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Karen Bliss

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Karen Bliss’ award-winning career as a music journalist in Toronto includes 13 years as the Canadian correspondent for Billboard (US) and more than 150 articles for Her specialty is covering the Canadian music industry. Since her teens, her work has also appeared in Variety, Pollstar, Time, Maclean’s, Melody Maker, NME, Toronto Life, Toronto Star, Elle Canada, and dozens more. She has interviewed thousands of artists, including Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Beyoncé, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift,  Lauryn Hill, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain, Shawn Mendes, Michael Bublé, Britney Spears, Metallica and Gwen Stefani. For over two years, she worked on an investigative piece for Billboard (US) about an alleged sexual predator in the Canadian music business — the most important piece of her career, which came out late-July, 2023. TRIGGER WARNING:   Since then, her industry pieces have appeared in Variety, Billboard (US), VenuesNow, Pollstar, SOCAN, National Music Centre’s Amplify, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Premier Guitar, as well CMW’s Making Noise.


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