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Experience the best in new Canadian Country Music. The nominees for the Canadian Country Music Association awards back-to-back and head-to-head. Hear: Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, High Valley.  

Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2017. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees A Tribe Called Red, Tragically Hip, Leonard Cohen, Feist

A fantastic mix of francophonie singer-songwriters, pop artists, and indie musicians from Canada. Hear: Lisa Leblanc, Coeur De Pirate, Daniel Belanger

The top Canadian performers from the classical realm in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Angela Hewitt, Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti 

The top of the class in new, Canadian Jazz. Arresting vocalists, exceptional instrumentalists, and innovative songwriters from the vanguard of the Canadian jazz scene. Hear: Barbra Lica, Nikki Yanofsky, Bria Skonberg, Larnell Lewis, BadBadNotGood

Gathering the best love songs from Canadian artists through the years in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion

The top Canadian rock artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Danko Jones, Metric, Billy Talent

The leading Canadian R&B artists come together to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Alessia Cara, The Weeknd, Jacksoul, Jully Black

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the greatest storytellers and songwriters of Canada in one place. The nations songwriting circle. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith and other great storytellers of our land.

The best electronic musicians come together in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Caribou, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Deadmau5

Breaking new ground, by breaking new sound. The best in Canadian independent music, as it happens. Hear: Chad VanGaalen, Wolf Parade, The Pack A.D., Rae Spoon, Mac DeMarco, The Unicorns, Malajube, Junior Boys, Foxtrott.

The best Canadian Canadian artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Jess Moskaluke, The Strumbellas, Lindi Ortega, Dean Brody

Great Canadian hip-hop artists together in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Dream Warriors, Shad, Eternia, Cadence Weapon

The top Canadian blues artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Colin James, Shakura S'Aida, Jeff Healey, MonkeyJunk

Legendary Canadian Jazz saxophonist Phil Dwyer digs through his extensive collection of Canadian jazz recordings to bring you the ultimate Canadian Jazz music experience. A recipient of the Order of Canada and winner of several Junos, Phil has personally played on over 200 recordings alongside Canada's most beloved jazz artists. Hear: Phil Dwyer, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, P.J. Perry, Guido Basso, Molly Johnson

Pop stars from across Canada gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Magic!, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ria Mae, Alx Veliz, Jann Arden

The showcase for Canada's contemporary composers. Incredible works ranging from romantic to modern; adventurous to minimalist. Hear: Marjan Mozetich, Alexina Louie, Ann Southam, Jean Coulthard, R. Murray Schafer, Colin McPhee

From roots and rock to hip hop and hand drums – Indigenous music is an invite to a cultural experience across all genres. Hear: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Amero, Iskwe, A Tribe Called Red, Wolf Saga

First Play

The first release from Kathryn Calder's Oscar St. Records features dream pop with an honest undertone. Listen to it now.

Metz is ready to unleash its highly anticipated third album. Listen to it now.

Toronto singer-songwriter Ben Stevenson offers up an eclectic pop album for his debut release.

Un Blonde's 2016 acclaimed cassette-only release has been remixed and remastered. Listen to it now.

Discover music by Jacques Ibert and Henriette Renié on this stunning new release.

You'll recognize the Cold Specks on Fool's Paradise — Ladan Hussein's voice is arresting, unmistakable — but she's taking more chances, both musically and personally. Listen now.

Brooklyn-based alternative R&B singer Tangina Stone's frank and introspective lyricism and melodic arrangements form a strikingly idiosyncratic melange on her debut album.

The East Coast songwriter has coupled his trademark love songs with Johnny Cash twang and Elvis swagger for a dancier — though still hopelessly romantic — sound.

Things are coming full circle for Emily Haines.

Wyclef Jean's first record in eight years covers a kaleidoscope of musical styles from Latin to Afrobeat.

U of T's MacMillan Singers and conductor Hilary Apfelstadt make an eloquent case for Chatman's choral music on this new album.

The Toronto post-punk group pushes boundaries on its new album. Listen to it now.

"I'm a songwriter because I wanted to be a guitar player." — Bruce Cockburn

Elliott Brood revisits the past on its sixth studio album. Listen to it now.

"I dedicate the album to my mom, grandma and aunt, three women who have been very important in my life and made me who I am." — Pierre Kwenders

Wildflower Blues is, more than anything, about the relationship between two kindreds finding their voices together again. Listen to it now.

Visual artist, animator, director, producer and musician Chad VanGaalen will release his sixth album on Sept. 8. Listen to it now.

The soprano channels 19th-century diva Julie Dorus-Gras (and Callas!) on her exciting new album.

The Toronto-based band is back with its anticipated second album — and a sophomore slump is nowhere in sight. Listen now.

Julie Doiron, Eamon McGrath and members of Cancer Bats have teamed up for a new album. Listen to it now.

Vancouver indie pop band Belle Game will release its label debut with Arts & Crafts on Sept. 8. Listen to it now.

Edmonton pop-rockers Faith Healer get candid on the new album Try ;-). Listen to it now.

San Francisco's Oh Sees releases its 19th album in 20 years on Aug. 25. Listen to it now.

Prepare to be blown away by the power and beauty of this group's debut album.

Joseph Shabason finds his voice as a saxophone player on his new album. Listen to it now.

The Young Rival singer is ready to put out his solo debut. Listen to it now.

The East Vancouver hip-hop artist walks us through her fourth album.

Alabama-born sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer have released more than 20 albums between them, but nothing together — until this month. Listen to their collaboration now.

The Montreal singer-songwriter's debut album is charming and intimate. Listen to it now.

The Edmonton band has turned its earlier folk leanings into synth-pop bangers. Listen now.

The go-to Americana sideman — and musical partner to Gillian Welch — releases the first album solely under his own name. Listen to it now.

Providence, R.I., punk collective Downtown Boys will release its third full-length on Aug. 11. Listen to it now.

This fifth album from the Winnipeg singer-songwriter is a summer breeze of a release. Listen to it now.

There's an inquisitiveness to Unbuttoned's music that rarely stays in one lane, but is always marked by a meticulous and intricate approach to arrangement and production. Listen to the new album now.

Listen to the bold new album from Brooklyn-based rapper Miss Eaves.

A compilation of every track from the early recordings the singer did with Sun Studio, this is the deep dive you've been waiting for. Listen to a sampling of it now.

The Whitby, Ont., singer has created a debut album worth a front-to-back listen — followed by giving in to it many times over. Hear it now.

The Toronto power-pop band will release its new album on July 28. Listen to it here first.

Nicole Atkins explores the sound of retro soul on her new album. Take a listen.

The film's soundtrack includes Talib Kweli, Nelly Furtado, Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) and Emmanuel Jal. Listen to it now.

The Dears play with darkness and light on their new album. Listen to it now.

Listen to Sheer Mag's debut album a week before its release.

Broken Social Scene releases its highly anticipated new album on July 7. Listen to it now.

The 2017 Juno winners release their debut album in July. Listen to it in advance now.

The U.K.-based post-rock trio will release Every Valley on July 7. Listen to it now.

Whitehorse is back with a cinematic new album. Listen to it now.

Winnipeg's Mise en Scene will release its new album on June 30. Listen to it now.

Vancouver power-punk trio Needles//Pins will release their third LP on June 30. Listen to it now.

Listen to SassyBlack's new sexy, sly, soulful record, and read her interview and track-by-track guide.