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By: Brad DrydenMon, 07/15/2019
Halifax Jazz Festival 2019 | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars

Hi there! It’s Brad Dryden, from the Morning Breeze with Brad and Natalie. It was my pleasure to present the Stingray Rising Stars award at TD Halifax Jazz Festival, a longstanding Stingray Music partner.

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By: Eva and SophieFri, 07/12/2019
Artists to Watch | July 2019

From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. 

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By: VSOIFri, 07/05/2019
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra welcomed 81 outstanding participants to the 2019 Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The immersive, ten-day training program is a unique opportunity for emerging talents of the classical music world to live and perform at the University of British Columbia in beautiful BC. As part of the final concert on July 3rd at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, six outstanding young musicians were presented with Stingray Rising Stars prizes.

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By: ZacFri, 07/05/2019
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

Once again on a scorching Canada Day, Stingray Music visited the nation’s capital for the fourth year in a row to attend the 2019 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. We were welcomed with incredible music and had the chance to provide four bursaries to deserving new talent.

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By: SashaWed, 07/03/2019
Festival Nuits d'Afrique | 5 concerts à ne pas manquer !

La 33ième édition du Festival Nuits d’Afrique aura lieu du 9 au 21 juillet à Montréal dans le quartier des spectacles. En plus d’avoir créé une chaine entièrement dédiée à tous les artistes qui y ont joué et qui contient les productions du festival, nous vous proposons cinq concerts à ne pas manquer cette année.

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By: ArianeMon, 07/01/2019
Toronto Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival wrapped up its 33rd edition on Sunday, June 30th, after presenting more than 175 free performances throughout the ten-day run. As part of the festivities, the Stingray Rising Stars prizes were awarded to emerging talent in the Festival lineup.

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By: AmyFri, 06/28/2019
Yuna | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars

Stingray is proud to promote emerging artists through our monthly Rising Stars program. We are thrilled to introduce you to Yuna, our latest Rising Star for July! 

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By: ArianeThu, 06/27/2019
Jacob Do | Prix Étoiles Stingray | Festival international de Jazz de Montréal 2019

C’est dans la salle feutrée et chaleureuse de l’Astral qu’avait lieu le concours pour remettre le premier Prix Oliver-Jones de l’histoire du festival, auquel Stingray associait fièrement son programme Prix Étoiles Stingray.

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By: AdrianaMon, 05/06/2019
Taking Control of the Retail Environment with Licensed Music

Have you ever experienced frustration due to repetitive music playing at your favorite coffee shop? You’re not alone! A recent CBC article reported on how Starbucks workers took to Reddit to complain about how they had to listen to the same music all day. Not only does repetitive music create an undesirable work environment, but it is also said to be a “serious workers’ rights issue” for many individuals who have been working in restaurants and bars for years.

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By: MikelFri, 05/03/2019
Bleu Jeans Bleu @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour

Chaque vendredi, les employés de notre Quartier général à Montréal se rejoignent au Café Stingray autour d’un verre pour célébrer les bons coups de la semaine et fraterniser entre collègues.

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By: Eva and SophieFri, 05/03/2019
Artists to Watch | May 2019

From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. 

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By: ArianeWed, 05/01/2019
25e édition de Ma Première Place des Arts | Prix Étoiles Stingray

Depuis plus de vingt-cinq ans, Ma première Place des Arts soutient le talent émergent de la chanson francophone actuelle. Cette année, la finale du concours avait lieu à la Cinquième Salle de la Place des Arts et était animé avec brio par Olivier Robillard-Laveaux, sous la direction musicale de Jean-Francois Beaudet. Ma première Place des Arts a été le tremplin de plusieurs artistes qui bénéficient aujourd’hui de carrières actives et exaltantes tant à l’échelle locale qu’internationale. Certains anciens participants et anciens gagnants ont d’ailleurs été appelé à agir à titre de mentors auprès des finalistes du cru 2019.

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By: HitskeTue, 04/30/2019
The younger classical generation presents: Young Euro Classic

In classical music, everybody admires the greatest conductors, the most well-known orchestra and the most renowned soloists. These stars of classical music get a lot of attention all over the world. They play in the biggest concerts halls and are the headliners of classical music festivals. But how does one become a classical music icon? What does it take to get to the top? And by giving the younger generation a bigger stage, will this also attract a younger audience? The younger classical generation presents Young Euro Classic!

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By: HitskeTue, 04/30/2019
Artists to Watch | Classical:NEXT 2019

Every year in May one of the biggest global classical and art music fairs is held in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. Classical:NEXT is a meeting for labels, distributors, media, orchestras, artists, and managers. The mission of Classical:NEXT is to unify the global art music scene, to enable it to work better together. It focuses on innovation, increasing relevance and effectiveness in both business and creative aspects of the industry.

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By: Rebecca O.Fri, 04/26/2019
Owls

After the 2018 release of their debut album Icaros, the British electronic-soul quartet Noya Rao returns with new music on the 26th of April. The band’s new record, an EP named Owls, effortlessly blends a multitude of genres, similar to its predecessor. Comparable to acts like Little Dragon, James Blake, and Polica, the Leeds-based quartet plays with lo-fi hip-hop and soulful electronica. One of Noya Rao’s unique attributes is the band’s way of allowing each sound and instrument to be distinct enough to display its unique richness and still blend into a harmonic arrangement.

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By: LucilleTue, 04/23/2019
Noya Rao
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By: BrianWed, 04/17/2019
We Need To Talk

You all know my usual deal, I like to listen to music while doing something else and depending on how good an album is, I either find myself finishing the task with ease or in the case of We Need to Talk, sitting on my couch with my eyes closed listening to every lyric and getting lost in the story. At only 36 minutes long, the album is definitely a product of the streaming era since the songs are catchy and say a lot in a short time, but end too quickly for my liking. That isn’t on Tayla, the average song length has dropped almost 30 secs since hip-hop was born, so it makes sense that most artist now make shorter songs. Plus, they want you to repeat the track since they’re getting paid for every stream. My listening of that album alone may put Tayla and any future Tayla Jr. through college.

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By: LucilleWed, 04/17/2019
Tayla Parx
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