Dylan Menzie selected for collaboration between ECMA and Breakout West

Dylan Menzie selected for collaboration between ECMA and Breakout West

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) and Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA) are excited to launch 'East Meets West', a new collaboration which will create career opportunities for artists from the far ends of Canada, extending tour opportunities and connecting some of the country's greatest emerging artists. 

CBC's 100 essential songs of 2016

"Kenya" makes the list at #73! Full article below. 

2016 will likely be remembered for the great artists we lost, but lest we forget there was some truly fantastic music that came out this year. As we approach 2017, we here at CBC Music along with our colleagues at Radio 2 and q were tasked to pare down this year in recorded music, distilling the highlights till we found what we believe are 2016’s essential songs.

Before we begin, a few notes about the methodology: These are songs that were in high rotation on Radio 2 that were then ranked by their performance in digital sales, national airplay and peak chart position on the Radio 2 Top 20. Representatives from q, CBC Music editorial and Radio 2 were then asked to determine songs that were editorially significant. These songs were then ranked alongside the Radio 2 list on sales and spins, and voila, we had a list of 100 songs that were sorted purely based on math.

So, without further ado, here are CBC Music's essential songs of 2016.

Radio 2 Top 20, Dec 1

 Radio 2 Top 20 for the Week of December 1, 2016

1. BROS, "Tell Me" (2nd week in a row!)
2. Dylan Menzie, "Talk To Me" (most votes!)
3. Blue Rodeo, "I Can't Hide This Anymore"
4. Sam Roberts Band, "FIEND"
5. Rag'N'Bone Man, "Human"
6. Banners, "Into The Storm"
7. Scenic Route To Alaska, "Love Keeps"
8. The Tourist Company, "Pedestals"
9. The Tragically Hip, "Machine"
10. Jain, "Come"
11. Kirty, "Letting You Down"
12. St. Paul and The Broken Bones, "Flow With It"
13. Hannah Georgas, "Evelyn"
14. Ria Mae ft. Classified, "Thoughts on Fire"
15. Michael Kiwanuka, "Love and Hate"
16. Jahkoy, "No Regrets" (new)
17. Julian Taylor Band, "Fever"
18. Tor Miller, "Surrender" (new)
19. Passenger, "Anywhere"
20. case/lang/veirs, "Best Kept Secret" (new)

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