his latest solo recording. Called Canadiana, it’s a collection of covers by an interesting array of Canadian artists including…
Oct. 5, 2016 - Sum 41, Paper Lions & In Japan with Yamaha
Oct 5, 2016 • 55 min
Sum 41 is back with 13 Voices, their sixth full-length album and first since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. It marks many new looks for the long-running Canadian band, being the first album without original drummer Steve Jocz but also the first with…
Sept. 28, 2016 - Patrick Krief & Entertainment Lawyer Paul Sanderson
Sep 28, 2016 • 71 min
This week on CM Radio, Mike catches up Patrick Krief, who was a member of renowned Montreal indie band The Dears for over a decade. He is about release his solo double album, Automanic: Red & Blue. Krief says the project was inspired by the heartbreak,…
Sept. 21, 2016 - Matthew Good & TUNS
Sep 21, 2016 • 57 min
TUNS is a something of an “east coast indie rock super group,” comprised of Sloan’s Chris Murphy, Mike O’Neill of The Inbreds, and Matt Murphy of The Super Friendz. They certainly aren’t being celebrated for pedigree alone, though, as their self-titled…
Sept. 14, 2016 - Dan Mangan, MDM Recordings’ Mike Denney
Sep 14, 2016 • 54 min
Dan Mangan came out of nowhere this summer with a surprise EP called Unmake, featuring some stripped-back and solitary songs in contrast of his full-band material on Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s 2015 release, Club Meds. We’ll check to see if that’s an…
Sept. 7, 2016 - Shad, James Vincent McMorrow & Polaris Prize Talk
Sep 7, 2016 • 48 min
One of Canada’s most respected MCs, Shad seemingly came out of nowhere to drop a new album under the moniker Your Boy Tony Braxton. Called Adult Contempt, Shad describes the record as a soft-rock homage to pop and rock from the ’80s and ’90s, ditching his…
Aug. 31,2016 - Donovan Woods, Polaris Prize Founder Steve Jordan
Aug 31, 2016 • 46 min
Heralded songsmith Donovan Woods joins us this week to talk about the business of songwriting, whether that pertains to songs released under his own name - like those on his 2016 Polaris long-listed album Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled - and those he’s had…
Aug. 24, 2016 - Sam Roberts Band, The Balconies
Aug 24, 2016 • 60 min
We’ve got a treat for Sam Roberts Band fans. A year after the release of their Counting the Days EP, SRB has announced that their upcoming full-length offering, TerraForm, will drop at the end of October. It was recorded at The Tragically Hip’s Bathouse…
Aug. 17th, 2016 - Jason Blaine, RGK Entertainment’s Lindsay Hyslop
Aug 17, 2016 • 51 min
Jason Blaine has been a busy man over the past 18 months. After being honoured with the most wins at the CMAO Awards and his third consecutive Airplay Award from SOCAN, he and co-producer Deric Ruttan are up for the Record Producers of the Year award at…
Aug. 10, 2016 - Trevor Guthrie, Music PEI’s Rob Oakie
Aug 10, 2016 • 46 min
Trevor Guthrie came back in a big way in 2014 thanks to his huge collaboration with Armin van Buuren. Ever since, the former soulDecision vocalist has continued his upward trajectory with his solo career, including more cool collabs in various genres.…
Aug. 3, 2016 - Arkells, Open Road Recordings’ Ron Kitchener
Aug 3, 2016 • 64 min
How has country music – and Canadian country music in particular – evolved in recent years? Ron Kitchener, the head of RGK Entertainment Group and Open Road Recordings, speaks with Mike about the genre’s shift towards capturing a younger demographic, the…
July 27, 2016 - Theory of a Deadman, Alexandria Maillot
Jul 27, 2016 • 58 min
It’s been 15 years since Theory of a Deadman hit the scene as the first act signed to Chad Kroeger of Nickelback’s 604 Records imprint. After a celebratory acoustic run in early 2016, the back is back on the road later this year while fans eagerly…
July 20, 2016 - Cowboy Junkies, Noisemaker Management
Jul 20, 2016 • 41 min
Their 1988 album The Trinity Session is one of the most heralded in Canadian history, and now they’re back on the road for a string of intimate evenings. This week, Cowboy Junkies’ Alan Anton joins Mike to chat about the current tour, their ongoing…
July 13, 2016 - Nielsen Music Canada’s Paul Shaver, Jess Moskaluke
Jul 13, 2016 • 47 min
What’s the most popular medium for music discovery in 2016? Just how popular are the big music streaming services in Canada? These and many more stats and trends were shared in Nielsen Music’s 360 Canada Report, and this week, Nielsen Canada’s Paul Shaver…
July 6, 2016 - Sounds Like Teen Spirit’s Tim English, Jessy Lanza
Jul 6, 2016 • 53 min
Does that riff sound familiar to you? Timothy English, the author of “Sounds Like Teen Spirit” and one of the world’s authorities on music plagiarism, speaks with Mike about the recent Led Zeppelin verdict, the Justin Bieber allegations, and many more…
June 29, 2016 - Bernie Finkelstein, Bleeker, Attica Riots
Jun 29, 2016 • 59 min
Bernie Finkelstein sat down with Canadian Musician Editor Andrew King during Music PEI’s 2016 edition of the May Run Music Festival and Canadian Song Conference for the keynote address. Bernie was as candid and charismatic as always, talking about his…
June 22, 2016 - Montreal Jazz Fest’s Alain Simard & Tasha the Amazon
Jun 22, 2016 • 40 min
Montreal International Jazz Festival Co-Founder Alain Simard sat down for a candid conversation with Mike shortly after his induction into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. He opens up on everything from his successes and struggles in the business…
June 15, 2016 - Michael Hollett on NXNE 2016 & Your Favorite Enemies
Jun 15, 2016 • 46 min
Earlier in 2016, there was a lot of speculation over the future of NXNE. Since, however, the festival has announced its new format and much of its lineup, which includes the likes of Father John Misty and Ghostface Killah alongside Canadians like Dan…
June 8, 2016 - Bruce Good (The Good Bros.), Leah Daniels, Lindsay Ell
Jun 9, 2016 • 44 min
Leah Daniels was just named Female Artist of the Year at the 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards, which is fitting because this week, she and CMAO President Bruce Good - a member of long-running Canadian country legends The Good Brothers -…
June 1, 2016 - CBC’s Susan Marjetti, Holy F*ck & Dilly Dally
Jun 1, 2016 • 71 min
The Federal Government has pledged to inject $1.2 billion into cultural infrastructure in the coming years, and part of that is going to the CBC/Radio-Canada. Mike speaks with CBC’s Executive Director of Radio & Audio, Susan Marjetti, about what that…
May 25, 2016 - Women In Music Canada, Say Yes & Desiree Dawson
May 25, 2016 • 52 min
The music industry is often considered an “old boys club,” but one Canadian organization has been working to change that. Women in Music Canada was established in 2012 with the goal of fostering equality in the music industry through the support and…
May 18, 2016 - Re:Sound’s Ian MacKay, Byron Pascoe & Paul Luftenegger
May 18, 2016 • 37 min
We all know creators are seeking more compensation for streams of their songs. But what efforts are being made in Canada to make that a reality? Re:Sound President Ian MacKay gives us the lay of the land on the never-ending debate and a lot more. Plus,…
May 11, 2016 - SOCAN’s Record Year, PR Tips from Red Umbrella & More
