Discover artists you should know with CBC Here and Now
Get to know emerging GTA musicians with Here and Now's weekly segment
Have you ever wondered what your favourite artist is listening to? Or where to find emerging musicians in the GTA to add to your playlist?
CBC Here and Now is here to help you get to know up-and-coming musical talent with a weekly segment called 'Song of the Week'. Past features include Polaris-Prize winning artist Haviah Mighty, STORRY, Odario, Jonah Yano and many others. Each of these artists has curated a selection of songs they like, which you can listen to on Spotify here.
Check out the most recent playlist from Toronto singer-songwriter STORRY:
The world has seen fundamental shifts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For artists and musicians, most of the in-person opportunities that support their livelihoods, like concerts, festivals and cross-country tours, have been put on hold for the foreseeable future. What are the challenges and opportunities present in this time? What support is needed? Host Gill Deacon checks in with a new artist from the GTA each week.
Check out a few below:
Find your next favourite song
The GTA is full of talented artists, but with so much out there, it's not always easy to know where to look. Sometimes the best music comes to us through recommendations. The Here and Now Songs Chosen Spotify playlist gives you access to hours of music by local artists, featuring their favourite local artists. Get to know the musicians behind some of your (soon to be) favourite songs, and discover other artists that inspire their craft.
Check out the playlists here.
Tunes for tough times
What do you listen to when times are tough, or uncertain? In the midst of the global pandemic, many turn to music as a source of comfort. CBC Here and Now asked listeners to share some of the songs in their rotation right now. The result: the Pandemic Playlist featuring songs selected by people across the GTA.