December 24, 2004

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A User's Guide For The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia


The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia is a listing of biographies and discographies of Canadian Music from 1950 to present.

The Encyclopedia covers popular music from this era as it relates to commercial radio and television in Canadian Popular culture as it is widely known.

You will find minimal amounts of Country & Western, Jazz, and Classical music in these pages as the author feels the overview of this reference guide excludes these genres. More over, the author's knowledge of these genres is lacking to fully give them their due and so has exempted them from inclusion.

ALPHA INDEXES
BANDS are indexed alphabetically by first letter of the first word in the name of the act (i.e. TROOPER would be filed under "T"); Definitive articles such as 'The', 'A', and in French as 'Le', 'La' or 'Les' are generally ignored in favour of the collective noun that precedes it to indicate alphabetical preference. (i.e. THE GUESS WHO would be filed under "G" for Guess Who).

SOLO ARTISTS are indexed alphabetically by the first letter of their last name. (i.e. Colleen Peterson would be listed under "P" for Peterson). Beware of acts whose names appear to be proper names of people when they are, in fact, BAND names (i.e. Max Webster, Jackson Hawke) and would be filed alphabetically by first letter of the first word.

MULTIPLE-NAME LISTINGS are indexed alphabetically by the last name of the first person in the list. (i.e. LAURA VINSON & RED WYNG would be filed under "V" for Vinson). In the instance of artists fronting bands the example is the same (i.e. BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS would be filed under "T" for Taylor).

ARTIST ENTRIES
BAND and MULTIPLE-NAME entries are written with the membership roster first chronologically by name and the instrument they played starting with founding members and following through with later additions to the roster through the life-span of the act. These line-ups are based on historical relevance to their inception and sound recording practices only. The Encyclopedia occasionally, but does not as a rule, list band members who were used as session players, temporary fill-ins or supplemental performers added to a revived or reunited act that is not known to be recording new or current material.

SOLO ARTIST entries begin with the artist's date of birth, given name(s), city and location of birth, and date of death (where applicable).

ALL ENTRIES are then followed by event accounts of chronological importance. These are general, objective observations and are meant as career highlights -- whether they be positive or negative. The Encyclopedia is a third person account of these events as compiled by the author from artist interviews, news stories and record label biographies. The career overviews are NOT considered complete as the Encyclopedia is a living document and any additional information is welcome. However, personal anecdotes can only be used as a research tool and will not be considered as fact -- especially from third parties NOT associated with the subjects themselves. All additions to the Encyclopedia must be varifiable for them to be considered useful in this context.

Entries are generally followed by a discography of known CANADIAN singles, albums, CDs and video releases (though rare or country-specific releases may also be listed if there are differences from the Canadian versions). The discographies also feature record label information including re-issues where applicable. If a recording has been re-issued it will be listed separately from the earlier version of that title (whether it be on album, cassette, etc.) so multiple listings for any given title may contain old record label affiliations as well as current affiliations.

SUBMISSIONS
Every artist entry has a "submissions, additions and omissions" link at the bottom of the page. Use it to contact the author with any pertinent information regarding errors found, information of a GENERAL biographical nature (we're not really interested that you went to school and shared ice cream with the lead singer of The Diamonds back in 1951...as cute as that might be :-), updates of current events with that artist, or the discographies themselves. These may also include omissions, erroneous info corrections or spelling mistakes. Submissions of usable historical data will be credited at the bottom of the artist page after it is updated.

If you are sending photos you must have the photographer's written consent to post them on this site. Album covers and publicity photos featuring the record label logo are fine and are generally clearance pre-approved.

We will only accept pictures that are a maximum of 500 x 500 pixels at 72 DPI. All others will be ignored. Useble photos will be credited at the bottom of the artist page after it is updated.

GETTING YOUR ACT LISTED
You can send an email to us care of bullseyecanada@hotmail.com and plead your case. Additions to the database are at our discretion. Acceptance is not based on any given criteria except one: a commercially released vinyl album, single or CD at any point between 1950 and present that was available for SALE at retail outlets in Canada and generated some type of media response (whether it be local in your community or national). And you must be able to prove this. We realize that it's a savvy internet, D.I.Y. kind of world out there now, but garage acts burning CDs on home computers and selling them to friends at basement parties in the suburbs or on their Mom's Geocities website doesn't really have that "historically relevant" bent to it, y'know?

DO NOT USE THE EMAIL LINK for the following:
* Letters to artists themselves. The Encyclopedia is a research tool and is not a dating service, Canada Post or Classmates.com. We respect the privacy of these acts and as such our contact with them is minimal and professional in regards to data collection and is not to be abused for rekindling lost friendships. Sorry.

* Having the artist perform at your corporate party, charity function, or bar mitvah. See above.

* To ask for copies of out-of-print or rare songs. We won't do it. We can't do it. However, we WILL recommend places where you might still be able to get copies of rare and collectible albums, CDs and singles if you ask nicely.

* Spam. Unless it comes in a can with a key-opener. Yum.

NOTE: The Encyclopedia is not in the legal position of posting lyrics, video or audio files of any artist songs and will not be doing so in the foreseeable future.

(c) 1998-2009 Jaimie Vernon/Bullseye Records of Canada, Inc.






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