Topic: singer songwriter

10 Canadian songs that shaped the 2010s

We count down the decade through its most influential songs.

Musicians band together to boycott Amazon over ties to ICE

Hundreds of artists are speaking out after Amazon announced its inaugural music festival.

Alessia Cara, Ryan Shepherd, Sylo Nozra and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Daniel Caesar, Louise Burns, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Canadian Paralympic team's new official song a tribute to car crash victim

Songwriter Paul DeRosa's 'Shine' was inspired by his cousin Pat Ferrari, who was paralyzed at the age of 2.

CBC Music Festival: watch the q stage performances now

Enjoy sets by Hubert Lenoir, Shopé, Narcy, Peach Pit, DJ NDN and others.

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dizzy and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six fresh tracks to add to your playlist right now.

First Play Live: Lydia Ainsworth, Phantom Forest

Lydia Ainsworth debuts songs from her new album, Phantom Forest.

Here's what you'll find on CBC Music's new website

We're excited to show you our brand new website revamp.

First Play Live: Tim Baker, Forever Overhead

Watch as Tim Baker performs songs from his first solo LP — and re-imagines a couple of older Hey Rosetta! tunes.

Kaytranada, Jessie Reyez with 6lack, Bülow and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six new tracks to add to your playlist right now.

These are the songs Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are dying to skate to

Will we see a Céline Dion program in the future?
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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.

Loud Luxury feat. Pitbull, Partner, Gabrielle Papillon and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

First Play Live: Emilie Kahn, Outro

Emilie Kahn plays songs off her new ablum Outro, released on Feb. 22.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Love expert Mandy Len Catron on the 7 best Canadian love songs

Cuddle up with music by the Weeknd, Céline Dion, Ron Sexsmith and k.d. lang this Valentine's Day.

A day in the life of Emily Lazar, Grammy-winning mastering engineer

The first woman to win a Grammy in her field, Lazar has been mastering music on her own terms for more than two decades. We find out what that life looks like.

Tanya Tagaq releases chilling track and announces new EP, Toothsayer

"Teeth represent protection and hunting in nature. We are going to have to get our fists up and our teeth out to carve our way to survival in this world."

Joni Mitchell tribute concert will get a theatrical release next month

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

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

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

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

Relive Jenn Grant's sun-filled set from the 2018 CBC Music Festival

The Halifax singer-songwriter gets the crowd moving at the 2018 CBC Music Festival.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

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.

First Play Live: HMLT and Kei-Li and Joyia, Wednesday EP

HMLT, Kei-Li and Joyia play songs from their collaborative EP.

The most underrated Canadian songs of 2018

We look at the hidden gems that stuck with us this year — ones you may not have heard, but will want on your playlist.

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

10 new Canadian artists who ruled 2018

From Polaris Music Prize nominees to artists breaking out with brand new solo projects, 2018 was filled with incredible new Canadian talent.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

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.

'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."

Michael Bublé, Jennah Barry, Odie and Said the Whale: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

10 things you need to know about Gordon Lightfoot on his 80th birthday

From his songwriting regrets to being honoured by Canada Post, a brief overview of Gordon Lightfoot's incredible life so far.

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

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

55 Canadian artists reveal their favourite Joni Mitchell song

'She is the greatest Canadian songwriter of all time and perhaps the best English-language songwriter to ever live and that's not my opinion — that's scientific fact.'

Rufus Wainwright's new song takes aim at Donald Trump

"Cut the thread, why don't you, please?" he sings in "Sword of Damocles."

Neil Young's new music video urges Americans to demand change in 'violent times' by voting

"Support our children. They want protection. Not more guns."

Serena Ryder's advice to music classes: 'Just strum it!'

The artist talked to CBC Mornings host Raina Douris about the Canadian Music Class Challenge, and her new holiday album.

Nikki Yanofsky on her new single, 'Big Mouth,' and the power of being a loud woman

"Who are you to say what I should do with my body? Last time I checked, I don't belong to nobody."

First Play Live: Helena Deland, From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. III & IV

Watch Helena Deland's intimate performance of songs from her "Altogether Unaccompanied" series vol. I through IV.

Leonard Cohen wrote a poem about Kanye West: 'I am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he is'

"Kanye West is not Picasso; I am Picasso."

Watch Ria Mae's 1st live performance of her new earworm, 'Hold Me'

Neon Dreams' Frank Kadillac joins the singer-songwriter on the track they co-wrote.

Why Safia Nolin's dark folk songs are the cathartic release you need right now

We talk to the Quebec City-born, Montreal-based artist about her raw songs, her growth as an artist, online trolls and meeting Céline Dion.

A Star is Born: 9 ways Bradley Cooper paid homage to older versions of the Hollywood classic

The first-time director takes some important cues from the three previous incarnations of A Star is Born.

6 things you need to know about Montreal's Lydia Képinski

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter's debut album has been nominated for six awards at l'ADISQ — and she's just getting started.

Pinch me: Barenaked Ladies get official day in Toronto

"Let's celebrate the music and cultural impact of one of Canada's most iconic bands!" exclaimed Mayor John Tory via Twitter.

