Since January 2021 The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia has been included in the global music database RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) which includes 60 music related reference databases. If you’re researching music from any genre or era you can access these incredible resources by subscription from the front page of their site. Happy researching! https://www.rilm.org/encyclopedias/

CPME 2021 Update!

The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia ONLINE has just been revised and now features updated biographies and discographies for 2,978 unique artist profiles. Check to see if your favourite artist is listed and drop us a line if they’re not. We’re updating monthly so check back often and share the website with friends and fellow musicians.

RILM Launches 2021 CanPopEncyclopedia database

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Each week RILM features one reference work contained in RILM Music Encyclopedias. The encyclopedias of this week is a brand new addition, which joined the collection just last week: Jaimie Vernon’s The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia: A Biographical Index (Scarborough, ON: Bullseye Canada, 2020) The Canadian pop music encyclopedia chronicles the history of over 2800 Canadian pop music artists, active from 1929 to the present. Among them, one can find familiar names like Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, The Guess Who, Justin Bieber, and Drake, but also obscure groups such as the U.S.-born duo Aarons & Ackley (active from 1971 to 1974) to the progressive/psychedelic rock band Zylan, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia (active throughout the 1970s). Each entry includes an extensive artist or band biography as well as a comprehensive discography of Canadian domestic releases and is accompanied by photographs. The primary criteria for inclusion in the encyclopedia are artists with at least a year experience and a commercially released recording on vinyl, cassette, CD, or Digital file. This is an essential work of reference for anyone seeking information on Canadian popular music past and present. To learn more about the richness and diversity of RILM Music Encyclopedias and its encyclopedias devoted to various types of music and subjects, visit rme.rilm.org.

We’re back!!

This is it!
The new official Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia website.

Started as a research project in 1986, Jaimie Vernon’s Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia was originally launched online in 1998. It now returns with more content and frequent updates in conjunction with the softcover book published by Bullseye Records/The Record Vault.

New content coming soon!