Published May 28, 2010Looking for a crash course in Canadian music? Thanks to Vancouver-based journalist Amanda Ash, you will soon be able to find everything you need to know in one place at the Canadian Music Wiki.
Ash - who, for the purposes of full disclosure, is also an Exclaim! contributor - created the site along with CBC Radio 3. Of course, being a crowd-sourced wiki, anyone can contribute; all you need to do is sign up for account. There are already thousands of band bios on the site, since any group with a profile on the CBC Radio 3 website has already been added to the wiki. The other sections, however - artists, festivals, genres, instrument shops, media, record labels, record store, songs, venues - are still mostly blank.
According to the website's mission statement, it is "dedicated to using collaborative and social media to enrich Canada's music scene by creating a comprehensive guide to Canadian music." Anyone is encouraged to contribute, but writers are asked to remain neutral and provide only factual information rather than opinions.
If this project sounds like something you'd like to be part of, head over to the Canadian Music Wiki, start an account and get creating.