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The best insider information on the music industry. Interviews with musicians, songwriters, producers, music experts and music industry professionals. Join Show Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine for the hottest information on Canadian music.

The best insider information on the music industry. Interviews with musicians, songwriters, producers, music experts and music industry professionals. Join Show Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine for the hottest information on Canadian music.
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The best insider information on the music industry. Interviews with musicians, songwriters, producers, music experts and music industry professionals. Join Show Hosts Andrew King and Mike Raine for the hottest information on Canadian music.






CM Radio - Nov. 22, 2017 - Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Iskwe, Teri Parker Quartet

Lemon Bucket Orkestra's new album, If I Had the Strength, follows their JUNO-nominated 2016 release Moorka with another intriguing dose of their international sonic mosaic. They call that mosaic "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-party-punk" and talk to Mike about all of the album's moving parts, their heralded live show, and a lot more. Iskwé was named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch by CBC Music on the back of a compelling sound that weaves her powerful vocals with dark, soulful R&B rhythms,...

Duration: 01:05:58

CM Radio - Nov. 15th, 2017 - Benji Rogers on Blockchain's Potential & Emma-Lee

PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers is now one of the pioneers leading the charge of utilizing blockchain technology in the music industry. Some, like him, are leveraging the technology to empower current industry stakeholders; others see it as a major potential disruption. Rogers joins us to talk about his start-up, Dot Blockchain Media, the potential for blockchain in the music industry and others, and a lot more. With a catalogue of successful co-writes with major recording artists, Emma-Lee...

Duration: 01:14:08

CM Radio - Nov. 8, 2017 - Ria Mae, Faith Healer, The Royal Foundry

Ria Mae has a brand new EP and is fresh off of a very special show during the 2017 Halifax Pop Explosion that saw her performing with Symphony Nova Scotia amidst her cross-country Scott Vs. Ria tour with our pal Scott Helman. The new EP, My Love, takes listeners on a journey from post-relationship heartache to healing. We chat with her about all of that and more. With Faith Healer's recently-released sophomore LP Try;-), Jessica Jalbert has formally welcomed Renny Wilson to the fold as a...

Duration: 00:54:18

CM Radio - Nov. 1, 2017 - Gord Bamford, The Karpinka Brothers, Lydia Persaud

Gord Bamford has plenty in store for early 2018, including his 29-date Neon Smoke Tour supporting the album of the same name. Gord joins us to talk about the record, including his collaboration with Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy for the single "Ain't It Grand," his current goals, and more. The Karpinka Brothers - Aaron and Shawn - are about as well-known for their warm personalities as they are their music, performing everywhere from nursing homes to dive bars. The band joins us to talk about the...

Duration: 01:04:27

CM Radio - Oct. 25, 2017 - Great Lake Swimmers, The Elwins, Author Mark Kearney

Mike catches up with Great Lake Swimmers lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tony Dekker to see how they're progressing on their as-yet-untitled seventh album. As has become the norm for the band, they've once again selected a somewhat unusual place to record: a decommissioned church in London, ON. Tony talks about how the space has influenced the album and the unique approach he describes as "reverse engineering." He also discusses the life-changing experience he had onboard a ship...

Duration: 01:11:43

CM Radio - Oct. 18, 2017 - One Bad Son, The Glorious Sons, Donal Hodgson

It's been one hell of a year for Saskatchewan rockers One Bad Son. After seeing their single "Raging Bull" thrash its way up the rock charts earlier this year, the band is back with their latest single, "Scream for Me," which is proving to be just as potent. Mike chats with the guys about their brand new album, Made in the Name of Rock 'n Roll, always being on tour, and more. Glorious Sons frontman Brett Emmons makes it clear that you don't have to sound like you're straight out of the...

Duration: 01:05:16

CM Radio - Oct. 11, 2017 - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, D.O.A., The Kents

Toronto's Legendary Horseshoe Tavern is celebrating its 70th birthday in 2017 with a string of special shows featuring the likes of Billy Bragg, 54-40, Hollerado, and D.O.A. We chat with Horseshoe owner Jeff Cohen about the venue's history, current relevance in Toronto's music scene, some of his favourite stories from over the years, and more. Then, D.O.A. frontman Joe Keithley joins us first to talk about the band's history with the Horseshoe, but then also about punk rock in Canada,...

Duration: 01:06:58

CM Radio - Oct. 4, 2017 - Jesse Cook, Boogat

Acclaimed guitarist Jesse Cook joins us to talk about the writing and recording of his new album, Beyond Borders. He tells us about the evolution his style and why he is now incorporating more electronic elements into his music, his love of using a looper on stage and in the studio, and the evolution of digital sounds and tools in music making. He also talks about influences he's taken from musicians in different countries he recorded in, from Egypt to Columbia to Armenia. Then,...

Duration: 01:10:47

CM Radio - Sept 27, 2017 - Hawksley Workman, John Cody

On Sept. 28th, we're bringing you interviews with a pair of special Canadian songwriters. Hawksley Workman checks in to chat about honouring Bruce Cockburn at the recent 2017 Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Massey Hall. We also speak with the versatile musician and producer about how his jazz fusion musical foundation steered his songwriting, how failing to meet commercial expectations on his major label debut changed his career outlook, and more. And in something...

Duration: 00:58:02

CM Radio - Sept 20, 2017 - Horseshoe Tavern History, The Nursery, The Beaches

We've got a pair of the country's most buzz worthy bands in quirky indie pop outfit The Nursery and new wave fem-rockers The Beaches. Both have brand new albums and both are carving out niches in a competitive and over saturated music market thanks to killer branding and, of course, great music. Plus, Jessica Mitchell speaks ahead of her Massey Hall performance honouring Neil Young at the 2017 Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Finally, we also catch up with writer (and...

