Radio Laurier is pleased to present re-broadcasts of four panels from POP Montreal which will be airing over the weekend.
Below is the schedule for the panels and keep reading for the panel descriptions.
Oct.25th 8pm Pop Montreal Symposium: Polaris Music Prize Saloon
Oct.26th 2pm Pop Montreal Symposium: “How you write a love letta” with King Yellowman
Oct.28th 8pm Pop Montreal Symposium: Label Game
Oct.27th 5pm Pop Montreal Symposium: Video Games: A New Story for Music
Polaris Music Prize Salon
A discussion with journalists from the Polaris Music Prize jury on the recent Short List and winner, what they listen for when they’re casting their ballots, and who from the first quarter of 2014 qualifying they predict will make the cut next year.
“How you write a love letta” with King Yellowman
The legend, Yellowman and Giovanni Marks discuss writing about love and everything else: from inspiration to lyrical prowess and his life story to performance style, slackness, discrimination, sharp dress and the process of developing his iconic public persona. >> Orphaned as a child, discriminated based on his albinism and surviving cancer in the 80s, Yellowman is an unlikely icon of Jamaican deejay and reggae. A forefather of dancehall, with hits like “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt,” and ”Zungguzungguguzungguzeng,” King Yellowman, is amongst music’s most sampled artists. >> No one else does it like the totally prolific LA-based MC, producer, serial collaborator and writer, Giovanni Marks (aka Subtitle).
Label Game (90 minutes)
As new record labels emerge and existing ones launch previously unimaginable initiatives, 2013 looks like the year of the label. Like a State of the Union for labels, those who know explain the current system for independent artists, addressing issues like whether contemporary labels optimize the quality of recorded music being produced, and whether labels are still important. >> Natalia Yanchak is a writer as well as a singer and keyboardist for The Dears. >> Former executive for Matador and Def American Johan Kugelberg is a curator, collector, gallerist and author, focusing on all things counterculture. >> Paul Jones is A&R Manager for London independent label Rough Trade Records. He also used to play guitar in Elastica. >> Roy Vucino (Choyce) plays in Red Mass. Before that he played in bands like Les Sexareenos and CPC Gangbangs.
Video Games: A New Story for Music
Interactive, narrative driven and with its own aesthetics and structures, video games have been a game-changer in the relationship between musician and audience. However, supported by an existing audience and industry, popular musical artists continue to turn to the seemingly incompatible format. Panelists discuss making music for video games and the new creative potentials that the medium offers.
Radio Laurier is proud to announce that Wilfrid Laurier University has been named the Best Music Campus in Canada for its musical culture and scene as voted by the people of Canada. The contest was hosted by CBC Radio 3 and featured schools from coast to coast.
Our very own Station Manager, James Blake, was featured earlier today on CBC Radio 3 for an interview on the topic and will be featured in the CBC Radio 3 podcast due out this upcoming Monday.
Radio Laurier would like to thank all who voted to recognize Laurier’s campus as one of the best!
Radio Laurier is proud to announce that four syndicated programs will join the Radio Laurier Programming Schedule effective immediately.
Tuesdays at 8pm is Best of British Unsigned, a weekly radio show that gives the best, British unsigned musicians the recognition and the airplay that they deserve. Hosted by Matt Graveling.
Thursdays at 8pm is Women’s International News Gathering Service, a weekly half-hour program, produced by and about women around the world. The programs cover a wide variety of issues including feminism, economics, politics, peace, war, anti-violence, human rights, sexual rights, technology, history/herstory, and sometimes humor. Followed by every new episode will be a repeat of a previous episode.
Thursdays at 9pm is Alternative Radio, a weekly one-hour public affairs program. Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Hosted by David Barsamian.
Sundays at 2pm is Celt In A twist, Celt in a Twist is a syndicated hour of delightful celtivity, bringing you the latest in celtic music and interviews with its brightest stars.
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