Ontario To Give $45M In New Music Grants!

The Ontario government made a huge splash in the music world today, announcing that it will be spending $45 million in new music grants over the next three years. The announcement was made by Charles Sousa (Finance Minister), Michael Chan […]

By | May 1st, 2013|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

Best of the Fest: Highlights from NXNE 2012

The North By Northeast Music, Film and Interactive Festival lit up Toronto this past week with great music, beer, packed venues, acoustic park concerts, more beer, rooftop parties… All-in-all a highly entertaining festival!

More importantly though, the week made it strikingly clear […]

By | June 18th, 2012|Festivals|0 Comments

Music Roundup: Headlines From This Week in Canadian Music

North By Northeast kicked off in Toronto this week with a musical train rolling into town. The Polaris Prize announced it’s long list, and a Canadian legend was honored in the American Songwriter Hall of Fame. Here are some headlines […]

By | June 15th, 2012|Weekly Roundup|0 Comments

4 Website Mistakes Bands Shouldn’t Make

While social media has changed the way we learn about and follow our favourite artists, band websites are still one of the most simple and effective tools to help grow fan bases and boost careers. They’re the common go-to when […]

By | June 13th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Soundcloud vs Bandcamp: Waging the Music Wars

As Myspace sits a few nails away from a closed coffin (read our views on that here), the next wave of digital music platforms has already worked its way into band portfolios. While a number of online music services […]

By | May 10th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|4 Comments

Rollin’ On: The Influence of Earl Scruggs on Modern Music

I always felt like Earl was to the five-string banjo what Babe Ruth was to baseball. He is the best there ever was, and the best there ever will be.” – Porter Wagoner

Rarely in our history has one artist single-handedly […]

By | March 29th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Roundhouse Kickstarter

Tips for reaching your target from two successful campaigns.

In the last year, fundraising for creative projects has seen a major  shift. A process once ruled by arts grants and record labels has now been substantially democratized. The ability […]

By | March 15th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|2 Comments