Melody Lau

Associate Producer, CBC Music

Melody Lau is a Toronto-based writer for CBC Music. She can be found on Twitter @MelodyLamb or email

Latest from Melody Lau

21 songs turning 20 this year, from Glenn Lewis, Nelly Furtado, Nickelback, and more

'The Hamster Dance' to 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk': let's travel back to 2001

16 disco songs that added sparkle to this lacklustre year

Fabulous music from Kylie Minogue, k-os, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Jessie Ware and others.

15 Canadian songs that prove saxophones make everything better

The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen and Destroyer have all used the instrument to elevate their music.

A brief history of Canada as told through popular lyrics

From Buffy Sainte-Marie and Gordon Lightfoot to Maestro and Drake, this is Canada in song.

The 40th anniversary of Bryan Adams' debut record

Before he was famous, he was a broke teen writing songs for BTO. CBC Music looks back at the making of a Canadian rock star.

The best Canadian duets

Iconic songs for isolating in 2s: Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins, Drake and Rihanna, Peaches and Iggy Pop.

Cartel Madras wants to introduce you to Calgary's new hip-hop scene

CBC Music’s Beyond the 6 series takes a closer look at burgeoning hip-hop scenes across Canada.

So long, Schitt's Creek and thanks for the music

A look back at the CBC comedy's best musical moments.

8 emerging Saskatoon acts to watch

Meet the next wave of artists keeping Saskatoon on the musical map.

5 big takeaways from Justin Bieber's Changes

The Canadian pop star is back with his first album in 5 years.

These were the biggest Canadian music headlines of the 2010s

From Arcade Fire's Grammy to the Célinaissance, here are the moments that marked the decade.

From Neil Young to Joni Mitchell: artist Gary Burden on 10 of his most famous album covers

He has played a significant role in composing some of the most iconic album covers of our time.

The 10 most iconic Rolling Stone covers featuring Canadian musicians

During its 52-year history, the U.S. publication has featured some important stories highlighting talent north of the border.

25 songs turning 25: Céline Dion, Bryan Adams, Blue Rodeo, Roch Voisine and more

This is the sound of 1994 based on the Canadian charts.

We ranked the 20 best Disney songs ever

From delightful earworms to tearjerker ballads, get ready to relive some childhood favourites.