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Arts and Entertainment, Society

Music played by small businesses is often not paid for

A new survey suggests that many Canadian owners of small businesses are playing background music illegally and not paying required royalties owed to those who made it.  The study of businesses that employ fewer than 10 people suggests that 82» 

Arts and Entertainment

Toronto’s Haviah Mighty becomes first female rapper to win Polaris Music Prize

Toronto hosted the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday evening with a variety of performances on the agenda. And the one who shone the most was Haviah Mighty, who won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Reggae music brings together Indigenous and Arab culture

Tonight, Shauit and the Moroccan group Wachmn’Hit will give their last concert in a city near Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Shauit is a Innu singer and songwriter from Maliotenam, a First Nations reserve north-east of Quebec. Wachmn’Hit is» 

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The Link

The LINK Online, Jul 5.6.7, 2019 : recycling, music, cost of living

Your hosts, Lynn, Terry and Marc (Note the show will be taking a break during the summer- other interesting subjects will be available on the weekends; Video of this week’s show at bottom.  As always, full versions of the show» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Asian Heritage month: Dr. Tanaka: promoting Japanese Indie bands to Canadians

Vancouver-born Steven Tanaka trained for years for a complex medical career to become an anesthesiologist. He practices at St Joseph Hospital in Toronto.  But one suspects that he secretly wanted to be a rock star. In some ways he now» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada’s biggest night in music: Juno awards

This weekend marked the culmination of the year 2018 in Canadian music. The Juno awards or “Junos” are the biggest musical awards event in the country celebrating the best in Canadian music each year. This year the event was held» 

Indigenous

U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages: Spotlight Nunavut

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The United Nations has designated 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to to make people more aware of the languages and their role in» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The Hockey Song- Hall of Fame

It was 45 years ago that country star “Stompin’ Tom Connors” introduced “The Hockey Song”.  Ever since literally millions of fans have sung the unofficial anthem at hockey games throughout Canada, and in the U.S. This weekend before a home» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. Update As mentioned in its news release of December 12, 2017, Radio-Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections of vinyl» 

Politics

Bitter debate ends with change to Canada’s national anthem

O Canada, the  country’s official national anthem has been changed after a long a bitter debate. It’s all over two words. The debate was to make it “gender neutral” by changing the line  “in all thy sons command” to “»