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The only known soundtrack by John Coltrane was for a Quebec film — and now you can listen to it

The legendary saxophonist recorded the music for filmmaker Gilles Groulx's Le chat dans le sac 55 years ago.

Alessia Cara's impression of Alanis Morissette is pretty spot-on: watch

The Canadian singer nails the Wheel of Impressions on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Is Drake's new Beatles tattoo an ode or insult to the British rockers?

The Toronto rapper shattered 2 of the band's Billboard records last year.

Watch Johnny Orlando take on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'

The 16-year-old performed the hit with Hayden Summerall and Jacob Sartorius at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.

Denzel Curry feat. F--ked Up, Carly Rae Jepsen, Garçons and more: songs you need to hear this week

Looking for new tunes? Here are four fresh tracks from Canadian artists.
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Shad, Pup, Marie Davidson and more to perform at 2019 Polaris Music Prize gala

9 of this year's nominees will take the stage.

Tegan and Sara's new song 'I'll be Back Someday' is today's required listening

The Canadian duo's new album revisits songs the sisters wrote in high school.

Robbie Robertson returns with new album, Sinematic

You can hear lead single 'I Hear You Paint Houses' now.

Watch Walk Off the Earth celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with new cover

The Canadian band takes on the Police's 'Walking on the Moon.'

Meet the 10 artists shortlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize

These Canadian musicians will vie for the $50,000 grand prize.

Neil Young and Bob Dylan sing together for first time in 25 years

Watch the 2 perform 'Will the Circle be Unbroken' at their co-headlining show in Ireland.

Listen to Justin Bieber hop on Billie Eilish's hit song 'Bad Guy'

'Anything is possible,' exclaims Bieber superfan, Eilish.

Which one is more energizing: coffee or music?

Taking a deeper look at how the brain processes both.

Lizzo is here to remind you why Nickelback is great

Listen up, Nickelback haters!
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Woodstock 50 is officially cancelled — here's everything that went wrong

It's been four months of setbacks, drop outs and drama.

Daniel Caesar's back with a surprise new album featuring Brandy, Pharrell, more

Case Study 01 comes just months after the Toronto singer's first Grammy win.

Feist launches new storytelling podcast called Pleasure Studies

'Hard times are made harder by hiding out in that feeling that we're alone. This podcast seeks to look at how we're not.'

'I'm rooting for you': Shawn Mendes reflects on 5 years of success in heartfelt message

The Canadian pop star first started posting covers on YouTube in 2014.

Here are the songs for the 2019 Canadian Music Class Challenge

Shawn Mendes? Avril Lavigne? Scott Helman? Whose song will your music class choose?

Masked country crooner Orville Peck is excited to see the genre embrace 'new perspectives'

The up-and-comer discusses what it means to break down country barriers in 2019.

'Was it a dream?': Drake, Shania Twain and more Canadian musicians react to Raptors win

All of Canada was watching on Thursday night, including the country's biggest artists.

Drake's 'God's Plan' reaches 1 billion YouTube views

The Toronto rapper joins an elite club of musicians who have multiple billion-plus-viewed videos.
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Joni Mitchell among artists who lost master recordings in 2008 Universal Studios fire

A new report reveals more damage in the accident than expected.

Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week

Pop bangers, sex songs, breakup songs and summer anthems to add to your playlist right now.

Expect a symphony of bids as Beethoven's hair gets put up for auction

The strands date back to 1826.

Vancouver's Chor Leoni has won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence

'A testament to the choir’s ability to connect,' says artistic director Erick Lichte.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's Philadelphia Orchestra receives $55 million donation

'Words are simply not enough to express my heartfelt gratitude,' says the Canadian conductor

Watch 9 Yukon acts perform throughout CBC North's basement in new film

Beneath the Broadcast aims to capture 'the experience of living and creating art in the Yukon.'

Jean-Michel Blais receives honourable mention from Cannes Soundtrack

The Quebec pianist composed the music for Xavier Dolan's film Matthias et Maxime.

Smash Mouth sparks all-star beef with Drake over upcoming NBA finals

The California band is telling the Toronto rapper to 'sit the FCK down.'

The best moments from the 2019 CBC Music Festival

Rain caused a brief evacuation, but the show went on.

Walk off the Earth dedicates new song to Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor

The band says writing this track was 'a therapeutic process.'

Everything you need to know about the 2019 CBC Music Festival

From set times to food trucks, all your festival questions can be answered here.

Here's your first look at the Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen documentary

The trailer includes archival footage of the couple.

