Archive | March, 2013

The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers!! Revised

28 Mar

After reading the recent list made by CBC Music, I just had to make my own, “revised” version.

1. Neil Young

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2. k.d lang

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3. Gordon Lightfoot

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4. Maureen Forrester

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5. Burton Cummings

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6. Céline Dion

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7. Joni Mitchell

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8. Paul Anka

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9. Shania Twain

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10. Michael Bublé

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11. Johnny Reid

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12. Feist

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13. George Canyon

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14. Sarah McLachlan

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15. Dallas Green

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16. Anne Murray

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17. Emily Haines of Metric

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18. Lights

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19. Ron Sexsmith

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20. Kathleen Edwards

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21. Jenn Grant

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22. Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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23. Bryan Adams

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24. Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs

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25. Stan Rogers

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Honorable mentions: Tom Cochrane, Hannah Georgas, Royal Wood, Kim Mitchell, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Jully Black, The Hanson Brothers.

Author: Richard Moore

Junos Awards 2013 Predictions

20 Mar

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The 2013 Juno Awards will be hosted by Michael Buble

JUNO Fan Choice Award (presented by TD)

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal 

Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Drake Aspire/Cash Money*Universal     

Hedley Universal

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal     WINNER

Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

Marianas Trench 604*Universal

Metric Metric Music International*Universal

Michael Bublé Reprise*Warner

Nickelback Universal

 

Single of the Year

Billy Talent Warner

Viking Death March

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal    WINNER

Call Me Maybe

Hedley Universal

Kiss You Inside Out

Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

Stompa

The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner

The Way It Is

International Album of the Year (sponsored by hmv Canada)

Maroon 5 A&M*Universal

Overexposed

Mumford & Sons Island*Universal     WINNER

Babel

One Direction Columbia*Sony

Up All Night

Rod Stewart Verve*Universal

Merry Christmas, Baby

Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal

Red

Album of the Year (sponsored by Music Canada)

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal

Kiss

Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Sans Attendre

Hedley Universal     WINNER

Storms

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Believe

Marianas Trench 604*Universal

Ever After

Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal    WINNER

Deadmau5 Ultra*Universal   

Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*Universal  

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony

 

Group of the Year

Billy Talent Warner

Marianas Trench 604*Universal

Metric Metric Music International*Universal

Rush Anthem*Universal

The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner   WINNER

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Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Sponsored by Factor and Radio Starmaker Fund)

Cold Specks Arts & Crafts*Universal

Elisapie Pheromone*Fontana North

Grimes Arbutus*F>A>B     WINNER

Kira Isabella Sony   (Honorable Mention)

The Weeknd Republic*Universal

 

Breakthrough Group of the Year (sponsored by Factor and Radio Starmaker Fund)

Hey Ocean! Universal

Monster Truck Dine Alone (Universal Honorable Mention)

The Pack a.d. Mint*Outside

Walk Off the Earth Columbia*Sony    WINNER

Yukon Blonde Dine Alone*Universal

 

Songwriter of the Year (sponsored by SiriusXM Canada)

Afie Jurvanen Brushfire*Universal

“Be My Witness”, “Caught Me Thinkin”, “Lost in the Light” BARCHORDS – Bahamas

Arkells Universal

“Michigan Left”, “On Paper”, “Whistleblower” MICHIGAN LEFT – Arkells

Hannah Georgas Dine Alone*Universal | Publisher: Bomb /Peermusic

“Enemies”, “Robotic” – co-songwriter Ryan Guldemond, “Somebody” – HANNAH GEORGAS – Hannah Georgas

Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal | Publisher: Potty Mouth  Production/Peer International Ltd (Canada)      WINNER

“A Soft Place to Land”– co-songwriter John Roderick, “Chameleon/Comedian”, “Change the Sheets” VOYAGEUR – Kathleen Edwards

Leonard Cohen Columbia*Sony | Publisher: Old Ideas LLC

“Amen”, “Going Home”– co-songwriter Patrick Leonard, “Show Me the Place” – co-songwriter Patrick Leonard OLD IDEAS – Leonard Cohen

 

Country Album of the Year (Sponsored by PotashCorp)

Chad Brownlee MDM*Universal

Love Me Or Leave Me

Dallas Smith 604*Universal

Jumped Right In

Dean Brody Open Road*Universal

Dirt

Emerson Drive Open Road*Universal

Roll

Johnny Reid Johnny Mac*Universal   WINNER

Fire It Up

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Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas Brushfire*Universal     WINNER