May 11, 2016 • 51 min
SOCAN brought in record royalties for its members in 2015, continuing a year-over-year trend. CEO Eric Baptiste tells us about the organization’s current initiatives aiming to increase those numbers, its consistently slimmer operating costs & more. What…
May 4, 2016 - Jordan McIntosh, League of Wolves, Alexi Couto
May 4, 2016 • 42 min
Having performed at several of Canada’s biggest music festivals without an LP to his name, rising Canadian country star Jordan McIntosh shares his excitement about finally releasing his debut album, Steal Your Heart. It features work alongside a host of…
April 27, 2016 - The Nylons, Music Monday & Red Bull Sound Select
Apr 27, 2016 • 74 min
On this week’s episode of CM Radio we’re honoured to have Claude Morrison, one of the founding members of iconic vocal group The Nylons, who are currently on their farewell tour after nearly 40 years. They’ve record hit versions of songs such as “The Lion…
Apr 20th, 2016 - Wolfie’s Just Fine (Jon Lajoie), SATE, Corin Raymond
Apr 20, 2016 • 67 min
You probably know him from his roles in shows and movies like The League and Let’s Be Cops, or from his hugely popular parody songs; however, now, Jon Lajoie is putting his musical talents to more “serious” use with his indie folk project Wolfie’s Just…
Apr. 13, 2016 - Plants & Animals, Erin Costelo, Guitar Workshop Plus
Apr 13, 2016 • 55 min
Plants & Animals are back with Waltzed In From The Rumbling, which FILTER says is ripe with “cross-legged acoustic jams and staggering electric anthems.” We chat about their unique take on left-of-centre symphonic pop and the extra time they took on their…
April 6, 2016 - Heather Rankin, Digging Roots & More
Apr 6, 2016 • 60 min
Those who have been waiting for something new from Canadian duo Digging Roots won’t be disappointed with their latest offering, For The Light. Inspired by their travels during four years of international touring, For The Light firmly inhabits roots and…
Mar. 30, 2016 - Best of SXSW 2, The Strumbellas, Kevin Dietz & More
Mar 31, 2016 • 56 min
In the second part of our Best of SXSW 2016 coverage, Mike sits down with The Strumbellas, Fast Romantics, Milk & Bone, and The Wet Secrets in Austin. We’ve also got snippets with Polaris Prize founder Steve Jordan and producer Kevin Dietz, the head…
Mar. 23rd, 2016 - Best Of SXSW 2016, The Trews & Metalworks Studios
Mar 23, 2016 • 54 min
There was a strong Canadian presence in Austin for SXSW 2016, and Mike was in the thick of it all. He brought back interviews with the likes of The Trews, Paper Lions, Whitney Rose, and eOne Music Group President Chris Taylor, so we’re happy to bring you…
Mar. 16th, 2016 - Wintersleep, Ron Hawkins, SpinCount
Mar 16, 2016 • 60 min
Just how did Wintersleep get Rush’s Geddy Lee to perform on their brand new album, The Great Detachment? Wintersleep frontman Paul Murphy tells us about that and a lot more about their stunning new collection. We also catch up with Ron Hawkins, who in…
Mar. 9, 2016 - Pavlo, Rich Terfry, CBC Searchlight & More
Mar 9, 2016 • 57 min
Pavlo has a lot of exciting things on the go for 2016 already. In the past year, the Canadian guitarist has toured the world, partnered with both Jose Feliciano and The Tenors, and filmed a concert in his parents’ birthplace in Greece. He’s got a new…
Mar. 2, 2016 - The Sheepdogs, Rococode & More
Mar 2, 2016 • 41 min
The Sheepdogs dropped their latest full-length, Future Nostalgia, in the fall of 2015. Since, they’ve racked up a nod for Rock Album of the Year at the upcoming JUNOs, embarked on a cross-country tour, and will surely be fixtures on the festival circuit…
Feb. 24, 2016 - The Zolas, Bless & Like Pacific
Feb 24, 2016 • 66 min
The Zolas join us fresh from a trek overseas to talk about their upcoming third LP, Swooner, dropping March 4th via Light Organ Records. This time around, the band dove headlong into vibrant, experimental pop and we’ll discuss what informed the sonic…
Feb. 17, 2016 - Steven Page, Jim Bryson & More
Feb 17, 2016 • 49 min
Steven Page joins us to talk about his upcoming solo release, Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct - a cathartic return to music for the well-known artist. The album was co-produced by Page himself along with Craig Northey, whose band The Odds performs on most of…
Feb. 10, 2016 - BANNERS, Chris Colepaugh & More
Feb 10, 2016 • 59 min
Michael Joseph Nelson, much better known to the world as BANNERS, joins us for this week’s show. Originally from the UK but now based in Canada, BANNERS draws influence from artists ranging from The Beatles to Arcade Fire and has been drumming up a lot of…
Feb. 3, 2016 - PUP, Old Man Canyon & More
Feb 3, 2016 • 45 min
Stefan Babcock of heralded Toronto punk outfit PUP joins us to chat about their upcoming sophomore effort. The band just dropped “DVP,” their first new song in nearly two years, which will appear on the upcoming LP - the one that Billboard calls one of…
Jan. 27, 2016 - Hedley, Cancer Bats & More
Jan 27, 2016 • 45 min
We were fortunate enough to sit down with Hedley bassist Tommy Mac down in Anaheim during The NAMM Show 2016. He fills us in on the upcoming tour supporting their late-2015 release, Hello, as well as some of the other creative projects he’s got underway…
Jan. 20, 2016 - Matt Andersen & Alex Cuba
Jan 20, 2016 • 56 min
This week, Mike has a pair of interviews with two of the country’s most revered guitarists and songwriters with very unique styles. Matt Andersen’s upcoming release, Honest Man, drops at the end of February. It’s the follow-up to 2014’s Weightless, which…
Jan. 13, 2016 - 54-40, Emilie Claire Barlow & More
Jan 13, 2016 • 50 min
54-40 frontman Neil Osborne joins us to chat about the band’s latest album, La Difference: A History Unplugged, a collection of acoustic reworkings of some of their best-known songs to mark their 35th anniversary. He also tells us about the new music in…
Jan. 6, 2016 - Honeymoon Suite & More
Jan 6, 2016 • 40 min
Longtime Honeymoon Suite frontman Johnnie Dee joins us for our first show of 2016. The rather candid interview discusses the new material the band currently has in the works, their plans for the first part of the New Year, and some of the other endeavours…
Dec. 30, 2015 - What’s Hot for 2016 w/ Grandtheft, Alyssa Reid & More
Dec 30, 2015 • 48 min
In our final episode of the calendar year, we look back at interviews from 2015 with on-the-rise artists that are poised to explode in the new year and beyond. Join us as we revisit talks with the likes of Alyssa Reid, Grandtheft, Ben Caplan, Palaye…
Dec. 23, 2015 - Best of 2015 with Randy Bachman, k-os, Magic & More
Dec 23, 2015 • 61 min
Welcome to Canadian Musician Radio’s Best of 2015 episode. We’re looking back at some highlights from the past 12 months, including interviews with a diverse list of top artists like Randy Bachman, k-os, Molly Johnson, Magic!, Finger Eleven, Jesse Cook,…
Dec. 16, 2015 - Rush, Reimagining Glenn Gould & More
Dec 16, 2015 • 56 min
We (and our readers) were fortunate enough to have Rush grace the cover of our November/December 2015 issue, talking about their recent R40 Tour and its impact on their legacy. On our last “new” episode of 2015, we’ll have some of the unused portions of…
Dec. 9, 2015 - Monster Truck & Protest The Hero
Dec 9, 2015 • 41 min
