CityFolk, Bluesfest a ‘kick off’ for Ottawa fall festivals
Live music return to Ottawa with a successful opening weekend at CityFolk followed by a weekend of Bluesfest.
Three steps forward? Ottawa venues welcome reopening but still look to a better fall
Step 3 in Ontario’s reopening plan is opening the door to a return to performances in theatres and other venues, but it’s not back to normal yet.
TikTok now wielding a huge influence over who rises to the top in today’s music industry
TikTok has a huge influence over the music industry. It has the power to make songs popular and push artists into fame.
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra emerges from the pandemic under new artist-led management and no deficit
The 56 year old Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has undergone a massive makeover in a bid to to remain sustainable and relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic. The key administrative change involves the creation of an Artistic Planning Committee in place of a conductor and artistic director. The contract with Alain…
COVID consequences: Ontario arts organizations rally against “unfair” reopening restrictions
Arts groups across Ontario are expressing concern about the province’s reopening plan and the limitations it places on performance.
Song becomes an anthem for the fight against homelessness in Kingston
Lauren Carson and the Dirty Blonde held a virtual concert to raise money for the cause of homelessness in Kingston.
Capital Music Awards to highlight resilience of Ottawa’s recording artists
The second Capital Music Awards will take place online on May 7.
‘A magical place’: Grammy-nominated songwriter sings Ottawa high school’s praises
Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician Kaan Gunesberk fondly remembers his formative experience at Ottawa’s Canterbury High School.
Performing artists profoundly punished by the pandemic, arts groups say
The impact of the pandemic on performing artists has been profound, arts organizations say
The 25th Hour: Hauler turns its creativity to a new way of touring during pandemic
When COVID-19 hit, Celtic band Hauler had to cancel their tour and find new ways to promote their first album.