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Canadian musicians & songwriters

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  • Colter Wall
    Colter Wall was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on June 27, 1995, the son of Tami Kildaw and politician Brad Wall. His father served as the 14th premier of Saskatchewan. He has an older sister na...
  • Ofra Harnoy, C.M.
    Winner of five Juno awards.
  • Diana Krall
    Diana Jean Krall OC OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million in t...
  • Neil Peart (1952 - 2020)
    Neil Ellwood Peart, OC, was a Canadian musician and writer best known as the drummer and primary lyricist of the rock band Rush. Peart received numerous awards for his musical performances, including a...
  • Éric LaPointe
    Notes * Éric Lapointe (né le 28 septembre 1969 à Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montréal) ) est un auteur-compositeur-interprète québécois. Il se fait connaître en 1994 avec son album Obsession, dont les extrait...

Canadian musicians and songwriters are people from Canada who perform or compose music as a profession.

About Canadian Music

The music of Canada has reflected the diverse influences that have shaped the country. Aboriginals, the Irish, British, and the French have all made unique contributions to the musical heritage of Canada. The music has subsequently been heavily influenced by American culture because of its proximity and migration between the two countries. Since French explorer Samuel de Champlain arrived in 1605 and established the first permanent Canadian settlements at Port Royal and Quebec City in 1608, the country has produced its own composers, musicians and ensembles.

Canada's music industry is the sixth largest in the world producing many internationally renowned artists. Canada has developed a music infrastructure, that includes church halls, chamber halls, conservatories, academies, performing arts centres, record companies, radio stations, television music video channels. Canada's music broadcasting is regulated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences administers Canada's music industry awards, the Juno Awards, which commenced in 1970. -- Wikipedia