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About Rudy
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.


 
Online Interviews
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Wednesday October 27th, 2021

Nine emerging Canadian artists have been selected for the  First Up with RBCxMusic program   https://www.instagram.com/rbcxmusic/?hl=en.  It’s a cross-country initiative where RBCxMusic provides each selected individual participant with a platform for exposure, funding, education and mentorship opportunities.  The current Featured Artists are:”
Braden Lam – Halifax Indie Artist
Ila Barker – Winnipeg-based Indigenous singer-songwriter
Keynes– Toronto based rapper by way of Ottawa and born in Kinshasa, DRC in 1995
Lu Kala – Congolese-Canadian singer and songwriter
MAYFLY– Montreal-based indie pop duo
Miranda Joan – Neo-soul singer and songwriter born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver
Sylo Nozra – Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter
Tafari Anthony – Queer Toronto based artist whose music blends R&B, pop, and soul.
Töme – 2021 JUNO Award winner for Reggae Record of the Year
Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter Sylo Nozra  https://www.facebook.com/SyloNozra  on his career and latest single “Spirits”  https://tinyurl.com/8822xk78 .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-first-up-with-rbcxmusic-artist-rb-singer-songwriter-sylo-nozra-on-new-single-spirits/


Tuesday October 26th, 2021

 Indigenous singer songwriter ANYMA  https://www.anymamusic.com/home has released her debut EP described as “an account of transformative healing and ANYMA’s journey to restore balance.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the artistic recording artist about her career, music and her the 6-track EP  “Humans” featuring the single All My Relations  https://tinyurl.com/3p8x3apv .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/interview-with-indigenous-singer-songwriter-anyma-on-debut-ep-humans/


Monday October 25th, 2021

The lead singer of the Canadian Rock band One Bad Son  https://www.onebadson.com , Shane Connery Volk   https://www.shaneconneryvolk.com  has released a solo single described as a “brooding, rumbling track, showcasing another side to the Saskatoon native with elements of rock with a country twang.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the singer songwriter about his career with OBS, his other career as a professional comic book artist (his first series, the medieval noir Nottingham with Florida publisher Mad Cave Studios) and the story behind his  latest single “Shiver” https://tinyurl.com/99x4ny4t  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-one-bad-son-lead-singer-shane-connery-volk-on-solo-single-shiver/


Saturday October 23rd, 2021

Singer, songwriter, musician, producer, multi Juno award nominee & former member of the Canadian pop music duo” Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine” (winners of the CTV series “The Launch”)  ‘elijah woods’  https://elijahwoods.com  has released a new solo single he says “is a combination of past relationships.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks the multi talented artist about his new solo career, producing several new artists including Pop songstress Jessia  https://jessiamusic.com , his working relationship with Ryan Tedder of the Grammy winning duo “One Republic” and his latest single  “Someone New”  https://tinyurl.com/yrm3j7yd  from his new EP “look what i made.”




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/interview-with-juno-award-nominee-elijah-woods-on-new-single-someone-new/


Friday October 22nd, 2021

A Juno awards nominee has collaborated with a 2021 four time CCMA nominee to record a new hit single all about “story of running into an ex at a party and seeing them happy with someone else.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Pop artist Virginia To Vegas  https://www.virginiatovegas.com and Country music star MacKenzie Porter  https://mackenzieporter.com  about their new single/music video “this sucks”  https://tinyurl.com/ysj4yp7h  . 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-virginia-to-vegas-mackenzie-porter-on-new-collaboration-single-this-sucks/


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Coming Spring 2021
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