Every once in a while, we invite a prominent artist to lend their voice to the editorial side of CBC Music.
The artist meets with our team of writers, located in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, and we brainstorm ideas, with the artist assigning stories to the same team that delivers the great content you read and watch on the site every day.
Working with the Irish musician and actor Glen Hansard was a pleasure. The Academy Award winner arrived with a welcomed lack of pretension (and his friend Mary Margaret O'Hara) and embraced the editorial process, demonstrating an eye for a good story, and assigning them widely. Hansard's work as Guest Editor will roll out through the day Friday on the homepage of CBCMusic.ca. You'll be able to see it all collected at CBCMusic.ca/GlenHansard.
Let us (and Glen) know what you think of the content today by tagging us on Twitter: @CBCMusic and @Glen_Hansard.
And if you would like to suggest a musician or music-loving personality for a future CBC Music guest editor, let us know in the comments below.