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Talk Shop: CKDM Music Director Bruce Leperre on Getting Your Music to Radio

It doesn’t matter who you are and what sort of music you play, for people to know who you are someone has to give you a chance to be heard.

Bruce Leperre

MM: What’s the story behind […]

By | December 11th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Hot Wax: When Does It Make Sense For a Band To Press Vinyl Records?

We often hear artists talk about pressing their latest projects to vinyl. It’s no myth that pressing vinyl records is expensive, especially when compared to the (essentially) free digital distribution possibilities that the internet provides.

We decided to break down vinyl […]

By | December 10th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|12 Comments

Talk Shop: Electric Kiwi’s Ross Barber on Building a Great Artist Website

The website should definitely reflect the artist’s music and personality wherever possible – Ross Barber

 

MM: How did you get your start in design? What’s the story behind Electric Kiwi?

RB: I’ve been designing for years. I started pretty much […]

By | December 4th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Testimony Time: Making Sense Of The Fight For Internet Radio Fairness

On Wednesday, the music industry hit Capitol Hill in Washington DC for the first round of congressional hearings regarding the highly controversial Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA).

To over simplify, IRFA is a bill spearheaded by digital music services (Pandora at […]

By | November 28th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Guitarists Adrian Gross & Darryl Poulsen on Studio Performance Tips

At the end of our guitar tech Q&A with session guitarists Darryl Poulsen and Adrian Gross, the two began discussing some of the  non-technical […]

By | November 28th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments

Raise a Glass: Cheers to The Elwins, Trent Severn, The Measure, & Christine Bougie!

Raise a Glass is where we grab our figurative Mojitos in a toast to some of the awesome things that our artist friends have been up to lately. From prime-time radio performances to Canadian Stage productions, we would like to […]

By | November 23rd, 2012|General|0 Comments

Great Music Publicity Tips To Grow Your Career

The folks over at CD Baby have just put out yet another awesome DIY guide for musicians. The latest offers “10 Music Publicity Hacks You Can Use Right Now” (it’s FREE!).

The guide runs through some key elements of […]

By | November 20th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Congrats to The Fretless & All Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards!

Western Canadian string quartet, The Fretless, led the pack at this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards, taking home two trophies for Instrumental Group of the Year, and Ensemble of the Year.

The awards, held in St John, NB featured […]

By | November 19th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Rebound: Canadian Music Sales On The Rise

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According to a study released by Music Ally, Canadian music sales in […]

By | November 16th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Investing in Music: Record Companies & the Cost of Breaking Bands (Crazy Stats!)

For companies that have seen better days, record labels still operate with a tremendous pool of resources.

Earlier this week, the IFPI released a report that highlights the impact that major and independent record companies continue to have […]

By | November 14th, 2012|General|0 Comments

New SOCAN Study Shows Value of Music in Canadian Life

The Canadian performance rights organization SOCAN just released a study that sheds some interesting light on Canadian music and the role it plays in the lives of our citizens.

Conducted by Leger Marketing, the SOCAN Music Appreciation Survey sampled Canadian adults […]

By | November 7th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Talk Shop: Steve Major of Verge Music Lab on Gear Choice and Building a Studio

Practicality first… Every choice is either something that’s critical to the studio working, or something that will up our game. – Steve Major  

MM: What’s the story behind Verge Music Lab? How did you guys start up?

SM: Verge Music Lab […]

By | November 6th, 2012|Interviews|0 Comments