Shopify has launched an online tool that enables Canadians to find local artists that are similar to non-Canadian ones.
The tool works simply. Enter a band or artist and the tool works to “Canadify” the musician, offering up a list of Canadian counterparts.
For example, typing in Detroit’s “Eminem” will recommend Drake, K-OS, and Classified, among others. Typing in “Grouplove” draws comparisons to Metric, Born Ruffians, and Tokyo Police Club, among others.
If you type in an artist who is already Canadian, Spotify knows: “Woah! Nickelback is already Canadian,” the tool says, for example.