Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.
Wanting to sound like our favourite musicians is usually what draws us to play an instrument in the first place. While I personally, don’t do a lot of covers, there are a few songs that I am drawn to play again and again, and that to me at least, are timeless.
Of all of the afternoon delight musicians, they all have their delightful stage names; Angel Delight (Tenor), Turkish Delight (Lead), Shepherd’s Delight (Baritone), Sonny Delight (Bass). All together, their voices create beautiful and hilarious harmonies.
With inspiration (and covers) from artists such as Justin Timberlake, Shaggy, R Kelly, Britney Spears, Color Me Badd, Christina Aguilera, they’ve made quite a name for themselves as a combination of modern and vintage sophistication.
Talking with the musicians themselves. There are several ways that a fan can support their favourite artists. Cody Blakey; a local recording engineer, Leshan Masikonte; of Melafrique, Phillip Rodda of Medical Pilot, and Angeles Joselito; the owner of Apollo Entertainment Company in interviews with Switching Styles, discussed the best way to help artists during a crisis
The music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. As musicians rely on live performances for a great deal of their income, isolation and social distancing makes it very difficult to stay afloat at times.
Read more about the financial impacts on musicians here.
There are several avenues for financial aid for musicians during the pandemic. Below is an incomplete list of financial aid for Canadian musicians.
The album Nightmare Revisited, is a collection of covers from the soundtrack which started with the additions to film’s 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D. Included in the 13th- anniversary edition DVD was a bonus disc with covers of five of the film’s songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, and She Wants Revenge.
Edmonton is known more for hockey than it is for music. Music may not be Edmonton’s main industry, but it doesn’t mean that music in the prairies is dead. Geographically and music-wise, Alberta is far from the music hub of Toronto. Edmonton is 3,475.2 km away from Toronto.
This is actually a fairly common occurrence. There’s a phenomenon called mondegreens, It means, “a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem”.
The phrase came from an American writer by the name of Slyvia Wright, and written about San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. Mondegreen is inspired by a misheard line in a poem. She misheard “he laid him on the green” as “Lady Mondegreen” from the Scottish ballad “The Bonny Earl o Moray”.
Bringing you the orders from the empire itself with metal beauty, Galactic Empire is a metal band made up of Bass Commander (bass), Red Guard (guitar), Dark Vader (lead guitar), Kyle Ren (guitar), and Boba Sett (drums). Together they made a sound that’s out of this world. It all started in 2015 as a mere gag for an opening band. Over the past few years, it’s become much much more than a gag.
“Physical inactivity is a major public health issue in which dance could have an important role to play, “comments Burkhardt and Brennan, “Physical activity is an important factor, affecting cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.”
In conclusion, the research of the decade shows that dancing is a beneficial exercise regardless of circumstances. The benefits are not only physical but mental, emotional, and social.