Q The Music

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"Q: The Music" is a weekly program that features a carefully curated mix of established and up-and-coming artists, consisting of our favorite and most memorable performances, from within North America and far beyond. A typical episode will include three acts: one top-tier performer; one rising star, and one act that might fall just on the outside of the mainstream.

Over the years, an impressive array of gifted performers have made their way through Studio Q. Collectively, they've created a music collection so good that we just can't keep it to ourselves. The shows aims to showcase living legends, buzz bands, and undiscovered artists outside the mainstream.


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46 Pieces

One-hour weekly program featuring musical performances and interviews of established and up-and-coming artists. NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.


Caption: Chronixx and Land of Talk's Elizabeth Powell performing in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: CBC
You might call Chronixx's music "reggae," but he says it goes beyond the boundaries of any one genre. He explains why. And Elizabeth Powell, the le...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Kaia Kater and Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba performing in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: Todd Cooper-CBC
Banjo player Kaia Kater explains how the banjo helped her understand her Afro-Caribbean roots... And Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional te...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: John Carter Cash, Jewel and Donovan Woods, Credit: David McClister, Getty Images, Danielle Holbert
John Carter Cash explains how he discovered some of his famous father's old letters, and unheard lyrics and used them to create a Johnny Cash tribu...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Saukrates and Ria Mae, Credit: Submitted by the artists
Toronto rapper and producer Saukrates on what the Toronto scene was like long before Drake and The Weeknd. And Ria Mae discusses her career’s evolu...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: William Patrick Corgan and The Weather Station in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: CBC
William Patrick Corgan sits down on the piano to play some stripped down songs and to talk about his solo album called 'Ogilala.' Plus a live set ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset and Charlotte Day Wilson in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: CBC
Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold and guitarist Skyler Skjelset talk about their album "Crack Up." And Charlotte Day Wilson performs songs and chats abou...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sam Roberts band and The Darcys performing in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: cbc
The Sam Roberts Band on their album, “Terraform.” They perform songs from it and talk about how it marks a new chapter for the group. And The Darcy...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bebe Rexha and Rostam, Credit: Getty Images for MTV-CBC
What happens when a successful musician wants to push some of that success out of the way, in order to follow their real musical dreams? Bebe Rexha...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Luke Doucet and Melissa McLelland of Whitehorse and Jessie Reyez performing in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: CBC
Whitehorse talk about their new album's upbeat sounds and dark underlying themes. And Jessie Reyez sings her raw, personal songs and talk about th...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Linda Perry, Tom Power and Jenn Grant, Credit: CBC-Jenn Grant
Linda Perry takes you behind the scenes of her collaborations with Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera and Pink... And Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00