TORONTO (CP) - With Coldplay and Black Eyed Peas among the scheduled performers, this year’s Juno Awards are fast becoming must-see TV for music fans.
Some musicians and industry folk, however, are uncomfortable with the international lineup, arguing that homegrown artists should be the focus - particularly at a time when Canada’s music scene is being lauded around the world.
“A lot of people are talking about it. A lot of people are very upset,” said Fred Litwin, who runs Ottawa-based indie label NorthernBlues Music.
Trevor Larocque of Toronto’s Paperbag Records didn’t attempt to hide his sarcasm: “Coldplay’s playing I hear. They’re an amazing Canadian band.”
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