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Karen Bliss

Canadian Correspondent for Billboard and Founder/Editor of Samaritanmag.com,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Karen Bliss is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard and a long-time music trade journalist. Since her teens, her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Pollstar, Melody Maker, NME, Time, The Toronto Star, and many more. She has interviewed thousands of artists, including Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Eddie Vedder, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Justin Timberlake, Pete Townshend, Liam and Noel Gallagher, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Britney Spears, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Shania Twain, Rob Halford, Michael Bublé Bruce Dickinson, and Bryan Adams. In 2013, she was named Music Journalist of the Year at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards. Karen is also the founder of the music-heavy online magazine Samaritanmag.com, an anti-tabloid, if you will, about good people trying to change bad things. Among her other ventures, she co-authored the book Music From Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards and co-produced the music documentary Chasing Fortune, about JD Fortune, which aired on Super Channel and CBC’s documentary channel.

  • Thursday, May 10th, 2018
  • Sheraton Hall C
    9:40AM - 10:30AM
    (50 minutes)