Toronto’s Daycare Records was launched in the summer of 2011 by established music journalist Karen Bliss (Billboard, RollingStone.com, HuffPo, MSN and more), who continues to write for these publications and pursue her other ventures. For interviews/reviews, song licensing, and other inquires about Daycare Records or any of its artists, please contact [email protected].
Karen Bliss is an established music journalist who is the Canadian correspondent for Billboard and also contributes to RollingStone.com, MSN, AOL’s HuffPo, and more. In 2013, she won Music Journalist of the Year at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, voted on by more than 1000 of her music industry peers.
Along the way, her work has been published in Elle Canada, Hits, Pollstar, The Toronto Star, Melody Maker, The Toronto Sun, National Post, Rolling Stone Australia, and countless others. Among the thousands of artists she has interviewed are Kurt Cobain, Beyonce, Shania Twain, Eddie Vedder, Eminem, Jimmy Page, Avril Lavigne, Lenny Kravitz, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Pete Townshend, Bryan Adams, and Usher.
Because she has this ridiculously fun job, Karen also founded music-heavy online magazine Samaritanmag.com about good people trying to change bad things, and created an animated, anti-racism PSA, The Girl With Pinhead Parents, voiced by Nelly Furtado, Chris Bosh, and others, seen on YouTube.
Karen also hosted “Lowdown with Karen Bliss” on BiteTV and did a weekly “Lowdown” music interview TV segment on SUNTV’s Inside Jam and weekly music news. She is the author of Fan Lowdown: Hedley; a kids picture book, The Girl with Pinhead Parents, and co-author of Music From Far And Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards. She has also ventured into filmmaking: she produced 2013’s Chasing Fortune, a documentary on JD Fortune, post-INXS, that is airing Super Channel.