Audio Engineering Work Study Open at Banff Centre

The Banff Centre has opened applications for their Audio Engineering Work Study Program. Our own Reuben Ghose is an alumni of the program and we don’t have enough good things to say about Banff. As per the Banff Centre site:

This […]

By | November 26th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

4 Takeaway Tips on Music Marketing from Music Ontario’s Workshop

The final panel of Music Ontario’s three-part workshop series was held last night, this one focusing on music marketing and branding.

Panelists for the discussion included:

Bobby Kimberley – Young Lions Music Club
Erin Kinghorn – eEK! Productions
Maureen Spillane – Maple […]

By | May 9th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|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

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

Now What? 4 Things To Do Once Your Album Is Mastered

We’re in a unique position as a mastering studio in that we’re the last stage of the album production process. Artists have often spent months working hard on their projects, and it’s great to be able to share the excitement, […]

By | March 21st, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

When Is The Best Time of Year To Release An Album?

When Is The Best Time of Year To Release An Album?

Photo by Steve Snodgrass

Earlier […]

By | February 21st, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

3 Simple Music Industry Tips To Avoid Looking Outdated


The music industry (like anything else) is a business, and if you want to find success then you have to treat it as such. And like any other industry, music is subject to constantly changing trends. One of the worst […]

By | February 13th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|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

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|15 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

Juno Awards Accepting Submissions for 2013

Hey Friends!

The Juno’s are accepting submissions for the 2013 awards that will be held in Regina. The deadline to have your application in is November 13th! You’re eligible if you:

a) Are Canadian or are a landed immigrant and have lived […]

By | November 2nd, 2012|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Soundcloud To Offer Licensing Deals: Is It Worth It?

Alright, so it feels like we’ve been talking about Soundcloud on the blog a lot lately, but I guess that goes to show that they’re a company on the rise.

The latest? Soundcloud has announced that they will be partnering with […]

By | October 18th, 2012|Tips & Tricks|5 Comments