Online Databases, eBooks & More

Radio & Audio Sites

Canadian Roots Radio – streaming live music – the site of “Radio That Doesn’t Suck”, hosting Roots Music Thursdays with shows from Andy Frank of Roots Music Canada and Bill Garrett of Borealis Records

Galaxie Plus – channels including Celtic, Folk Roots, and Around the World

Folk Alley – from Kent State, 24/7 streaming folk with lots of Canadian content (and podcasts too)


2013 Canadian Folk Festivals database – compiled each year by Emma Julien and Dave Cool

Canadian Folk – Blues – Jazz radio and audio list – compiled and maintained by Melissa Kaestner

eBooks & Books

Musician 2.0, 3.0, 4.0: Developing music careers in uncertain times – eBook by Peter Spellman of Music Business Solutions

Attending Music Conferences 101 – eBook by Dave Cool

The Songwriter’s Voice – site for the book by Jane Eamon

Quick Fix! 12 ways to instantly improve your band website – eBook by Dave Cool

Folk-Friendly Sites

Roots Music Canada – David Newland covers the spectrum of Canada’s folk and roots music scene

East Coast Kitchen Party – everything worth knowing about what’s going on musically east of Quebec


Tell the Band to Go Home – a CJUM and podcast from Winnipeg featuring great singer-songwriters

On RepeatDave Cool‘s podcast about songs and those who make them

Music Newsletters

The Lefsetz Letter – written by music industry insider Bob Lefsetz

Rocon Communications – a FB community page hosted by Roch Parisien, featuring the “Facebook Interviews” series

Miscellaneous Resources

Association for Visual Arts – an organizaiton that connects artists and communities to support aspiring artists