One thing I’ve realized I’ve never talked about in detail, is what to do after you’ve made money as an artist. I could go on about marketing strategies all afternoon (and I’m pretty sure I have), but the fact is that managing what you make is equally as important. IfRead More →

I’ve discussed, and will continue to tell everyone that artists, big and small, are a brand, and music is their product. Underground music, much like that gorgeous cross-body in a high-end shop window, is a luxury product. Following the rabbit warren of Bandcamp or iTunes recommendations is luxurious time youRead More →

Crystalena has, without a doubt, positive and sunny personality. Despite the cold, windy day in Ottawa, she’s all smiles – walking on air since her first official single, “Found,” was released the day before. We’re going for lunch in The Glebe, a trendy neighbourhood close to her school, where she’sRead More →

I recently joined a Facebook group called “Music Bloggers Network” (link below). It’s a collection of artists, industry folks and, of course, music bloggers sharing their work for critique, comments and collaborations. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MusicBloggersNetwork/ When I’m not telling off entitled record labels (see picture), I’m clicking links and reading every articleRead More →

Many 19-year-olds work part time jobs while in college. For example, I work in retail while studying Music Industry Arts here, in Ottawa – and I know that at some point, you need to ask customers to buy. From being an artist, managing one, and sitting in a classroom fullRead More →

Here you go 🙂 MUSIC-RELATED Because, you are a creator of music.  I’ve already mentioned that physical disks/cassettes/records are nothing but merch pieces in the day and age. Doesn’t mean you can’t have them on full display. If your songwriter (or you, if you’re solo!) of the group has greatRead More →