34 The Trews Take The Pledge
Looking At The Past, Present & Future With Canada’s Most Reliable Rock Band
By Michael Raine
It’s official. The Trews have joined the crowd funding phenomenon. It’s a new era for the
band, and they welcomed CM into the studio talk about their career, the music business,
and how their fan-funded fifth full-length is coming along.
38 Music Meets Athletics
How Sport Psychology Can Help Musicians
By Dr. Kate F. Hays
We all experience pre-performance “nerves ”of one sort or another, so how do you preserve
your pleasure in performing? According to the University of Ottawa’s mental skills expert,
Terry Orlick, we all have butterflies; the trick is to get them to fly in formation. This is where
sport psychology comes in.
40 Redefining The “Day Job”
Levon Ichkhanian’s Life In Music
By Stacey Thompson
For many musicians, “career in the music industry” is seemingly an oxymoron; however,
you can use your talent and hard work to create your own opportunities – performing,
teaching, composing, arranging, consulting, and whatever else you can offer that aligns
with your abilities and, more importantly, passion. Levon Ichkhanian is living proof.
42 Relying On External Help
Escape From Band Limbo Part 2:
By Luther Mallory
Industry people. If you’re good, they’re looking for you and will offer to help you in hopes
that your art can attract an audience and make everybody some money. They will offer
their services or their knowledge or their contacts to try to help you progress, usually for a
percentage or a rate. This is where things get businessy; be careful...