In a preview of our first issue of 2016, we’ve got Monster Truck and Protest The Hero on this week’s show. The former will drop their highly-anticipated sophomore LP, Sittin’ Heavy, early in the new year. We chat with the band about how their…
Dec. 2, 2015 - Corb Lund, Prevail of Alpha Omega/Swollen Members
Dec 2, 2015 • 52 min
We speak with country music innovator Corb Lund about his new collection, Things That Can’t Be Undone. As we’ve come to expect of this off-kilter troubadour, the album is an ambitious, diverse collection of songs chalk full of sonic surprises. A longtime…
Nov. 25, 2015 - Alyssa Reid, Foxtrott, Jason Benoit
Nov 25, 2015 • 56 min
Canadian pop songstress Alyssa Reid joins us to chat about her upcoming release, Phoenix, which finds her temporarily abandoning the polished pop sound for a barer, more intimate acoustic style. Then, Marie-Helene Delorme, much better known as Foxtrott,…
Nov. 18, 2015 -Alan Frew, The Town Heroes, Christina Ma rtin
Nov 18, 2015 • 64 min
Boasting one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian rock, Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew joins us to talk about his new solo album, 80290 Rewind, a collection of covers of iconic songs released in the 1980s. Then, we’ve got a pair of east coast acts…
Nov 11, 2015 - Pavlo, Remigio Pereira of The Tenors & Simone Denny
Nov 11, 2015 • 56 min
Canadian guitar virtuosos Pavlo and Remigio Pereira (of The Tenors) recently teamed up for an album called Guitarradas. Mike had a chance to speak with both of these talented instrumentalists about the project and everything that went into it, their…
Nov 4, 2015 - Grandtheft, The Zolas, Jason Burns of Arts & Crafts
Nov 4, 2015 • 52 min
Though he’s already amassed over 50 million plays for his remixes and original material, Grandtheft opens up about his first “formal” collection, the Quit This City EP. We also speak with Zach from Vancouver indie pop outfit The Zolas about the band’s…
Oct. 28, 2015 - k-os, The Motorleague, Odium
Oct 28, 2015 • 49 min
This week, we’re more than thrilled to have k-os join us. The MC/songwriter/producer discusses how rediscovering pop music influenced his work on his latest album, the excellent Can’t Fly Without Gravity. Also, New Brunswick rockers The Motorleague offer…
Oct 21, 2015 - Cold Creek County, Ken Stead, Coldjack
Oct 21, 2015 • 58 min
On-the-rise country outfit Cold Creek County joins us to chat about their upcoming album, Till The Wheels Fall Off, on Sony Music Canada. The band is making a lot of noise at country radio and are sure to be a huge live draw. Then we chat with…
Oct 14, 2015 - Madchild, Jimmy Douglass, Dirty Ghosts, Juan Barbosa
Oct 14, 2015 • 69 min
Mike sits down with Canadian MC Madchild who, in addition to his work with Swollen Members, has enjoyed plenty of success as a solo artist. His most recent work is Silver Tongue Devil, which dropped in July 2015, and he’s kept busy since then with some…
Oct. 7, 2015 - Jill Hennessy, Rosie & The Riveters, Monica Chapman
Oct 7, 2015 • 52 min
Millions of people know Jill Hennessy from her starring roles on programs such as Crossing Jordan and Law & Order; however, her latest project is a musical album - her second, in fact - called I Do. The album showcases her storytelling abilities,…
Sept. 30, 2015 - Ian Fletcher Thornley, Poor Young Things
Sep 30, 2015 • 53 min
Ian Thornley, the man behind Big Wreck and Thornley, is dropping a solo release called Secrets under the moniker Ian Fletcher Thornley on Oct. 30th, showcasing a raw, intimate side of this Can-rock icon. We chat about the project and other things he has…
Sept. 23, 2015 - Jesse Cook, Emilie & Ogden
Sep 23, 2015 • 58 min
Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook joins us to chat about his chart-topping latest release, One World, and his subsequent performances in support of it. Join us as Mike gets candid with the JUNO winner. Also on the show is Emilie &…
Sept. 16, 2015 - Born Ruffians, The Sole Pursuit
Sep 16, 2015 • 49 min
Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians joins us to chat about the Toronto indie stalwarts’ upcoming album RUFF, dropping Oct. 2nd through Paper Bag Records. There are also some cool promo initiatives surrounding the release, and we get the inside take on those. As…
Sept. 9, 2015 - The Dears, Wes Mack
Sep 9, 2015 • 73 min
It’s been awhile since anyone has heard from The Dears, at least formally, but band frontman Murray Lightburn joins us to talk about the group’s upcoming release, Times Infinity Volume One, plus their 20 years together. We’ve also got Canadian country…
Sept. 2, 2015 - Saint Asonia, The Road Heavy, The Joy Arson
Sep 2, 2015 • 49 min
Joining us this week is Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia. After spending over two decades fronting Three Days Grace, he’s now joined in Saint Asonia by current and former members of bands like Staind, Finger Eleven, Stereomud, and more. Their self-titled LP…
Aug. 26, 2015 - Young Empires, Katie Moore
Aug 26, 2015 • 44 min
This week, we catch up with Young Empires bassist Jake Palahnuk about the band’s highly anticipated new album “The Gates,” set to drop Sept. 4th. It’s the follow-up to the hugely successful and well-reviewed breakout EP, “Wake All My Youth.” And fresh…
Aug. 19, 2015 - Moneen, Br/dges, Steve Rivers
Aug 19, 2015 • 58 min
Kenny Bridges of Moneen joins us this week, speaking about the band’s reunion for a few summer shows as well as his solo output as Br/dges, which offers a different sound from what people may have come to expect. Also, Canadian country artist Steve Rivers…
Aug. 12, 2015 - The Tea Party, The Stanfields, Honey Jam
Aug 12, 2015 • 59 min
The Tea Party are set to reissue The Edges of Twilight in advance of their upcoming Canadian tour. We chat with the band about their longevity and what fans can expect from the upcoming dates. We also have Halifax’s The Stanfields, who will cap off a busy…
Aug. 5, 2015 - Dean Brody, Paul Brandt & Raghav
Aug 5, 2015 • 44 min
Dean Brody and Paul Brandt. Two names synonymous with Canadian country. They’re getting ready to hit the road this fall on the Road Trip Tour, and we’ve got both of them on the show. Dean chats about his latest release, Gypsy Road, which has already…
July 29, 2015 - Finger Eleven, Sate
Jul 29, 2015 • 40 min
It’s been five years since Finger Eleven dropped Life Goes Electric, so a lot of people - us included - are pretty excited for the release of Five Crooked Lines at the end of July. For this one, guitarist James Black tells Canadian Musician Radio the idea…
July 22, 2015 - Jason Benoit, Thomas Carbou
Jul 22, 2015 • 37 min
This week, we’ve got feature interviews with country singer Jason Benoit and jazz guitarist Thomas Carbou in addition to some interesting figures from Nielsen Soundscan on the state of the Canadian music industry halfway into 2015. Benoit was recently…
July 15, 2015 - Harry Manx, GigSalad, Azalea
Jul 15, 2015 • 55 min
This week’s show features a great interview with the one and only Harry Manx from this year’s edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He and Mike have an insightful conversation about things past and present. Canadian Musician and GigSalad…
July 8, 2015 - Molly Johnson, Gypsophilia, Roni Feldman
Jul 8, 2015 • 52 min
