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Raise A Glass: Cheers to Slocan Ramblers!

Raise a glass is where we raise our figurative mojitos in a toast to some of the awesome things that our artists have been up to. This time around our mojito (or should we make it a whiskey?) goes up […]

By | April 26th, 2013|General|0 Comments

5 Takeaway Tips on Sync Placements from Music Ontario’s Workshop

Music Ontario, a non-profit organization committed to providing musicians with resources and career development, put on another excellent panel discussion- this one focused around sync placement and song licensing.

Panelists for the discussion included:

Adaline (Musician)
Chris Budd (Bearsuit Publishing)
Jeremy […]

By | April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Reasons Why Your Band Still Needs a Website

(Photo: Marcie Casa via Flickr)

Band websites are like the life-long friend you’ve grown up with. You’re comfortable and familiar with them. Now and then a new and exciting friend comes along that steals your attention and makes your old friend […]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

YouTube Releases Guide For Musicians

YouTube has a released a guide to help musicians optimize their videos and channels to grow their fan base. The ‘Playbook Guide’ offers tips on everything from release strategies, upload frequencies, and tactics for better engagement with fans. If you’re […]

By | April 17th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Trans Artists a Great Resource for Artist-In-Residence Programs

My daily internet wanderings brought me to the website of an interesting Netherlands-based organization called Trans Artists. Their focus is “cultural mobility” for artists, and essentially offer a resource with information about artist-in-residence programs around the world.

I was […]

By | April 12th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Terra Grimard Releases Video For ‘Black Steps’

Mojito friend and talented singer-songwriter Terra Grimard has released a video for her song ‘Black Steps’ off the album Leopardwood. A Canadian artist, Terra is currently residing in the land down under. Black Steps was filmed on the outskirts of […]

By | April 10th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Music Ontario Announces Music Development Workshops

Music Ontario has announced their first round of professional development workshops, geared towards helping artists’ grow their careers in the music industry. The first three workshops will be held on April 24th, May 1st and May 8th at […]

By | April 10th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

4 Tips to Avoid Nasty In-Studio Band Arguments

The studio can be a unique environment as far as emotions are concerned. Sessions tend to run the gamut from fun and light-hearted to tense and taxing, often hitting the full spectrum in one day.

Arguments are inevitable (we are human […]

By | April 8th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Party Time! 4 Tips For Throwing an Album Release Party

(photo c/o Kevin Dooley via Flickr)

Writing, producing, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing an album takes a lot of work. Hard work.

Once you’ve picked yourself up off the studio floor, wiped away the blood and tears, and walked out into […]

By | April 3rd, 2013|Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

Best of the Fest: Highlights from Canadian Music Week 2013

We survived another CMW, and as expected, saw another great collection of bands and sets. We were able to catch up with a bunch of friends we’ve worked with, some we are eager to work with soon, and caught a […]

By | March 25th, 2013|Festivals|0 Comments

Next Big Bang: Music Canada Sets New Direction for Music Industry

Music Canada, our nation’s leading music industry advocacy organization released an impressive report at Canadian Music Week that outlines policies and programs designed to stimulate the economy by developing Canada’s music industry.

The report describes the impact that our music industry […]

By | March 25th, 2013|General|0 Comments