Following back-to-back Polaris prizes for Tanya Tagaq and Buffy Sainte-Marie , we expected 2016 to be another big year for Canada's Indigenous music scene. And deliver it did.

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Have you ever wondered what makes your favourite musicians tick? What fuels their passion, informs their art and stokes their creativity? Where they get their inspiration, or how they achieve a particular sound? Thanks to DD Xposed, you can wonder no more.

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What exactly goes on behind closed doors in a professional recording studio? From the secrets of songwriting and the technical considerations to the collaboration between artists and producers, DD Studio Sessions set out to capture the making of a track from conception to completion.

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"When I'm writing, I don’t have specific goals, previsions, or restraints; I just let whatever comes flow onto the paper." Ontario's Mimi O'Bonsawin on songwriting, her new album and more.

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"It sounds cliché, but when I'm not making music I'm thinking about making music." Manitoba's Jade Turner on her new album, her life outside of music and more.

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"I walk my talk and I will always remain a positive role model for those who listen to my music." Ottawa hip-hop artist Cody Coyote on inspiration, influences and more.

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Open to emerging artist managers, self-managed artists and transitioning industry professionals, the eight-week Artist Manager Professional Development Program will provide two recipients with customized and ongoing mentorship from some of the best in the business. All expenses paid.

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From Aug. 19-21, we got our first taste of the annual Roots & Blues Festival in beautiful Salmon Arm, B.C. Here's a look back at our whirlwind weekend featuring Digging Roots, Crystal Shawanda, Whitehorse, Great Lake Swimmers, The Bros. Landreth and more.

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From Tuesday, Aug. 9 to Friday, Aug. 12, we had the privilege of presenting Aboriginal Music Week's AMW at Lunch series. Here's a look back at featured artists Jeremy Dutcher, Frank Yamma, David Morin and Eekwol.

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"I don’t sit around playing Candy Crush when I could be out there with my kids crushing injustice and inequality." Saskatchewan hip-hop artist Eekwol on activism, her influences and more.

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