This week’s show features a pair of artist interviews from the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival alongside a CM Academy chat with Roni Feldman of Roni Feldman and Associates, a meeting and event planning firm, talking about some unique…
July 1, 2015 - Odonis Odonis, Ben Caplan, Devin Cuddy, RBC Bluesfest
Jul 1, 2015 • 47 min
Happy Canada Day! We’ve got something of a stacked lineup for this week’s show, featuring a trio of interviews from the recently-wrapped NXNE 2015, plus a spokesman for this year’s edition of RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. On the ground in Toronto, Mike had a…
June 24, 2015 - Saukrates, Murray Daigle, Montreal Jazz Fest
Jun 24, 2015 • 60 min
Canadian Musician Radio is nothing if not diverse, and this week’s show is proof. Canadian hip-hop pioneer Saukrates speaks with Mike prior to his performance at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival about what he’s currently got on the go, the state of…
June 17, 2015 - Esma, Matt Epp, KoSA & More
Jun 17, 2015 • 55 min
Welcome to a relatively diverse episode of Canadian Musician Radio. Joining us this week is Esma, a Toronto-based pop artist who’s been turning plenty of heads in the last few years. She’s shared stages with some monsters like Jadakiss, Jay Sean, and…
June 10, 2015 - Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt, Alessia Cohle & More
Jun 10, 2015 • 68 min
If you’re a country music fan, this is the episode for you. We’ve got a big slate of four country artists this week. We kick things off with Alessia Cohle, who has been chosen as the first featured artist as part of Steve’s Music and the Boots & Bourbon…
June 3, 2015 - Courage My Love, Luke Austin Band & The Road Heavy
Jun 4, 2015 • 43 min
After the usual bits and news from around the industry, including an audio clip in which Randy Bachman definitively proves what the infamous opening chord is to The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night,” we kick off the interviews with The Road Heavy’s Ryan…
May 27, 2015 - Best of CMW Pt. 3 - Palaye Royale, Virignia To Vegas
May 27, 2015 • 65 min
We’ve made it - our final Best of CMW episode, featuring a pop-tastic trio of artist interviews plus an insightful CM Academy session. Join us as Mike and Katlyn check in with currently-exploding fashion-art rock outfit Palaye Royale, “Don’t Fight The…
May 20, 2015 - Best of CMW, Pt. 2 - In-Flight Safety & More
May 20, 2015 • 65 min
For the first time in a long time, it’s both Mike and Andrew at the mic taking you through this week’s episode. It’s also the second of three “Best of CMW” episodes, this one focusing on some of the indie rockers we caught up with during this year’s…
May 13, 2015 - Best of CMW - Billy Talent, Monster Truck & More
May 14, 2015 • 57 min
This is the first of our Best of CMW episodes, and I suppose this one could unofficially be called the Dine Alone Records round-up. Dine Alone is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and as such, founder Joel Carriere anchored a special panel…
May 6, 2015 - Gloryhound, Terra Lightfoot, CMW
May 8, 2015 • 73 min
We’ve got plenty of Canadian Music Week content coming your way in the next few weeks, but this is where it all starts. Our two musical interviewees - Halifax rock outfit Gloryhound and Hamilton, ON songstress Terra Lightfoot - are performing at this…
Apr 29, 2015 - I Mother Earth, Smashing Satellites
Apr 29, 2015 • 62 min
It’s a pleasure having I Mother Earth’s Brian Byrne on the show, especially since we get to chat about the band’s upcoming appearance at the Unison Jam on May 6th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The money raised during the initiative, which also features…
Apr 22, 2015 - Joel Plaskett & More
Apr 23, 2015 • 34 min
Welcome! We’re stoked to have Joel Plaskett back on the show, this time discussing his most recent release, Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky…
Apr 15, 2015 - Suuns, Dilshad Burman & More
Apr 15, 2015 • 46 min
Montreal’s Suuns are dropping their latest project, titled Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart, on April 14th. These seven songs are the result of a seven-day studio stint in which the four members of Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart’s Radwan Ghazi Moumneh set…
Apr 8, 2015 - Billy Talent, The Lazys
Apr 8, 2015 • 52 min
This is a fun one. Mike dropped into Revolution Recording in Toronto, where Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa was in the producer’s chair while Australian rockers The Lazys were on the other side of the glass. Mike had a chance to sit down with them between…
Apr 1, 2015 - Daniel Isaiah, DLV, The Control Room, Goodnight Sunrise
Apr 1, 2015 • 39 min
Another big show this week, with back-to-back episodes featuring four interviewees. Secret City Records’ Daniel Isaiah discusses his latest work, Come Into Gone. Though Isaiah has spent considerable time in Europe and the U.S., and is known in some…
Mar 25, 2015 - Thomas D’Arcy, Rebel Hero, Luke Nicholson
Mar 25, 2015 • 81 min
Lots to talk about in this episode, with four - yep, four - interviewees. Thomas D’Arcy’s latest full-length, Fooled You Twice, dropped in early March and since, it’s been getting a lot of positive attention. New Canadian Music, for example, said, “Pop…
Mar 18, 2015 - Danko Jones, Faith Healer, The Globe Series
Mar 18, 2015 • 64 min
Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Two gold records. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses. A video trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ralph Macchio. A feature- length documentary. An…
Mar 11, 2015 - Humans, High Kicks, White Lightning
Mar 11, 2015 • 54 min
Two duos and a trio on this week’s show, and all from the west coast. Humans create indie-electronic music that also possesses a distinct darkness to it. Focusing on the performance ideals of modern greats like LCD Soundsystem or Jamie XX, Humans are able…
Mar 4, 2015 - Grand Analog, The Good Boys
Mar 4, 2015 • 40 min
Grand Analog is a raw collective of seasoned record collectors, musicians, and self-described beat junkies with music described as “a beautiful mess of rap’n’roll, dub, and soul.” Their latest release, 2013’s Modern Thunder received critical acclaim upon…
Feb 25, 2015 - The Mohrs, The Rathburns, Dead Projectionists
Feb 25, 2015 • 47 min
We’re all about Generation Next Live (http://generationnextlive.com) on this week’s show, which features interviews with The Mohrs, The Rathburns, and Dead Projectionists. All three bands are set to take place in the March 5th edition of GNL, happening at…
Feb 18, 2015 - Magic!, Beautiful Nothing & More
Feb 18, 2015 • 42 min
There’s Magic! in the air and on the airwaves this week, as we speak with band frontman Nasri about the band’s hugely successful year, including their pack-leading five JUNO Award nominees. This will be a bit of a preview of our full feature story on the…
Feb 11, 2015 - Catherine MacLellan, Tim Chaisson & Whiteboy Slim
Feb 11, 2015 • 55 min
Prince Edward Island is in the spotlight this week on Canadian Musician Radio, as we have two huge talents from Canada’s smallest province. Catherine MacLellan has had an impressive month, being nominated for a pair of JUNO Awards along with some nods for…
Feb 4, 2015 - Limblifter, Highs & More
Feb 4, 2015 • 46 min
