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Submitted by Cashbox Canada

Seven years ago Sandy Graham, a Canadian music scene veteran with a background in music retail at International Record Store, radio, CJFM, CFCF in Montreal and Records, RCA in Montreal and print, Joey Cee’s Record Week in Toronto, received an offer she couldn’t refuse.

“The famous Cashbox Magazine in the U.S., that was our “bible” in the old days, had started up again in North Carolina and they wanted to expand to Canada. I was approached with an offer to own it outright and immediately said yes, having no real idea of how it would work.” So Sandy set about putting a team together, a team of writers, including herself, veteran Lenny Stoute whose grasp of the indie scene is unequalled, musician, photographer and radio host Bill King, country music songwriter and performer Don Graham, local scene whiz kid  Lee Fraser, Music Industry Veteran Mark Smith, MuchMusic VeeJay Michael Williams and ‘Girl With a Camera’ Pat Blythe. Add in foreign correspondent Iain Patience, Registered Graphic Designer Gillian FitzGibbon (who is responsible for the amazing cover designs every week) and Chris Wardman who keeps the train moving on the website.

Cashbox’s mandate is to promote the indie artists that need a kickstart and the legacy artists that paved the road for the future of the music scene. Covers can range from the  legendary Bobby Curtola, Dick Damron and Andy Kim and young up and comers like Ruthless Ones and Alex Fisher. On the global front Cashbox has done in depth and personal interviews and cover stories on Carole Kay, Jimmy Webb, Eric Andersen, Jesse Colin Young, The Lovin’ Spoonful’s  Steve Boone, Tom Rush, Diane Warren just to mention a few.

The popularity and respect for the magazine is growing weekly and Sandy Graham is proud of what they have accomplished in the first seven years.

“It’s really a labour of love and being a weekly publication it can be a challenge. But the whole gang here at Cashbox are music lovers and that’s what drives us each and every week. I am proud of the Cashbox Team and could not have done this without them. Every person on the team has a musical background, a love of music and the drive to promote it all the time. For all of us here it is truly all about the music.”

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

Montreal based twisted pop act Little Scream has dropped “Dark Dance”, latest track from her forthcoming second album, ...

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Submitted by Bill King

At this juncture it is difficult getting a read of what caused music pioneer Prince’s untimely passing at 57. Did he stay up 154 straight days – was he...

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Submitted by Don Graham

Any good chef will tell you the secret to cooking a perfect meal is taking your time; low heat for a longer period of time.  It’s the same with a music...

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

They're back!! The baddest babes on da block aka power duo Pack A.D. unleashed latest single “So What” in celebration...

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Submitted by Lee Fraser

This past Sunday night, Michelle Willis held back-to-back early and late CD release shows to introduce her first ever solo album, “See Us Through”. The...

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Submitted by Don Graham

It had been over three years since Tom Rush had performed  at Hugh’s Room in Toronto and the overflow crowd was a testament to how well loved and...

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada

Vocal music will take centre stage at SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, taking place for an expanded 12-day run from May 4 to 15, 2016. More than 30 performances and workshops will take place at venues across downtown Toronto, including the St....

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Photo at right: The Weeknd performs at the Juno Awards
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The Juno Awards of 2016, honouring Canadian music achievements, were presented in Calgary the weekend of 2–3 April 2016. The ceremonies were held at...

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As he does every year, Jaymz Bee turns the fact that he is aging into a week-long party with the biggest bash at Lula Lounge on his actual birthdate.

The evening begins at 7:30PM with some “Bee...

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Submitted by Lenny Stoute

Montreal based twisted pop act Little Scream has dropped “Dark Dance”, latest track from her forthcoming second album, Cult Following, available May 6 in Canada. Alongside previously released “”, “Dark Dance...

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Submitted by Bill King

At this juncture it is difficult getting a read of what caused music pioneer Prince’s untimely passing at 57. Did he stay up 154 straight days – was he addicted to hard core opiates – I suspect we’ll get answers to this and more about the reclusive artist’s...

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Submitted by Don Graham

Any good chef will tell you the secret to cooking a perfect meal is taking your time; low heat for a longer period of time.  It’s the same with a music career. Slow and steady wins the race. Jordan McIntosh is breaking out big time right now and it...

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Submitted by Lee Fraser

This past Sunday night, Michelle Willis held back-to-back early and late CD release shows to introduce her first ever solo album, “See Us Through”. The fact that it’s her debut is pretty surprising, given the fact that Michelle has toured Europe, Canada...

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Submitted by Don Graham

It had been over three years since Tom Rush had performed  at Hugh’s Room in Toronto and the overflow crowd was a testament to how well loved and missed the man had been. When long time friend and former waitress at the iconic Riverboat in Toronto,...

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Submitted by Iain Patience

Eric Bibb may have good reason to be the Happiest Man in the World, with top quality music seemingly pouring from the guy on a regular basis. This is his second release inside twelve months, following hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed Lead Belly'...