Alec Benjamin on stage at the Mod Club Theatre in Toronto on April 14, 2019

Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

(By: Angela McLean) Just a few years ago, pop singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin was hustling his way to future stardom, performing for teenage fans in line to see the likes of Shawn Mendes and Troye Sivan. Now, he’s the artist people are paying to watch, with Benjamin on his second near sell-out tour in six months. His current Outrunning Karma Tour follows the November release of … Continue reading Interview: Alec Benjamin on Alessia Cara, John Mayer and Outrunning Karma

10 songs to get you into the Christmas spirit

(By: Joey Roselli) We’ve officially entered one of the best months of the year: December. The lights, the snow, the trees, the wood-burning fire, the sweet treats, the hot cocoa, the carolling – it all puts everyone in a jolly mood. If you’re incapable of feeling cheery and getting in the Christmas spirit, turn on the radio and look out for the top 10 songs … Continue reading 10 songs to get you into the Christmas spirit

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Monsune’s Scott Zhang

(By: Sarah Chew) Ryerson, prepare your ears for this new artist’s soulful pop songs, influenced by the emerging art of plunderphonics. Scott Zhang, the man behind Monsune, is a multi-talented Toronto musician who has been getting worldwide attention recently for his first single, “Nothing in Return.” His YouTube covers have been racking up over 50,000 views, and the comment sections have been filled with adoration … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Monsune’s Scott Zhang

Gigi Gorgeous & Scott Fisher Interview for “This is Everything”

(By: Nathan Sing and Miriam Valdes-Carletti) Nathan Sing sat down for an exclusive interview with YouTube celebrity and LGBTQ+ activist Gigi Gorgeous and her manager Scott Fisher backstage at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, Ontario! The trio discussed life, her transformation, and the feature length YouTube Red documentary “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous” directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara … Continue reading Gigi Gorgeous & Scott Fisher Interview for “This is Everything”

Hashtag Live brings social media to life at Ryerson

(By: Angela McLean) An event where social media and cell phone use is openly encouraged almost sounds too good to be true. However, a recent event for teens hosted at Ryerson was created to celebrate social media and its viability as a professional tool and even career opportunity. So, yes – tweet, Instagram, Snap and Vine away. The inaugural Hashtag Live event, held at the … Continue reading Hashtag Live brings social media to life at Ryerson

In Conversation With… Sam Collins

(By: Angela McLean) Sam Collins has the Internet world covered. The Boston, MA teen, who first broke out on the social scene in 2012, has amassed nearly 11,000 YouTube subscribers with 172,000 combined views, 24,500 Twitter followers, 16,500 Instagram followers and – wait for it – over one million views on YouNow. On his YouTube channel, where he uploads new videos every Sunday, Sam has … Continue reading In Conversation With… Sam Collins