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Ryerson launches Toronto incubator for music industry

Posted by Amy Grief / April 28, 2016

ryerson music denToronto's Ryerson University is hoping to help students, alumni and entrepreneurs innovate the music industry with its newest incubator, the Music Den.

Based out of the Transmedia Zone in the school's faculty of communication and design (FCAD), the Music Den launched last night with three startups; Sodatone (a web app for A&R professionals), the youth-focused magazine Canada Talent and Lefty Music, a development and production agency.

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The 5 funniest Drake parodies on Instagram

Posted by Alice Prendergast / April 28, 2016

Views From Way UpDrake memes have taken over the internet in the past few months, with alternate takes on his new album cover just the latest example. The internet loves Drizzy and nowhere is that more clear than on Instagram where Drake cakes, spoofs and Views jokes rule the day.

Here's a roundup of some of the funniest Drake parody Instagram accounts.

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Purple Rain coming back to the big screen in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / April 27, 2016

purple rain torontoFor one night only, Cineplex will be showing Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain at movie theatres across the country.

On Monday, May 2, you can catch it at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas, Cineplex Cinemas VIP Don Mills and Famous Players Canada Square, located at Yonge and Eglinton.

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Now you can make your own Drake album cover

Posted by Amy Grief / April 26, 2016

make your own drakeDrake set the world on fire after he released his Views From The Six album cover, which shows him sitting atop the C.N. Tower. As per usual, the Toronto-based rapper inspired numerous parodies and memes.

And now, thanks to the interactive media company The Young Astronauts, you can make your very own Views cover with a simple drag-and-drop online tool.

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Ryerson throwing huge 6-themed concert this weekend

Posted by Amy Grief / April 25, 2016

ryerson concertAs students in Toronto wrap up their final exams, Ryerson University is getting ready to celebrate with a massive on-campus concert on Sunday, May 1. And unlike the last one, which famously featured Drake, this upcoming outdoor festival is open to the public.

So far, DJ Esco - Future's official DJ - is scheduled to play, as is a surprise special guest. There's no word on the Drake front, but one of the RSU (Ryerson Student Union) organizers assures that this secret artist is "up there." What a time to be alive.

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Drake draws huge crowd for surprise popup in Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / April 25, 2016

drake views popupIt's a big week for Toronto. That's because Drake's releasing his highly anticipated album Views From The 6. And to celebrate, the hip hop star surprised everyone with a popup shop on Queen Street West.

He Instagrammed and tweeted about the pop-up's location - outside Tattoo at 567 Queen St. W. - and wrote the would be up and running at 5 p.m.

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