This one should be fun… Limblifter is back with in 2015 with Pacific Milk, their fourth full-length effort - and first in over a decade. The album lives up to the Limblifter name, with the snappy hooks and engaging alt-rock melodies fans have come to…
Jan. 28, 2015 - Randy Bachman, The Unchained & Affinity
Jan 28, 2015 • 68 min
This week on CM Radio we have one of the true legends of rock and roll, Randy Bachman. Bachman, of course, rose to international prominence as one of the leaders of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, writing countless hits across multiple…
Jan 21, 2015 - Dallas Smith, Say Yes & More
Jan 21, 2015 • 43 min
We’re thrilled to have Dallas Smith back on the show this week. Since we last spoke, Dallas’s career has exploded on the back of his late-2014 release Lifted. Its debut single, “Wastin’ Gas,” has garnered plenty of attention, and we caught up with Dallas…
Jan 14, 2015 - Paper Lions, Breached, The Bleeding Lights
Jan 14, 2015 • 50 min
G’day, mates. This week, we’re checking in with our pals in Paper Lions - the first-ever musical guests on Canadian Musician Radio back in 2013 - who are currently touring in the land down under. We’ll chat with the band from the other side of the world…
Jan 7, 2015 - Generation Next Live, Lost Cause, Blind Race
Jan 7, 2015 • 43 min
Happy New Year, everyone. Our first episode of 2015 is a special one, as we’re bringing you all the details about a brand new initiatve from Canadian Musician in partnership with 94.9 The Rock and The Phoenix Concert Theatre. Generation Next Live is a…
Dec 31, 2014 - What’s Hot For 2015
Dec 31, 2014 • 54 min
Happy (soon to be) New Year! For our final episode of 2014, we’re looking ahead to the next year of music by revisiting some of our interviews with artists that we think you’ll be hearing a lot of in 2015. Tune in to hear snippets from our conversations…
Dec 24, 2014 - Best of 2014
Dec 24, 2014 • 43 min
Happy Holidays, folks. For our second-last episode of 2014, we’re revisiting some of our favourite interviews from the past year of Canadian Musician Radio. Tune in to hear snippets from our conversations with Bruce Cockburn, Lights, Doc Walker, Karl…
Dec 17, 2014 - Street Pharmacy, Trevor Guthrie
Dec 17, 2014 • 59 min
This week’s show is our last regular episode of 2014, as Christmas Eve will be our “Best of Canadian Musician Radio 2014” edition, followed by our New Year’s Eve “What’s Hot for 2015” edition. Closing out 2014, we’ve got both Street Pharmacy and Trevor…
Dec 10, 2014 - Dear Rouge, Re:Sound, MixGenius
Dec 10, 2014 • 55 min
We’re bringing you three interesting interviews on this week’s show, including a pre-show chat with synth-rock duo and Peak Performance Project winners Dear Rouge plus catch-ups with Justin Evans of MixGenius and Ian MacKay of Re:Sound. After signing with…
Dec 3, 2014 - M for Montreal, Guitar Workshop Plus
Dec 3, 2014 • 60 min
Mike Raine had the chance to take in the 2014 edition of M for Montreal at the end of November, which featured a great lineup of bands - from last week’s featured interviewees BadBadNotGood to the likes of July Talk, The Dying Arts, and more. In this…
Nov 26, 2014 - BadBadNotGood, Sultans Of String, NMC
Nov 26, 2014 • 53 min
This is one for the musos. We’ve got interviews with two very talented, innovative, and remarkably unique acts - jazz/hip-hop crossover BadBadNotGood and the lively symphonic Sultans of String. BBNG is set to drop Sour Soul, a collaboration with the…
Nov. 19, 2014 - Roch Voisine, Kandle
Nov 19, 2014 • 56 min
It wasn’t that long ago that we last had Roch Voisine on the show, but since then, the much-loved Canadian icon has released Movin’ on Maybe, his first English album in 12 years. The album comes after a fairly busy summer for the artist, so Canadian…
Nov. 12, 2014 - High Valley, Sara Simms, The Mandevilles
Nov 12, 2014 • 60 min
A great double-header this week on Canadian Musician Radio. We’ve got High Valley, the hot Canadian country duo comprised of brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel. The group’s latest release is County Line, which has earned comparisons to the likes of Rascal…
Nov. 5, 2014 - Bruce Cockburn
Nov 5, 2014 • 44 min
Please join us for this very special episode of Canadian Musician Radio, dedicated to the one and only Bruce Cockburn. A Canadian songwriting icon, Cockburn has just released his brand new limited edition box set, Rumours of Glory. Sequenced as a…
Oct. 29, 2014 - Moist, Ben Stevenson
Oct 29, 2014 • 46 min
Glory Under Dangerous Skies is the brand new record from Moist - their first together since 1999’s Mercedes 5 and Dime, and man, is it ever good. We catch up with the band and talk about their decision to reunite, some of the new elements they’ve…
Oct 22, 2014 - Doc Walker, Road Hammers, HPX & More
Oct 22, 2014 • 3 min
This week, we’re bringing you a special roundtable interview with the artists on the upcoming Bands On The Run Tour - Doc Walker, The Road Hammers, and Blackjack Billy. Doc Walker is dropping their eighth studio album - appropriately titled The 8th - on…
Oct. 15, 2014 - Victoria Banks, The Meds
Oct 15, 2014 • 50 min
Our post-Thanksgiving program (Canadian Thanksgiving, that is) features two great Canadian acts from different ends of the stylistic spectrum. Victoria Banks is fresh off the release of Indigo, her third studio album, a collection of songs stemming from…
Oct. 8, 2014 - Lights, Amos The Transparent, Luke Austin Band
Oct 8, 2014 • 63 min
Lights is back with her third full-length offering, Little Machines - a gleaming, groundbreaking, generously tuneful slab of brightly hued 21st-century techno-pop brimming with songs so immediate and timelessly pure of heart that they feel like old…
Oct. 1, 2014 - Kinnie Starr, Robert Freeman & More
Oct 1, 2014 • 58 min
The one and only Kinnie Starr has just dropped her latest LP, From Far Away, via Aporia Records. We had the chance to speak with the longtime music maker, producer, advocate, and all-around artist about topics like our dwindling natural resources, her…
Sept. 24, 2014 - Glorious Sons, Obey The Brave, John Southworth
Sep 24, 2014 • 52 min
This week’s show is a bit of a stylistic roller coaster, featuring performer/songwriter John Southworth, Quebec-based hardcore outfit Obey the Brave, and Kingston rock quintet The Glorious Sons. Southworth is set to drop his latest LP, a double album…
Sept. 17, 2014 - Slash & Trampled By Turtles
Sep 17, 2014 • 48 min
We’re going international this week on Canadian Musician Radio, and who better to have on our first such program than the almighty Slash. With his single “World on Fire” setting rock charts ablaze, the iconic guitarist speaks with Andrew just one day…
Sept. 10, 2014 - Die Mannequin, Jenn Essiembre
Sep 10, 2014 • 42 min
Care Failure and the Die Mannequin boys are back with a new EP and its lead single, “Suckerpunch,” makes it clear they mean business. We’ll speak with Care and see what’s coming up from Die Mannequin leading up to and following the EP’s release later this…
Sept. 3, 2014 - Prairie Cat, Coyote, Shimmering Stars
Sep 3, 2014 • 57 min
It’s indie pop week for Canadian Musician Radio, and we’re reaching from sea to sea for this one. From BC, we’ve got both Prairie Cat and Shimming Stars, and then from PEI, we’ve got Coyote. We’ll speak with all three about their recent and upcoming…
Aug. 27, 2014 - One Bad Son, Trinity Bradshaw & More
