I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the term “CanCon” a million times and you probably know that it’s short for “Canadian content.” But what does that really mean? What is it mean for a recording to be truly and officially “Canadian?” The answer can be trickier than you might think. And why do we have CanCon, anyway?
These are just some of the questions I will seek to answer on this week’s episode of The Ongoing History of New Music. It may give you a completely different perspective on the entire Canadian music scene.
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The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Power 97/Winnipeg – Sundays at 9am and 9pm
The show is coming soon to Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and Kingston, so stand by. And if you think your local station should carry the show, lemme know, okay?