Barchords

Kathleen Edwards MapleMusic*Universal

Voyageur

Royal Wood MapleMusic*Universal

We Were Born To Glory

Serena Ryder Serenader Source*Universal

Harmony

The Barr Brothers Secret City*Universal

The Barr Brothers

Alternative Album of the Year (sponsored by Long & McQuade)

Hannah Georgas Dine Alone*Universal

Hannah Georgas

Japandroids Polyvinyl*Outside     WINNER

Celebration Rock

Metric Metric Music International*Universal

Synthetica

Said The Whale Hidden Pony*Universal

Little Mountain

Stars Soft Revolution*Universal

The North

 

Pop Album of the Year (sponsored by TD)

Carly Rae Jepsen 604*Universal    WINNER

Kiss

Justin Bieber Island Def Jam*Universal

Believe

Kristina Maria Lupo One*Fontana North

Tell The World

Nelly Furtado Interscope*Universal

The Spirit Indestructible

Victoria Duffield Warner

Shut Up and Dance

 

Rock Album of the Year (sponsored by the Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada)

Big Wreck Anthem*Warner

Albatross

Billy Talent Warner

Dead Silence

Rush Anthem*Universal

Clockwork Angels

The Sheepdogs WEA*Warner

The Sheepdogs

The Tragically Hip Universal     WINNER

Now For Plan A

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Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

Carol Welsman Justin Time*Universal

Journey

Diana Krall Verve*Universal     WINNER

Glad Rag Doll

Diana Panton Independent*eOne

Christmas Kiss

Elizabeth Shepherd Linus*eOne

Rewind

Emilie-Claire Barlow Empress*eOne

Seule ce Soir

 

Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

Alex Goodman Quintet Connection Point

Bridges

Allison Au Quartet Independent    WINNER

The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey

François Houle 5+1 Songlines*Outside

Genera

Joel Miller Origin*F>A>B

Swim

Rafael Zaldivar Effendi*Sélect

Drawing

 

Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

Brian Dickinson Quartet Addo

Other Places

Cory Weeds Quartet Cellar Live*Outside

Up A Step

Dave Young/Terry Promane Octet Modica*Independent    WINNER

Volume One

Murley, Bickert & Wallace Cornerstone*Outside

Test of Time

Shirantha Beddage Addo

Identity

 

Instrumental Album of the Year

Five Alarm Funk Independent

Rock The Sky

Hugh Sicotte/Jon Ballantyne Real Artist Works*Independent

Twenty Accident Free Work Days    WINNER

Ian McDougall Ten Mile*Independent

The Very Thought Of You

Pugs & Crows Independent

Fantastic Pictures

Ratchet Orchestra Drip Audio*Fontana North

Hemlock

 

Francophone Album of the Year

Amylie Audiogram*Sélect

Le Royaume

Avec pas d’casque Grosse Boîte*Sélect

Astronomie

Lisa Leblanc Bonsound*Sélect     WINNER

Lisa Leblanc

Louis-Jean Cormier Simone*Sélect

Le treizième étage

Marie-Pierre Arthur Bonsound*Sélect

Aux alentours

 

Children’s Album of the Year

Emilie Mover Silent Sheep*Independent

The Stella and Sam Album, ft. Emilie Mover

Helen Austin Independent

Always Be A Unicron

Henri Godon CFM*Sélect

Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants

Jennifer Gasoi Sparkling Productions*Warner     WINNER

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Marlowe & the MiX Lucky Duck*Independent

One Dancefloor

 

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble

Amici Chamber Ensemble ATMA*Naxos

Levant

Angela Hewitt Hyperion*Harmonia Mundi

Debussy: Solo Piano Music

Canadian Brass Opening Day*Naxos    WINNER

Canadian Brass Takes Flight

James Ehnes Chandos*Naxos

Bartók : Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1

Triple Forte ATMA*Naxos

Ravel, Shostakovich, Ives: Piano Trio

 

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment

Antonio Peruch/Edmonton Symphony Orchestra FisarmonicArt*Independent

Logos Futura

Bramwell Tovey/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Canadian Classics*Naxos

Fugitive Colours     WINNER

James Ehnes Onyx*Harmonia Mundi

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Jan Lisiecki Deutsche Grammophon*Universal

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 21

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Tafelmusik Media*Naxos

The Galileo Project

 