Prepare yourself for the wonderful weirdness of Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran's 'I Don't Care' video

Its wacky mix of animation and sloppy green-screen editing will not be to everyone's taste.
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Karina Canellakis conducts unrehearsed Tchaikovsky after OSM soloist Daniil Trifonov suddenly falls ill

A stressful debut for the star conductor, but the show must go on.

What has Carly Rae Jepsen been up to since Emotion? A guide to her recent work

From televised musicals to exciting collabs, the Canadian pop star has had a busy few years.

Robbie Robertson and the Band announce new, career-spanning documentary

The Canadian icons reunite with director Martin Scorsese, who will executive produce the project.

This video of 2 trombonists playing Bach in a basement is oddly satisfying

For a quick DIY video, it's pretty good!

5 Franz Schubert songs you should know better

Baritone Tyler Duncan explains why these hidden gems deserve a double-take.

Will a rap video convince you to buy this Toronto home?

'This has been a great promotional tool,' says the realtor behind the video.

Watch Mac DeMarco cover 'Queen of Canada,' Feist

The Canadian crooner also released a new song of his own this week.

Here's everything you need to know about Shawn Mendes' new single

"If I Can't Have You" includes nods to Toronto and British band the 1975.

Here are the 10 quartets taking part in the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition

From Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, they'll compete for a prize package worth more than $300,000.

New Game of Thrones compilation includes track from the Weeknd, SZA and Travis Scott: listen now

"Heavy is the crown/ but never for a queen" sounds about right.

Justin Bieber hits pause on hiatus to join all-star supergroup on Earth Day single

Thirty artists converge on Lil Dicky's "Earth," set for release on April 18 at 9 p.m. PT.

Céline Dion praises Lady Gaga for being 'a powerful influence on society' in Time 100 issue

Shawn Mendes also pens a piece on Time 100 icon Taylor Swift.

Here are the Canadians to be featured at the 2019 BBC Proms

The world's biggest classical music festival runs from July 19 to Sept. 14.

New East Coast music industry survey on mental health reveals 'a lot of people are struggling'

The first of its kind in Canada, the East Coast Music Association survey reveals 40 per cent of East Coast musicians report being diagnosed with a mental health disorder; one-fifth report having suicidal thoughts.

Is this the last music recorded at Notre-Dame de Paris?

Organist Olivier Latry's all-Bach album was recorded in January and released on March 22, 2019.

Montreal may soon be declared a 'city of excellence in metal music'

They'll vote on city councillor (and metal fan) Craig Sauvé's motion on April 15.

Van break-in forces Valley to cancel upcoming U.S. tour

The Toronto band was supposed to open for the Wldlfe in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee next week.
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Alvvays, Stars, Buffy Sainte-Marie, more to perform at 2019 CBC Music Festival

Our annual music fest will take place at Toronto's RBC Echo Beach on Saturday, May 25.

Vladimir Orloff, famed cellist and U of T professor, has died at 90

"A true gentleman of music, as elegantly beautiful a person as he was a cellist," a former student recalls.

'Time to hit the road': Céline Dion announces post-Vegas world tour

Dion also confirmed a brand new album is on its way later this year.

Jann Arden and Scott Helman's 'Lovesong' cover will brighten your day

They teamed up on the Cure classic for their Hotel Session shot in Calgary. Watch it now.

'Who the hell are you?': American Idol judges blown away by Uché's cover of Jessie Reyez's 'Figures'

The Houston singer put his own spin on the Canadian hit — and Katy Perry fake fainted.

Justin Bieber announces break from music to focus on 'deep rooted issues'

The Canadian pop star promises to return with a 'kick ass' album when he's ready.

'The Hermit rides again': Thrush Hermit announces reunion shows and anniversary vinyl

The Halifax alt-rockers — who included Joel Plaskett, Rob Benvie, Ian McGettigan and Cliff Gibb — mark 20 years since their final album, Clayton Park, with some good news.

Grimes announces new climate change concept album, Miss_Anthropocene

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through pop star demonology."

7-year-old fan wows everyone at Céline Dion's Las Vegas residency

Dion was such a big fan of Anjali Singh's performance that she even asked for an autograph.

The amazing story of 2019 Searchlight winner Shopé

Shopé was born in Nigeria and came to Canada as an impressionable 11-year-old in 2000.

Searchlight 2019 winner: Shopé

Toronto hip-hop artist Shopé has won Searchlight 2019.

Dominic Gregorio, choral conductor and Regina music professor, has died

Canada's choral community is in mourning.

Check out the top 10 finalists of Searchlight 2019

These artists have emerged as the national finalists this year.

Stop what you're doing because Carly Rae Jepsen has released 2 new songs

The pop singer has also gifted us with new pantsuit goals.

