Are you a Canadian artist who deserves to be in a music encyclopedia? Then read this.

FYIMusicNews reports that Jamie Vernon, the man behind The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia (est. 1998 but with roots dating back to 1986) is being updated.

When Vernon first started compiling this online resource, the public internet was still in its infancy. There was no Wikipedia, no AllMusic.com, no Facebook, no MySpace or any other comprehensive collection of music info, especially for Canadian artists. For those of us using the new research tool, this was an excellent resource.

Two hardcover versions were made available, volume one in March 2012 and volume two in November 2012.

Now Vernon is looking to bring things up to date with information from the digital era. If you’re an artist who needs to be included in the new version, check out to see if you’re already listed here. If you’re not and think you need to be, make sure you drop Jamie a line through the website.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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