Wikipedia:WikiProject Canadian music

Welcome to the Canadian music WikiProject!

The Canadian music WikiProject is a project, created on March 18, 2007, that helps to assemble editors interested in Canadian music. The aim of this project is to standardize and improve articles related to the various genres of Canadian music, as well as to create missing articles.

If you feel that you can have a positive contribution to the project, become a member by joining the list of members. If you don't know what to write or where to begin, or if you have doubts or ideas on how to improve an article, please address the project's discussion forum.

The goals of this WikiProject are:
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of Canadian music, by creating and improving articles and categories related to the subject.
To Do
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If you are wondering where to start, some of these things may be of interest:


  1. The Canada project banner
    {{WikiProject Canada|music=yes}} to the talk page of Canadian music articles. The placement of this banner template adds the article to this project. If you are not a member of this project, or unsure of the parameters, use the syntax directly above. Another editor will add the relevant information.
  2. Reference citations to Canadian music biographies of living people.
  3. Photographs to Canadian music articles requesting one/more.

Create an article:

  1. Canadian folk music
  2. Canadian country music
  3. Canadian jazz music
  4. Canadian orchestral and chamber music
  5. more are found here: requested Canadian music articles


  1. Music of Canadian cultures with Canadian music genres

Expand/Improve (relevant) content (with references):

  1. Small (stub) articles
  2. Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee articles. It's related category is here: Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees
  3. First Nations music
  4. Calixa Lavallée
  5. Canadian hip hop
  6. Portia White
  7. Murray Adaskin
  8. Blue Rodeo
  9. Guy Lombardo
  10. Sarah McLachlan
  11. Michael Bublé
  12. more are found here: improve these Canadian music articles

Copy edit (especially Citations):

  1. The Tragically Hip
  2. Nickelback
  3. Steppenwolf (band)
  4. The Guess Who
  5. Canadian classical music
  6. Canadian blues

Lists (cross-reference):

  1. List of Canadian musicians with Category:Canadian musicians
  2. List of bands from Canada with Category:Canadian musical groups

     add missing items to either the list or category
     fix any broken (red) links

Classification/Importance ratings:

  1. Assess and classify unassessed Canadian music articles
  2. Assign a rating to unknown importance Canadian music articles

Link rot:

  1. Update out-of-date Chartattack links

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User Comments


Paroles2000 (talk · contribs) I have a strong interest in Canadian Francophone music and musicians.
Addionne (talk · contribs)
Allanaaaaaaa (talk · contribs)
Anger22 (talk · contribs)
Argolin (talk · contribs)
Backtable (talk · contribs) I am an American who has an interest in Canadian music, especially the metal music of that nation.
Bearcat (talk · contribs) strongest expertise is in folk and indie-rock, but will do style and categorization fixes on absolutely anything. Also an administrator, if first-stage dispute resolution, policy clarification or other admin intervention (i.e. technical snafus, complex page moves, etc.) is needed.
Boneyard90 (talk · contribs)
Braddjwinter (talk · contribs)
Canadian Girl Scout (talk · contribs) music festivals, electronic
Csbarrett (talk · contribs) folk, jazz (talk · contribs) music educator and promoter of Canadian contemporary Christian and gospel music.
Deconstructhis (talk · contribs) interested in researching past "under-known" Canadian bands and individual musicians; fact checking existing Canadian music articles.
DepressedPer (talk · contribs)
DFitzger (talk · contribs) I have a strong interest in Canadian music between the years 1750 and 1950. One of my latest projects can be found here which discusses the authorship of our national anthem: Based on this evidence we may have an issue warranting a national dialogue.
Djsasso (talk · contribs)
Dl2000 (talk · contribs) did some work on Juno Awards articles; will do various things as time permits
EddyH (talk · contribs) Principal interests are folk/traditional music (esp. Atlantic Canada and Quebec) and heavy metal. Latest edits/additions are to Jean Carignan article. Perhaps better as copy-editor or translator than writer.
EmmaTolly (talk · contribs)
Emmure_89 (talk · contribs)
Extra999 (talk · contribs) Ask me for categories
Fishhead2100 (talk · contribs) Knowledge on different genres. Will work on different genres and artists.
HoustonDakota177 (talk · contribs) Half-Canadian working mainly on indie and alternative music, possibly some metal or classical.
imcbride36 (talk · contribs) I'm a Canadian hip-hop fanatic and I'm also a freelance music journalist who specializes in hip-hop.
The Interior (talk · contribs) Have written one Canadian music article (Shapeshifting (album)) plan to do more.
Kvrbc (talk · contribs) music festivals
Lotheric (talk · contribs) hip hop
MageDesignQuebec (talk · contribs) Artist, composer and multi-instrumentist musician based in Quebec. Member of the SOCAN. Webmaster for many Canadian artists and bands. I have a great knowledge for everything about music, musicians, instruments and recording industry related topics.
Marchije (talk · contribs) I have a good knowledge of Canadian Alternative music, or Alternative music in general—I'm an avid listener of Alan Cross's audio series The Ongoing History of New Music. (If you've never heard his stuff check it out here.) I also have a good knowledge of rock and pop music of the 80s and 90s. Some of my recent recent articles about Canadian talent include Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, Beast and regarding Beast/Champion vocalist Béatrice Bonifassi. By the way, I am also bilingual so if anyone has questions related to French I can be of some assistance.
Mc09wd (talk · contribs) Keen interest in the Canadian indie music scene, especially bands based in and around Southern Ontario.
Moxy (talk · contribs) Music of Canada, Canadian rock, Portal:Music of Canada
NBJosh (talk · contribs) Mostly rock, some rap/hip hop. I'll be busy with school, but I'll try to help when I can.
Paul Erik (talk · contribs)
Pomte (talk · contribs) minimal knowledge on rock and indie
Pustelnik (talk · contribs) mainly folk
Quadraxis (talk · contribs)
Rainer1 (talk · contribs) Metalhead focusing mainly on Metal Bands but also working on the Fefe Dobson page and planning to do Bif Naked's page next.
ScarTissueBloodBlister (talk · contribs)
Slacksdainty (talk · contribs) Focused on indie rock, especially Vancouver scene. Working on Kurt Dahle's page to expand it from a stub.
Smallison (talk · contribs)
Spartan26 (talk · contribs)
Strobilus (talk · contribs)
Twas Now (talk · contribs) Mainly indie and post-rock.
Timmeh (talk · contribs) I've worked with Canadian music articles in the past and will continue to do so in the future. If anyone's got a request for a GA or FA, don't hesitate to ask me on my talk page.
- tSR - Nth Man (talk · contribs) - Rock, country-rock, roots, R&B,
Yeehaw45 (talk · contribs) Large Canadian country fan.
Yonyue (talk · contribs) Singer/Songwriter/Musician, member of SOCAN and CARAS, Pop.
Quick links and main pages
? Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper Canadian English spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images