Fan stuns Michael Bublé with impromptu performance of 'Fly me to the Moon'

Watch the fan slay Sinatra's 1954 hit.

This opera singer still sounds amazing at 70

Watch Mariella Devia raise the roof at her Naples concert.

Watch Backstreet Boys and Shania Twain reunite onstage for the first time in 20 years

The boy band serenaded the country icon with their hit song, 'Shape of my Heart.'

Here's how Canadians fared at the 2019 Grammy Awards

Daniel Caesar, Drake and James Ehnes were among the winners.

For every 47 music producers who are men, there is 1 woman

"When individuals think 'producer,' they think 'male,'" concludes an updated study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Huawei used AI technology to complete Schubert's unfinished symphony

"If our smartphone is smart enough to do that, how far can it go?" asks Huawei's Walter Ji.

Gryphon Trio is taking over Banff's classical music summer program

They've been named directors designate, with 2020 set as their official start date.

200 Canadian musicians and industry members release statement supporting Wet'suwet'en land defenders

"Meaningful nation-to-nation relationships are not made at gunpoint," the statement reads.

Céline Dion is reportedly removing her R. Kelly collaboration from streaming services

The Canadian icon teamed up with Kelly on the 1998 song, "I'm Your Angel."

Watch the Walk off the Earth tribute concert now

Members of Arkells, Barenaked Ladies and more pay tribute to the late Walk off the Earth band member.

Did the Weeknd just diss Drake in new song 'Lost in the Fire'?

If the lyrics are "And I just want a baby with the right one/ 'cause I would never be the one to hide one," then maybe so.

Remembering Neil Crory, former CBC Music senior producer

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to a seminal figure in Canada's classical music community.

How to watch Walk off the Earth's tribute concert this Sunday

The Canadian band will be paying tribute to member Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor who died on Dec. 29.

Joni Mitchell tribute concert will get a theatrical release next month

Watch performances by James Taylor, Chaka Khan, Rufus Wainwright and others.

The Golden Globes Fiji Water girl starred in this Canadian band's music video

Hint: she made a wish at 11:11.

'Our love will live': Neil Young shares beautiful tribute to Pegi Young

The couple was married for 36 years and they share two children.

Walk Off the Earth band member Mike Taylor has died

The band announced Taylor's death on social media this evening.

Bigger than the Beatles? How Drake's historic year solidified him as one of music's biggest stars

The Toronto rapper set new streaming records and broke decades-old Billboard records in 2018.

Here are the winners of the 2018 Canadian Music Class Challenge

The winners of the 2018 Canadian Music Class Challenge have been announced!

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

Is Drake a bully? Kanye West blasts the rapper for picking on artists struggling with mental health

"You pick on people with mental health issues," West tweeted.

Listen to Charlotte Day Wilson's stripped down version of Dolly Parton's 'Here You Come Again'

The Toronto artist puts her own spin on Parton's 1977 hit.

CBC Music restores 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' to holiday music streams

"Because we value our audience input which was overwhelmingly to include the song, we have put it back on the two playlists where it had been removed"

'Hallelujah': Yo-Yo Ma gives heartwarming free performance in the Montreal Metro

Yo-Yo Ma performed Bach and Leonard Cohen in the Montreal Metro.

2019 Grammys: Drake, Shawn Mendes and Diana Krall lead Canadian nominations

Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack leads with 8 nominations, but Canadian rapper Drake is not far behind.

Jessie Reyez murders Eminem in bloody 'Good Guy' music video

It's a violent brawl between the two artists in this brand new video.

Billboard's Country Airplay chart has no women in Top 20 for 1st time since its launch

Carrie Underwood is the highest-ranked woman on the list, and she comes in at No. 22.

New Leonard Cohen documentary will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

The new film will explore the Canadian musician's relationship with his muse, Marianne Ihlen.

Canadians love the arts and now we have the numbers to prove it

Study: 86 per cent of Canadians attended an arts event in 2016.

'Music fans deserve to know': Danny Michel opens up about the terrifying reality of being a musician in 2018

Michel reveals why artists we love "may soon be gone."

Violence breaks out at Pusha T concert as feud with Drake boils over in Toronto

Three people have been hospitalized, and one man is in "life-threatening condition," after brawls broke out at rapper Pusha T's sold-out performance in Toronto.

Here are the latest musicians to join the Order of Canada

Two musicians were among the 41 Canadians invested into the order on Nov. 20.

What's Daniel Caesar doing with John Mayer, Pharrell and Nicki Minaj?

Some recent Instagram stories have got us wondering about his next projects.

Céline Dion promotes her new gender-neutral clothing line by getting arrested in hilarious commercial

The Canadian star wants to encourage "freedom of spirit" with her new project.