Aug 27, 2014 • 57 min
We’ve got a great pair of aritst interviews this week, and they certainly contrast as far as musical styles go. First up, we bring you a conversation with on-the-rise country performer Trinity Bradshaw. A native of Prince Edward Island, Trinity now calls…
Aug. 13, 2014 - Karl Wolf, Arboretum Festival
Aug 13, 2014 • 51 min
We’re back this week with an interview with Karl Wolf, the Lebanon-born, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, and producer who’s just about to drop his fifth solo release, Stereotype. He’s had a great few years riding the success of his last two releases,…
Aug. 6, 2014 - Theory of a Deadman, Aaron Bethune
Aug 6, 2014 • 66 min
Canadian rock outfit Theory of a Deadman are fresh from the July 29th release of their latest album, SaVages. Mike Raine had the chance to speak with frontman Tyler Connolly about the album, their progression over the years since releasing their…
July 30, 2014 - Bahamas, North Lakes, Big Red Music Festival
Jul 30, 2014 • 50 min
We’re really glad to have Bahamas - aka Afie Jurvanen - on this week’s show. Bahamas is set to release his third album, Bahamas is Afie, on August 18, 2014 via Universal Music Canada and Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records worldwide. The album title even is…
July 23, 2014 - The Stanfields & Jack Long
Jul 23, 2014 • 49 min
We’re quite honoured to have Jack Long, the founder of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Yorkville Sound, and Traynor Amplification on this week’s show - especially because, in addition to pioneering three brands that are probably recognizable to every…
July 16, 2014 - The Strumbellas, Astrid Young & Ryan McCambridge
Jul 16, 2014 • 58 min
Another Wednesday, another edition of Canadian Musician Radio. With all of these great summer festivals and tours, we’ve been able to deliver a heap of artist interviews, and this week is no different. Join us as we catch up with Juno-winning six-piece…
July 9, 2014 - PS I Love You, The Barr Brothers, Adam Baldwin
Jul 9, 2014 • 59 min
So many great live music festivals and events happening this summer from coast-to-coast has seemingly translated to an overload of artist interviews on Canadian Musician Radio. This week, we speak with three highly-touted acts from rather different…
July 2, 2014 - The Wilderness of Manitoba, Kalle Mattson, Ian Kelly
Jul 2, 2014 • 54 min
Canadian Musician’s Mike Raine was on the ground for NXNE 2014 earlier in the month, and from that, we’re pleased to bring you another show full of artist interviews. First, Mike speaks with Montreal-based songwriter Ian Kelly, whose latest release, All…
June 25, 2014 - Serena Ryder, The Beaches & Paul Luftenegger
Jun 25, 2014 • 57 min
This week on Canadian Musician Radio, we’re very excited to chat with Serena Ryder, whose career has exploded in the last year and a half following the release of her mega-selling fifth LP, Harmony. The album went platinum in Canada and spawned two…
June 18, 2014 - Chromeo, Simone Denny, Patrick Ballantyne
Jun 18, 2014 • 50 min
We’re all about the music this week. We’ve got three artist interviews lined up for the show, and they couldn’t be more diverse. First, we’ll chat with Toronto-based performer-songwriter Patrick Ballantyne. In addition to being a past CM contributor,…
June 11, 2014 - New Pornographers, Festival d’ete de Quebec
Jun 11, 2014 • 59 min
Our pals in The New P0rnographers (that’s a zero to try and fool BlogTalkRadio’s automatic sensor) are back with a new record, set to drop late August. It’s called Brill Bruisers, and we’re more than excited to have the band’s frontman, Carl Newman, on…
June 4, 2014 - Three Days Grace, Riverfest Elora & More
Jun 4, 2014 • 44 min
We promised plenty of summer festival-themed content for June, and we’re starting off on a high note with this week’s show. Three Days Grace have a new album in the works, but will be spending part of the summer headlining major festivals like the Quebec…
May 28, 2014 - Kim Mitchell, Sing! Vocal Arts Festival & More
May 28, 2014 • 49 min
We’re proud to be doing our rock and roll duty with this week’s show. Mike has a chance to chat with the one and only Kim Mitchell - songwriter, killer guitar player, radio host, and a whole lot more. His latest release is 2007’s Ain’t Life Amazing (it…
May 21, 2014 - The Best Of CMW 2014, Part 2
May 21, 2014 • 54 min
We had so much great content from Canadian Music Week that we figured we’d double down and bring you another best-of full of interviews from this year’s showcasing artists. This time around, we’ve got on-the-rise rock trio The Balconies, BC-based folkies…
May 14, 2014 - The Best of CMW 2014
May 14, 2014 • 48 min
We’re fresh off of a great run at Canadian Music Week 2014, where Canadian Musician had the chance to take in plenty of panels and sessions during the day and musical showcases at night. We also connected with a slew of the artists performing during the…
May 7, 2014 - Current Swell, Luther Mallory
May 7, 2014 • 60 min
This week’s show happens to coincide with the 2014 edition of Canadian Music Week, which is set to take over Toronto with some performances by massive acts like City & Colour, M.I.A., Tegan and Sara, and a whole lot more. Our first guest, taking the floor…
April 30, 2014 - Courage My Love, Secret Broadcast & More
Apr 30, 2014 • 56 min
You may remember the three smiling faces of our pals in Courage My Love from our July/August 2013 cover. We took a risk putting an up-and-coming band front-and-centre, but our staff and contributors have a lot of faith that this young trio is armed with…
April 23, 2013 - Roch Voisine, Tyler Tasson & More
Apr 23, 2014 • 59 min
Greetings, and thanks for checking us out. This week, we’re happy to bring you a special interview with a true Canadian music icon, Roch Voisine. He’s fresh off of the release of an all-English greatest hits collection, “My Very Best,” which also features…
April 16, 2014 - Franklin Kiermyer, Mark Pinkus & More
Apr 16, 2014 • 86 min
For this week’s show, we’re stepping out of the pop realm and into the jazz and classical worlds with two world-renowned performer. First, Montreal-based solo pianist Mark Pinkus speaks with CM Radio about his latest recording, The Peace Messenger. Mark…
April 9, 2014 - Meaghan Smith, Dallas Smith, ECMW & More
Apr 9, 2014 • 69 min
It’s Smith week on Canadian Musician Radio as we welcome two accomplished yet stylistically contrasting artists to the show. What’s more, we also have a candid conversation with music publicist and Canadian industry icon Richard Flohil, plus some goodies…
April 2, 2014 - Big Wreck, Ebonnie Rowe & More
Apr 2, 2014 • 49 min
Yes indeed, we’ve got an interview with Ian Thorney of Big Wreck, speaking about the band’s upcoming fourth studio album and second since they returned in 2012 with the mighty “Albatross” after a 10-year gap. We had a chance to catch up with Ian just…
March 26, 2014 - Big Sugar, Ralph Murphy & More
Mar 26, 2014 • 64 min
Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar and Grady fame joins us on this week’s show. Big Sugar is set to return to the spotlight with the release of “Yardstyle” - 13 tracks of languidly-paced, percussion-heavy acoustic reggae. The album is set to drop on April 15…
March 19, 2014 - Sam Roberts Band, Fake Shark Real Zombie & More
