Having done A&R for ten years and been accommodatingly downsized by EMI Music Canada, Graham Stairs came to the belated conclusion that he was ill-suited to work for other people and that it was time to be his own boss for better or worse. Graham Stairs founded Popguru Sound & Vision in 1998, which is now a fully integrated music company involved in artist and producer management, music publishing, sync licensing and its two record labels: The Confidence Emperors and Popguru.
The World According To Popguru: Single-Minded is a collection of early singles released by Popguru Sound & Vision between 1998 and 2005, including songs by Red Autumn Fall, Hush Hush, Stirling, Hennessey, Beautiful 2000, and The Blue Raincoats.
The compilation release includes restored music videos, never-before-released tracks, and new video footage. There will also be a 25th anniversary live celebration in the fall that will include current artists such as Odario, The Wilderness of Manitoba, John Orpheus, Sam Casey, Alex Exists, and more.
“I have experienced a lot of highs and a lot of lows over 25 years, but working with the Popguru creative community has made it all worthwhile and I’m looking forward to hearing the next great new song that gets me excited,” Stairs says.