Fall 2018 preview: 16 albums you need to hear

From Shad to Ryan Hemsworth to Ralph to Metric, here's our list of albums to watch for this fall.

Watch Rufus Wainwright's moving 'Blue' cover at the Joni Mitchell tribute

It was a standout performance from the star-studded concert held Nov. 7 in Los Angeles.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: see amazing portraits of Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher and more

Photographer Vanessa Heins snapped beautiful black-and-white shots of this year's short listed nominees including Weaves, Jeremy Dutcher, Jean-Michel Blais and more.

Premiere: listen to Helena Deland's hypnotic new song 'Lean on You'

The Montreal singer-songwriter will release her next EP on Oct. 19.

Surprise! LeBron James got Daniel Caesar to serenade his wife for their anniversary

The king of basketball is also the king of romance.

Mac DeMarco, Jessie Reyez, Tyler Shaw and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out hot new tracks from a l l i e and the Kount, Paul Brandt, F--ked Up and others.

Let Devon Welsh's beautiful 'Summer's End' video usher you into the fall months

The ex-Majical Cloudz frontman is releasing his solo album, Dream Songs, today.

Alessia Cara gifts fans with 'A Little More' on her 22nd birthday

Listen to the sweet new acoustic track.

That's so Canadian: 20 songs that always make us think of Canada

Our Canada: a personal CBC Music playlist.

Alessia Cara returns with new single 'Growing Pains': listen

The Brampton, Ont., pop star is gearing up for the release of a new album soon.

2018 Polaris Music Prize: Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie make this year's long list

Here are the 40 albums up for the title of this year's best Canadian album.

Shawn Mendes, La Force, Colin Stetson and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out the new songs we've added to our playlists.

Canadian flag featuring 50 musicians to be auctioned off in Gord Downie's honour

The flag features signatures from the Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Blue Rodeo and more.

How Cœur de pirate broke the cycle of trauma on her new album

The Montreal singer-songwriter almost didn't make this new record — but in the end, it's her boldest, most personal one to date.

Ralph, Devon Welsh, Shawn Mendes and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Here are some hot new tracks to add to your playlist.

Mother's Day: a tribute from Bahamas, Jenn Grant, Martha Wainwright, more

Happy Mother's Day!

Premiere: William Prince gives his stunning track 'Breathless' new life

Glassnote Records will re-release the Manitoba songwriter's Juno-winning debut album on May 11.

Jill Barber, Hannah Georgas and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Jill Barber returns with a new song, Hannah Georgas covers an old song, and more in this week's songs you need to hear.

Please enjoy these awesome Leonard Cohen covers

Watch the Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Half Moon Run, Leif Vollebekk and Little Scream cover classic Cohen tracks.

'I survived it all': Jann Arden on writing through the most difficult time in her life

"A lot of these songs came out of a really difficult time. But they're very triumphant to me. Coming out of the other side of that has been liberating."

Listen: Great Lake Swimmers premiere new song 'The Talking Wind'

The Toronto band will have a new album out this year — listen to one of two new singles.

Chromeo, Cœur de pirate and more: Songs you need to hear this week

Check out new songs and videos by Chromeo, Coeur de pirate and more.

'I was just burnt out': Klara Söderberg on First Aid Kit's forced break

The Swedish sisters broke out when Klara, the youngest, was just 15. After eight years of touring and recording, the sisters needed to break apart before they could make more music.

How Alessia Cara and The Weeknd made history at this year's Grammys

The Canadians who won big at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Watch Shania Twain go head-to-head with Meghan Trainor in surprisingly friendly rap battle

The Canadian country and pop stars went up against each other on the latest episode of Drop the Mic.

Premiere: listen to Desirée Dawson's new single, 'Wild Heart'

Desirée Dawson has been working on her debut album since her 2016 Searchlight win. Wild Heart is set for released Feb. 24.

Watch k.d. lang's unforgettable cover of Neil Young's 'Helpless'

There wasn't a dry eye in the house after this performance.

Watch all performances from the 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Short-list nominees Lido Pimienta, Feist, Tanya Tagaq and more took the stage at the Polaris gala.

Here is the 2017 Polaris Music Prize long list

All 40 nominees were announced in Ottawa today. Find out who's on the list.

Sarah Slean debuts songs from Metaphyics at the CBC Music Festival

Sarah Slean plays songs from her new album Metaphysics at the CBC Music Festival.

Desirée Dawson gives us a sneak peek of her debut album, Wild Heart

The 2016 Searchlight winner is set to release her album on Feb. 24.

Watch Terra Lightfoot perform live at the 2016 CBC Music Festival

Terra Lightfoot plays music from her album Every Time My Mind Runs Wild at the 2016 CBC Music Festival.

Essential Leonard Cohen: Margaret Atwood, Mitsou and more on 25 most important songs

If you're a fan of Leonard Cohen's songs, chances are it's impossible to choose a favourite.

Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now': Is this poetry?

Michael Lista is the Poetry Editor of The Walrus Magazine. In this series, he examines the lyrics of classic Canadian songs.