Mar 19, 2014 • 65 min
Third show of the month, three great interviews. We’ll start by chatting with Andrew Seale who, in addition to performing mini folk symphonies under the moniker Revelstoke, is a freelance music journalist for a myriad of publications, including ours.…
March 12, 2014 - Mac DeMarco, Couture Media & More
Mar 12, 2014 • 51 min
This week on CM Radio we’re very excited to catch up with Mac DeMarco. His last album, 2012’s “2,” garnered some rave reviews from outlets like Pitchfork and was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize thanks to its beautifully poetic lyrics, shimmering…
Mar 5, 2014 - JRDN, Bend Sinister & More
Mar 5, 2014 • 64 min
Happy March, everyone. Our first show of a diverse month of CM Radio is pretty diverse itself. We’re excited to have R&B recording artist JRDN on the show. Originally from Halifax, JRDN has spent the last several years touring behind 2007’s “No Dress…
Feb 26, 2014 - Tokyo Police Club, Chris Taylor of Last Gang & More
Feb 26, 2014 • 56 min
We’re sending out a happy 10th anniversary to our friends at Last Gang Entertainment, the label/management company/publishing firm founded by Chris Taylor that’s largely responsible for launching the careers of acts like Metric, Mother Mother, Chromeo,…
Feb 19, 2013 - Monster Truck, Nick Whitehouse & More
Feb 19, 2014 • 50 min
Happy post-Valentine’s Day, folks. In this week’s show, bring you some R.O.C.K. in the form of an interview with Monster Truck guitarist Jeremy Widerman, a good friend of the magazine and absolutely phenomenal writer of riffs. We chat about the band’s…
Feb 12, 2014 - Comeback Kid, Silverstein & More
Feb 12, 2014 • 55 min
We’re getting aggressive this week with two of Canada’s longer-running “loud” bands - Winnipeg hardcore outfit Comeback Kid and Burlington’s post-hardcore heroes Silverstein. Comeback Kid are ready to drop their first full-length in five years on Distort…
Feb 5, 2014 - Gavin Brown, Tim Chaisson & More
Feb 5, 2014 • 41 min
We’re coming to you live from Music PEI Week 2014 with a great bunch of guests from different arms of the business. First, we’ll be speaking with Jeff Leake, the Director of Music Programming at Sirius XM Canada, who’ll have some tips for musicians on how…
Jan 29, 2014 - Marianas Trench, Alert The Medic & More
Jan 29, 2014 • 53 min
We’re happy to have Matt Webb from Marianas Trench on this week’s episode, discussing both his upcoming solo release and high-profile main project with Mike in our feature interview. We’ll also speak with Ryan MacDonald from on-the-rise Halifax rock…
Jan 22, 2014 - Matt Andersen, The Glorious Sons & Doug McClement
Jan 22, 2014 • 51 min
Another week, another great show. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a CM Academy session, so this episode, we’ve got Doug McClement of LiveWire Remote Recorders, a company that does high-quality location sound recording for bands like Rush, Billy Talent,…
Jan 15, 2013 - The Pack a.d., Prita Chhabra, Dan Doiron
Jan 15, 2014 • 54 min
Talk about diversity. On this week’s show, we bring you artist interviews with three very distinct, very discussion-worthy artists. First, we’ll speak with Dan Doiron, one of the Maritimes’ premier blues guitarists who’s about to head to down to Memphis…
Jan 8, 2013 - The Trews, Molly Thomason & More
Jan 8, 2014 • 52 min
Happy New Year, folks, and welcome to the first “regular” edition of CM Radio of 2014. If you’ve not checked them out yet, hit the archives or the iTunes store to access our special holiday editions of CM Radio. On Dec. 25th, we revisited some of the…
Jan 1, 2014 - What’s Fresh For 2014
Jan 1, 2014 • 44 min
Happy New Year and welcome to 2014! This special episode will feature some of the interviews from our first year of CM Radio with on-the-rise artists that we think have big things in store for 2014. Tune in for snippets of our chats with artists like July…
Dec 25, 2013 - Best of 2013
Dec 25, 2013 • 52 min
Happy Ho-ho-holidays! our Christmas Day episode (which you can take in at your leisure over the holidays in our archives or via iTunes) will feature some of the highlights from our first year doing CM Radio. From Avril Lavigne to Blue Rodeo to Metric to…
Dec 18, 2013 - Author Martin Melhuish, Rykka & More
Dec 18, 2013 • 58 min
This will be our second last episode of 2013, so we’re leading up to our “Year in Review” episode on Christmas Day in style with a very insightful interview with music author Martin Melhuish. His latest title is “Oh What A Feeling - A Vital History of…
Dec. 11, 2013 - Eva Avila, One Bad Son, Pear & More
Dec 11, 2013 • 59 min
It’s a pretty diverse trio of interviewees taking part in our Dec. 11, 2013 show. First, we’ll speak with Kurt Dahl - a well-known entertainment lawyer and also the drummer for on-the-rise rock outfit One Bad Son. Dahl has launched an interesting website…
Dec 4, 2013 - Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois, Greg Ball & More
Dec 4, 2013 • 53 min
The Not Guilty Tour is making its way across Canada to close out 2013, featuring the Tragically Hip’s Paul Langlois promoting his latest LP, “Not Guilty,” alongside Kingston, ON’s Greg Ball and Pete Murray, visiting from Australia. We’ll be speaking with…
Nov 27, 2013 - Protest the Hero, Gypsy Chief Goliath & More
Nov 27, 2013 • 50 min
We’ve had the chance to speak with some major country stars over the last few weeks - Gord Bamford, Deric Ruttan, and Dean Brody - which is great, but this week, we’re going to the other end of the spectrum… Protest the Hero are fresh off of the release…
Nov. 20, 2013 - Dean Brody, Dennis Ellsworth & More
Nov 20, 2013 • 36 min
November has seemingly been Canadian country month for CM Radio, and this week’s show is no different. The prolific Dean Brody is set to hit the road in the new year in support of his latest full length, “Crop Circles,” on the Crop Circles & Tractor Beams…
Nov 13, 2013 - Deric Ruttan, Sultans of String & More
Nov 13, 2013 • 56 min
This week’s episode will feature interviews with on-the-rise country star and songwriter Deric Ruttan as well as global-flavoured string group Sultans of String. Ruttan is fresh off of the release of his latest album, “Take the Week Off,” and has also…
Nov. 6, 2013 - Blue Rodeo, Shad & More
Nov 6, 2013 • 33 min
Last week’s show was a monster and this one is no different. Two great Canadian artists, two brand new albums. We’ll speak with Blue Rodeo about their latest release, “In Our Nature,” which was recorded at vocalist/guitarist Greg Keelor’s country home.…
Oct 30, 2013 - Avril Lavigne, Gord Bamford & More
Oct 30, 2013 • 41 min
This is a BIG one, folks. We’ve got international superstar Avril Lavigne speaking about her upcoming self-titled fifth full-length release, as well as some insight into her live shows, some reflection on her early career, and more. We also spoke with…
Oct 23, 2013 - Said the Whale, Walk Off The Earth
Oct 23, 2013 • 29 min
Mike was out at the CASBY Awards in mid-October thanks to our pals at 102.1 The Edge and Corus Radio, so in addition to seeing performances by acts like Hollerado, Mother Mother, and Serena Ryder, he also had the chance to catch up with Said the Whale and…
Oct 16, 2013 - The Balconies, Jay Malinowski
Oct 16, 2013 • 56 min
