Articles

By: Zac Tue, 08/07/2018
Osheaga 2018 | PausePlay interviews

The PausePlay team visited Osheaga once again this year. Watch Zac Monson discuss with The Beaches,  Billie Eilish, Kali Uchis, Chromeo and many more.

By: Zac Thu, 07/05/2018
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018 | Stingray Rising Stars

On a record-breakingly hot Canada Day, Stingray Music visited the nation’s capital again this year to attend the 2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. We were welcomed with incredible music, yummy food, and the chance to provide 3 bursaries to deserving new talent.

By: Zac Mon, 05/21/2018
Billboard Music Awards 2018 | Stingray PausePlay

We had the amazing opportunity to chat with Luis Fonsi, Bhad Bhabie, and Jesse McCartney on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards' red carpet!

By: Zac Mon, 04/30/2018
Caveboy | Stingray Pauseplay

The wonderful humans of Caveboy stopped by PausePlay to chat about life after the JUNOs, the influence of Jingle writing, a full album, and butt cracks. Yes. Butt cracks.

By: Zac Fri, 04/20/2018
James Bay | Stingray PausePlay

The amazing James Bay met up for Round 2 with Stingray PausePlay to talk about his new album Electric Light, losing his hair, and his incredible drawing skills.

By: Zac Fri, 04/20/2018
Francesco Yates | Stingray PausePlay

One of Canada's next big things, Francesco Yates, joined PausePlay for a chat about his enormous #Frollet, his writing process, sharing a stage with Justin Timberlake, and when we can expect his first full-length album.

By: Zac Mon, 03/26/2018
JUNOS 2018 | Red Carpet Interviews

The 2018 JUNO Awards were rich in love, empowering statements, kindness, and what’s most important: humans from around the world celebrated Canadian bands and artists from Coast to Coast to Coast. Here are Stingray PausePlay's exclusive interviews with some of the best Canadian talent.

By: Zac Fri, 03/16/2018
Our Lady Peace | Stingray PausePlay

Canadian music legends, Our Lady Peace, join PausePlay host, Zac Monson, to chat about life in the 90s, fears of relevancy, the Tragically Hip, pants ripping, Kendrick Lamar collabs, and so so much more!

By: Zac Wed, 12/13/2017
The Best of 2017 | Top 10 Best Albums

Yes, this is a “TOP TEN” list, but these albums don’t need to be rated or organized from best to slightly less-best. There is no countdown here, any of these albums could sit anywhere on a list of ten.  We just loved these albums and wanted you to love them like we do.

By: Zac Wed, 09/27/2017
Polaris Music Prize | Stingray Rising Stars

The Stingray Music team flew to Toronto to join in celebrating the Polaris Music Prize last week. Read all our behind-the-scenes stories.

By: Zac Wed, 04/29/2015
The Seasons | Stingray Pauseplay

The Seasons formed in Beauport, Quebec in the winter of 2011. The Chiasson brothers Hubert & Julien (vocals & guitars) had a desire to share the collection of hooks and melodies turning in their minds with the world, and so, Julien called up Rémi (drums & percussion) who brought along Sam (bass) and the band was formed.  The chemistry was instantaneous. After a few weeks in their parents' basement, a fully grown batch of original songs was brewed and they realized immediately that they were part of something bigger than themselves. 

By: Zac Mon, 01/27/2014
Serena Ryder | Stingray PausePlay

Females are strong as hell, and Serena Ryder is living proof. When the world seems to be going backward, the Canadian singer-songwriter always keeps us marching forward.