Big In Canada

Canada’s #1 Music Blog

  • Email Us!

    Do you have suggestions for what we should be writing about? Let us know!
  • Follow Us on Twitter!

    Stay up-to-date on the latest in Canadian Music by following us on Twitter: /bigincanada

Posts Tagged ‘GRAMMY’

Osheaga ’09!

Posted by bigincanada on April 2, 2009

Transmitted by CNW Group on : March 31, 2009 18:59

Coldplay and Beastie Boys at OSHEAGA 2009!

MONTREAL, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ – Gillett Entertainment Group presents the 4th edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival that will take place in the park on August 1st and 2nd. Osheaga is proud to announce that the headliners for this year’s edition are the multi-platinum selling band Coldplay on Saturday, August 1st and hip-hop pioneers Beastie Boys on Sunday, August 2nd.

Osheaga is one of only two North American festival appearances that Coldplay will make this year. 2008 Grammy Award winners Coldplay continue to take the world by storm while touring on the wings of their high-soaring album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends which included a visit to a sold out Bell Centre on July 20th. We are extremely happy to welcome them to the Osheaga grounds on August 1st!

The Beastie Boys will bring their one of a kind lyrical and musical wizardry to headline Osheaga’s second day on the island Sunday, August 2nd. Montreal fans got their last dose of the Beasties’ funk at the Metropolis and at the Bell Centre on back-to-back nights in September 2007. Don’t miss these musical trailblazers rock Osheaga as they tear through over 25 years of hits!

Here are a few of the artists that will be on stage (other bands will be confirmed shortly):

Tickets available at the Bell Centre box office
Charge by phone: (514) 790-2525 or 1-877-668-8269
Order online at: or

For the first time ever, Osheaga will be offering a limited number of VIP passes for Osheaga in the Parc August 1 & 2 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The new VIP passes will include access to:
– VIP entrance (Priority access)
– VIP grandstands
– VIP food kiosks & vendors
– Private washrooms

VIP Weekend Pass: $295.00 (+ service charges)
Saturday, August 1: $75.00 (+ service charges)
Sunday, August 2: $65.00 (+ service charges)
Weekend pass: $125.00 (+ service charges)



Posted in Canadian Artists, News, On Tour | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

“Next Big Thing”??

Posted by bigincanada on March 29, 2009

You tell me…


“It’s O.K. if this is the first you’re hearing of Desperate Union, as their ascent has been a rapid one. Essentially it’s a fairy tale rock n’ roll story of an incredibly talented young band (they’re all under 18 years old) being discovered by Grammy nominated super-producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Three Doors Down, Finger Eleven, Staind, Plain White T’s, and many more) and taken under his wing.

Not surprisingly, a band that had shown lots of promise has now turned the corner to become a much talked about ‘next big thing.’ 

The band has a series of shows coming up, a myspace following of over 150,000, an EP on iTunes and much more on the plate as they’ve just signed with a soon-to-be named very prominent booking agent in Los Angeles. Combine that with a chance meeting with Gene Simmons parlaying into a performance at an upcoming event he’s holding and well, things are underway.

The video will be completed in a few weeks time to give you a better look at the band, but until then, please enjoy their first straight ahead rock single “Black And White Lies”!

Released by: Frontside
Release date: Mar 24, 2009″

Posted in Canadian Artists, News | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

GRAMMY museum named after Pierre Cossette

Posted by bigincanada on February 8, 2009

For those unfamiliar with Pierre Cossette, he is the Canadian mastermind who transformed the Grammy Awards into a monstrously-successful awards show and solidified its importance in the music industry. In his honor, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA was recently renamed the Pierre Cossette Grammy Museum Complex. For more information about Cossette, the Grammy Awards, and the Pierre Cossette Grammy Museum Complex, I recommend reading the following articles from The Canadian Press and The Desert Sun.

Posted in News | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Canada ROCKS the GRAMMYs

Posted by bigincanada on February 3, 2009

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ – SIRIUS Canada, the country’s leading satellite radio company, today announced it will broadcast Canadian Blast(R) – a live concert event celebrating Canadian music excellence on the occasion of the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards(R). The concert, part of The Consul General of Canada’s Showcase and Celebration of Canadian Music Excellence will be held at the Official Residence for Canada in Los Angeles on February 5, 2009 during GRAMMY(R) Week and includes recognition of this year’s 12 Canadian GRAMMY nominees as well as the additional 4 nominations with a Canadian connection.

Hosted by SIRIUS Canada / CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, the Canadian Blast concert broadcast will feature live performances by emerging Canadian musicians Jenn Grant, Plants & Animals, and Shad, and will honour Canadian artists nominated for the 2009 GRAMMY Awards. The exclusive broadcast will air live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s CBC Radio 3 channel 86 at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday February 5, 2009.

“We are incredibly proud of the Canadian artists nominated for the 2009 GRAMMY Awards and are honoured to host Canadian Blast in partnership with SIRIUS Canada,” said Mr. David Fransen, the Canadian Consul General in L.A. “An excellent opportunity to showcase the Canadian music industry’s achievements, the live broadcast on SIRIUS Satellite Radio will allow listeners to participate in the celebration.”

“It is a top priority for SIRIUS Canada to provide emerging and independent musicians with support and opportunities to increase their fan base in North America,” said Andreanne Sasseville, Director of Canadian Content Development and Industry Relations, SIRIUS Canada. “We are thrilled to support Canadian Blast and to give these exciting Canadian artists exposure to SIRIUS listeners throughout Canada and the U.S.”

Launched in December 2005, SIRIUS Canada continues to help emerging Canadian musicians grow their audiences in Canada and the United States. SIRIUS Canada promotes Canadian artists via direct sponsorship activities, music industry showcases and live broadcasts featuring Canadian talent.

“Live broadcast opportunities like Canadian Blast on SIRIUS Satellite Radio provide emerging Canadian artists with the exposure they need to achieve success, both at home and abroad,” said Duncan McKie, President and CEO of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA). “Many of the GRAMMY nominated Canadian artists achieved success today thanks in part to the support they received as independent artists in Canada.”

Canadian nominees for the 2009 GRAMMY Awards include:
– ARC Ensemble
– Deadmau5
– East Village Opera Company
– Ellen Page & Michael Cera
– Isabel Bayrakdarian
– Karina Gauvin
– Marc-André Hamelin
– Neil Young
– Northern Cree
– Rufus Wainwright
– Rush
– Walter Ostanek

GRAMMY Award nominations with Canadian connections include:
– David Foster
– Pierre and François Lamoureux
– Eric Mosher
– Shawn Pierce


Posted in Canadian Artists, News | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »