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Explore the world of R&B from neo-soul to trap soul and everything in between. Inspired by the studio where Marvin Gaye recorded much of his legendary music and by the more recent Drake song of the same name, Marvin's Room brings back the old school and introduces what's going on. Hear: Patti LaBelle, Party Next Door, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Prince, Usher, Deborah Cox

Lose yourself in sun, sand, and rhythm. Reggae, Son, Calypso, & Cha-Cha will transport you to a far off wind swept beach with your eyes closed. Spend all day listening to music from Jamaica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic. Hear: Bob Marley 'Sun is Shining'; Buena Vista Social Club 'Chan Chan'; Shaggy 'In the Summertime'

Contemporary hits, EDM club favourites, and plenty of rhythmic remixes fuel the ultimate high-bpm soundtrack. A steady mix of heart-racing beats designed for the dance floor –or the gym. Hear: Deadmau5, Chromeo, Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Grimes

Music that feels your pain. The most heart-breaking, tear-jerking songs of all time will bring new depths of sorrow to your day. Because sad songs say so much. Hear: Adele 'Someone Like You', Jeff Buckley 'Hallelujiah', Phil Collins 'Against All Odds', R.E.M. 'Everybody Hurts'

Musically speaking, the best first impressions ever made in Canada. We looked back on over 6 decades of music across genres to select the top 25 debut Canadian albums of all time. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Metric, Tragically Hip + more.

Music for the whole family. Classic sing-alongs from Raffi and Fred Penner along with the original songs from Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer and The Barenaked Ladies. Hear: Will Stroet, Elizabeth Mitchell, Fred Penner, Oozakazoo, The Kerplunks

Late-night host Laurie Brown digs deep into the vault for an atmospheric, illuminating and cutting-edge mix. An experience that weaves its way through avant-garde classical, electronica, contemporary pop, and cross-genre experimental fare. Hear: Bjork, Laura Mvula, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Alt-J, Thom Yorke

Classical

A relaxing classical mix to provide a beautiful backdrop for your day. Hear: Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending", Gluck "Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Barber "Adagio for Strings", Beethoven: "Fur Elise", Saint-Saens: "The Swan", Albinoni: "Adagio"

A delightful exploration into the world of choral music. A wide selection of pieces by celebrated composers Bach, Brahms, Fauré, Glick, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Rutter as performed by renown choirs Elora Festival Singers, Musica Intima, Elmer Iseler Singers, and The Monteverdi Choir. Hear: J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, Traditional: Shenandoah, Mozart: Requiem, Arvo Part: Berliner Messe, Rachmaninov: Vespers, Tallis: Spem in alium

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

The world's favourite pieces for solo piano played by contemporary masters like Glenn Gould, Arthur Rubinstein, Angela Hewitt and Lang Lang. Hear: Beethoven Sonatas
, Chopin Preludes and Etudes, Mozart Sonatas, Bach Suites and Partitas, Debussy Preludes and Suites, Rachmaninov Preludes

Baroque music that is at once demanding and delightful, elaborate and sensuous. Hear: Johann Sebastian Bach
Georg Friedrich Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau

Exquisite Classical favourites selected from our vast library. This is the best of the best. Hear: Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky

Hand-selected opera gems by the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner. The most familiar arias from the most-loved operas of all time along with opera overtures, intermezzi and choruses. Performances combine the great voices of the 20th century with today's rising stars.

The most influential and engaging music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Lengthy landmarks and tasteful excerpts. Hear: Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, George Gershwin, Bela Bartok, Arvo Part, Philip Glass

Duos to Nonets, Boccherini and Beethoven to Ravel and Brahms....all performed by the great collaborators of our time. The rich and intimate world of classical music for small ensembles. Hear: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak, Maurice Ravel

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah comes aboard to personally select the top works and the best performances from the classical world. The best of the CBC Radio 2 Classical library, offered 24 hours every day. Hear: Beethoven: Symphony N6 "Pastorale", Marjan Mozetich: Postcards from the Sky, Mozart: Piano Concerto N21, Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, Bach: Brandenburg Concerto N1, Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

The great orchestral masterworks of all time. Overtures, symphonies, concertos, and tone poems to captivate and enthral every classical music lover. Hear: Beethoven Symphonies and Concertos, Mozart Overtures and Concertos, Tchaikovsky Symphonies and Ballets, Rachmaninov Symphonies and Concertos, Bach Concerti Grossi, Brahms Symphonies and Concertos

Country / Folk

The crossroads of country, folk, blues and rock. You'll hear a unique mix that includes single-name icons like Waylon, Willie, & the Hag, country rock pioneers like the Flying Burrito Brothers, The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd along with new contenders to the outlaw country throne like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Daniel Romano and Corb Lund.

The best of the new-country sound from Nashville superstars and Canada's new country hit-makers. Hear: Paul Brandt, Gord Bamford, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel

From Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings to George Jones. It's the pure legends of country. Hear: Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Ian Tyson

Fiddles, banjos and strings-a-plenty. A lovingly and carefully curated list from Canada's foremost roots expert. Featuring sea shanties, Celtic favourites, country noir, jug band and bluegrass, and inspired instrumentals. Hear: Neko Case, Bob Dylan, Stan Rogers, Great Big Sea, Iron & Wine

Electronic

Contemporary hits, EDM club favourites, and plenty of rhythmic remixes fuel the ultimate high-bpm soundtrack. A steady mix of heart-racing beats designed for the dance floor –or the gym. Hear: Deadmau5, Chromeo, Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Grimes

Down tempo beats and trip-hop tracks provide the perfect atmosphere to just sit back and chill out. Hear: Boards Of Canada, Thievery Corporation, Richie Hawtin, Nightmares On Wax, Brian Eno, Plaid, Mouse On Mars

Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul

Explore the world of R&B from neo-soul to trap soul and everything in between. Inspired by the studio where Marvin Gaye recorded much of his legendary music and by the more recent Drake song of the same name, Marvin's Room brings back the old school and introduces what's going on. Hear: Patti LaBelle, Party Next Door, Toni Braxton, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Prince, Usher, Deborah Cox

This is a document of the early years of Hip Hop and your chance to follow in the footsteps of the pioneers. Hear LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., to Grandmaster Flash

Hip hop entered a golden age in the last half of the 80s and into the early 90s. Hip hop records were now a platform for abstract poetic expression and social commentary as well as the standard verbal acrobatics. This is the place to re-discover hip hop's most creative era. Hear Beastie Boys, 2Pac, Public Enemy to Wu-Tang Clan.

Put on your boogie woogie dancin' shoes and hit the dance floor for the best in disco classics and funk grooves. Hear: Earth Wind And Fire, Donna Summer, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, KC & the Sunshine Band, Ohio Players, and Rick James.

The latest urban sounds of today mixed with hip hop classics. Immerse yourself in the best raps, beats and mixes coming out of Canada and internationally. Hear: Classified, Wu-Tang Clan, Masia One, Run DMC, Maestro Fresh Wes, A Tribe Called Quest, Rascalz, Missy Elliott, Saukrates

Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones

Indigenous

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

Jazz / Blues

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

One of the most trusted voices in our Jazz community, Tim Tamashiro, hand-picks the best music from the CBC Radio 2 Jazz collection. A continuous mix of cool jazz, soulful singers, and quirky mixes. Hear: Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Molly Johnson, Michael Kaeshammer, Don Thompson, Robi Botos

Explore the best in contemporary and urban blues with Canada's premier bluesman, Colin James, as your guide. A journey from the Delta to Southside Chicago with stops in Canada along the way. Hear: Bog Sugar, Bonnie Raitt, Jim Byrnes, Sue Foley, John Hammond, Susan Tedeschi

Swing and sway, jump and jive, head back to the 30's and 40's for the best of the Big Band Jazz era. Hear: Glenn Miller, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Benny Goodman.

The jazz greats at their best. The premier names, the electrifying performances from the jazz world over the last century. Hear: Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday

The place to come when you need to unwind, sooth your mind, and enjoy some exceptionally fine jazz music. Hear: Dave Koz, Esperanza Spalding, Incognito, Carol Welsman, Chris Botti

The blues music that started it all. Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie. The original recordings, re-mastered for you.

The Great American Songbook, performed by the legendary voices of jazz alongside the contemporary greats of today. Hear: Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Emilie-Claire Barlow

Pop / Rock

Music for the whole family. Classic sing-alongs from Raffi and Fred Penner along with the original songs from Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer and The Barenaked Ladies. Hear: Will Stroet, Elizabeth Mitchell, Fred Penner, Oozakazoo, The Kerplunks

Here's a selection of some of the most ambitious and grandiose rock music ever recorded. From the math rock of Rush to the mythical epics of Genesis and the space jazz of Magma, Classic Prog is rock and roll at its most far-out.

Parents, take the dull out of the lull! Let your babies drift off to these soft lullaby versions of your favourite hit songs! Hear: Adele, the Beach Boys, Pink, U2, Rush, Queen, and more!

Musically speaking, the best first impressions ever made in Canada. We looked back on over 6 decades of music across genres to select the top 25 debut Canadian albums of all time. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Metric, Tragically Hip + more.

This is the soundtrack to the greatest coming out party ever. Celebrate yourself, your friends, or the people you love by dancing the day away to iconic Pride songs. Featuring classic hits and new tracks by some of the best-loved LGBT artists throughout the world. Hear: Parachute Club 'Rise Up', Tegan And Sara 'Boyfriend', and Pet Shop Boys 'New York City Boy'.

The sound of today. A thrilling mix of artists climbing their way up the charts and those who have already reached the top. Hear: Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Tyler Shaw, Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus

The best pop songs of the 90s and 2000's and the current hit songs of today. A delectable pop blend for making the day that much more danceable. Hear: Adele, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson

From the fringes of mainstream pop to progressive artists around the world, Adult Alternative is home to the contemporary, groundbreaking, and occasionally idiosyncratic music of today. Hear: Broken Bells, Death Cab For Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, Jayhawks, Frazey Ford, Bruce Springsteen, Blue Rodeo, Hozier, Glen Hansard

Discover adult alternative bands and singer-songwriters from Canada and beyond. Hear: Arcade Fire, The Lone Bellow, Jenn Grant, Gabrielle Aplin, Hey Rosetta!, Vance Joy, The Staves, Aidan Knight

The rock tracks that will move you now, and forever. As timeless as the day they came out. Hear:Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Heart, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin

Music to fill a stadium. Experience overdrive, crash cymbals, vocal cries, and swagger as they explode out of your speakers. Hear: Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, Garbage, Green Day

If you fondly remember Windows 95, Monica Lewinski, and Hale-Bopp, this stream's for you. Hear: Amanda Marshall, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Crash Test Dummies, Foo Fighters, Jewel, Our Lady Peace

Classic Pop from the 90s. From Prince to Whitney Houston, we have all your favourites to bring you down nostalgia road.

The decade where pop superstars reigned. From the idols to the one-hit wonders, every song shimmers. Hear: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Honeymoon Suite, Men At Work, the Bangles, Loverboy, Phil Collins, Journey

The glorious decade that brought us ABBA, CCR, BTO, and ELO. These hits still sound as good as the days when they were played in the YMCA, Studio 54, or from the 8-track in your Trans-Am. Hear: Fleetwood Mac, Guess Who, Alice Cooper, The Eagles, Chicago, Rod Stewart, Doobie Brothers, Cheap Trick

The latest from the edges of the true underground music scene. Intensely creative, desperately cool. Hear: Spoon, Pixies, New Pornographers, Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, Black Mountain, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Primal Scream

Celebrating the best of Polaris long list nominated artists. Hear this years short list nominees Basia Bulat, Andy Shauf, and Carly Rae Jepsen along with other long list nominees from the past including Patrick Watson, Alvvays, Drake and more.

An endless supply of easy-listening, guilty-pleasure inducing, mega-hits. Decades of Adult Contemporary radio distilled to a pure music mix of smooth, lyrical magic. C'mon, sing along. You already know the lyrics by heart. Hear: Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Adele, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, Sarah McLauchlan

6 String instrumental classics, hand-picked by the legendary Randy Bachman. Surf, rock, jazz, rockabilly, blues and beyond. Hear: Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck

The place to discover adult alternative bands from Canada and beyond.  Arcade Fire and the Sheepdogs, the Wallflowers and the Black Keys alongside some of Canada's greatest songwriters, including Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

Music that feels your pain. The most heart-breaking, tear-jerking songs of all time will bring new depths of sorrow to your day. Because sad songs say so much. Hear: Adele 'Someone Like You', Jeff Buckley 'Hallelujiah', Phil Collins 'Against All Odds', R.E.M. 'Everybody Hurts'

The best of the 60s and late 50s. Timeless classic music from a bygone era of hotrods, soda-shops, sock-hops and switchblade combs. Hear: Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Turtles, Aretha Franklin, Del Shannon, The Coasters, Neil Sedaka, The Everly Brothers, Dion & the Belmonts

Late-night host Laurie Brown digs deep into the vault for an atmospheric, illuminating and cutting-edge mix. An experience that weaves its way through avant-garde classical, electronica, contemporary pop, and cross-genre experimental fare. Hear: Bjork, Laura Mvula, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Alt-J, Thom Yorke

Style meets art. Blurring the line between pop and punk, artists from the New Wave movement's emergence in the late 70's to the present-day revivalists. Hear: Talking Heads, The Cure, New Order, The Specials, Devo, Men Without Hats, The B-52's, Hot Hot Heat, Gary Numan

Music that continues to ignite generations. Loud, fast-paced, aggressive rock'n'roll classics from the UK early years, and new voices echoing out of Canada. Hear: Subhumans, Pointed Sticks, the Viletones, Forgotten Rebels, the Hot Nasties, D.O.A., and Propagandhi.

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

Singer-Songwriter

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.

Celebrating the art of joining powerful lyric with joyous melody. From folk icons Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell through today's best young singer-songwriters, this is a musical journey through more than 50 years of songwriting craft. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo. Bruce Cockburn. Glen Hansard, Laura Marling

World

Lose yourself in sun, sand, and rhythm. Reggae, Son, Calypso, & Cha-Cha will transport you to a far off wind swept beach with your eyes closed. Spend all day listening to music from Jamaica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Dominican Republic. Hear: Bob Marley 'Sun is Shining'; Buena Vista Social Club 'Chan Chan'; Shaggy 'In the Summertime'

From the rolling hills of Ireland to the east coast of Canada, it's the best in celtic music, traditional and modern. Hear: Planxty, the Dubliners, Tannahill Weavers, the Irish Rovers, Altan, Clancy Brothers, Patrick Street, & the Chieftains.

Filmi music at its best.  The soundtrack to a thousand evenings of star-crossed lovers, plotting villans, hilarious coincidences, and strange twists of fate.  Featuring iconic voices from over 6 decades of Bollywood magic. Hear: Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. 

Enjoy this handpicked collection of the finest bossa nova Brazil has to offer.  A tropical cocktail of bossa nova, stripped-down samba and jazz with a pinch of MPB and tropicalia to make the listening tastier.  Boa sorte e desfrutar!  Hear: Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Luiz Bonfa, Rosa Passos, Lisa Ono and Maria Rita.

It's a mood. It's discovery. It's the whole world of music in your ears: from Jamaica to Africa and from Brazil to The Middle East. Hear: Tinariwen, Rokia Traoré, Buena Vista Social Club, Manu Chao, Youssou N'Dour, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

An amazing mash-up of Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, Dub and Dancehall from 1960's to present will keep your feet moving and head nodding. Desmond Dekkar, Don Drummond, Marcia Griffiths, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley stir it up. Hear: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Marcia Griffiths