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.