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By: LucilleMon, 09/16/2019
Red Bull Music Festival | 2ème edition Montréalaise

Le Red Bull Music Festival revient à Montréal pour une 2ème édition!

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By: Eva and SophieThu, 09/12/2019
Artists to Watch | September 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: LucilleWed, 09/11/2019
Polaris Music Prize | 2019 Shortlisted Albums & Artists

Get an overview of the shortlisted albums and artists for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.

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By: ArianeMon, 09/09/2019
Le Panda | FICG 2019 | Prix Étoiles Stingray

Nous avons pris la route le vendredi 23 août en direction de la belle ville de Granby pour assister à la grande finale du Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG). En explorant la ville avant la soirée si attendue, nous avons entendu de la musique partout : des vitrines dans de petites églises aux haut-parleurs sur la Principale. De la musique il y en a à Granby!

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By: GregMon, 09/09/2019
Canadian Country Music Awards 2019 | Legends Show

The Stingray-sponsored 2019 CCMA Legends show at this year’s Country Music Week in Calgary at the Jack Singer Auditorium was a fantastic event. A perennial highlight during the CCMAs, The Legends Show brings together some of Canada’s legendary country artists as well as many of today’s stars.

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By: ArianeThu, 09/05/2019
Festival Western de Saint-Tite 2019 | Stingray western!

Dans le cadre de notre partenariat de longue date avec le Festival Western Saint-Tite, Stingray est fier d'être de nouveau au festival cette année, qui se déroule du 6 au 15 septembre 2019.

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By: StingrayTue, 08/27/2019
AJ Mitchell | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars

AJ Mitchell is a singer-songwriter and musician who is currently signed to Epic Records. He gained an impressive following in 2017 after posting clips of himself singing and performing covers on YouTube and Instagram. His first independent single, "Used To Be," was written by Mitchell at age 13 and has over 60 million streams.

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By: GregTue, 08/27/2019
Canadian Country Music Awards 2019 | What to watch for!

The Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Country Music Week kicks off in Calgary on September 5. Stingray will be on hand at all the events, including our sponsorship of the big annual CCMA Legends Show.

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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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