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How Does Spotify Compare To Pandora (Infographic)

The folks over at The Music Bed (via Hypebot) put together an awesome infographic that looks at some of the differences between music streaming services Spotify and Pandora. Though the services are […]

By | February 7th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Joshua Van Tassel’s Awesome Teaser Video

Music master Joshua Van Tassel just released an awesome new teaser video for his upcoming album, Dream Date.

The video features the lovely Megan Bonnel. Dream Date will be out on Backwards Music on March 26th, 2013. You can hear a sample […]

By | February 6th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Grant Writer Catharine Bird on Successful Grant Proposals

I’ve learned what works, what causes problems with the juries, and how to present projects so that they have all the best chances they could possibly muster.Catharine Bird

MM: What kinds of things do you look for […]

By | February 4th, 2013|Interviews|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Designer Jud Haynes on Album Artwork and Poster Design

Folks do judge books by the cover, especially when you’re starting out… Pull out your favourite band’s latest album, and make yours better than theirs.Jud Haynes

MM: What’s the story behind your work? How did you get into […]

By | January 29th, 2013|Interviews|1 Comment

Ontario Gov’t Launching a Live Music Strategy to Support Industry

Great news coming out of Queens Park (actually announced at the Horseshoe Tavern)!

The Honorable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport announced yesterday that the Ontario government is developing a live music strategy that will “strengthen the […]

By | January 24th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Trent Severn Studio Session Photos

For the latest installment of our minimalist recording series we enlisted the help of three tremendous Canadian talents. Collectively known as Trent Severn, Emm Gryner, Dayna […]

By | January 16th, 2013|Sessions|0 Comments

Apply To Play At The CIMA Pre-Grammy Showcase


Ready to play the Grammy’s? CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association) is accepting applications to play at their pre-Grammy showcase at Couture in Hollywood on February 7th.

(From the SOCAN website)

Two emerging acts will be selected to play at the […]

By | January 14th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Justin Dunlop – “City Riff” (Live Studio Footage)

Here’s an awesome video of Justin Dunlop’s recording session for the track “City Riff”, off his latest EP Set You On The Run. Filmed and edited by multi-instrumentalist (and keyboard player in the video), Andrew Kesler.

Be sure to check out […]

By | January 11th, 2013|Sessions|0 Comments

In Studio – The Soul Motivators – ‘Until The Sun Goes Down’

The second video from our minimalist studio session with Toronto funk 9-piece, The Soul Motivators. ‘Until The Sun Goes Down’ was recorded at Verge Music Lab with 5 mics.

The goal of our “minimalist” recording sessions is to capture the vintage, […]

By | January 9th, 2013|Sessions|0 Comments

Nielsen 2012 Music Report Shows Music Sales On The Rise

The music industry’s leading data providers, Nielsen Soundscan (recorded music sales) and Nielsen BDS (radio play & music streams) released their report for 2012 that -amongst plenty of interesting info- shows that overall music sales rose by 3.1% this past […]

By | January 8th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Great Tips for Artists Promoting Music on Instagram

Yet another awesome post coming out of the CD Baby camp. This time the focus is on promoting your music using the popular photo app, Instagram.

One of the fastest growing social media sites, Instagram had over 100 million registered users […]

By | December 17th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|4 Comments

The Promo Bay: Pirate Bay Offshoot Helps Promote Artists

The highly controversial leader of the torrent world, The Pirate Bay (TPB), have launched a new website dedicated to helping promote musicians, filmmakers, and other content creators. Called The Promo Bay, the website is an offshoot of the torrent provider […]

By | December 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments