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

Congrats to Feist on Her Polaris Prize Win

Last night Leslie Feist deservedly took home the 2012 Polaris Prize for her album ‘Metals’. While Polaris always results in some hot debate over personal preferences and the formulas for determining “artistic merit”, I think it’s fair to say that […]

By | September 25th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Bilateral Agreement Means Canadian Music Royalties Honored in USA

Here’s a cool piece of music industry news that I haven’t seen getting a ton of coverage. Figured it’s worthy of a post!

It was announced today that Re:Sound (a Canadian not-for-profit music licensing company) and Sound Exchange (an American performance […]

By | September 24th, 2012|General|0 Comments

SOCAN Announces ECHO Prize Nominees

This past week, SOCAN announced the (english) finalists for the 7th annual ECHO Songwriting Prize competition. The prize recognizes five finalists whose songs represent “the most artistic and creatively written independent compositions” of the last year.

The nominees are chosen by […]

By | September 17th, 2012|General|0 Comments

What the $%!# is Mastering?!

What is Mastering?

Frankly, it’s a question we get asked a lot! To help make sense of the mystical world that is audio mastering, we’ve put together a snappy infographic that outlines (some of) the basics of music mastering.

Click on the […]

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

Mojito Mastering Featured in Elastocitizens Trailer

Internet fame just got one step closer.

We did some work this week with The Elastocitizens, mastering a few tracks for their upcoming EP release. The band put together a teaser video for the release and Mojito is […]

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

BPM Krew Tear Up an 8-Minute Deadmau5 Mashup

Our friends in the BPM Krew function on one principle: anything a DJ can do, they can do live…

To prove their point, the Toronto six-piece put together a killer mashup set to Deadmau5′ ‘Ghosts N Stuff’ […]

By | August 22nd, 2012|General|0 Comments

Beck’s Genius “Album” Release

Beck - Mojito Mastering, Toronto, Canada

From time to time I’ll question why I’ve willingly entered a financially tanking industry…. Piracy has flipped the music world on […]

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

Reuben Talks Mastering With MusicBox Artist Consulting

Reuben sat down with music industry consultant Bonnie McGrew of MusicBox Artist Consulting for a Q & A about mastering. They discuss what exactly mastering is, how much artists can expect to pay, and […]

By | July 20th, 2012|General, Interviews|0 Comments

Surprise! Counting Crows Partner With BitTorrent

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Our aim, since we wrote our first songs, has always been the same: to connect.” – Counting Crows

As the music industry is forced to reinvent itself, the doors are wide […]

By | May 16th, 2012|General|3 Comments

A Quiet Closure: How Government Budget Cuts Will Damage Canadian Music

Last month the Canadian government announced its budget for 2012. While it had been widely speculated that the CBC – a long-time target of the Conservatives – would suffer a hefty blow, the hammer finally dropped with the public broadcaster […]

By | April 17th, 2012|General|2 Comments