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$15 Million to Build BC's 'Nashville North'? Indie Bands Have Ideas

But will they be asked? Tyee asks local musicians how they'd benefit from premier's pledged support.

By Alex de Boer, 20 Jun 2016


culture

A Great Talent, at Great Risk

Will 'America's Got Talent' and ambition ruin a 13-year-old opera prodigy?

By Crawford Kilian, 10 Jun 2016


culture

Should I Forget Who I Am, Play These Songs

Inspired by the doc 'Alive Inside,' I'm assembling my dementia music playlist now. What's on yours?

By Jody Paterson, 9 Jun 2016


opinion

Tragically Hip Ticket Rip Predictable... and Avoidable

Governments could give fans fair shot at tickets with simple rules for sellers.

By Bill Tieleman, 7 Jun 2016


culture

After Tragedy Struck, Kathryn Calder Found a New Voice

Musician and her mother battle ALS in 'A Matter of Time', playing at DOXA.

By Frederick Blichert, 6 May 2016


opinion

Out of Tune? Docs Reveal Concerns about Ontario Music Fund Assessments

Grant request for Juno Awards sparked internal controversy.

By Michael Geist, 5 Apr 2016


mediacheck

Provinces: Tell Us How Music Funds Help Local Artists

Details of Ontario's $30 million program go unheard as BC pledges new money.

By Michael Geist, 23 Feb 2016


culture

More Jams than Phish? Inside BC's Recording Studio for Whales

At Cetacea Lab, the songs of northcoast humpbacks have a rare, and devoted, terrestrial audience.

By Darcy Dobell, 12 Feb 2016


culture

A Trip Down Trudeaumania Lane with Nardwuar the Human Serviette

He schooled PM Justin on his family's forgotten pop history, inspiring a record rebirth.

By Doug Ward, 30 Oct 2015


culture

Up Where She Belongs: Buffy Sainte-Marie Wins Polaris

Singer, artist and activist's 'Power in the Blood' nets album of year and $50,000 prize.

By David P. Ball, 23 Sep 2015


culture

Politics Imitates Art with 'The Best Laid Plans: A Musical'

A needed antidote in the age of #peegate, the show opens tonight in Vancouver.

By Shannon Rupp, 19 Sep 2015


culture

'Straight Outta Compton': A Parental Advisory

I took my teen son to a film that invokes Michael Brown's America, but conceals another history.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 Aug 2015


culture

Meet JB the First Lady: Mother, Advocate, Aboriginal MC

East Van rapper carries on the work of her great-great-great-grandmother. A Q&A.

By Katrina Jones, 18 Jul 2015


tyeenews

Win a Pair of Weekend Passes to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Sign up as a Tyee Builder before July 15 to enter.

By Jeanette Ageson, 8 Jul 2015


culture

The Vancouver Crate Digger Mining Buried Music Gold

Kevin Howes has made a life's work of ferreting out lost classics, and giving them second life.

By Doug Ward, 23 May 2015


culture

On the Road Again: Willie Thrasher's Second Life

Rediscovered by record collectors, an Inuit songwriter returns to the stage.

By Doug Ward, 23 May 2015


mediacheck

Behind the Recording Industry's Campaign to Squeeze Out New Competitors

Major labels lobbied to block music start-ups from paying artists.

By Michael Geist, 5 May 2015


mediacheck

Canada's Off-Key, Expensive Gift to Foreign Music Firms

Buried in federal budget is a multimillion-dollar boon to recording companies.

By Michael Geist, 28 Apr 2015


culture

A Vancouver Island Music Label Inspired by Rainforest

Lush and ethereal, Silent Season quietly gains a worldwide following.

By Sean Condon, 14 Mar 2015


culture

New Chapter in Vancouver's All-Ages Space Chase

Youth advocates 'Safe Amp' get teen-friendly venues on the city's agenda. Will funding follow?

By Hallae Khosravi and Rumnique Nannar, 31 Dec 2014