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance

Elora Festival Singers Canadian Classics*Naxos  WINNER

I Saw Eternity

Gerald Finley Hyperion*Harmonia Mundi 

Schumann: Liederkreis

Karina Gauvin ATMA*Naxos

Prima Donna

Marie-Nicole Lemieux Naive*Naxos

Opera Arias

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Tafelmusik Media*Naxos

Handel Messiah

 

Classical Composition of the Year

Alexina Louie Analekta*Select   WINNER

Echoes of Time

Denis Gougeon ATMA*Naxos

Mutation

Howard Shore Howe*Harmonia Mundi

The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra & Chorus

R. Murray Schafer Centrediscs*Naxos

Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello

Vivian Fung Naxos

Violin Concerto

 

Rap Recording of the Year

Classified Half Life*Universal  WINNER

Inner Ninja ft. David Myles

JD Era Ice H20*eOne

No Handouts

Madchild Battle Axe*Sony

Dope Sick

Maestro Fresh Wes Wes Williams Enterprises*Independent

Black Tuxedo

Rich Kidd/SonReal Black Box*Universal

The Closers

 

Dance Recording of the Year

Anjulie Republic*Universal

You and I

Dragonette Universal   WINNER

Bodyparts

Felix Cartal D-Noy Muzik*Sony

Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina

Tricky Moreira Blue Elephant*Independent

Hello Hello Hello

Vita Chambers SRP*Republic

Fix You

 

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year

Jully Black Universal      WINNER

Fugitive

Kreesha Turner Universal

Tropic Electric

Melanie Fiona Republic*Universal

Change the Record

Shawn Desman Desman Inc.*Universal

Nobody Does It Like You

The Weeknd Republic*Universal

Trilogy

 

Reggae Recording of the Year

Ammoye Flava McGregor*Doubt

Radio

Elaine Lil’Bit Shepherd Rebel Vibez*Independent

Move Ya’

Exco Levi Silly Walks*Independent

Storms of Life

Makeshift Innocence Op3*Independent

Yours To Keep

Melanie Durrant Relentless*Independent    WINNER

Made For Love

 

Aboriginal Album of the Year (sponsored by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)

BURNT-Project 1 Independent

The Black List

Crystal Shawanda New Sun*Fontana North   WINNER

Just Like You

Don Amero Ramero Company*Independent

Heart On My Sleeve

Donny Parenteau On Ramp*Universal

Bring It On

Janet Panic Independent

Samples

 

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo

Amelia Curran Six Shooter*Warner

Spectators

Annabelle Chvostek Borealis*eOne

Rise

Corb Lund New West*Universal  WINNER

Cabin Fever

Old Man Luedecke True North*eOne

Tender Is The Night

Rose Cousins Outside

We Have Made A Spark

 

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group

Elliott BROOD Paper Bag*Fontana North

Days Into Years

Great Lake Swimmers Nettwerk*Sony

New Wild Everywhere

Le Vent du Nord Borealis*eOne

Tromper le temps

The Strumbellas Independent*Fontana North

My Father and The Hunter

The Wooden Sky Black Box*Fontana North  WINNER

Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

 

Blues Album of the Year (sponsored by Galaxie, your musical universe)

Colin James Universal   WINNER

FIFTEEN

Jack de Keyzer Blue Star*Independent

Electric Love

Shakura S’Aida Electro-Fi*Outside

Time

Steve Hill Independent

Solo Recordings Volume One

Steve Strongman Independent*Sonic Unyon

A Natural Fact

 

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year

Colin Bernard Independent   WINNER

Hold On

Manafest Manafest*Fontana North

Fighter

Newworldson Platinum Pop*David C. Cook

Rebel Transmission

The City Harmonic Integrity*Provident

I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)

Thousand Foot Krutch TFK*Tone Tree

The End Is Where We Begin

 

World Music Album of the Year (sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts) (presented in honour of Billy Bryans)

Alex Cuba Caracol*Universal

Ruido en el Sistema

Danny Michel with The Garifuna Collective Six Shooter*Warner

Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me

Jaffa Road Independent      WINNER

Where The Light Gets In

Lorraine Klaasen Justin Time*Universal

Tribute to Miriam Makeba

The Souljazz Orchestra Strut*F>A>B

Solidarity

Jack Richardson Producer of the Year (sponsored by Slaight Music)

