The First World War was a turning point in Canadian history. It was also an important era in the development of the music and recording industries in Canada. The Great War saw an outpouring of patriotic songs and sentimental ballads urging support for soldiers, sailors, and airmen, combined with heart-felt concern for the families waiting on the home front. This era also marked the beginning of great changes in popular music, with the rise of vaudeville, the song-writing of Tin Pan Alley, the start of the dance-band craze, and the rise of jazz. Canadian singers and songwriters were leaders of this musical generation. A by-product of the First World War was the great number of popular songs, so well-received in North America. The following list is a selection of some of the best-known popular songs written or recorded during that era. The list is not comprehensive.
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Jump to navigation. The spelling of the name was changed to Juno, the chief goddess of the Roman Pantheon. They were named in honour of Quebec folk singer and songwriter Felix Leclerc. All of the original members, except for drummer Levon Helm, were eventually replaced with the Ontario-born musicians. The regulations require AM radio stations to make 30 percent of their content have at least two of the following jobs done by Canadians: the writing of the music, arrangement of the music, production of the recording or writing the lyrics.
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For a relatively small country roughly 36 million , Canada continues to punch above its weight when it comes to musical contribution. The sheer volume of notable acts that were left off the list is impressive enough. Like Justin Bieber, Mendes parlayed his internet stardom Vine in his case to full-fledged pop stardom.