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Old 07-04-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
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Did everybody forget Sarah McLachlan?!?

There are so many great Canadian women in song. When I think about it & start listing them off I'm amazed at the range of talent - K.D.Lang, Alanis Morrisette, Joni Mitchell, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jann Arden, Nelly Furtado, Diana Krall, Holly Cole, Holly McNarland, Amanda Marshall...& I've probably barely scratched the surface.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:23 PM
 
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MDZ, I'll heartily "second" the Guess Who!!! Burton Cummings and co. are STILL among my favorite rock artists from anywhere in the world!
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: gilbert az "move me to Boise"
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SHould we forget - "The Waltz" by The Band and Robbie RObertson, Levon Helm
Gordon Lightfoot - we have the great ones....
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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Here are some of the new generation of Canadian indie rock bands - many of these have music critics all over the world claiming that Canada has single-handedly saved rock music.

Broken Social Scene
Metric
Arcade Fire
Wolf Parade
The New Pornographers
Stars
Hot Hot Heat
Do Make Say Think
Feist
Frog Eyes
Apostle of Hustle
Tokyo Police Club
Joel Plaskett Emergency
controller.controller
The Dears
Tegan and Sara
You Say Party! We Say Die!
AIDS Wolf
Cuff The Duke
The Weakerthans
Final Fantasy
Death From Above
The Constantines
The Unicorns
The Hidden Cameras
Immaculate Machine
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Here are some of the new generation of Canadian indie rock bands - many of these have music critics all over the world claiming that Canada has single-handedly saved rock music.

Broken Social Scene
Metric
Arcade Fire
Wolf Parade
The New Pornographers
Stars
Hot Hot Heat
Do Make Say Think
Feist
Frog Eyes
Apostle of Hustle
Tokyo Police Club
Joel Plaskett Emergency
controller.controller
The Dears
Tegan and Sara
You Say Party! We Say Die!
AIDS Wolf
Cuff The Duke
The Weakerthans
Final Fantasy
Death From Above
The Constantines
The Unicorns
The Hidden Cameras
Immaculate Machine
All of these fantastic bands combined ALMOST make up for inflicting the rest of the world with Nickelback.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Earth
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MDZ, I'll heartily "second" the Guess Who!!! Burton Cummings and co. are STILL among my favorite rock artists from anywhere in the world!
Don't forget their contemporaries, Steppenwolf.

And even though most people associate Neil Young with California, he is Canadian and his music is considered "CanCon".
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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I'm pretty sure Edith Piaf was French, not Quebecoise.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 09-05-2007 at 11:59 PM.. Reason: English only, si vous plait
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:55 AM
 
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I've heard about the law in Canada that says a certain percentage of radio airplay has to be "Canadian music"? I'm really curious what that means given the nature of music today.
I looked through this post and, Terrapin, I don't think any Canadians have actually answered your question with respect to the regulations (not exactly 'the law'). In terms of the regulations, a song is qualified as 'Canadian' if at least 2 of the following:
- singer (or band) is Canadian
- lyrics from a Canadian
- music written by a Canadian
- produced by a Canadian



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Is a band is formed in Canada and moves to the U.S. is it still Canadian?
Yes (generally speaking).

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What about a Canadian singer whose songwriters are Americans,
It would probably depend on who is the Producer. Some of Bryan Adams' songs did not qualify as Canadian because the songwriters (music and lyrics) were American and the Producer was Mutt Lange.

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or an American singer or band with Canadian songwriters?
If both the music and lyrics were from a Canadian then yes, the song would qualify as Canadian. A song from Bonnie Raitt is an example (can't remember the name of the song).



I'm sure there are many grey areas here. For example, when there is collaboration: such as if half the band is Canadian and half the band is American. Or the definition of Canadian. For example, if someone was born in Canada and moved to the US at say age 10 (don't know of an example of this one?).

Canadians may not want to admit it but these regulations which apply to radio airplay were essentially to protect the creation of new Canadian Singers and Bands from Big Brother the States (ie. to help promote Canadian music).

I believe the regulations state that Canadian radio Stations must play 1/3 Canadian Music (and not all saved for the wee hours of the morning). There has been contraversy over this. But personally I like the regulations. It has helped Canadian Artists and I like to hear Canadian-based singers and bands as much as I like to hear US-based and UK-based. The other day, I looked at my favourite Albums and roughly 1/3 was Canadian, 1/3 was US and 1/3 was UK. However, I believe most Canadians would have less than 1/3 of their favourite music collection being Canadian (maybe 20% to 30% - although I have no stats to back that up with...). I'm not saying that makes people 'Un-Canadian' just because they like more US Singers/ Bands, we have to remember that the US has 10x more people than Canada so there is naturally more music going to be created in the US.

Here is a pretty good link:
Canadian content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:47 PM
 
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I'd say if they were born and raised in Canada, they are Canadian.
Oscar Peterson
Tragically Hip
The Guess Who
Neil Young
kd lang
David Matheson
Feist
Joni Mitchell
Michael Buble
Diana Krall
Bruce Cockburn
Carole Pope
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:50 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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No Barenaked Ladies?
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