Bob Ezrin Universal

“Forever Young” LEAD WITH YOUR HEART – The Tenors

Gavin Brown Universal

“At Transformation”, “About this Map” NOW FOR PLAN A – The Tragically Hip

James Shaw Metric Music International*Universal

“Youth Without Youth”, “Breathing Underwater” SYNTHETICA – Metric

Josh Ramsay 604*Universal      WINNER

“Call Me Maybe” KISS – Carly Rae Jepsen | “Fallout” EVER AFTER – Marianas Trench

Kevin Churko (co-producer Kane Churko) Century Media*Sony

“Blood”, “Adrenalize” BLOOD – In This Moment

 

Recording Engineer of the Year

Eric Ratz Anthem*Warner | Warner

“Albatross” ALBATROSS – Big Wreck | “Surprise Surprise” DEAD SILENCE – Billy Talent

Joby Baker Caracol*Universal

“Suspiro en Falsete”, “Ruido en el Sistema” – RUIDO EN EL SISTEMA – Alex Cuba

Kevin Churko (co-engineer Kane Churko) Century Media*Sony l Prospect Park*Universal

“Blood” BLOOD – In This Moment | “Coming Down” AMERICAN CAPITALIST – Five Finger Death Punch

Mike Plotnikoff RCA

“Start of Something Good” BREAK THE SPELL – Daughtry | “Breaking Your Heart” STRONGER – Kelly Clarkson

Randy Staub Universal | Wind-Up     WINNER

“When We Stand Together” HERE AND NOW – Nickelback | “What You Want” EVANESCENCE – Evanescence

Recording Package of the Year

Andy Dixon (Art Director/Designer/Photographer), Johnathan Taggart (Photograper) Hidden Pony*Universal

Little Mountain – SAID THE WHALE

Justin Broadbent (Art Director/Designer/Photographer) Metric Music International*Universal

Synthetica – METRIC

Marianne Chevalier and Atelier Tricorne (Art Directors/Designers/Photographers) Les Disques Victoire*D.E.P.

À l’aube du printemps – MES AÏEUX

Mathieu Houde (Art Director), Philippe Allard (Designer/Photographer), Marie-Pier Daigle (Designer) Audiogram*Sélect

Le Québec est mort, Vive le Québec! – LOCO LOCASS

Susan Michalek and Simon Paul (Art Directors/Designers), Andrew B. Myers (Photographer) Universal

Now For Plan A – THE TRAGICALLY HIP      WINNER

Video of the Year (sponsored by MuchFACT, exclusively funded by Bell Media)

Director X Aspire/Cash Money*Universal

HYFR – DRAKE

Margaret Malandruccolo Skinner’s Hill*Universal

Testify – ALAN DOYLE

Margaret Malandruccolo Johnny Mac*Universal

Fire It Up – JOHNNY REID

Sean Wainsteim Columbia*Sony

Little Boxes – WALK OFF THE EARTH

WeWereMonkeys Republic*Universal      WINNER

Little Talks – OF MONSTERS AND MEN

 

Music DVD of the Year

Andy Keen, Bernie Breen, Patrick Sambrook, Shawn Marino, The Tragically Hip Universal

Bobcaygeon      WINNER

Ben Knechtel, Ten Second Epic Blackbox

Better Off

Pierre Lamoureux, François Lamoureux, Pat Metheny Eagle Rock*Universal

The Orchestrion Project: Pat Metheny

Scot McFadyen, Roy Weisman, Kevin Shirley, Joe Bonamassa J&R Adventures

Joe Bonamassa Live From New York: Beacon Theatre

Tim Martin, W. Tom Berry, Michael Kaeshammer Alert*Universal

KAESHAMMERLIVE!

 

Electronic Album of the Year (sponsored by Roland)

Crystal Castles Last Gang*Universal

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Daphni Merge*F>A>B

Jiaolong

Grimes Arbutus* F>A>B      WINNER

Visions

Purity Ring Last Gang*Universal

Shrines

Trust Arts & Crafts*Universal

TRST

Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year

Cancer Bats Distort*Universal

Dead Set On Living

Castle Prosthetic*Sony

Blacklands

Devin Townsend Project HevyDevy*eOne      WINNER

Epicloud

Ex Deo Napalm*Fontana North

Caligvla

Woods of Ypres Earache*eOne

Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light

 

Adult Contemporary Album of the Year

Adam Cohen Rezolute*Universal

Like A Man

Barlow Coalition*Warner

Burning Days

Céline Dion Columbia*Sony

Sans Attendre

Raylene Rankin Corvus*Outside

All The Diamonds

The Tenors Universal    WINNER

Lead With Your Heart

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Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Tom Cochrane

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

k.d. Lang

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award

Larry LeBlanc