From February 1st-3rd, 2017, my hometown of Ottawa, Canada was host to the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase and Conference. My application for a media pass was accepted, and here is the main article I wrote. It’s not just an ICYMI, though I do have readers from all around the world. WhatRead More →

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 →