Duration: 01:08:48

CM Radio - Sept. 13, 2017 - Eh440 & Cadence Weapon

This week on CM Radio, Mike catches up with acclaimed rapper Cadence Weapon. The Toronto-based, Edmonton native recently released a new track titled “Don’t Talk to Me,” which will be taken from his upcoming fourth album. He chats with Mike about what he’s been up to since the 2012 release of his last album, the Polaris Prize-shortlisted Hope in Dirt City. Mike also finds out how Cadence Weapon became one of the most skilled lyricists and rappers in Canadian hip-hop, and also how spending...

Duration: 01:11:35

CM Radio - Sept. 6, 2017 - Ty Baynton, Nielsen Music Canada & Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle joins us this week to talk about his brand new album, A Week at the Warehouse. As the name implies, Doyle and his band cut this album live-off-the-floor at the iconic Vancouver studio with mega-producer Bob Rock. We talk about why this was the best approach for these songs, his preference for co-writing, and a lot more. Then, with Paul Shaver, head of Nielsen Music Canada, we dig into the numbers in Nielsen's 'Live Music & Brands' report. Paul pulls out some of the more...

Duration: 01:14:39

CM Radio - Aug. 30, 2017 - Luke Austin, Graham Henderson & Your Favorite Enemies

Our friends in Your Favorite Enemies are readying the release of their very cool boxset, A Journey Beyond Ourselves, featuring exclusive music, a book called chronicling the making of their latest album, and a lot more. We speak with guitarist Jeff Beaulieu about all that’s gone in to creating this very special package and its promotion, the band’s epitomizing of the term “DIY,” and more. (And stay tuned for an upcoming #CMPremiere with Your Favorite Enemies...) The Federal Government has...

Duration: 01:14:08

CM Radio - Aug 23, 2017 - Can Indie Acts Get on Spotify Playlists & Comeback Kid

CD Baby's Kevin Breuner and musician Ari Herstand - who Forbes has called "the poster child of DIY music" join us to talk about Spotify, and more specifically, how artists can get their music onto Spotify playlists to boost their spins and exposure. They share tips on approaching influential curators, recognizing other opportunities on the platform, and more. Then, long-running Canadian hardcore outfit Comeback Kid are set to drop their sixth studio album, Outsider, and the beginning of...

Duration: 01:06:30

CM Radio - Aug. 16, 2017 - Midnight Oil, Halifax Pop Explosion, Honey Jam

Australian rock icons Midnight Oil are back on the road for The Great Circle 2017 World Tour, in part to celebrate the release of some new box sets. We connected with founding member Jim Moginie (guitars, keys & vocals) ahead of their Canadian dates about the band's special relationship with Canada, the process of digging up rarities for the box set, and a lot more. The first two waves of bands have been announced for the 2017 Halifax Pop Explosion, and as usual, they offer an exciting and...

Duration: 00:55:17

CM Radio - Aug. 9, 2017 - Dan Mangan, Dan Davidson & A New Book on Johnny Cash

In addition to having a new album in the works, the awesome and outspoken Dan Mangan has also announced a venture with partner Laura Simpson called Side Door Access, aiming to connect creators with dedicated followers in intimate settings. The project is still coming together, and Dan speaks with Mike about that and a lot more. The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash and the Making of an American Icon is a new book by Canadian author and journlist Julie Chadwick that explores...

Duration: 00:59:32

CM Radio - Aug. 2, 2017 - Allie X, MUTEK Festival, Nice Horse

Allie X (aka Alexandra Hughes) sat down with Mike to discuss her journey from Ontario-based music student and songwriter to being one of the most interesting artists in the L.A. art-pop scene. She explains how she met Canadian producer Cirkut and how that led to a publishing deal and then her Allie X persona, which blends sophisticated pop songwriting and visual art. Drawing comparisons to stars like Lady Gaga, her debut LP, CollXtion II: Unsolved, which continues the story of Allie X that...

Duration: 01:19:02

CM Radio - July 26, 2017 - Miranda Mulholland, Martin Kerr, Justine Giles

In addition to performing as a solo artist and one half of Harrow Fair, recording with the likes of Great Lake Swimmers and Sarah Slean, playing on film and TV scores, owning a record label, and running a music festival (whew...), Miranda Mulholland has recently adopted the roll of artist activist. Following a much-discussed speech to the Economic Club of Canada, she's been featured in outlets like the Globe and Mail and Canadian Musician, talking about the struggles faced by artists in...

Duration: 01:16:54

CM Radio - July 19, 2017 - Stompin' Tom Revisited, iLLvibe & Myer Clarity & More

Two weeks ago, we dedicated our show to the brand new 50th anniversary collection honouring the one and only Stompin' Tom Connors, featuring interviews with George Canyon, Corb Lund, and Whiskey Jack. This week, we're revisiting that collection in a chat with Andy Curran of Anthem Legacy and ole Label Group, one of the architects of this special collection. He talks about how the album came together, what went into selecting the track list, and more. Mike recently sat down with one of the...

Duration: 01:09:17

CM Radio - July 12, 2017 - Vivek Shraya, Sun K, Melanie Brulee

We're bringing you a trio of artist interviews in what could be our most diverse episode to date. Kristian Montano, frontman of Toronto roots rock outfit Sun K, joins us to talk about the band's upcoming album that, like its predecessor, was produced by Sum 41's Cone McCaslin. Hear about the unique musical relationship between Kristian and Cone, how the band's sound has evolved from Kristian's early solo material, and more. Melanie Brulee is a true musical chameleon, singing in both...

Duration: 01:10:08

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