SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR? Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try anyway. I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television. 23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter. During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few. I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors. I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember. I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame. I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College. I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure. I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done in the past to help promote music acts of the future. I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.
In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.
Friday June 12th, 2020
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Muti-Reggae Juno Award nominee Ammoye is back on the Canadian music charts with a new single. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the singer and songwriter about how the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ is effecting her career, how her songs from her albums “The Light” and “Water” interact to tell a full spiritual story, her upcoming live stream performances and the meaning behind her latest single “Give It All” https://tinyurl.com/ybraky5m .
Thursday June 11th, 2020
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I call this Canadian soul, blues, rock & roll and country artist “The Godfather of Toronto Indie Music”. the reason why is not only his he a mainstay performing on the local scene but he’s also the host of the weekly open mic live show “Open Mic Mondays at The Painted Lady” http://thepaintedlady.ca , contributes to a 4-piece rock band called The Celebration Army https://tinyurl.com/y7pjq838 and he collaborates and mentors several indie artists on a constant bases. Singer and songwriter “Nelson Sobra” https://www.nelsonsobralmusic.com has taken some time for himself and released a new single. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the Parkdale resident (who I have had the honour of introducing him several times when I hasted Music City North’s Intimate and Interactive https://musiccitynorth.ca/home/ at Toronto’s The Paddock Tavern https://tinyurl.com/ycc2aoqa ) about his love of music, the challenges of being an independent artist, why he give so much to his music community, howthe COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ has effected his career, his recent marriage, why a certain Backstreet boys song is a performance favourite and the story behind his new single “Yours & Mine” https://tinyurl.com/y7cj9v99 .
Tuesday June 9th, 2020
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Last year this native of Saskatoon was awarded the coveted iHeart Radio Future Star spotlight for May & June with her smash hit “Swerve” https://tinyurl.com/yasedaot . Today she’s back with a new hit that’s climbing the Canadian Country music charts. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with singer/songwriter “ Samara Yung “ https://tinyurl.com/y8g5j7pg about how she is dealing with her career during the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , how she balances her home life with her music career , how last year changed her life when she released “Swerve” , if she’s planing any livestream performances , if she will release an EP and the meaning behind her newest release…”In Case You Missed Me” https://tinyurl.com/ycbsrn5m .
Monday June 8th, 2020
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JUNO nominated Newfoundland folk-pop recording artist, Kellie Loder https://www.kellieloder.com has released a single/muswic video about love, acceptance, peace and find harmony with one another while breaking the mold of harmful judgements. Rudy Blair entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the singer/songwriter about her career, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , how her career is connected to actor Chris Evans (Captain America, Avengers), and the meaning behind the song/video of her latest release “Molded Like A Monster” https://tinyurl.com/y8rgcp7y and also another recent single release… “Afterglow” https://tinyurl.com/y84uf52x .
Friday June 5th, 2020
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A Montreal artist who’s creative soulful rhythmic pop sound earned him over one million YouTube subscribers has released two new singles with Sony Music Canada. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with TEDY http://www.iemtedy.com about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , where and how he created is unique and original sound, how his songs combine together tell a complete story, his incredible art style stage performance, if there are plans for a future album/EP and live stream performances and the meaning behind his latest singles…Stuck https://tinyurl.com/y9l77ve7 & WAR https://tinyurl.com/yclepg8x .
Thursday June 4th, 2020
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The Toronto electro-pop duo “A is for Arrows” https://www.aisforarrows.com has released a new single about dealing with depression and mental health. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with band member Alessia Balasbas (along w Eric Michael Robbs) about their hiatus and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , writing new music during this time, if there are plans for live streaming performances and the importance in writing and releasing their latest single….“Talking In My Sleep” https://tinyurl.com/yc2rphgt .
Tuesday June 2nd, 2020
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Multi Juno. Much Music and East Coast Music Award winner Classified http://www.classifiedofficial.com has released a new single “Good News” https://tinyurl.com/ybr6qmw4 featuring Breagh Isabel https://breaghisabel.com from his upcoming EP “The Time. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the recording artist and producer about dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , the collaborating with Breagh Isabel , and the concept behind the single and video of “Good News”.
Monday June 1st, 2020
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The Australian Country duo who are not only were runners up for Australia’s Got Talent but also winners of three Country Music Awards of Australia and nominated 19 the CMAAs, The Wolfe Brothers have released a new single. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Tom Wolfe of The Wolfe Brothers(w Nick Wolfe) https://www.thewolfebrothers.com about what the situation is like in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic https://tinyurl.com/ , how the brothers began their music career, performing on Australia’s Got Talent, their success in country music , if there are plans for live stream performances or a new album and the meaning behind their new single “No Brakes “ https://tinyurl.com/y8eqrbmk .