We have a double dose of artist interviews in this week’s show, as Mike speaks with Jacquie Neville of Toronto-based rock trio The Balconies. The band has spend the lion’s share of the last year on the road and are currently crossing Canada and the US…
Oct 9, 2013 - Hawksley Workman, Ashley Condon
Oct 9, 2013 • 57 min
This week’s episode is a special one - especially if you’re a fan of the multi-talented Hawksley Workman. To kick things off, Andrew and Mike will round up the latest news and interesting stories to have hit the wire in the last week. Then, we have PEI…
Oct 2, 2013 - Lindi Ortega, Adam Kreeft & More
Oct 2, 2013 • 53 min
Welcome to yet another edition of Canadian Musician Radio. We have a pretty diverse bunch of interviewees this time around. First, we’ll speak with Sean Kelly, who currently plays guitar with Nelly Furtado and has also performed with and written for a…
Sept 25, 2013 - July Talk, Mark Desloges & More
Sep 25, 2013 • 45 min
We’re very excited to have Mike speaking with Peter Dreimanis, one half of Toronto-based gritty blues/rock act July Talk. The band’s self-titled has been turning a LOT of heads over the last several months, and their live show is making those heads spin…
CM Radio Sept 18, 2013 - Still Life Still, Josh Hogan & More
Sep 18, 2013 • 41 min
In this week’s episode, we’ll chat with Brendon Saarinen of Toronto’s Still Life Still. The band’s latest record, Mourning Trance, just dropped via Arts & Crafts and has a notably different tone to that of their debut. We’ll speak about what informed the…
Sept 11, 2013- Little Miss Higgins, Shawn Bradley
Sep 11, 2013 • 38 min
Western Canadian blues/country crossover artist Little Miss Higgins will be speaking with us about her latest recording, Bison Ranch Recording Sessions. The album features her band, dubbed with Winnipeg Five, and is full of lush arrangements and…
Sept 4, 2013 - Lisa LeBlanc, Vapor Music & More
Sep 4, 2013 • 35 min
Andrew and Mike are together again, chatting about Mike’s upcoming trip to Northern Ontario with ArtsCan Circle - an organization that brings music and art to underpriviledged residents of remote Canadian communities. We’ll Catch Up With… French-Canadian…
Aug 28, 2013 - The Darcys, Raoul Juneja & More
Aug 28, 2013 • 45 min
Toronto rock outfit The Darcys have a new record dropping in September, so Mike will be speaking with Wes Marskell about the release, expected through Arts & Crafts, as well as the band’s other current affairs. Also, Raoul Juneja, otherwise known as…
Aug 21, 2013 - Murray Lightburn, HPX & More
Aug 21, 2013 • 49 min
This will be a big on for fans of seminal Canadian indie rockers The Dears. Murray A. Lightburn has an upcoming release called MASS:LIGHT that’s very different from anything The Dears have put out, but nonetheless brilliant in its sonic textures and…
Aug 14, 2013 - Joel Plaskett, Dan Weston & More
Aug 14, 2013 • 50 min
Looking forward to have you join us with Mike back from his 2-week getaway. In this installment, CM Catches Up With… the Maritimes’ music man, Mr. Joel Plaskett. We’ll chat about what’s been happening since Scrappy Hapiness, including some high-profile…
Aug 7, 2013 - Tom Wilson, Livy Jeanne & More
Aug 7, 2013 • 58 min
We’re very pleased to have Tom Wilson, the man behind LeE HARVeY OsMOND and one third of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, joining us on this week’s episode. Tom speaks to Mike about his latest endeavours, the success of LHO’s “The Folk Sinner,” and plenty…
July 31, 2013 - METZ, eOne’s Eric Alper & More
Jul 31, 2013 • 50 min
Lots of Polaris Prize talk lately, and this week isn’t much different. We have Chris Slorach from short-listed noise/hardcore/grunge/awesome outfit METZ chatting with Mike about their self-titled effort, what it’s like joining the ranks at Sub Pop, and a…
July 24, 2013 - Brendan Canning, Scott Emslie
Jul 24, 2013 • 34 min
In this episode, Broken Social Scene founder Brendan Canning speaks with us about his upcoming solo album, “You Gots 2 Chill,” and his other creative endeavors post-BSS. CM Academy will feature Scott Emslie, the man behind Wet Ape Productions and the…
July 17, 2013 - A Tribe Called Red, Neal Burstyn
Jul 17, 2013 • 42 min
Andrew and Mike will be back in the saddle for this one following Andrew’s return from Quebec City. We’ll chat with sonic innovators A Tribe Called Red about their second Polaris Prize nod and what they’ve got on the go for Summer 2013. We’ll also chat…
July 10, 2013 - Metric, Liam Killeen & More
Jul 10, 2013 • 40 min
Andrew will be checking in from the Festival d’ete de Quebec in Quebec City, with a MONSTER lineup of artists from Canada and abroad. Get a sample from our interview with live trap trio Keys N Krates, which we’ll have posted very shortly. Then, Metric’s…
July 3, 2013 - Flatliners, The Motorleague & More
Jul 3, 2013 • 41 min
One for the rockers… First up, Don Levandier from Moncton’s The Motorleague will join us for CM’s 20 Questions. The band has a new album out now through Sonic Records. CM Academy will feature our friend and contributor Kit Watson of RockItGirl Group. Kit…
June 26/13 - Martha Johnson, Kim Sinclair & More
Jun 26, 2013 • 42 min
A great episode this week featuring interviews with a pair of intriguing ladies and a new segment. First, we put Mike in the spotlight for our first edition of CM’s 20 Questions - quick snappers ranging from “favourite Neil Young song” to “coolest guitar…
June 19/13 - By Divine Right, Sari Delmar & More
Jun 19, 2013 • 38 min
More music, more fun. Mike checks in from NXNE 2013 with Jose Contreras, the longtime frontman of By Divine Right, while Andrew chats with Audio Blood Media founder Sari Delmar. With a slew of heralded albums like Mutant Message, Bless This Mess, and Good…
June 12, 2013 - David Myles, Ron Lopata & More
Jun 12, 2013 • 36 min
This should be a fun one. First, we’ll have all the info to get you prepped and primed for NXNE 2013. Then, we’ll speak with New Brunswick-based burgeoning troubadour David Myles and Warner Music Canada’s Head of A&R, Ron Lopata. In our CM Academy…
June 5, 2013 - Michelle Wright, Crispin Giles
Jun 5, 2013 • 33 min
Join us on June 5th for an all-new broadcast featuring Canadian country music icon Michelle Wright and NXNE’s Music Programming Manager, Crispin Giles. Wright is one of the most successful Canadian country recording artists of all time, with a pile of…
May 29, 2013 - Greg Keelor, Brian Howes & More
May 29, 2013 • 34 min
We’re pretty excited for this one. We’ll have Mike speaking with Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor from the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. Keelor is performing at the show with Travis Good of The Sadies, and apparently the two have something special…
May 22, 2013 - Mother Mother, Bob D’Eith & More
May 22, 2013 • 29 min
**Call-in Number Disabled** Our second episode will feature plenty of content from the Vancouver Island Music Business Conference, hosted in the Comox Valley from May 15-20. We’ll have a CM Academy session with entertainment lawyer, author, and Music BC…
May 15, 2013 - Paper Lions, Jim Norris & More
May 15, 2013 • 30 min
**Call-in Number Disabled** Welcome to the first-ever edition of Canadian Musician Radio! We’ll be broadcasting every Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST and delivering you the same kind of insightful, informative, and entertaining content you’ve come to expect from…