If you ask artists what their dream in music is, a lot of them will answer “to hear my song on the radio!” and they’re talking mainstream, countdown of the charts radio. Cool dream, but in this piece, I’m breaking down what I’ve learnt from talking to record label people,Read More →

Open mic nights, AKA open stages, are a lot of fun. They can range from from the very professional ones in Nashville, to a casual night in a downtown bar. For an unpaid performance, there are quite a few ways that separate the amateurs from the artists. This article willRead More →

I don’t expect many people will read this piece, but it’s one I’ve wanted to write for a long time. I’ve been typing and erasing over and over, trying to make the words come out right; but there’s no better time than now, I guess. I haven’t written a songRead More →

Growing Your Mailing List Is Like Ice Skating: Your Guide To Brilliant, Miscalculated and Illegal Moves: As of writing this, my local hockey team is winning, or something. Downtown Elgin street’s pubs are filled with red jerseys and face paint, and Ottawa has even made internet news for being soRead More →

So, your friend wants to set up automated Direct Messages on their Twitter account. Do us all a favour and show them this article – after you finish face-palming, of course. If you’ve followed smaller musicians on Twitter lately, chances are you’ve run into automated, robotic messages they’ve programmed toRead More →