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Stock Sounds: Getting into the Business of Production Music

This article orginally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

It’s a tough reality that more music is being consumed now than ever before, but it’s no easier to make a living as a musician. That said, because of the ocean

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Get The Call: Advice from Some of Canada’s Best & Busiest Hired Guns

The article orginally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Ken Kelley

When you think of a “rock star,” your thoughts likely lend themselves to someone performing before hordes of adoring fans night after night, living the dream of countless adolescents (and adults) worldwide.

It

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Get FACTOR Funded: Practical advice to keep in mind for your artist profile & project application

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Canadian Musician.

By Michael Raine

There is one source of grants that most Canadian musicians know, or have at least heard of, it’s the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, better known as FACTOR. Receiving its funding from

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Creating For Kids! The Appeal of Making Children's Music

This article orginally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Ryan Granville-Martin

When I arrived at the Hillside Festival outside of Guelph, ON, via the makeshift ferry that takes performers from the mainland to the artist arrival dock, I was met by an enthusiastic volunteer

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Rise of the Robots: How AI Is Changing the Music World

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Canadian Musician magazine.

By Michael Raine

Artificial intelligence is here, it’s everywhere, and it’s radically changing our daily lives, from internet searches to banking, shopping, commuting, and even the temperature in our homes.

In the music world,

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